Most Popular Indian Baby Names

mom and girllChoosing a name with Indian origins for a baby in the US or for a baby who you see (and don’t all moms dream!) of working in an international arena poses an interesting problem.  Other than traditional considerations such as beautiful sound and meaning, or first alphabet or astrological recommendations, we  now you have to look for a name that will be easy on American tongues and whose spelling and pronunciation won’t be butchered too ruthlessly. To help, here is the list of top Indian baby names for the US including both boy names and girl names. If you are going through a dillemma, Khushi debates the issue here.

The list is best on trends we are seeing in the community, as well as the Social Security Adminstration’s list of top baby names for the decade in America.  Scroll below to see the list of Indian names or names that sound Indian, or have Indian meanings in the SSA’s list of top baby names.

Bloggermoms Top 10 List of Most Popular Indian Baby Names for the Decade (Based on SSA’s list and independent research)












Some others which came close: Kabir, Rahul, Arya, Rishi, Aarav, Sanjay








Nisha (Nishi)




Others  which came close to making the top 10: Asha, Arna, Ashna

Below are the lists of the most popular Indian baby boy names and girls names that were featured on the Social Security Administration’s list of top 1000 US baby names based on applications for social security cards. The format used below shows the name and its rank on the list.

Most Popular Indian Baby Boy Names for the decade (From Social Security Administrations’ List of Top Baby names for the Decade)

Devin (83) – Deven (547)

Amir (343)

Jay (352)

Neil (594)

Aryan (774)

Samir (790)

Arjun (803)

Nikhil (824)

Aditya (834)

Pranav (866)

Arnav (970)

Most Popular Indian Baby Boy Names for the decade (From Social Security Administrations’ List of Top Baby names for the Decade)

Maya (79)

Nina (252)

Aniyah (285)

Tara (351)

Hailly (408)

Anya (453)

Ayanna (467) and variations

Anika (524)

Sonia (576)

Aria (681)

Aisha (683)

Chaya (742)

Saniya (756)

Amiya (795)

Kaiya (799)

Raina (811)

Mira (910)

Mina (946)

Anita (990)

Some Indian names like Jasmine appears in many forms and spellings such as Jazmin, Yasmin, on the list but  we don’t see a trend in the community. Some like Hailly (or Hailey) are very popular and have meanings in specific Indian Languages – Hailly means a small wave in Gujarati.

You can access the whole list from SSA here. What do you think? What names are you seeing?

Read Khushi’s dilemma on choosing a name and Maya’s list of baby names here.

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  1. Anonymous

    I like Sanjay and for girls Mia

  2. Borders visitor

    I like the name Seeona

  3. Tana

    I’ve always been partial to Arjun for boys, and didn’t know it was so popular. My favorite for a girl is Aarohi, Ishani or Maya.

  4. manish

    I most like the name ARNAV

  5. Seru

    i like the name Diya for a baby girl and Aryan for a baby bot

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  7. aditi

    My name’s Aditi, and people here pronounce it as “UhDeeDee”… No matter how hard I try, I can’t get people to say it right 😛

  8. akshyaah

    no 1 ever pronounces my name correct sometimes my dad gets it wrong

  9. Anant

    Hey guys, can any one suggest best modern names staring with “M”???

  10. soundar

    hi… i like RISHI & ADITHI

  11. Anonymous

    I like shreya

  12. benkat

    suggest me baby boy name please – start with “S” or “V’

  13. vinayaka

    Hi….looking for a name for my baby boy….Something starting with A……or something connected with the Sun…..

  14. akshat

    arnav supppppppprb name thankx

  15. Vijay

    What does my name Vijay?
    I found my name mean is Vicory at Babynology
    Is is correct?

  16. ABC

    Vijay Means Victory !!!!

  17. ABC

    Aarnav , Aaryan and Aarav is the bestest name in US….any one can pronounce right

  18. Shubha

    I like all the names but eventually I named my son as SAMANYU! It won my heart over Ishan. Eventually both the names have same meaning! 

  19. sam-bhau

    Aabha & Aaryan !!!

  20. Mary

    I named my daughter Asha.. We r having number 2 and I’m at a loss! Thinking vivek or nikhil but any opinions on ravi?


    I Like twins boy and girl name shrey and shreya

  22. hello

    ishaan is best as well as shreyan

  23. benkat

    I short listed few baby boy names… please tell me your thoughts on selecting one name


  24. Mcniggerballs

    My nigga neil

  25. jit

    my behalf boy name gurguri

  26. jitender

    my behalf girl name chutari

  27. newparent123

    Here are some suggestions for boy names:
    Some suggestions for girl names:


    Tons of lovely indian baby names. Also, it has features such as marking favorites and sharing favorites with friends via email.

  28. Maya

    i most like ‘Palak’ for baby girl name

  29. Lillian

    I like:

  30. Hindu101

    The number 1 HINDU name for girls is Carishma!

  31. APARNA

    ARNAV means what…………………………..???????????????

  32. aaryan

    please , suggest me boy baby name ; starting with ‘ R ‘

  33. vinod

    we have named our kids – Vihaan and Vivaan..

  34. Kumar

    Please suggest a name , starting with M, K

  35. kk

    any name start letter k
    boy or girl

  36. Aditi

    Well for me aditi is fav name of mine

  37. shobha

    Please suggest a beautiful girl name (not necessary rhyming with the elder 2’s) for my 3rd daughter after Arushii & Vaishali…

  38. Hima

    I have twins and my son’s name is Vishruth means “One who is all over the world, spread wide across” and girl’s name is Harshika. Surprisingly Non Indians and also kids are able to pronounce it easily.

    My special favorites for girls are “Aadya, Sritha, Anwita, Samyukta, Anika”

    Boy’s faves are Vishruth and Saurish

  39. Mohammed Sanjeed Bob

    Hello i lyk da name Noris for a little girl, very gud in india my cusin frm russia is called poppy thts a nyc name 2, EVERY1 PARTY ROCK ON EAT DA CURRY MRED ND MRE SPICE KK

    also ma goldfish is cold fluffy bbz peace out kk x x x x x x xx x x x x add me on facebook; Samee barok thnx

  40. Mohammed Sanjeed Bob

    ni how, me agen case u 4got party rock 4evz u will go to hell if u dont pray to mohammed to 2222 da messiah !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! kk gtg now everyone eat some poppadoms thery get rid ov wind 2k11+1 kk nom nice bum bum

  41. Mohammed Sanjeed Bob

    hii 🙂 i lyk too eat curry and i like to look at pics of porkkk mmmmm!! i like da name fluffy for my little boy nom nom love youuu all.

  42. Mohammed Sanjeed Bob

    rfdezltfc FUKIN RAJ ANGRY MOHAAMMED :@:@:@:@:@:@::@@@@@@@ RRRRRRRR kk curry . . . . wey ii

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