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The most beautiful Indian boy names

Indian boy names are as colorful and diverse as the country they come from. Out of 100 languages ​​spoken, 21 are anchored in the Indian constitution and are spoken in the various federal states. And just like languages ​​and ethnic groups, names change from place to place.

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With 1.37 billion inhabitants, India is the second most populous country in the world. That is almost twice as many inhabitants as the entire European continent. No wonder that ethnic diversity can also compete with that of Europe as a whole. It is interesting that there are significantly more men than women in India (1000: 943). And now we will tell you which beautiful first names they have:

Many Indian boy names are rooted in Hinduism. Family and tribal traditions play a major role in this. But the other major Indian religions, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism as well as Christian and Islamic influences are also reflected in the naming.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing an Indian boy name:

Most Indian boy names are rather unusual in the German-speaking world. Sure, many parents also want a name that not every third child in the class has and that underlines the child's individuality. Nevertheless, you should pay attention to a few details when choosing a name:

  1. Pay attention to the pronunciation. Indian boy names are not always pronounced as they are spelled. If you don't want your son to keep correcting others, pay attention to this detail.
  2. Does the name sound like a boy's name? It is difficult for German speakers to assign some of the Indian names to a gender. If that's your intention, that's ok. But it could also be annoying for your son if he has a name such as Shantimay which is a boy's name in India, but sounds like a girl's name to us Germans.
  3. The first name should match the last name.Yathavan Müller sounds a bit strange ...
  4. The name should also suit an adult. Or you can have yourself a forty-year-old stocky, balding man named Mowgli to introduce?

Do you have an Indian maiden name yourself? Which Indian first names do you particularly like for a boy? Let us know in the comments.

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About the author: As the mother of a lively toddler, Sibylle loves to write passionately about all the questions that she encounters in her sometimes chaotic, sometimes harmonious and always exciting everyday family life. When she's not working on an item, she's probably thinking about her other passions: cake and her roller skates.