Some names for a character who is originally from India include Aarav, Devi, Arja and Kama. While most Indian names are Hindu because Hindu is the most popular religion in India, Muslim names are also extremely popular.
Most Indian names carry spiritual or religious significance. The Indian name Kamini means desirable. The name Lila means playful or amusing. Many popular Indian names come from the religious writings of the ancient Hindus. Some examples of these names are Indra, Ajit, Shiva and Lakshmi. If an Indian name is Muslim, the name usually comes from Persian or Arabic.
According to BabyCenter, Aarav was the most popular Indian boy name in 2014. The name Aarav means wisdom. Mohammed was the second-most popular Indian boy name in 2014, and Vihaan was the third-most popular Indian boy name. Indian children receive a given name and may also receive a second name. The second name might be a family name, a caste identifier or a family occupation.
According to BabyCenter, the Indian name Aryan regained popularity in 2014 after declining from its peak in popularity in 2010. The name Dhruv is also regaining popularity as a common Indian name. The name Dhruv means the pole star, and the name Aryan means noble or civilized. A famous Indian-American comedian is named Aziz Ansari. Aziz is an Arabic name meaning invincible or beloved.