New to Bounty?
For Hindu families, choosing a baby name involves more than just picking out a name that you like the sound of. There is a little more involved!
For example, Hindu families rely on Vedic astrology to guide their choices and seek the help of a pandit, who will draw out the baby’s astrological chart using the date, place and time of birth of the baby before the name is bestowed upon the child at a naming or ‘naamkaran’ ceremony.
It is also traditionally believed that a boy’s name should have letters in even numbers (2, 4, 6, 8) and girls names should consist of odd-numbered letters (3, 5, 7, 9), but 11 is considered the most auspicious length for both genders!
Naming traditions are a cause for celebration in Hindu culture.
The Naamkaran is the formal naming ceremony performed to choose the baby name using these traditional methods. It is held in the first few weeks after birth, traditionally on the 6th, 11th, 12th or 14th day.
It’s a happy occasion, where the extended family get together for both the ceremony and celebration that follows.
Interested in Hindu baby names? We’ve gathered up some of our favourite Hindu baby names and their beautiful meanings in the galleries below …
It is traditionally believed that a boy’s name should have letters in even numbers and girls names should consist of odd-numbered letters!
11 lettered names are considered the most auspicious length for both genders!