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. Mahesh

    Ever thought about naming your baby boy Vivek? Strong solid sanskrit name with a meaning and perfectly pronounceable by the Americans and English alike. Let me have some feed back folks! 

  2. Jo

    Any suggestions on baby boy name starting with B

  3. Jo

    How is VIBHAV for boy name?

  4. Khushi

    Great name. If you are in the US they might pronounce it as Vibav – but it doesnt sound bad.

  5. jasmine

    My most favorite name is anita and this name is most indians popular name

  6. Monica

    How about ‘Daksh’ for boy name?

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    madherchod 20 nam diya hai kya

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    give me some leatest girl name

  9. Moumita Banerjee

    Can you please suggest us baby girl’s or baby boy’s name starting with alphabet S that will have an alphabet ‘M’ in it or vice versa i.e. starting with Alphabet “M” that will have an alphabet “S” in it. for eg. Manish, Sriram etc.

  10. rajesh kumar

    kindly send the latest baby boys name

  11. Anonymous

    give me sweet girls leatest name

  12. Surabhi

    Pls let me know some nice and short girls name starting with A.

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    Give me popular but traditional Boy names from Hindu puranas

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    kindly send the latest baby boys names

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    kindly send the top 10 baby boys name

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    Can you please send top 20 indian baby boy names

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