Rudra - boys name

Rudra name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 79%

Rudra name meaning:

The name Rudra is of Sanskrit origin and holds significant meaning in Hindu mythology. In Hinduism, Rudra is a deity associated with storms and the destructive forces of nature. Rudra is often depicted as fierce, powerful, and unpredictable. The name Rudra is derived from the Sanskrit word "rud" which means "to howl" or "to roar."

In ancient Vedic texts, Rudra is described as the god of the wild, the hunt, and the heavens. He is considered a protector and preserver of the universe, but also possesses a destructive aspect. Rudra is often associated with Rudraksha, which are seeds of a tree believed to have spiritual and medicinal properties.

Choosing the name Rudra for a girl may symbolize strength, protection, and fearlessness. It can be seen as a departure from traditional feminine names and may express the family's desire for their daughter to be independent, powerful, and connected to nature. The name Rudra carries a sense of uniqueness and carries the potential to inspire confidence and resilience in the girl who bears it.

Origin: Hindu

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Overall UK ranking: 1004 out of 4789

29 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Rudra

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