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Ancient Indian Names of People Boys M to Y

Mahendra, Mohinder = The great God Indra (the God of the sky)
Mahesh = Lord Shiva, A great ruler
Maheswar = God Shankar
Mani = Gem, A jewel
Manik, Manikya = A light pink to blood red gemstone
Manoj = Born of the mind, Cupid
Marut = The wind
Mayoor = Peacock
Meghnad, Meghnath = Lord of the sky
Mohan = Beauteous, Attractive, Charming
Mukesh = Lord Shiva, Cupid
Mukul = Bud, Soul, Blossom
Nagabhushanam = God Shankar, Lord Shiva
Nanda = Joy
Narayan = Lord Vishnu, The son of man
Narendra, Narinder = King of men
Naveen, Navin = New
Nawal, Naval = Wonder
Nimit = Destiny
Niranjan = Lord Shiva
Nirbhay = Fearless
Nirogi = Without Illness
Param = Being Supreme
Paramartha = Highest Truth
Pran = Life, Vital breath
Pranay = Love
Prasad = Brightness, Blessing
Prathamesh = Ganpati
Prayag = Confluence of Ganga-Jamuna-Saraswati, A city in India called Allahabad
Prem = Love
Puneet = Pure
Purushottam = The best among men, Lord Rama
Rahul = Son of Lord Buddha, Efficient, Capable, Conqueror of all miseries/sadness
Raj = King, Rule, Kingdom, Monarch
Rajan = King
Rajendra = A mighty king
Rajinder = The emperor, King of Kings
Rajiv = Lotus Flower
Rakesh = Lord of the night, Moon
Ramesh = Ruler of Rama, Lord Vishnu
Rameshwar = Lord of Rama
Ranjit, Ranjeet = The delighted one, Victorious, One who is entertained
Ravi = Sun
Ritesh = Lord of Seasons, Lord of truth
Rohan = Ascending, Sandal wood, Healing
Rohit = Red, The sun's red light, First rays of the sun
Rudra = The terrible, Lord Shiva
Sachin = Pure, Lord Shiva, Existence, Essence
Sameer, Samir = Early morning fragrance, Breeze, Wind, Entertainer
Sanjay = Dhritarashtra's charioteer, Triumphant
Sankara = Auspicious
Sarvin = Best Archer, God of Love
Satish = Ruler of hundreds, Victorious, One who speaks truth, Sati's husband, Lord Shiva, Sunrise
Satyen = Lord of the truth
Shankar = Lord Shiva, God Shankar, He who gives happiness
Shantanu = Whole, A king of Hastinapura in the epic of 'Mahabharata', Father of Bhishma, Peace loving
Shashi = Moon
Sher = The beloved one or a Lion
Shiv = God Shiva
Siddarth = One who has accomplished his goal, Buddha
Siddhran = Perfection
Som, Somu = The moon
Somnath = Lord of the moon, God Shiva
Subhash = Soft Spoken
Subodh = Sound Advice, Spiritual Intelligence
Suman = Cheerful and wise
Suresh = The ruler of the gods, Lord Indra
Surya = The sun
Suryakant, Suryakanta = Loved by the sun, Glowing, Good Looking, A jewel
Sushil, Susheel = Good charactered man, Well-behaved
Swami = Lord, Master
Swapnil = Dream like, Seen in a dream, Dreamy
Tapan = Summer, Sun
Tara = A star, The name of a Buddhist goddess
Tarun = Young, Tender
Tej = Light, Lustrous, Radiant
Tejas = Sharp, Lustre, Brilliance
Trilochan, Trilochana = Three-Eyed Lord, Lord Shiva
Trilok = Three worlds
Trilokesh = Lord of Universe, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu
Triloki, Triloki Nath, Trilokanath = Lord Shiva
Tushar = Snow, Winter
Udai = The rising, To rise
Udit = Shining, Grown
Ujjawal, Ujjwal = Bright, Clear, Splendorous
Umang = Happiness, Enthusiastic
Upendra = Lord Vishnu
Uttam = Best


Vasudev = Father of Krishna
Vasudeva = The father of the God Krishna
Vedang, Vedanga = Part of the sacred knowledge
Vidhya = Wisdom, Relevant to Goddess Durga/Saraswati
Vidur, Vidhur = Skilful, Expert, Wise, The wisest minister of King Dhrutarashtra's cabinet in great Indian Epic
Vijay = Victory, Strong and victorious
Vimal = Pure
Vinay = Polite
Vishnu, Bishnu = The protector, An important Hindu God
Vishwamitra = Friend of the universe, One of the most venerated sages in India since ancient time
Vyas = The arranger
Yogendra, Yoginder = God of Yoga, Another name for Lord Shiva
Yogesh = Lord of Yoga



This site covers all areas for Ancient Indian History for kids. There are several essays to refer to for your school history study. We start off with ancient India timeline, various ancinet empires like the Mauryan empire and the Gupta empire. You will find information about ancient Indian society and culture, rulers, wars, costumes and several such facinating subjects. History of ancient India for kids is quite fascinating and long.