Looking for a name that captures the beauty and diversity of India’s culture? Indian baby girl names offer a wide range of options that reflect the country’s rich traditions and values. With so many unique and meaningful choices, you’re sure to find a name that resonates with you and your family.
The vibrant culture of India is reflected in its beautiful and unique girl names, which are recognized worldwide. With so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect name for your little one. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our comprehensive guide to the best Indian girl names.
From traditional to modern and everything in between, you’ll discover the meaning, origin, and pronunciation of each name. Immerse yourself in the colorful spirit of India and find the perfect name for your little girl with our guide to the loveliest Indian names for girls.
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- 105 Beautiful Indian Names for Girls
105 Beautiful Indian Names for Girls
Check out these memorable Indian girl names for your little princess here.
Aadhya is another name for the Goddess Durga, the primary Mother Goddess in Hinduism. With this powerful background, Aadhya can represent the highest form of femininity in a unique way for your little girl to enjoy.
Though of Hindi and Sanskrit origin, Aanya is also the Russian nickname of the Hebrew name Anna, from Hannah. Aanya is somewhat popular, but is not as common as Anna or Hannah. You can use this Indian version to add an international spirit to your little girl’s name.
Aarna is associated with the Hindu goddess Lakshmi, who reigns over wealth, fortune, power, beauty, and prosperity. In addition to this sizable history, Aarna is unique and easy to pronounce. Your little goddess may do this divine name justice.
Advika is a rare name whose meaning mirrors its rarity. The meaning of a “unique,” “matchless” girl, unable to be reproduced, speaks to a name that celebrates all that she is. Show the world how distinct your little girl is with this unmatched name.
Aja has many meanings as varied as “high priestess of Mecca” in African, “love of Vishnu” in Swedish and “unborn” in Hindi. In Hindu mythology, Aja is a spirit of both the animals and the forest. Aja is short, sweet, and pretty enough to pack a punch in meaning for your little girl.
Amaya is also a well-known name of Spanish and Basque origin. Amaya goes back to Sanskrit/Indian for “night rain” and even means “close to God” in ancient Hebrew. Amaya will give the world to your girl, whether her raindrops fall in the North or South.
Anjali refers to the greeting between Hindus, Buddhists, and others within India where the hands are folded together. This compelling association gives Anjali an even stronger boost with its pretty flow. Naming a little girl Anjali will give her the good energy she needs for an extraordinary life.
Anupa is an interesting name that points to the idea of being “one of a kind.” Who wouldn’t want that association given to their little girl? Anupa is popular on the Indian subcontinent but would stand out if given in other, less familiar locales.
Beeja is rarely found as a girls’ name worldwide, but a Vedic style of meditation called Beeja is growing in popularity in the UK. This makes sense since the many meanings of Beeja have to do with the elusive, perfect origin of the soul. Beeja is a spiritual way to welcome your little girl on the right path into the world.
Bhavna is a straightforward women’s name of Indian origin with a thoughtful meaning of “good feelings.” Bhavna is equally as simple to pronounce and would bring an air of the Hindu culture to the one you’re expecting.
Bhuvaneswari is a rare name that blooms like the many petals of a flower. It is the name of the 4th of 10 Mahavidya goddesses in Hinduism. Bhuvaneswari carries the energy of the cosmos with her, so all those letters in the name are quite necessary to represent the most special little girl to you.
Binita is just as humble and modest a girls’ name as its meaning. Binita feels familiar and is simple to say, so this sweet and pretty Indian name may fit nicely with a little girl of the same attributes.
Brinda also has a connection to Norse culture with the meaning of a “sword,” very different from the sacred basil plant in India. Whether your Brinda will love things of steel or greens from the earth, she’ll be all set to flourish with this Indian version of an ancient name.
What Chakrika misses in popularity rankings and famous personalities, it makes up in its meaning. Referring to the Hindu goddess Lakshmi, Chakrika is a woman at the helm of the universe. Start your little one off right with this truly rare name that will drive her anywhere she wants to go.
Chanchal best describes a restless and sometimes naughty child, which is why the name covers both boys and girls alike. There is a fun energy behind Chanchal, so don’t worry—your little Chanchal may just be ready to have way too much fun, which isn’t really a bad thing.
What more beautiful way could you honor the valued symbols of Hinduism than by naming your daughter Chandani. A gorgeous and uncommon Sanskrit name meaning everything poetic from a “river” to “moonlight” and a “star.” She can grow up to be all those things and more.
The playful Chara connotes a girl who is quiet and yet, frisky. Chara also means “joy” and “happiness” in Greek. Your Chara will be set up with a name that is simple to say, yet possesses a multitude of positivity and joy for all the world to see.
Chhaya is an unusual spelling for this girl’s name that refers to the goddess of shadows in Hinduism. Chhaya originates from the ancient Hebrew Chaim, meaning “life.” Chhaya can mean many things under the umbrella of life, so infuse what you cherish most into this unique Indian name for little girls.
In Hinduism, Daksha is one of the gods associated with creation. Daksha has a regal feel and reads like it too. In addition to bearing brilliance, Daksha also means “honest one,” which can help keep a little girl’s personality perfectly balanced.
Though Darika means “maiden,” not many maidens have been named Darika in the U.S. or India. Darika has a varied sound to the name, easy to pronounce, and could make your little maiden a very special name that many others won’t share.
Darpita is a mysterious Indian name that simply means “proud one.” It rings when pronounced relatively simply, yet Darpita keeps within her an obscure history that doesn’t come out to play. That will all change once your little Darpita gets going on the playground, and you can be proud of that.
Devaki is not only a “little goddess” but also harkens back to Lord Kirsna’s mother. Devaki is more of a mythological entity than a commonly used name. This rare ode to mother and daughter makes Devaki a very special name for a little girl to carry with her.
Dhriti is a cool, unisex name that displays all the good things we want our children to become: courageous and patient. Dhriti refers to the Hindu goddess Durga, who reigned over courageousness, satisfaction, and joy. Dhriti reads like a diminutive but will work just as well for a grown woman as it does for the little girl she starts out as.
Dhvani is such a rare name that it hasn’t even shown up in the U.S. database for names. Dhvani’s meaning makes it a unique choice when you want your little girl to embrace her voice and be proud of who she is.
If ever a name was divine, it is Divya. Divya is fairly popular in India, but not as an Indian-American name, so your extraordinary Divya will shine brightly with a beautiful historical meaning based in Hinduism.
Divyathi is a more formal version of Divya, but its meaning focuses on “white.” There have only been a few incidences of Divyathi used in India, so if you’d like a rarely used version of this divine name, Divyathi will work perfectly.
Dwiti is an adorable name that is so rarely used worldwide, so you may be the first to use it in a while. Dwiti sounds like a perfect nickname. If Indian female names like Dwiti are used for your second child, all the better!
Eeshani is a flowery option among our gorgeous Indian girl names that blooms brightly with its three syllables. Rooted in the Hindu persona of the “wife of Lord Shiva,” Eeshani is uncommon in the few countries it has appeared. This royal name can grace your little divine consort in a lovely way.
Ekaja has a very exotic feel to it and specifically means an “only child,” or “one who is born alone.” An Ekaja in your family would have this strong name all on her own, whether she is an only child or loaded with siblings.
Ekiya is both a boy’s name and a girl’s name with a meaning that joins and combines the two. It is quite uncommon and would make a unique, modern choice for your sweet little bundle.
Ela, has a bevy of international history, including Aramaic, Norse, and more. Ela is relatively popular worldwide and is more often used in India. Ela is a pretty name with everything interesting behind it.
Eshana is a lyrical name that sounds like its fanciful meaning of “wish” or “desire.” Eshana is pretty easy to pronounce phonetically. Its sweet femininity would suit any little girl who has ever dared to daydream.
Eshika is a strong Hindi name that finds you at your core, whether it’s the sharpness of “an arrow” or the “bright eyes” of a girl named Eshika. Somewhat rare, Eshika feels complete and may just complete the little girl in your life.
Estaa is a unique spelling of an already uncommon name. Many say Estaa is an Indian version of Esta, or Esther from the Persian for “star” or the Hebrew for “myrtle.” Estaa in this form means “beloved,” so if you like your Esta with an extra “a” at the end, then this Estaa is for you.
Falak is an unusual, fascinating name with Arabic origins traditionally used in Muslim or Sihk families. The poignant meaning of Falak could make a powerful name for a unique little girl.
As well as meaning “beautiful,” Falguni indicates the day of the full moon in the Hindu month of Phaalgun, which occurs between February and March.
Farida is used in India with an Arabic background and is a version of Farrah with its roots in Turkey and Persia. Farida is super popular across the board and will be just as popular with your precious pearl.
Forum is an offbeat name that resembles a Latin word more than an Indian moniker. Forum is super rare, yet you won’t find them almost anywhere you look. The lovely “fragrant” meaning of the name may be perfect for your sweet-smelling, individualistic little girl.
The origin of the “song” or “hymn” meaning of Gayathri comes from a Hindu goddess who personified the Vedic hymns and melodies. The name is somewhat prevalent in India and Sri Lanka, but you can be assured your little girl will have a song unto herself with this rare and storied Indian name.
Geetika is growing in popularity by the day. Geetika not only means a “little song,” but adorably sounds like a little girl’s name. Pretty and easy to say, Geetika might be the ideal name for your songbird to sing.
Gulika is unused worldwide, offering a wonderful meaning of a “pearl,” or anything precious. Gulika sounds unique and could be the best new choice for a girl’s name today.
Hana is an exceptional and popular Indian name, also found in ancient Hebrew, Japanese, and Māori. Hana is the most simple spelling of this pretty, straightforward name that encompasses the little girl who gives you all the bliss and happiness you can take.
Heena refers to mehndi, the art of temporary decoration on the hands (we best know as Henna). Heena is a simple, feminine name that your little one could own with gusto.
Hemal sounds neither masculine nor feminine, making it a perfect unisex name. The golden meaning may draw you to it, since who doesn’t want to name a golden child, girl or boy?
Hemangini has the mood and length of a surname but is very rare in the world today. The latest meaning of “golden-bodied” or “one with a golden body” gives this uncommon name an even more distinct background for a little girl to embody.
Hiral is unlike other Indian names, as it ends in a consonant and not an “i” or “a.” Hiral means “full of life, wealth, and luster” and would be successful when you’re looking for something different.
Idika is one of many Indian girl names referring to the goddess Parvati, but here it also means the Earth, or even the perceived Earth. Feel free to give this deep and powerful meaning to the little girl you’re expecting on Earth any day now.
Indira is another name for the Indian goddess Lakshmi, the wife of the Hindu god Vishnu. Indira is short yet feminine and easy to spell and pronounce. The popular Indira will bring a classic, spiritual Indian style to your little girl’s name.
Though quite rare outside of India, Iraja carries a thoughtful meaning of “born on the wind.” Iraja is a breezy name that will ensure your little one’s life is as unique as her name.
Ishani’s meaning of “ruling goddess” refers to the wife of the Hindu God Shiva, called the Goddess Parvati. This divinely royal name is full of life and will infuse tremendous energy into the little girl who bears the name.
Januja can be tricky to pronounce, but this fascinating name could be what you’re looking for in your new, beloved daughter.
Jasmit is a rare form of the recognizable Jasmine or Jasmin. Despite being relatively uncommon worldwide, Jasmit could be famous for its “famed” meaning. Make Jasmit famous again by bringing it to your little one.
Jeevika is an unusual rearrangement of a familiar-sounding name. It is very uncommon, yet bears the all-important meaning of “everlasting life” and the “source of life,” water. You may enjoy giving this elemental moniker to your little one.
Jhalak is an utterly cool, likely unheard-of name that feels like no surname is necessary. Jhalak refers back to that creative life force (i.e., spark) that sets a little girl off on her life journey with passion and energy.
Jiera is much more uncommon than Kiera, but sounds quite similar. Jiera represents not only “life,” but refers to a “beautiful one.” Can you think of why you wouldn’t want to give this extra-special name to your beautiful girl?
Kashvi is not only a “shining star” but refers to the Hindi goddess of Luck. A Kashvi will shine like the stars it references and will stay as bright and cheerful a choice for your little shining girl.
Kalki harkens back to the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and, like many unique Indian names for girls, has a focused meaning (white horse) that you can apply to your own little girl in a personal way.
In addition to the beautiful meaning of “poem” in Hindu culture, Kavya is also a Gaelic name that came from the surname derived from the very long surname MacAmhalghaidh. This universal name for girls will help write the poem of your little girl’s life beautifully.
Krisha is closer to saying Krishna, or the Sanskrit word for the all-attractive incarnation of a god. Krisha also points to divinity. You’ve got all the divine bases covered with this uncommon, but pretty name.
The flowing nature of Laasya (with three syllables, not two) is as gorgeous an Indian name as a traditional dance, which happens to be its meaning. Whatever type of dance your little girl gets into, she’ll do it beautifully as a Laasya.
Lalika is the name for lovely in all its forms. Lalika is relatively rare outside of India and indicates a beautiful, “slender, graceful woman” that could arise from the little girl you love so dearly.
The meaning of Lekha not only indicates “writing” or pictures but the memories that are preserved through both. This nostalgic and creative name even encompasses the word aura. Lekha will offer your little girl plenty to work with, that’s for sure!
While Leya has a Spanish meaning of “loyalty to the law,” the Indian Leya is a unique spelling of a common name, Leah or Leia. The Indian Leya is as simple and pretty as other forms, while the “lion” meaning will help catapult your little lioness anywhere she wants to go.
Lipika is a quirky Indian female name with a specific meaning surrounding letters, the alphabet, and the personified scribe in Sanskrit. Whether your little girl turns out to be a writer or not, Lipika is a lovely ode to the written word.
Mausami is an unusual, feminine name that refers to all things seasonal. It doesn’t appear very often, so if you want to honor winter, spring, summer, or fall in your little girl’s name, Mausami will make sure of it.
Mayra is an Indian variation of the Hispanic name Myra, but the worldwide popularity is pretty common even with this specific spelling. The beloved Mayra is a very sweet way to celebrate your little one, right.
Meera has a storied history surrounding Meera Ba, a Hindu mystical poet and 15th-century Indian princess whose poems were devoted to the Indian god Krishna. With such a beautiful origin and mild popularity in India, Meera is a thoughtful choice for a little girl.
Mihika has all the sound and meaning of the elements of nature, including mist, fog, and the drops of dew that appear on flower petals. This poetic name is super-rare and feels as special as a Sanskrit sketch of a flower on a summer day.
Navya is a distinctive name that doesn’t often appear outside India. Navya would fit nicely as a name for a young, praiseworthy girl with a lot of life (and energy) to give.
Nayanthara is a formal-seeming name of Hindi origin that refers to the twinkle in your eye. When that twinkle becomes your little girl, it could be time to resurrect the rare Nayanthara to honor her.
Neerja is an attractive name that sounds like it looks, referring to the spiritual “lotus flower.” Despite occasional use in India and the U.S., Neerja would be a rare flower to denote the little girl you love.
Nitara is a pleasing Indian name with deep roots. Nitara could become a treasured family name and is rare enough it may belong to your new bundle of joy.
Nyra is a simple Sanskrit name that refers back to the beauty and light of the goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge. Nyra is short and sweet, yet full of beauty itself for any little girl to take on.
Oishi is a Hindi name that also has Japanese roots, which explains its Japanese flow. Oishi has various meanings, so whether “divine,” a “large rock,” or a “rose,” your trendy Oishi will have a rare name all on her own.
The enchanting yet unusual Oorvi was originally intended for those who were born under the birth star Krithika. Oorvi is not generally found when searching name databases, so should you want your earthy little girl to stand apart, Oorvi may be the one to choose.
Pihu is an unusual Indian name for girls, both in its meaning that shares greatness, pea-hen, and a sweet sound with its Asian-feel. Pihu crosses over into the cool category, so if you’re ready for a Pihu in your life, she’s ready too.
Prisha is a delightful Desi name, somewhat popular worldwide. Prisha is easy to pronounce and would work easily as a little girl’s name who was your #1 gift.
In Hindu texts, Priya may refer to a lover or wife. In Hindu mythology, Priya is also the daughter of Daksha, the creator god. The loved, creative vibes around this pretty, somewhat popular name could fit your little girl like a glove.
Qiyara has many variations, especially ones more popular that start with “K.” This truly unique name has almost no occurrences worldwide and would let the world know how pretty your little girl is to you.
Rabhya is so rare that you could have created this beautiful Indian name out of thin air. Its poignant meaning of being “worshiped or celebrated” is reason enough to use this lovely name to celebrate your little girl.
Ridhi is a rare gem that is simple to say, referring to the expanse of a “realm” or the limits of such a realm. Ridhi is extremely rare, so take advantage of giving this expanseless name a try.
Roja is the Spanish word for “red,” and its Hindi meaning also mirrors this idea. Roja even means “morning star” in Persian, so you can take your pick as to the origin of Roja you prefer.
Roohi carries a certain whimsy feel, finding itself in a slightly popular place in India and parts of the Middle East. Roohi is super easy to pronounce and has the loftiest meanings of a beloved soul that is ascending.
It is thought that Saanvi was created by combining the Goddess Lakshmi and the concept of being connected to or following her. Whether your little girl is to be named after the goddess or as a follower, she’ll do well with this traditional and unique name like no other.
The vast ocean that hides within the meaning of Sagara can also be used as a boy’s name. Sagara is mildly popular in India, but not so in the rest of the world. Sagara has associations with the sea in general and can bring the magic of the open ocean to your little girl.
Saira turns out to be an even more feminine Indian version of the classic Hebrew name Sarah, which also means “princess.” This still uncommon name could be a wonderful opportunity to take a well-known name from antiquity and give it a Hindu spin.
Sashi is a variation of Sasha and means “defending warrior,” which is quite different from its other meaning, “moon.” The romantic Sashi of the moon has all the elusive femininity of the lunar symbol and would add mystery and allure to the spirit of any daughter.
Shaana is a particularly Indian spelling of a name that has appeared in many cultures. You might have seen the name Shauna more so than this Shaana. Shaana can be peaceful and beautiful, just like the little girl you love best.
Shravya is an unusual name that connects all things musical and melody-themed. Your little girl will enjoy this sing-song Indian name all to herself due to its rarity across the world.
Shyla is slightly different from the familiar-sounding Sheila. Shyla is short and lovely for any girl who has the power of a goddess with her.
The Hindi version of the very popular Sita arose from a connection to the goddess of agriculture and fruits. How earthy and informal a name for a little girl who loves getting dirty when she plays in nature.
Tamanna feels like an amalgamation of other familiar girls’ names and enjoys some popularity worldwide. Tamanna’s great wish is a powerful meaning that you can offer the new daughter you wished the most for.
Tamia is an Indian name that may feel very familiar to you since it’s a slightly different variation of Tammy or Tami. If going with the Indian meaning of “thunder,” your Tamia will leave her mark in life with the strength of a thunderstorm.
Tanaia is an offshoot of the recognizable Tanya or Tania and yet are rare names globally. You can enjoy this extra girly version for your little Tanaia who deserves one more “a” in her name.
The holy basil plant is sacred in Hinduism, used to honor Vishnu and the goddess Tulsi. Tulsi has an apparent natural and divine connection to Hindi culture. Tulsi is cute and spiritual, so enjoy the special Tulsi for your little one.
Turvi is beyond the rarest of the rare with a gorgeous meaning of “superior” or “victorious.” Turvi doesn’t have an association, so your little girl can create her own version of what Turvi means to her.
Forests are magical places, so you might want to take advantage of Vaanya, with an extra “a” for good measure. The Hindi deity of forests is a worthwhile origin story for your little goddess of the woods to enjoy.
Vanani is a very rare name for girls, yet it represents such a universal theme: the forest. This organic Indian name will adorn your little girl with a shroud of green trees and the night sky.
Vanita has some decent popularity in India and the nearby region for a good reason. Vanita means “woman” in the Hindi culture. When your Vanita grows up to be a woman, she’ll have learned all the ropes from this delightful name.
Vedika feels elusive, like the unnamed consciousness that its meaning points to. Vedika is so rare that the coolness factor would appear when your little girl takes on the name.
Yanisha is a flowery choice among our Indian girl names, with all the femininity that comes with it. The subtle meaning of having high hopes might mirror the hopes you have for your little girl.
Yashika is super rare, and if you’re not in India or Mauritius, chances are there are no girls named Yashika around you. Yashika offers positive vibes, which may suit your bundle of happiness perfectly!
Via is the ancient Hebrew and Arabic origins of Zara, believed to originate from the name Sarah. This offbeat version of a classic name will bring the best lofty spiritual ideas of old to the newest little girl around.
Zoya is a short, lovely name arising from many different cultures, which explains why it’s popular in Russia and Armenia. Zoya is a unique version of the more popular Zoe and feels as if it carries all the life force within its pretty name.
Zulika has origins in Hindi and Persian culture, but both are very complementary to the girl or woman named Zulika. Names that begin with “Z” are super cool, and how could you resist one that is everything beautiful, smart, and brilliant all at the same time?
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