Kartika - Meaning of Kartika
[ 3 syll. kar-ti-ka, ka-rt-ika ] The baby boy name Kartika is pronounced as Kaa-RTih-Ker- †. Kartika's language of origin is Sanskrit and it is used largely in the Indian language. The name means 'of the Krttikas, of the Pleiades'. In Hindu mythology, the god Murugan was raised by the six sisters known as the Krttika or the Pleiades, hence his name Kartika or Kartikeya. This is also a name of a son of Shiva.
See also the related form, Kritika (Indian).
Kartika is irregularly used as a baby boy name. It is not listed in the top 1000.
† English pronunciation for Kartika: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"