Punjab, the invigorating state of India, is the land of color, food, and happiness. While Punjabis are known for their strength, determination, and vivaciousness, their names reflect the multi-hued heritage and culture of the state.
Punjabis usually name their children on the 40th day after the birth of the baby. The naming ceremony takes place in a Gurudwara, where the name is picked from Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of the Sikhs. The first letter of the hukam or verse from the Guru Granth Sahib determines the moniker to be picked. Non-traditional Punjabi parents choose names with regional influences.
Another feature of Punjabi names is that they are interchangeable or unisex, which often leads to gender confusion. This confusion is cleared by putting Singh for boys and Kaur for girls in the middle or at the end.
Below is MomJunction's collection of Punjabi baby names with meanings, sorted in the alphabetical order. We’re sure you’ll find the perfect name here.
|Aadroop||aadroop means embodiment or typing of beginning less||Boy|
|Aagya (आज्ञा)||consent or formal permission to do a job||Girl|
|Aagyakar (आज्ञाकार)||one who is hearsome, obedient or willing to comply to elders||Boy|
|Aagyapal||the name aagyapal means the one who upholds the state obedience||Boy|
|Aakanksha (आकांक्षा)||eagerness or inordinate desire for someone or thing, an object of ardent desire||Girl|
|Aakarshaka (आकर्षाका)||the quality of attracting by inherent force||Girl|
|Aakashi (आकाशी)||this name means Heaven, the sky color or destiny||Girl|
|Aaradh||The person having Deep love or affection||Boy|
|Aasa||the act of staying or remaining in expectation||Girl|
|Aavai||Arrive, to come||Boy|
|Akashdveep||Light in the sky; Sky Light. Also, means a wend, born of fire, wonderer or a light candle||Unisex|
|Balroop||The name means 'Embodiment of strength'.||unisex|
|Baltej||The name means ' One with glorious might.'||unisex|
|Balvindra||The name means strong or victorious through strength.||girl|
|Balwinder||The name means 'Victorious through strength.||unisex|
|Bjupinder||He who is an ultimate king, the king of kings||Boy|
|Eeren||Lovable and caring person||Boy|
|Erheer||a Punjabi word meaning diamond.||Unisex|
|Erjot||a new beginning.||Unisex|
|Esharbir||Brave as god.||Boy|
|Guninder||Lord or Guru||Boy|
|Gurshan||One who finds peace in guru's words||Boy|
|Jyotichandra||Jyotichandra means Moonlight||Boy|
|Pushp mitra||One who is an ancanet ruler||Boy|
|Pushp-mitra||An ancient king or a ruler||Boy|
|Ratnalekha||The radiance, magnificence of the jewels||Girl|