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Origin, Meaning, And History Of Lalita

Lalita is a name of Sanskrit origin used for baby girls. The name can be translated to mean ‘playful,’ ‘charming,’ or ‘desirable.’ Throughout history, the name was used in the scripts of Hindi, Sanskrit, Marathi, and Thai. The name is mainly used in the Indian subcontinent and predominantly among those who follow Hinduism. Hinduism is the religion that the majority of Indians follow (1). The meaning of the name signifies elegance, charm, and a celebration of one’s inner beauty.

The name Lalita is often linked to the Goddess Lalita Tripura Sundari, who represents harmony, love, and beauty in a divine way. This Goddess can be considered the Indian equivalent of the Greek Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, from Greek Mythology (2). She is a representation of Mahadevi, the supreme goddess. Her ties with the Yoni symbol and the powers of creation, preservation, and destruction make her the most powerful lady in all three realms. According to Hindu mythology, the name Lalita is also associated with a playmate of the young Lord Krishna. The Goddess Parvati also goes by this name. Parvati is the Hindu deity of strength, vitality, sustenance, peace, love, beauty, devotion, and motherhood. She is also the wife of the Hindu God Shiva. The association of this name with Hinduism and its deities gives it profound cultural and religious significance.

The name Lalita can be pronounced as ‘la-lee-TA,’ ‘la-li-ta,’ ‘luh lih TAH,’ ‘lal-ita’ or ‘Luw-Lih-TAA-.’ Variations of the name include Laleata, Laleatah, Laleeta, Laleetah, Laleete, Laleita, Laleitah, Lalieta, Lalietah, Lalitah, Lalite, Lalitte, Lalyta, and Lalytah and Lalitha in Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil. Some adorable nicknames that can go well with Lalita include Lalli, Lata, and Lalisa. These names offer a personalized and affectionate way to address someone named Lalita.

Additionally, Lalita is a 1949 Indian folklore Oriya film and an Indian Bengali film released in 1984.


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Playful; Charming; Desirable
1 word, 6 letters, 3 vowels, 3 consonants
Medium length and moderately easy to pronounce

How To Pronounce Lalita?

Pronounced as luh-lee-tuh

The way you pronounce a name can make all the difference.

Listen to the sound of the name Lalita in Hindi.

Famous People With The Name Lalita

  • Lalita PawarIndian actress who acted in over 700 films and has also received the Guiness Book of World Records for having the longest acting career spanning over 70 years.
  • Lalita ShastriThe wife of former Prime Minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri and the founder of the Shastri Sewa Niketan.

Lalita On The Popularity Chart

The popularity of the name Lalita was high in the 1980s. As the years passed, the name’s popularity declined significantly. Have a look at the graphs below to get a better understanding of its popularity and ranking over the years.

Popularity Over Time

The usage of the name Lalita hit its all-time high in 1982, with 29 babies per million sharing the name. Check out the graphical representation for detailed insights.

Source: Social Security Administration

Rank Over Time

Lalita reached its all-time high ranking in the year 1982. Have a glance at the chart below to understand the name’s ranking trends.

Source: Social Security Administration

Names With Similar Sound As Lalita

Lalita has a pleasing ring to it. Here are some more names that sound like Lalita but have different meanings.

Popular Sibling Names For Lalita

If you are looking for some matching sibling names that resonate with Lalita, check our suggestions here.

Boy Sibling Names For Lalita

Find matching brother names for Lalita and create a wonderful team of siblings.

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Girl Sibling Names For Lalita

Looking for some suitable sister names for Lalita? Check out our collection of beautiful and unique names.

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Other Popular Names Beginning With L

Looking for more baby names starting with the letter L to resonate with your family’s naming tradition or to rhyme with the sibling names? Find a range of alternative names starting with this letter.

Names With Similar Meaning As Lalita

Are you looking for more names that share a similar meaning to Lalita? Check out the list of names below.

Popular Songs On The Name Lalita

Acrostic Poem On Lalita

Dive into the lyrical charm of the name Lalita with this acrostic poem. Witness how each letter paints together a story, capturing the name’s individuality, strength, vitality, and sophistication. Inspiring, is it? Why not try a similar poem that describes what you think of your baby’s personality?


Lifting the dark clouds in our life, our little sunshine.


Adventurous spirit taking flights to discover the unknown.


Lively spirit bursting with vivacity and zest for life.


Imagination beyond compare, an inspiration for everyone you care.


Twinkling aura, our personal golden star.


Affectionate heart, you speak through loving actions.

Lalita’s Zodiac Sign And Birth Star As Per Vedic Astrology

Vedic astrology, also called Jyotisha, provides deep insights into a person’s life based on celestial positions at birth. Rashi and nakshatra, which are an integral part of Jyotisha, are believed to influence an individual’s personality and life events. The following sections give you rashi-related information, such as the associated letters, elements, ruling body, quality, and nakshatra for the name lalita. These details help analyze a person’s characteristics, personality, and behavior.

Zodiac Sign (Rashi)

As shown in the following table, each rashi is associated with specific sounds, which are often used as the starting letters of names for newborns in Hindu families. Each rashi is represented by a figure and one of the five elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether (Space). One ruling celestial body, known as its 'rashi lord' or 'ruler' is assigned to these rashis. These bodies include Venus, Mars, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn. Furthermore, the rashis are assigned various qualities or gunas.

Rashi (zodiac sign)Mesha (Aries)
Starting letters for Mesha (Aries) rashiA, L, E, I, O
Ruling bodyMars
QualityMovable (chara)

Birth Star (Nakshatra)

Another important aspect of Vedic Astrology is the nakshatras, the lunar constellations or star clusters that the Moon occupies during a person's birth. There are 27 nakshatras, each with its own unique qualities, attributes, and symbolism. Each rashi contains two-and-one-fourth nakshatras in it. For example, Aries contains Ashwini, Bharani, and Krithika nakshatras.

The below table provides information on the nakshatras’ degrees on the zodiac circle, their lords and related syllables, for babies born in the Mesha (Aries) rashi. These syllables/phonetics are popularly used to choose the baby name. For precise nakshatra calculation based on your baby's birthplace and date, use our Nakshatra Calculator.

NakshatraDegrees Of The NakshatraNakshatra
Lord (Ruler)
Name Syllables
Ashwini (Awasthi, Aswini)Aries (0 to 13.20 degrees)KetuChu, Che, Cho, Choo, La, Laa
BharaniAries (13. 20 to 26.40 degrees)VenusLee, Lu, Le, Lo, Li
Krittika (Karthikai, Krithika)Aries (26.40 to 30.00 degrees)SunAa, Ae, E, Ee, Ai, A, I, Oo, U

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Lalita In Different Languages

It’s exciting to see our baby’s name spelled and written in various languages. See how people spell Lalita in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and more! Each language has its own way of saying Lalita, but it’s still the same special name. Learn how the name looks and sounds in different languages around the world!


How To Communicate The Name Lalita In Sign Languages

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Name Numerology For Lalita

Numerology is an occult system that gives significance to numbers and their influence on human life and destiny. Numerologists attribute specific qualities, energies, and characteristics to a number. Parents who believe in numerology prefer to choose baby names that resonate positively with the child’s unique numerical vibrations, often derived from their date of birth. Here we give a general birth number and personality traits of the name Lalita, based on the Pythagorean (Western) system. This analysis will differ from child to child based on their date of birth. You may use our numerology calculator for more personalized information.

Baby Name Lists Containing Lalita

Movie Titles Inspired By The Name Lalita

Discover the presence of Lalita in an array of films. Know about the various movies that have this name.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the meaning of the name Lalita?

The name Lalita means playful, charming, and desirable.

2. What is the origin of the name Lalita?

Lalita has an Indian origin.

3. How to pronounce the name Lalita?

Lalita is pronounced as luh-lee-tuh.


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