Hindu Baby Names by Nakshatra (Birth Star)

In Hinduism, generally parents choose baby names by Hindu Nakshatra. According to the Hindu mythology, it is considered to be one of the most auspicious ways. The term “Nakshatra” means “skymap” due to “naks” meaning “sky” and “shetra” meaning “region”.

Another translation is done by using a different analysis. It says “Naksha” is a “map” and “tara” is a “star” and so “Nakshatra” means “Start Map”. Both these meanings clearly bring out the significance of the 27 Nakshatras and constellations.

Since ancient times the Moon was looked for calculating time and connected to stars. It is a very complex method. So often, parents seek for the Hindu astrologers who have deep knowledge about these methods. Hindu astrologers have suggested that the birth of every child is governed by a particular Nakshartra, which should be used in deciding the first letter of the name of the child.

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To know your Janma Nakshatra / Birth Star / Naalu from your birth date check this Nakshatra Calculator

Below is the list of all 27 Nakshatras and suggested name letters for each Nakshatra.

NakshatraSuggested lettersBoy NamesGirl Names
Aswini (Awasthi)Chu, Che, Cho, La, Chay Aswini Nakshatra Names For Boy Aswini Nakshatra Names For Girl
BharaniLee, Lu, Le, Lo, Li Bharani Nakshatra Names For Boy Bharani Nakshatra Names For Girl
Krithika (Karthikai)A, Ee, U, EA, I, E Krithika Nakshatra Names For Boy Krithika Nakshatra Names For Girl
RohiniO, BA, BI, BU, Vee, VA, VI, VU, Bee Rohini Nakshatra Names For Boy Rohini Nakshatra Names For Girl
Mrigashiras (Magayiriyam)Ve, Vo, Ka, Ki, Be, Bo Mrigashiras Nakshatra Names For Boy Mrigashiras Nakshatra Names For Girl
Arudra (Thiruvadhirai)Gha, Ng, Na, Chha, Ku, Kam Arudra Nakshatra Names For Boy Arudra Nakshatra Names For Girl
Punarvasu (Punartham)Ke, Ko, Ha, Hi Punarvasu Nakshatra Names For Boy Punarvasu Nakshatra Names For Girl
Pushyami (Pooyam)Hu, He, Ho, Da Pushyami Nakshatra Names For Boy Pushyami Nakshatra Names For Girl
Ashlesha (Ayilyam)Dee, Doo, Day, Do, Di, Du, De Ashlesha Nakshatra Names For Boy Ashlesha Nakshatra Names For Girl
Makha (Magha, Makam)Ma, Me, Mu, Mi Makha Nakshatra Names For Boy Makha Nakshatra Names For Girl
Poorva Phalguni (Pooram, Pubba)Mo, Ta, Ti, Te Poorva Phalguni Nakshatra Names For Boy Poorva Phalguni Nakshatra Names For Girl
Uttara Phalguni (Uttara, Utram)To, Pa, Pi Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra Names For Boy Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra Names For Girl
Hastha (Atham)Pu, Poo, Sha, Tha Hastha Nakshatra Names For Boy Hastha Nakshatra Names For Girl
Chitra (Chithira)Pe, Po, Ra, Ri Chitra Nakshatra Names For Boy Chitra Nakshatra Names For Girl
Swati (Chothy)Ru, Re, Ro, Ta, Roo Swati Nakshatra Names For Boy Swati Nakshatra Names For Girl
Visakha (Visakam)Te, Tu, Tae, To Visakha Nakshatra Names For Boy Visakha Nakshatra Names For Girl
Anuradha (Anizham)Na, Nee, Noo, Nae, Ni, Nu, Ne Anuradha Nakshatra Names For Boy Anuradha Nakshatra Names For Girl
Jyeshta (Triketta)No, Ya, Yi, U, Yu Jyeshta Nakshatra Names For Boy Jyeshta Nakshatra Names For Girl
Moola (Moolam)Yo, Ye, Bhi, Bha, Bh Moola Nakshatra Names For Boy Moola Nakshatra Names For Girl
Purva Ashadha (Purvashada)Bhu, Dha, Pha Purvashada Nakshatra Names For Boy Purvashada Nakshatra Names For Girl
Uttara A?a?ha (Uthradam)Bhe, Bho, Ja, Ji Utharashada Nakshatra Names For Boy Utharashada Nakshatra Names For Girl
Sravana (Thiruvonam)Khi, Khee, Khu, Khe, Kho, Ju, Je, Jo Sravana Nakshatra Names For Boy Sravana Nakshatra Names For Girl
Dhanishta (Avittam)Ga, Gi, Gu, Ge, Gee Dhanishta Nakshatra Names For Boy Dhanishta Nakshatra Names For Girl
Sathabisham (Chathayam)Go, Sa, Si, Su, S, See Sathabisham Nakshatra Names For Boy Sathabisham Nakshatra Names For Girl
Purvabhadra (Pururuttathy, Purva Bhadra)Se, So, Da, Di Purvabhadra Nakshatra Names For Boy Purvabhadra Nakshatra Names For Girl
Uttarabhadra (Uthrittathy, Uttara Bhadra)Du, Tha, Jha, Tra Uttarabhadra Nakshatra Names For Boy Uttarabhadra Nakshatra Names For Girl
Revathi (Revati)De, Do, Cha, Chi Revathi Nakshatra Names For Boy Revathi Nakshatra Names For Girl



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