150 Nepali Baby Names With Meanings

You can guess a lot about Nepali people from their name, including their caste, profession, ethnic group, and place of birth. Sherpa and Gurung are both place names and ethnic surnames. Surnames such as Pant and Bista indicate that the person is a Brahmin, originally belonging to western Nepal. Names such as Pande, Thapa, and Bhasnet reveal that the individual belongs to the Rana ruling family. Shrestha is a higher class surname while Kami is the Nepalese equivalent of Smith.

Some Nepalese, especially those residing on the rural side, name their children after the day he/she was born. Dawa indicates the child was born on a Monday; Phurba indicates the child being born on Thursday, and Nyima indicates that the child was born on Sunday.

The Nepalese naming convention is a lot similar to Indian naming customs. After the baby is born, his or her horoscope, along with the chosen letter from the Devanagari, is given to the astrologer. The astrologer then has to find a suitable beginning sound from the particular letter according to the child’s horoscope. Some parents do not select any letter, leaving the naming responsibility entirely on the astrologer.

If you’re looking for a unique Nepali name for your son or daughter, check out MomJunction's list below. We have some of the beautiful and traditional Nepali baby boy and girl names with meanings.

AbiralNever endingBoy
AhupathiFollower of the Prayer; A Devotee.Boy
AlinaBeautiful, BrightGirl
AlishaProtected by God.Girl
AmirA born leader and a prince who is born to give ordersBoy
BaburamLeader of a Rebellion; Head of an uprising; Refering to Lord Ram as the LeaderBoy
BaijanthiName of a flowerGirl
BalapuspikaThe young blossom or the young flower.Girl
BallabhA variant of Vallabh, meaning beloved.Boy
BatsaBatsa is the Nepali variant of Vatsa and means son.Boy
BatsalA variant of Vatsal, meaning love or affection.Boy
BhavaroopaOne who is unique.Girl
BibekConscience, ethicsBoy
BilhanaA woman of the dawn, of the morningGirl
BinsaA woman who is fearless.Girl
BiswabanditaA name of Goddess DurgaGirl
ChaarumathiOne who is beautiful and intelligent.Girl
ChahaLove, wish or desireGirl
ChatushkarniOne of the names of Goddess Lakshmi.Girl
ChenbagamName of a flower.Girl
ChirashreeA woman with everlasting beauty.Girl
ChirasmiA long lifeGirl
ChitavakeThe eye of Lord Shiva.Boy
DaxaOne who is clever.Girl
DevancePart of god, presence of God, or a part of Lord Krishna.Boy
DevnaGodly or divine.Girl
DevnandA name of Lord Krishna.Boy
DexaTo teachGirl
DhanviA woman who is rich and wealthy. One of the names of Goddess Lakshmi.Girl
DhritiOne who has courage and patience.Girl
DhyanshAttention or an attentive person.Boy
DityaA name of Goddess Durga. It means answer of prayers.Girl
DivsimarOne who remembers God.Boy
DruhiNepalese word, meaning daughter.Girl
DrupadhThe great king.Boy
DvarikaName of Lord Krishna's capitalBoy
EenakshiA doe eyed woman.Girl
EtishaBeginning after the end.Girl
FaalguneeThe day of full moon.Girl
FaneelSea wavesBoy
FatehjitOne who is victorious in whatever he does.Girl
FebaThe source of light.Girl
FuliTo bloom like a flowerGirl
GamyaA beautiful destiny.Girl
GarveshA name of Lord Ganesha. It means proud.Boy
GavyaGarden of GodGirl
GeetuSomeone who's very special.Girl
GianprakashGianprakash is a male name of Nepali origin and means Light of Devine Knoledge.Boy
GigyanshBeing curious about something.Boy
GirivardhanA name of Lord Venkateshwara.Boy
GirveshA name of Lord Shiva.Boy
GnapikaAn intelligent woman.Girl
GrivaA woman with a beautiful singing voice.Girl
GurratanThe diamond of God.Boy
GurrehmatKindness or mercyBoy
HanitA beautiful diamond.Girl
HankaGrace or favorGirl
HaralTime after the sunset.Girl
HarnoopThe beautiful person of God.Boy
HartajThe crown of God.Boy
HasriOne who is always happy and joyful.Girl
HekshithMade up of gold or diamond.Boy
HiranjanThe one who delights his parents.Boy
HiranshA part of diamond.Boy
HituWell wisherGirl
IkroopOne beauteous form.Girl
IlooshaLord of the earthBoy
ImayOne with an independent nature, one who likes being independent.Boy
IndraduDesired by Lord IndraBoy
IndragopGlow or lightBoy
IraianbuDivine loveBoy
IshyaThe season spring.Girl
ItaOil lampGirl
JuddhaWar. A variant of the name Yuddha.Boy
KaneilaBeautiful like a rose.Girl
KhyanaLight or deityGirl
KiranKiran means Dust, SunbeamBoy
KopishaAn intelligent and wise woman.Girl
KrishnaKrishna means All-Attractiveboy
LinikshaA lovable woman.Girl
LiswiniA beautiful woman.Girl
LogaratchagiA woman with bright eyes.Girl
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