Baby Names in India – Ekta, Hriday, Mandakranta, Parthasarathy

An article in today’s news discusses baby-naming trends in India. Some of the names mentioned by reporter Rituparna Bhowmik include:

Male Female
Arpit – “devoted”
Hriday – “heart”
Jowar – “high tide”
Karan – “ear”
Narayan – a god
Navneet – “butter”
Parthasarathy – “charioteer of Arjuna”
Yayati – a sage
Arpita – “devoted”
Ekta – “unity”
Kanyakumari – a goddess
Kavita – “poetry”
Laxmi – a goddess
Mandakranta – a poetic meter
Mrignayani – “doe-eyed”
Parvati – a goddess
Seema – “borders”

Bhowmik also notes that Indian parents aim to choose “refined” names that

reflect both the physical and mental abilities of the newborn and, most importantly in today’s globalised world, can be pronounced by people of all cultures.

3 thoughts on “Baby Names in India – Ekta, Hriday, Mandakranta, Parthasarathy

  1. I’ve never heard of current-generation Indian babies named Mrignayani, Mandakranta, Kanyakumari or Parthasarathy. Every other Indian baby I know is named Riya, Maya (for girls) or Neel (boys)- which are pretty and easy to pronounce but becoming a little too common…

  2. this is total bs. I am not sure what the source is but I am sure the author just discovered the names manadakranta and the other lame new names and is trying to make indian names sound exotic! … please update the source of your names then I will believe u. My best guess is you went to a vedic school and picked up random kids and took their names!

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