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.

AlinaBeautiful, BrightGirl
AlishaProtected by God.Girl
AmirA born leader and a prince who is born to give ordersBoy
BibekConscience, ethicsBoy
KiranKiran means Dust, SunbeamBoy
KrishnaKrishna means All-Attractiveboy
ManishOne who is the lord of the mindBoy
MilanIn Hindi it means the unison. In Slavic it means Gracious, kind personBoy
Poudel nishitaSharp, AlertGirl
RamPleasing; Charming; All-embracing Absolute Brahman; A name to the ultimately formless (advita); An Incarnation of Lord VishnuBoy
SajitVictorious superior, Lord GaneshBoy
SangBright one, stands out of the crowdBoy
ShirishaShining sunGirl
ShubhuConducive to success, auspicious, good, goddess LakshmiGirl
SoneeyaGolden, belovedGirl
UdgamRising starBoy
AbiralNever endingBoy
AhupathiFollower of the Prayer; A Devotee.Boy
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
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
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