Deepawali or Diwali is the most important and national festival that is enjoyed by most Indians regardless of faith: Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Sikhs. It’s the festival of lights which means rows of lighted lamps.

In this festival, people light up their houses and shops. During this festival, people worship Lord Ganesh for good welfare and prosperity and people also worship goddess Lakshmi for wealth and wisdom.

Baby Names Inspaired by Hindu Festival Diwali

This festival is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartik which falls sometime during the October or November months. It is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Ram from 14 years of exile and his victory over the demon Ravan, victory of the good or the evil. In many parts of India Diwali is celebrated for five consecutive days.

Indian celebrates diwali with family gatherings, glittering clay lamps, festive fireworks, strings of electric lights, flowers, sharing of sweets, and worship to Lakshmi. Some believe that Lakshmi wanders the Earth looking for homes where she will be welcomed so they  open their doors and windows and light lamps to invite Lakshmi in.

For those babies born during Deepavali or Diwali, we bring a comprehensive list of baby names which are inspired by this festival of lights. We have names that mean light, Lakshmi and wealth for baby boys and girls.

Girl Names:

Name Origin Meaning
Archisha Sanskrit Beam of light
Arya Sanskrit Goddess Lakshmi’s another name
Diya Sanskrit A little lamp
Kamakshi Sanskrit Girl with loving eyes
Kanti Sanskrit Light, luster
Onella Greek Light
Preshti Sanskrit Ray of light
Rajika Sanskrit Lamp
Vartika Sanskrit Lamp
Viti Sanskrit Light, fire
Dipali Sanskrit Row of lamps
Deepika Sanskrit Little light
Jayaprabha Sanskrit Light of victory
Jyoti Sanskrit Light
Kanchanprabha Sanskrit Golden light
Lakshmi Sanskrit Goddess of wealth
Prabha Sanskrit Light
Preshti Sanskrit Ray of Light
Warnaprabha Sanskrit Golden light
Vartika Sanskrit Lamp
Vasatika Sanskrit Morning Light
Vibhas Sanskrit Decoration, light
Usra Sanskrit First light

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Boy Names

Name Origin Meaning
Agniv Sanskrit Bright as light
Ahaan Sanskrit First ray of light
Ashrith Sanskrit God of wealth
Chirag Sanskrit The masculine version of Diya
Divyanshu Sanskrit Divine light
Manar Arabic Light
Navin Sanskrit New
Navtej Sanskrit New Light
Zain Sanskrit Godly light
Dananjay Sanskrit One who wins wealth
Darbjot Sanskrit Light of wealth
Daulat Sanskrit Wealth
Dhanadeepa Sanskrit Lord of wealth
Hriyansh Sanskrit Wealth
Kuber Sanskrit God of wealth
Sampat Sanskrit Prosperous, Wealth
Shreesh Sanskrit Lord of wealth, Lord Vishnu
Shrikant Sanskrit God of wealth or Vishnu or husband of Lakshmi

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