718 Jainism Baby Boy Names With Meanings

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Jainism is an Indian religion based on the principles of non-violence, compassion, and self-realization. Jain boy names hold meanings inspired by the Jain philosophy and teachings of Lord Mahavira, the 24th and last Tirthankara (1). These names are symbols of the community’s core values and spiritual aspirations. They also remind for the name bearer to follow the path of righteousness in one's life. In Jainism, the name selection of a child is conducted with great reverence and contemplation. Parents may seek guidance from Jain scriptures for a suitable name. They also consult religious leaders to choose a name that can match the family's beliefs and honor the teachings of Lord Mahavira. These names can be considered a link that connects the child to their family traditions. Jain names depict the linguistic diversity of India. Most of these names find roots in Sanskrit, Prakrit, and other Indian languages. According to Jain customs, the naming ceremony of a child takes place between the tenth and thirtieth day after the birth. In this ceremony, a pooja (a ritual performed for God) is conducted. Then the paternal aunt or a selected woman relative announces or selects the name for the newborn. Relatives and friends invited for this occasion offer gifts for family, and the ceremony is complete with dinner. Jain baby boy names often hold meanings that convey the beliefs of Jainism or honor an important figure in Jain history. Names like Ativeer (meaning courageous), Shantilal (meaning one who is peaceful), and Suvrat (meaning one who is strict in religious vows) are examples of Jain names reflecting Jain values. Jain names cherish the sanctity of life and inspire a journey of self-realization and spiritual awakening. We have compiled a list of Jain boy names you may want to consider for your little one.

NameGenderMeaning
heart image Aanat Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is humble and very courteous
heart image Aanay Baby Boy Sign Boy Another name of Lord Ganesha
heart image Aasher Baby Boy Sign Boy Happy; Blessed
heart image Aatman Baby Boy Sign Boy A happy soul or essence
heart image Abri Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Strong; Independent; Radiant
heart image Aceyn Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Full of joy
heart image Addox Unisex Baby Sign Unisex A deep thinker
heart image Adolin Baby Boy Sign Boy Noble; Honorable
heart image Aeli Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Ascender; Exalted
heart image Aeren Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Strong; Mountain
heart image Aevin Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Strength; Creativity; Uniqueness
heart image Ahsoka Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Powerful warrior, wise and spiritual
heart image Aian Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Chief; Leader
heart image Ajey Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is invincible, unconquerable and successful
heart image Ajin Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Gold; Precious
heart image Akyli Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Unique; Modern
heart image Alakai Unisex Baby Sign Unisex The leader; Guidance
heart image Albee Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Noble; Intelligent
heart image Allena Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Bright; Attractive; Noble
heart image Alleria Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Elevated; Confident; Elegant
heart image Aluel Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Brave; Determined; Hopeful
heart image Alyra Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Iris flower; Lily; Cheerful
heart image Ambellina Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Sacrifice; Powerful
heart image Amoghvarsh Baby Boy Sign Boy Name of Lord Ganesha; Name of a Jain king of medieval Maharashtra
heart image Amren Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Bravery and strength
heart image Amryn Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Strong; Bleoved; Inspired
heart image Anaid Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Graceful, compassionate, unique
heart image Anansi Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Trickster Spider
heart image Anarchy Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Absence or rejection of any form of government or authority
heart image Aner Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Strength; Warrior; Perseverance
heart image Anet Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Grace; Favor
heart image Anija Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Graceful, gentle, unique
heart image Ant Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Abbreviation of Antony
heart image Araluen Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Water lilies; A place of thewater lilies
heart image Arawyn Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Magical; Nature-inspired; Independent
heart image Arcane Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Mysterious;Understood by few; Secret; Obscure
heart image Arean Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Honorable
heart image Aree Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Wise; Intelligent
heart image Areon Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Strong, noble, and courageous
heart image Arhadas Baby Boy Sign Boy Destroyer of enemies; A variant of Arhant
heart image Arhnath Baby Boy Sign Boy Destroyer of enemies; A variant of Arhant
heart image Arim Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Lion of God; Brave; Skilled
heart image Arisai Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Unique; Mysterious; Passionate
heart image Aritza Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Oak tree; Strong as an oak
heart image Arkham Unisex Baby Sign Unisex The fictional town in Massachusetts, used in stories by H.P. Lovecraft
heart image Arlee Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Strong; From the hare meadow
heart image Arlowe Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Barberry tree
heart image Arris Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Strong; Courageous; Leader
heart image Arson Unisex Baby Sign Unisex The act of intentionally setting fire to property
heart image Arvee Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Creative; Energetic; Charismatic
heart image Atem Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Supreme; Complete; Enduring
heart image Ater Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Dark or black
heart image Athel Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Noble; Honorable
heart image Ativeer Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is extremely brave and courageous
heart image Atz Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Tree
heart image Aureus Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Golden; Gilded
heart image Auron Baby Boy Sign Boy Golden light; Dawn
heart image Avalin Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Graceful; Strong
heart image Avara Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Young rose
heart image Awesome Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Impressive and exceptional
heart image Axia Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Valuable; Worthy
heart image Azami Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Flower or thistle
heart image Azkadellia Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Tin Man
heart image Baelin Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Strong; Brave; Loyal
heart image Baelyn Unisex Baby Sign Unisex White hawk
heart image Baji Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Respected elder sister
heart image Belcher Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Bellman; Beautiful face
heart image Bhadrabahu Baby Boy Sign Boy Name of a famous Jain Acharya from medieval India; Pious and blessed man
heart image Bhamandal Baby Boy Sign Boy Name of Seeta's brother mentioned in Jain Ramayan
heart image Bharam Baby Boy Sign Boy Esteem; Pride; Reputation
heart image Bharateshwar Baby Boy Sign Boy Derived from Bharat; Being maintained
heart image Bharatraj Baby Boy Sign Boy Variation of Bharat; Being maintained
heart image Bhartendu Baby Boy Sign Boy Moon of India
heart image Blue Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Calm; Soothing; Tranquil
heart image Boa Unisex Baby Sign Unisex A large, long, non-venomous snake from the boa family; A feathery scarf; A stole
heart image Brack Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Someone who lived near a stretch of uncultivated land
heart image Brex Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Creative; Unique; Brave
heart image Brilliant Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Exceptionally intelligent or skillful; Outstandingly bright or shining; Remarkably impressive or succesful
heart image Brindle Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Brunette
heart image Brodin Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Strong, mighty, brave
heart image Broly Baby Boy Sign Boy Powerful; Fierce; Unstoppable
heart image Bronn Unisex Baby Sign Unisex God-like; Strong
heart image Bubbles Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Small spheres filled with air or gas
heart image Cabela Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Lovable
heart image Cadia Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Warrior; Strong; Protector
heart image Cahir Baby Boy Sign Boy Warrior; Brave; Daring
heart image Caian Baby Boy Sign Boy Rejoice
heart image Cairn Unisex Baby Sign Unisex A pile of stones used as a marker or monument
heart image Caison Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Spirit of battle; Fighter
heart image Calamity Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Calamity
heart image Canary Unisex Baby Sign Unisex A small songbird native to the Canary Islands, known for its bright yellow feathers and melodious song
heart image Cardon Baby Boy Sign Boy Strong; Sturdy; Oak tree
heart image Cashus Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Unique; Sophisticated
heart image Caspen Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Treasurer; A character in his Chronicles of Narnia series
heart image Cataleah Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Unique; Feminine; Enchanting
heart image Cayo Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Rejoice; Gladness
heart image Cedes Unisex Baby Sign Unisex A caring person
heart image Cerin Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Unique; Mysterious
heart image Chaco Unisex Baby Sign Unisex God Strengthens
heart image Chamundrai Baby Boy Sign Boy Commander in chief of Jain king Gangraj in medieval Karnataka.
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Rooted in Jain philosophy, Jain boy names are symbols of spirituality. The Jain community is set on the path of non-violence, truthfulness, and compassion, and their baby names reflect the same. The Jain naming ceremony is an example of their strong belief in traditions and the deep connection to their religion. Jain names are a medium to keep the Jain culture alive. These choices not only remind the children of their spiritual roots but also inspire them to follow the right path.

Infographic: Eternally Strong Jainism Names For Your Boy

An excellent way to name your baby is by choosing something that connects to a religious figure. Jainism, one of the most ancient religions in the world, offers a lot of inspiration. Many Jain names allude to supreme preachers of Dharma or Tirthankaras. Not only that, but you will also find many terms that signify the virtue of nonviolence. Check out this infographic to explore them.

glorious jain names for baby boys (infographic)

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are some baby boy names that are suitable for twins in Jainism?

Some names suitable for twin boys in Jainism include Ajay and Akshay, meaning ‘unconquered,’ and ‘undecaying,’ respectively. Niraj, meaning ‘lotus,’ and Nishant which means ‘dawn’ is another choice for twin boys.

2. Are there any restrictions or guidelines for choosing Jainism baby boy names?

While there are no set rules for picking Jain names, there are certain practices that may be followed by Jain parents. Since the three pillars of Jainism are non-violence, non-absolutism, and asceticism, parents may choose names that do not embody or carry the concept of violence or any other mentioned above.

3. Can non-Jain parents choose Jainism baby boy names for their children?

Yes, non-Jain parents can choose Jainism names since Jains do not have their own language and follow the language of the region they reside in.

References

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  1. Lord Mahavir and His Teachings.
    https://www.jaina.org/page/Mahavir
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