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    Written by Team ParentCircle and published on 09 September 2021.

    Looking for Lord Ganesha names for your baby boy? You may like one from this list of Sanskrit names of the Elephant God. We have also included some modern and unique names of Lord Ganesha as well

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    Devotee of Lord Ganesha? Here are baby boys names inspired by Ganapati with meanings

    We call Lord Ganesh by several names in different regions of the country and all auspicious occasions start with the invocation of his revered name. Lord Ganesh is one of the most loved deities in Indian culture and parents are often inspired to give stylish and modern Lord Ganesha names for baby boys.

    According to the scriptures, Ganesh has as many as 108 names and each one of them has a meaning based on his numerous virtues. Ganesh, Ganpati, Ganesha, Vinayagar, Gajanan, Pillayar, Bappa and Shree are popularly used names of lord Ganesha.

    If you are looking for Lord Ganesha names for baby boy, with meaning, let us help you out. Here is a list of modern and unique monikers of Ganpati or Vinayaka, the God with different names, to make your work easier. If you believe in numerology, you can choose the name that matches with your child's date of birth.

    Lord Ganesha names in Sanskrit for baby boys

    1. Aadideva

    The word aadi in Sanskrit means first among all and deva stands for lord or king. Lord Ganesh, who is supposed to have many virtues, is addressed as the 'first among all Gods' or 'the first God we offer prayer to.' This is a name that invokes tradition while also being offbeat.

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    2. Akhuga

    We all know that the elephant-headed God is depicted in Indian culture with the mouse as his vehicle. This name means 'the one who rides on a mouse.' This is an unusual name and apt for those looking for something different and yet, divine.

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    3. Ambikeya

    Lord Ganesh's mother Parvati is also called Ambika, which means 'from the mountains.' So, the lord is named Ambikeya, which translates to 'son of Ambika' or 'of Ambika'.

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    4. Avaneesh

    Lord Ganesh is believed to be the most superior god in the universe. Avaneesh means 'the Lord of the world' and is a nice name for a baby boy.

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    5. Avighna

    In most Hindu households and temples, Lord Ganesh is the first one to be offered prayers because according to mythology, he has the power to remove barriers or obstacles. Avighna means 'remover of obstacles' and is a lovely name for your little one.

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    6. Balesh

    This name means 'the one who heads or leads an army'. It is one of the many names of Lord Ganesh and makes for a cute, traditional name for your baby.

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    7. Balachandra

    In Sanskrit, bhala stands for forehead and chandra is the moon. So the name translates to 'the God with the crescent moon on his forehead.' Lord Shiva is also referred by this name.

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    8. Eshanputra

    Another name for Lord Shiva is Eshan and therefore, the son of the blue-throated God is called Eshanputra. This is a lovely and culturally aesthetic name for a baby.

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    9. Gajakarna

    As children, most of us would have heard the story of how Lord Ganesh got the head of an elephant. Gaja means elephant in Sanskrit and karna stands for ears. So, this name means 'one with the ears of an elephant'. It might be a slightly unusual name for the little one but definitely a beautiful one.

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    10. Gajanan

    This name translates to 'one with the face or visage of an elephant'. Other similar names include Gajanand and Gajamukh.

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    11. Garvik

    This is another name for Lord Ganesh that is connected to mother Parvati and means 'Son of Gauri.' This is a great one for parents who want a traditional name that also sounds contemporary. Garvik also means 'one with a positive attitude'.

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    12. Gaurinandan

    The elephant God's mother Parvati is also called Gauri. So, the son of Gauri is lovingly called Gaurinandan. Another name which has the same meaning is Gaurisuta.

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    13. Heramb

    This is a slightly offbeat name but if you want your child's name to be unique, this is the one for you. It means 'calm and composed'.

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    14. Kavish

    The word kavi means poet and Kavish stands for king of the poets. Since Ganesh is known to be the learned one, who is accomplished in all the arts, including poetry, he is also called Kavish.

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    15. Lambodar

    The meaning of this name is 'one with a large belly.' But, it also has a deeper meaning — 'one who carries the knowledge of the world within his belly or within himself'. This refers to Lord Ganesh being a scholar. You can try this one for your bonny baby.

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    16. Pragnesh

    Culturally, when the deity is captured in idols or other artistic representations, he is shown as someone with multiple qualities — a scholar, a poet, warrior, a leader and so on. That is why, he is also named Pragnesh, which means 'someone with all the qualities of Ganesh'.

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    17. Shubhan

    This means 'auspicious'. This name is used to refer to the deity because he is invoked by his devotees on all auspicious occasions. A sweet and short name, which also sounds modern.

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    18. Vignesh

    The ultimate remover of all obstacles is called Vignesh. Vighna stands for obstacles and distress and there are many stories in holy books that talk about Ganesh's power to clear obstacles for those who pray to him. He is often invoked before the start of a religious ceremony. Another similar name is Vighnaharta.

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    19. Vikat

    This is a unique name for your baby. According to the holy scriptures, Ganesh is known as the one who offers moksha (salvation) to his devotees. That is why he is called Vikat, which means 'one who creates waves and gives salvation'.

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    20. Vinayak

    This might be a slightly common name but is still a beloved one. Nayak means leader and the lord is called Vinayak because he has all the qualities of a true leader.

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    Unique names inspired by Lord Ganesha for baby boys

    1. Vishwanetra

    This is one of the 108 names of Ganesha. It means the 'Eye of the Universe'.

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    2. Viratpati

    This is a rare name with a nice meaning. It is derived from the words Virat, which means big, and pati, which means Lord. So, Viratpati means the big god.

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    3. Shashwat

    The meaning of this word is everlasting/perpetual/constant. Since the nature of Lord Ganesha is unchanging, he is also called Shashwat.

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    4. Aparajit

    It means 'one who cannot be defeated'. With his wisdom and knowledge, Ganesha overcomes every obstacle. So, he is one who cannot be defeated, hence Aparajit.

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    5. Ekadant

    When Vyasa was dictating the Mahabharata and Ganesha was writing it down, the pen broke. So, Ganesha broke one of his tusks and began writing with it. This left him with only one tusk. So, he is called Ekadant, which means 'one with a single tusk'.

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    6. Kapila

    A smokey grey-colored cow is called Kapila. Just as ghee obtained from cow's milk nourishes us, Lord Ganesha provides us with knowledge for self-development. So, he is also called Kapila.

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    7. Vratapati

    One of the meanings of vrata in Sanskrit is religious practices and pati means Lord. So, vratapati means the lord of all vratas.

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    8. Devavrata

    Before any ritual, Hindus pray to Lord Ganesha. He is the one who accepts all penances and removes all the obstacles.

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    9. Manomay

    With his intelligence and actions, Ganesha wins the heart of everyone. So, he is also called Manomay which means the winner of hearts.

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    10. Tarun

    Ganesha is not only a personification of wisdom but also of eternal youth. So, he is called Tarun, which means ageless.

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    11. Umaputra

    Uma is another name of Goddess Parvati, mother of Lord Ganesha. Umaputra means the 'son of Uma'.

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    12. Varaprada

    Ganesha is kshipra, which means easy to please, and grants the wishes of his devotees. That is why he is called Varaprada, 'one who all the wishes'.

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    13. Vidyadhar

    The son of Shiva is learned and full of knowledge. So, he is also called Vidyadhar, which means 'one who is wise and knowledgeable.'

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    14. Ibhaan

    Ganesha has a human body but an elephant head, which symbolizes wisdom and knowledge. He is called Ibhaan because it means 'one whose face resembles that of an elephant'.

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    15. Taksh

    Ganesha is both strong and has a large head. However, his eyes are small and beautiful like that of a pigeon, which is why he is also called Taksh.

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    16. Svojas/Swojas

    Parvati's son is strong and powerful and is full of knowledge and wisdom. All these qualities make him shine brilliantly. That's why he is called Svojas/Swojas.

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    Modern names inspired by Lord Ganesha for baby boys

    1. Shivatmaj

    After Lord Shiva killed boy Ganesha in a battle, he again breathed life into the boy. That's why Ganesha is called Shivatmaj, which means born from the soul of Shiva.

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    2. Swaroop

    Ganesha is knowledgeable and has attained perfection in all spheres. He also loves beauty, which is why he is called Swaroop.

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    3. Sumukh

    Before beginning any venture, the name of Ganesha is invoked as he removes the obstacles and blesses us with success. His face is the symbol of auspiciousness, so he is called Sumukh.

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    4. Tarak

    Ganesh not only blesses us with wisdom and knowledge but also protects us from harm. Since he is the protector, he is called Tarak.

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    5. Shashivarna

    This is one of uncommon, traditional yet modern name. It means 'one with the complexion of the moon'.

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    6. Dharmik

    This is another name of Lord Ganesha which we rarely come across. It means 'one who is righteous and charitable'.

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    7. Prathamesh

    Because Ganesha is worshipped first, before all the other gods, he is also called Prathamesh, which means first among all.

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    8. Shwet (Shweta)

    Ganapati is also shown as 'one who is dressed in white clothes and worshipped with white flowers on the shore of the 'ocean of milk'. Hence the name Shwet/Shweta.

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    9 . Skandapurvaja

    Although Ganesha is considered the younger brother of Kartikeya, some believe that he is the elder brother. Skandapurvaja means the elder brother of Skanda (Kartikeya).

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    10. Ayan

    Since Ganesha represents the two solstices, he is also called Ayan.

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    11. Ojas

    Ganesha radiates wisdom and compassion. So, he called Ojas, which means brilliance.

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    12. Omkara

    'Om' is the seed mantra and also the sound which emanated when the universe was created. Since Ganesha is worshipped first, he is also called Omkara.

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    13. Nirmal

    This could be a suitable name for your innocent little one. It means pure and innocent/spotless.

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    14. Mrtyunjay

    Ganesha is indestructible since he has conquered death. So, he is also called Mrtyunjay.

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    15. Karunya

    Benevolent and merciful, Ganesha forgives the mistakes of everyone. That is why he is named Karunya.

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    16. Yagnakaya

    This means 'one who accepts everything that is offered'. Since Ganesha accepts the offerings and is easy to please, he is called Yagnakaya.

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    17. Yogadeep

    Ganesha has mastered the art of meditation and yoga, which is why he is called Yogadeep.

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    18. Haridra

    If your baby has a fair complexion, this could be an apt name. It means 'one with a golden complexion'.

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    19. Ekaakshara

    Of the 32 different forms of Ganesha, Ekaakshara Ganapati is considered the lord of the single letter "Gam". Ekaakshara means a single syllable.

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    20. Benak

    This rare name symbolizes the two most sought-after qualities of Ganesha, creativity and responsibility.

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    There are so many beautiful names for Lord Ganesh and each one is unique. Parents who are keen on honoring the deity can pick any of these names for their newborns.

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