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Atharv is a name with ancient roots and modern flair. The Sanskrit name translates to “intelligent and learned.” It is also the name of Lord Ganesha. One of the Vedas, the earliest Hindu scriptures, is also termed as Atharv. It is derived from the Sanskrit term “atharvan,” meaning “priest” or “enlightened one.” It is a popular first name for boys in India and other regions of Southeast Asia. Some other variants of this name include Atharva, Atharvan, Atharvaa, and Atharvah.

The Atharvaveda is a Hindu sacred scripture and one of the four Vedas, generally referred to as the “fourth Veda.” Around 1200 BCE to 1000 BCE, when the Samaveda and Yajurveda were also composed as Vedas, the Atharvaveda was written too. According to folklore, the Atharvaveda was principally composed by Atharvanas and the Angirasas. The Atharvaveda includes three types of text: the Samhita, the Brahmana, and the last tier, which comprises philosophical theories.

In “Atharva The Origin,” a new age graphic novel by Virzu Studios, features a fictional character named Atharv, portrayed by Indian former international cricket player MS Dhoni. The story is set in a primitive, long-forgotten planet where a warrior must go alone and through hardship.


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One of names of Lord Ganesha; Knower of Vedas; Knowledgeable One
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How To Pronounce Atharv?

Pronounced as uh-thurv

Atharv On The Popularity Chart

Popularity Over Time

The popularity of the name Atharv began to rise in the late 2010s and peaked in 2021 with over 217 parents (per million) choosing it for their baby boys. Here is a graph showing the evolution of popularity through the decades.

Source: Social Security Administration

Rank Over Time

According to data from the Social Security Administration, this name’s ranking has risen gradually over time, but it still has a long way to go before it reaches a 3-digit number. Its best position was 18,541 in the year 2021. Check out the graph for detailed information on its ranking.

Source: Social Security Administration

Names With Similar Sound As Atharv

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Names With Same Meaning As Atharv

You are looking for an intelligent-sounding baby name but are unsure about Atharv? Fret not; here are some options you may wish to explore

Name Numerology For Atharv

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