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Meaning of the name Rudra

[ 2 syll. ru-dra, rud-ra ] The baby boy name Rudra is also used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is RuwDRah- †. Rudra is largely used in the Indian language and its origin is Sanskrit. The name's meaning is the roarer; the howler. It is derived literally from the word 'rudra' meaning roaring, howling. In Hindu mythology, Rudra is a Vedic god associated with the wind and the hunt. He is also known as 'The Roarer' or 'The Howler'. He is the equivalent of the god Shiva; the latter name evolved as an epithet of Rudra in the post-Vedic period.

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Rudra is rarely used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.

Baby names that sound like Rudra include Ratrey, Ratri, Ratry, Reider, Reidir, Reidor, Reidur, Reidyr, Rhodri, Ridder, Rider, Riter, Ritter, Rodar, Roder, Rodir, Rodor, Rodyr, Ruaidrí, and Rydder.

† English pronunciation for Rudra: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"


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