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Quick Facts on Arnav

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • American
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 901
Simple meaning:
Ocean, sea

Characteristics of Arnav

  • Cooperative
  • Considerate
  • Compassionate
  • Nurturing
  • Sensitive
  • Patient
  • Loving
  • Kind
  • Gracious
  • Balanced

Etymology & Historical Origin - Arnav

Arnav is a Hindu name from the Sanskrit word (अर्णव) meaning “ocean, foaming sea, and/or agitated water such as a stream or wave”. Currently a top favorite boy’s name in India, Arnav is gaining popularity on the charts of western nations where there’s been a high influx of Indian immigration. Considering much of India borders the sea (i.e., Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean), it’s certainly not surprising how significant the symbol of water would be within their culture. It reminds us of the Hawaiian name “Kai” which means “sea”. Although Arnav is derived from Sanskrit, we don’t have a Hindu name category yet so we’re calling this one American for now.

Popularity of the Name Arnav

Arnav broke onto the shores of America for the first time in 2008 and it’s shown impressive gains in popularity in the past few years. This is particularly impressive considering that the name is used exclusively among Indian-Americans. The technology boom has bolstered the number of Indian immigrants to the United States especially in the Tri-State area of the East Coast and the San Francisco Bay Area of the West Coast. Since Indians still represent less than 1% of the U.S. population the fact that exotic Hindu names even appear on the naming charts is remarkable. At least 200 sets of Indian-American parents are choosing Arnav for their baby boys annually which is enough to place the name on the Top 1000 list. Name choices most popular in India are reflected in America. Other popular Indian/Hindu boy names which have managed to carve out a position on the U.S. charts include Aarav, Aarush and Aditya. In other words, Arnav is one of the most favored name choices among Indian-Americans.
Popularity of the Boy Name Arnav
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Arnav

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Arnav

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Arnav

    Arnav We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Arnav.

  • Popular Songs on Arnav

    Popular Songs on Arnav

    Arnav - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Arnav.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Arnav

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Arnav

    Arnav - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Arnav.

  • Famous People Named Arnav

    Famous People Named Arnav

    Famous People Named Arnav - Arnav Srivastava (Indian musician and composer)

  • Children of Famous People Named Arnav

    Children of Famous People Named Arnav

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Arnav - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Arnav.

  • Historic Figures

    Arnav - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Arnav - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Arnav.

Personality of the Boy Name Arnav

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Variations of the Baby Name - Arnav

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