By Ankita Mukherjee Last Updated:
One of the most beautiful phases in one's life is parenthood. When a couple holds their baby for the first time, they embrace the joy of being parents. But parenthood comes with responsibilities from raising your children with the right education to helping them in shaping to become a better human being. However, before anything, the first responsibility that lies on a parent's shoulders is to name their little one.
Gone are the days when Indian parents used to find traditional old-school names for their children. Now from celeb parents to ordinary ones, everyone tries to find unique names for their little prince or princess. From combining the initial of the parents' names to opting for meaningful names, every parent tries to bring up something new. But here are a few Indian celebrity parents who thought of keeping their children's names with traditional Hindu meanings. So without any further ado, let's jump straight into it.
Kajol and Ajay Devgn had tied the marital knot in the year 1999. However, after embracing parenthood for the first time with their daughter Nysa in 2003. It was in 2010, that the couple had welcomed their second child and had completed their family. Kajol and Ajay have named their son Yug.
The celebrity couple's son's name, Yug has derived from Sanskrit, and it has a traditional Hindu meaning. Yug means 'an era'.
Tinseltown's power couple, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli had given a major surprise when they had announced their pregnancy news through a cutesy social media post in 2020. However, the adorable couple had welcomed their first child in January 2021, and since then, they have been living the best phase of their lives.
Anushka and Virat have named their daughter Vamika. It's a combination of their names together, but it also has an Indian meaning to it. It means 'another form of Goddess Durga'.
Television couple, Kratika Sengar and Nikitin Dheer had embraced parenthood with the arrival of their baby daughter on May 12, 2022. Even though they haven't shared any glimpse of their little princess, the couple has revealed her name. Sharing the same, they had posted a rainbow picture text that had written:
"And so the adventure begins. We welcome our baby girl. Devika Dheer. 12/05/2022."
Being desi parents, Kratika and Nikitin had decided to give their daughter an Indian name, thus they have named her Devika. The word derives from Sanskrit, which means 'Little God'.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas are one of the most adored couples in Bollywood as well as in Hollywood. On January 15, 2022, the duo had welcomed their first child through surrogacy. And the couple has named their daughter in the most beautiful way by keeping both of their traditions.
Priyanka and Nick have named their daughter Malti Marie Chopra Jonas. The first name of the little princess, Malti derives from Sanskrit, and it has a beautiful meaning. Malti means 'small fragrant flower or moonlight'.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan had tied the knot with each other in 2007, and since then, they have been giving us major couple goals. However, it was in 2011 when the duo had stepped into the parenthood league by welcoming the little angel into their lives.
Aishwarya and Abhishek have named their daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan. The name is derived from the Sanskrit language, which means 'to be worshipped'.
Bollywood actress, Raveena Tandon had got married to the love of her life, Anil Thadani, a businessman by profession, in 2004. However, the couple is blessed with two children, Rasha Thadani, who was born in 2005 and Ranbir Thadani in 2007. Apart from them, Raveena also has two adopted daughters, Chhaya Tandon and Pooja Tandon.
However, her children's names with Anil Thadani have an Indian meaning to them. They originated from different names of Lord Shiva. While Rasha's full name is Rashavishakha, Ranbir's is Ranbirvardhan.
Telly world's one of the cutest sets of parents, Kishwer Merchantt and Suyyash Rai have embraced parenthood with the arrival of their son, whom they have named Nirvair Rai. Ever since Kishwer and Suyyash had introduced their son to the world, the adorable munchkin has become an internet sensation.
Kishwer and Suyyash have named their son Nirvair Rai. The name has an Indian origin, and it means 'the one who is without enmity or hate'.
Hema Malini and Dharmendra's daughter, Esha Deol had tied the marital knot with the love of her life, Bharat Takhtani in a grand wedding ceremony in 2015. The couple had embraced parenthood with the arrival of their first daughter in 2017 whom they have named Radhya Takhtani. Later, they had welcomed their second daughter, Miraya in 2019 and had completed their family.
The couple had named their daughters based on Hindu origins. While their elder daughter's name, Radhya means 'Radha', their second daughter's name, Miraya is derived from the name, 'Mira'.
One of the most celebrated Indian singers, Shreya Ghoshal needs no introduction. She had got married to her childhood sweetheart, Shiladitya Mukhopadhyay in 2015. After enjoying 5 years of marital bliss, Shreya Ghoshal and Shiladitya had announced their pregnancy news to the world in 2020. Later, on May 22, 2021, the singer and her husband had embraced parenthood with the arrival of their son.
On June 2, 2021, Shreya had revealed her son's name as Devyaan. The couple had given much thought to it and had decided to go with a Hindu traditional name that means 'chariot of Gods' or 'in service of Gods'. The adorable kid turned one year old on May 22, 2022.
Popular Bollywood singer, Neeti Mohan had tied the marital knot with the love of her life, Nihaar Pandya after dating for a while in 2019. During the first lockdown period in 2020, the couple had announced their pregnancy news and had given a major shock to their massive fanbase. However, on June 2, 2021, the duo had stepped onto the parenthood league by welcoming their first child into the world.
Neeti and Nihaar have named their little prince Aryaveer Pandya. The name has a Hindu origin. It is derived from the Indian words like 'noble or truthful'. Well, surely the celeb parents have given much thought to their munchkin's name.
Well, these are the celeb parents who have opted for the names with an Indian meaning for their children. So, on which team are you- the unique ones or the traditional names? Let us know!