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Ashoka - Meaning of Ashoka

What does Ashoka mean?

[ 3 syll. as-ho-ka, ash-oka ] The baby boy name Ashoka is pronounced ah-SHowKaa- or ah-SHowKer- †. Ashoka has its origins in the Sanskrit language and it is used largely in Indian. The meaning of Ashoka is 'without sorrow'. It is derived from a meaning 'not' ; shoka 'sorrow, grief'. The name was borne by Ashoka the Great (304BC-232BC), who is often noted as one of India's greatest emperors.

Forms of Ashoka include the Indian Ashok and the Indian Asoka.

See also the related categories, emperors (king), sorrow (burden), and sanskrit.

Ashoka is uncommon as a baby boy name. It is not in the top 1000 names.

Baby names that sound like Ashoka include Acarya, Acasha, Acayo, Acaysha, Acbar, Acbarr, Accacia, Acea, Achaius, Acharya, Achazia, Achisar, Achishar, Achiya, Aghora, Agraja, Agriya, Agyei, Ahiga, and Ahijah.

† English pronunciation for Ashoka: AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"


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