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Ancient Indian Names of People Girls A to D



In India, there is a tradition of naming the newly born with a meaning which perfectly suits him or her in terms of appearance or nature etc. Following are some of the names of girls and boys in ancient India:
Aaratrika = lamp beneath 'Tulsi' plant
Aarya, Arya = Goddess Parvati, Durga
Aashritha = Somebody who gives shelter
Aatmaja, Atmaja = Daughter
Abhaya = Fearless
Adwitiya = Matchless
Agrata = Leadership
Ahilya, Ahalya = Without any deformation, Wife of Gautam Rishi, A woman who was saved by Lord Rama
Aishani = Goddess Durga
Akshainie = Goddess Parvati
Akshata = Rice, offered as a sacred substance during puja (worship)
Akshita = Wonder Girl
Akula = Goddess Parvati
Ambar = The sky
Amodini = Joyful, Pleasurable
Amrita = Nectar, Spiritual holy water, Immortality
Amritambu = Moon
Anala = Fiery, Sizzling
Anamika = Ring-finger
Ananda = Joyful
Anandamayi = Full of joy
Ananta = Without End
Anila = Wind
Anjali = Tribute
Anjushri, Anjushree = Dear to one's heart, Beloved
Annapurna = Devi Bhagavati, Goddess of Food, Goddess Parvati, Generous with food
Anshula = Sunny
Anuja = Younger Sister
Anusuya, Anasuya, Anasooya = Friend of Shakuntala, Wife of the sage 'Atri'
Anwesha = Quest, Search
Apsara = Celestial maiden
Aruna = Dawn, Sunrise
Asha, Aasa, Aasha = Hope, Aspiration
Aslesha = A constellation of stars, Embrace
Atreyi, Atreyee = Name of a river, container of glory
Avani, Abani = Earth
Avantika = Queen, Princess of Ujjain
Ayushmati = One who has a long life, Eternal one
Baidehi, Vaidehi = Sita, Wife of Lord Rama
Bala, Baala = A young girl
Balamani = Young jewel, Small jewel
Basanti, Vasanti = Spring
Bela = Time, Creeper, Jasmine Flower
Bhadra = Gentle, Blessed, Prosperous, Fortunate
Bhagirathi = The river Ganga
Bhagwanti = Lucky
Bhagwati = Lucky, Goddess Durga
Bhamini = Woman, Beautiful, Glorious
Bhanumati, Bhaanumati = Full of Lustre, Famous
Bhargavi = Goddess Parvati, Beautiful, Charming
Bhavani = Goddess Parvati, Goddess Durga
Bhilangana = A river
Bilwa, Bilva = Auspicious Fruit - Bael, A sacred leaf
Buddhana = Aware, Enlightened One
Chakrika = Goddess Lakshmi
Chanda = Moon, Great Goddess
Chandi = Great Goddess, Angry name of goddess sakti, Silver
Chandni, Chandini, Chandani = Moon light, A river
Chandra, Chandira = Moon
Chandrabhaga = River Chenab
Chandrakala = Beams of the moon
Chandrakin = Peacock
Chandramani = Moonstone, Jewel
Chandrani = Wife of the moon
Chandraprabha = Moon light
Chandraswaroopa = Like Moon
Chandravati =
Chapala = Quick, Restless, Lighting
Charumati = Intelligent, Wise, A beautiful lady
Charvi = Lovely, A beautiful woman
Chatura = Smart, Wise
Chitrali = A row of pictures, Beautiful Lady
Chitramala = Series of pictures
Chitrangada = Name of Arjun's wife
Daksha = The skilled one, The earth, Sati - wife of Lord Shiva
Dakshayani = Goddess Durga, The daughter of Daksha
Damayanti = Nala's wife, Beautiful
Darshwana = Pure of heart
Deepali, Dipali = Row of lamps, Collection of lamps
Deeptimoyee, Deeptimayee = Lustrous
Devangana = Celestial maiden
Devani = Shining Celestial Goddess
Devasree = Divine Beauty
Devi, Daevi = Goddess, The Diety
Devika, Daevika = Minor deity, Goddess
Dhaanyalakshmi, Dhanalakshmi = Goddess of wealth
Dhana = Wealthy
Dhanadeepa = Lord of Wealth
Dhara = Constant flow, the earth
Dharani = Bearing, The earth
Dharitri = The earth
Dhatri = Earth, Goddess Parvati, A solar deity, Representative of the sun
Diksha, Deeksha = Initiation, Consecration
Divya = Divine, Divine Lustre, Heavenly, Brilliant
Draupadi = Daughter of Drupad, Wife of the Pandavas
Dulari = Dear one, Beloved
Durga = Goddess Durga, Parvati, Devi
Durgeshwari = Goddess Durga


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