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Krishna - Meaning of Krishna

What does Krishna mean?

Meaning of the name KrishnaKrishKrishnamurthyKrishnachandraKryshnaKishanRadhakrishnaKrishnadevaKrishaKrishnahKishnanKrishnakumarKrishnamurariKannanKistnaKrishnenduKrashnaRamakrishnaKishenKistnahKrishanJayakrishnaKrishnalaKrishnakanta

[ 2 syll. kris-hna, kr-ish-na ] The baby boy name Krishna is also used as a girl name. It is pronounced as KRIH-SHNaa- †. Krishna is an Indian name of Sanskrit origin. It is derived from the element 'krsna' which means black; dark. In Hindu texts, Krishna is an avatar and incarnation of Vishnu, the god protecting all creation. He is one of the most popular and venerated Hindu gods. It is believed that whenever there is great evil, Vishnu comes down to earth in human form either as Krishna or Rama.

Krishna has 20 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Kistnah, Krisha, Krishnachandra, Krishnadeva, Krishnah, Krishnakanta, Krishnakumar, Krishnala, Krishnamurari, Krishnamurthy, Krishnendu, and Kryshna.

Foreign variants of Krishna include Kannan (Indian), Kishan (Indian), Kishen (Indian), Kishnan (Indian), Kistna (Indian), Krashna (Indian), Krish (Indian), and Krishan (Indian).

See also the related forms, Jayakrishna (Indian), Radhakrishna, and Ramakrishna (Indian).

See also the related categories, dark, god, earth (land), and sanskrit.

Krishna is not regularly used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. Among the group of boy names directly linked to Krishna, Krish was the most frequently used in 2016.

Baby names that sound like Krishna include Karsen, Karson, Karsyn, Keeran, Keeren, Keiron, Keran, Kerigan, Keron, Kersan, Kersin, Kerson, Kersten, Kersun, Kersyn, Kerwen, Khristian, Kiaran, Kieren, and Kierren.

† English pronunciation for Krishna: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"

A famous person named Krishna is Actor Ben Kingsley, born Krishna Bhanji, 31 December 1943, North Yorkshire, England.


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