10 Indian Baby Names in Celebration of Diwali
With the addition of thousands of new Indian names on the Namey app and Diwali this week, we are turning our attention to the festival of light, and drawing inspiration from this unique celebration.
Read on to find out more about Diwali and discover Indian baby names inspired by this fantastic celebration…
Taking place each autumn, Diwali is also known as the festival of light. The date of the Hindu festival is calculated by the position of the moon and the Hindu lunar calendar, and usually takes place in October or November.
The night before Diwali begins is known as Narak Chaturdasi – representing the day that the Hindu demon Narakaasura was defeated. Diwali then begins and is celebrated over a number of days. The festival is generally celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains worldwide by hosting and attending street parties and often releasing fireworks.
Diwali translates as ‘series of lights’ and during the festival many people decorate their houses with candles and lanterns. The celebration is meant to represent light over darkness and the belief that good with always win over evil.
The last day of the celebrations is known as Bhaiyadooj or ‘feast to brothers,’ which commemorates the bond between siblings, and meals are hosted by sisters in honour of their bothers. It’s a great occasion to spend time with family and loved ones and strengthen this vital relationship.
Indian Baby Names Inspired by Light
This beautiful festival with such a wonderful meaning can be a fantastic place of inspiration for baby names of Indian origin. Whether you are looking for a name for a child born on Diwali, or you are simply looking for a name with depth and meaning, Diwali is a great way to draw inspiration and discover unique names for your baby boy or girl…
Indian Boys’ Names Meaning Light
Aloke: meaning light
Deva: meaning light, divine
Iddham: meaning shining, glowing, light
Dyota: meaning light, brilliance
Prajval: meaning light, flame
Indian Girls’ Names Meaning Light
Izna: meaning light
Olena: meaning light
Rochi: meaning light
Viti: meaning enjoyment, light
Ziya: meaning enlightenment, splendour, light
As you can see, there are many unique, strong and beautiful Indian names that mean light, inspired by the celebration of good over evil and darkness.