Rishi - boys name

Rishi name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 84%

Rishi name meaning:

The name Rishi is of Indian origin and holds deep cultural and spiritual significance. In Sanskrit, Rishi means "seer" or "sage," referring to an enlightened individual who possesses great wisdom and insight. It is derived from the word 'rishi' which translates to "one who sees" or "one who knows." In Hindu mythology, rishis were revered seers who played vital roles as the authors and transmitters of sacred hymns, prayers, and religious texts known as the Vedas.

Choosing the name Rishi for a boy signifies the parents' desire for their child to embody the qualities of knowledge, intuition, and spiritual depth. It reflects the hope that the child will grow up to possess a strong intellect, a thirst for learning, and the ability to see beyond the surface-level understanding of the world. This name carries a sense of reverence and invokes a sense of responsibility for the person who bears it, as they are expected to uphold the values of truth, wisdom, and enlightenment. Overall, the name Rishi bestows a sense of honor and admiration for the ancient seers and their profound contributions to society's spiritual and intellectual growth.

Origin: Hindu



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Overall UK ranking: 790 out of 4789

41 recorded births last year

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