Name: India

Origin and Meaning of the Name India

  • Meaning:
    Body of water
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  • Pronunciation:
    (IN dee ah); (IND yah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (India)
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Miscellaneous Info for India

  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The word "India" is a Western transliteration of the Sanskrit word "Sindhu," meaning "body of water." It specifically refers to what we know today as the Indus river, though the word could be used for any large body of water.

    India became popular as a first name in the age of British imperialism, often to show support for the colonisation of the subcontinent.

Similar Names to India for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of India (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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