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Shakuntala - Meaning of Shakuntala

What does Shakuntala mean?

[ 4 syll. (s)ha-kun-ta-la, sh-akunt-ala ] The baby girl name Shakuntala is pronounced as -SHaaKahNTaaLaa- †. Shakuntala is used mostly in the Indian language and its language of origin is Sanskrit. It is derived from the word 'shakunta' which means bird. In Kalidasa's 5th-century classical play Abhijnanashakuntalam, the heroine Shakuntala was abandoned in the forest and thereafter raised by birds; she later meets and marries the king Dushyanta.

See also the related categories, forest, heroine (conqueror), sanskrit, bird, and indian.

Shakuntala is unusual as a baby girl name. It is not ranked within the top 1000.

Baby names that sound like Shakuntala include Shandelle, Shantalle, Shanteil, Shantel, Shantell, Shantelle, Shantil, Shantille, Shawndelle, Shawntelle, Shawntile, Shawntille, Shontel, Shontelle, Chandal, Chandell, Chandelle, Chantal, Chantel, and Chantell.

† English pronunciation for Shakuntala: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"


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