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Here Are 22 Popular And Trending Indian Baby Names

Polka Café logo Polka Café 28-01-2017 Nidhi Verma

Parents today are extremely thoughtful about the naming their children. Each name is taking into consideration with the beauty of the meaning attached to it. At times, parents also like naming their children based on their favorite celebrities, fictitious characters, singers, places and/or with a deeper meaning.

Let’s have a look at the most popular names of the 21st century and look at what kind of names do Bollywood celebrities choose for their little ones as they tend to start a trend.

Trending Baby Boy Names

1. Aarav

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Topping the name in our list is Aarav. This name is yet to be surpassed by any other baby boy names. Aarav means “high regard of” and this name has been the most trending one in the last decade. Akshaye Kumar son’s name is also Aarav.

2. Arjun

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A name that has a great charm attached to it. It means “bright” or “shining”.

3. Ayaan

One of the most popular name of this decade, Ayaan means “nature or temperament”. © Babycenter.com Ayaan

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One of the most popular name of this decade, Ayaan means “nature or temperament”.

4. Daksh

Meaning “precious son” this name is one name which has been ever so favorite.: Daksh © Babycenter.com Daksh

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Meaning “precious son” this name is one name which has been ever so favorite.

5. Siddharth

This is one of those names which never grows old. It also has a very nice meaning to it - one who has accomplished a goal.: Siddharth © Babycenter.com Siddharth

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This is one of those names which never grows old. It also has a very nice meaning to it - one who has accomplished a goal.

6. Shahraan

A unique name, meaning 'Royal Knight', Shahraan is a hot favorite for many. Sanjay and Manyata Dutt’s son carries this name too. © Babycenter.com Shahraan

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A unique name, meaning 'Royal Knight', Shahraan is a hot favorite for many. Sanjay and Manyata Dutt’s son carries this name too.

7. Shresth

A name which is quite symbolic with the meaning “supreme”, it lends a great character to the child’s personality.: Shresth © Babycenter.com Shresth

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A name which is quite symbolic with the meaning “supreme”, it lends a great character to the child’s personality.

8. Azad

An unusual name recently taken by Aamir Khan for his son, is indeed a name which is very bold and symbolic of what it is. Azad means “Free”! © Babycenter.com Azad

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An unusual name recently taken by Aamir Khan for his son, is indeed a name which is very bold and symbolic of what it is. Azad means “Free”!

9. Viaan

A name which has been common in the recent past, has many version to it. With names similar to Vivaan, Vihaan and much more. Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra named their son Viaan, which means “full of life and energy”. © Babycenter.com Viaan

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A name which has been common in the recent past, has many version to it. With names similar to Vivaan, Vihaan and much more. Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra named their son Viaan, which means “full of life and energy”.

10. Reyansh

A name which is all set on a mission to surpass Aarav’s success, it means “Ray of Light” and is very pleasing to the ears.: Reyansh © Babycenter.com Reyansh

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A name which is all set on a mission to surpass Aarav’s success, it means “Ray of Light” and is very pleasing to the ears.

Trending Baby Girl Names

11. Amaira

One of the most common household name in the recent past, Amaira means "one who will be beautiful forever”. This name has many variants which have become quite popular like Myra, Nyra etc. © Bukge.com Amaira

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One of the most common household name in the recent past, Amaira means "one who will be beautiful forever”. This name has many variants which have become quite popular like Myra, Nyra etc.

12. Samaira

Samaira means "Greek goddess" and is loved so much by everyone that celebrities like Karishma Kapoor have chosen this name for her daughter. © Bukge.com Samaira

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Samaira means "Greek goddess" and is loved so much by everyone that celebrities like Karishma Kapoor have chosen this name for her daughter.

13. Akira

A name with a wonderful meaning came under the limelight with the movie 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'. Farhan Akhtar named his daughter Akira, which means “bright and intelligent”. © Hitmax.com Akira

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14. A name with a wonderful meaning came under the limelight with the movie 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'. Farhan Akhtar named his daughter Akira, which means “bright and intelligent”.

14. Nayah

A very rare name for girls, this name symbolizes a princess. Short and sweet.: Nayah © Rediff.com Nayah

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A very rare name for girls, this name symbolizes a princess. Short and sweet.

15. Saesha

Saesha means "full of desire" and it is indeed one of the most popular names. © Polkacafe Saesha

Saesha means "full of desire" and it is indeed one of the most popular names.

16. Aaradhya

Aaradhya became quite popular when Abhishek Bachchan named his daughter this. One of the most popular names in recent times, it means “worth worshipping”. © Polkacafe Aaradhya

Aaradhya became quite popular when Abhishek Bachchan named his daughter this. One of the most popular names in recent times, it means “worth worshipping”.

17. Khushi

A name which means "happiness" does spread happiness into everyone's hearts!: Khushi © Polkacafe Khushi

A name which means "happiness" does spread happiness into everyone's hearts!

18. Diya

One name which has been popular for quite sometime and is indeed Diya. It means “light”. © Polkacafe Diya

One name which has been popular for quite sometime and is indeed Diya. It means “light”.

19. Kiara

A name which is quite common for girls these days, Kiara means “dark-haired”. © Polkacafe Kiara

A name which is quite common for girls these days, Kiara means “dark-haired”.

20. Suhana

Shahrukh Khan’s daughter’s name is infact one of the most popular names in the last decade. It means “pleasant” and also has a very nice ring to it. Many variants like Suhani are also quite common.: Suhana © Polkacafe Suhana

Shahrukh Khan’s daughter’s name is infact one of the most popular names in the last decade. It means “pleasant” and also has a very nice ring to it. Many variants like Suhani are also quite common.

Which of these popular baby names are you going to name your children? Tell us, in the comments section below.

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