Different Names of Lord Krishna

Different Names of Lord Krishna

AbhijeetLord Krishna; One who is victorious (Abhijeet)6
AbjayoniBorn of the Lotus, Another name of Lord Brahma5
AjayaUnconquerable; Undefeated11
AkkrumLord Buddha3
AmitavLimitless luster; Name of Lord Buddha; One who is having endless splendor3
AnamiA name of Lord Buddha2
AnantaInfinite; Endless; Eternal; The Earth6
AnishA close friend; Good company; Smart one; Companion; Supreme; Another name for Krishna and Vishnu6
AprameyaA name of Lord Krishna8
BalakrishnaYoung Krishna6
BalgopalBaby Krishna; Infant Krishna3
BaliA mighty warriorBravePowerful; Strength; Offering6
BalkrishanYoung Krishna5
BanbihariLord Krishna; One who enjoys roaming in the forest1
BankeLord Krishna; Bent in three places6
Banke BihariLord Krishna, One who loves to sport in the forests Banke meaning bent in three places as the curved statue of Krishna usually is hands folded to hold a flute, Waist wrapped, And leg wrapped in a standing pose8
BankebihariLord Krishna, one who loves to sport in the forests, Banke meaning bent in three places as the curved statue of Krishna usually is hands folded to hold a flute, waist folded and leg folded in a standing pose8
BankimCrescent; Lord Krishna; Curved5
BanshidharLord Krishna, The bearer of the flute3
BansilalLord Krishna; The first Lord7
BanwariLord Krishna; The one living in the groves of Vrindavan5
Barhi BarhavatamsakaOne who adorns Peacock feathers4
BrajamohanLord Krishna, Vraj - Vrindavan, Mohan - attractive11
BrijPlace of Lord Krishna; Strength; To twist; To leave3
BrijeshGod of the land of Brij8
BrijmohanLord Krishna, Vraj - Vrindavan, Mohan - attractive9
BrijnandanLord Krishna; Of Vrindavan6
BuddhaAwakened; Lord Buddha; Enlightened, The title first used for prince Gautam who was the founder of the Buddhist religion22
Buddha PriyaOne liked by Buddha1
BuddhadevaGautama Buddha9
ChhandakThe charioteer of Lord Buddha5
ChidakashAbsolute; Brahma1
DamodarRope tied around Lord Krishna; A name of Lord Krishna11
DamodaraDam=cord; Udara=stomach; Lord when he was tied with a rope around his waist3
Danavendra VinashakaDestroyer of the king of demons8
DarshSightHandsome; Lord Krishna; When the Moon becomes visible5
Dayanidhitreasure house of mercy3
DevakinandanName of Lord Krishna1
DevarajaluKing of Gods; Buddha5
DhrupadkingFirm footed9
Dvaraka-NayakayaLord Krishna, Lord of Dwaraka11
ElumalaiLord Venkateswara; Lord of seven hills11
GadinLord Krishna; One who is armed with a club; One who wields the mace8
GaousikLord Buddha; A patronymic of Vishvamitra; An epithet of ShivaLove; Passion; An epithet of Indra11
GautamLord Buddha; Remover of darkness; Full of life; One of the seven Rishis; One who enlightens9
GauthamLord Buddha; Remover of darkness; Name of Buddha; One of the seven Rishis8
GhanashyamLord Krishna; Solid dark; Of the colour of the darkest cloud that will soon rain7
GhanshyamLord KrishnaBlack cloud6
GirdhariLord Krishna, One who holds mountain (Krishna)11
GiridharLord Krishna, One who holds mountain (Krishna)11
GirivarLord Krishna, One who holds govardhana Giri mountain in his hand3
Gitamrita MahodadhiAn ocean containing nectar of Gita8
GogulaLord Krishna; The Lord of serpents9
GopalCowherd, Another name of Lord Krishna6
GopeshLord KrishnaKing of Gopis7
GotamLord Buddha; Remover of darkness; Full of life; One of the seven Rishis; One who enlightens2
GovindCowherd, Lord Krishna8
GovindaLord Krishna; Gaom+vindati; One who has knowledge of sense and is the illuminator of senses can also be translated as one who makes cowherd boys Happy9
GowthamLord Buddha; Remover of darkness; Name of Buddha; One of the seven Rishis6
GulzarilalName of Lord Krishna11
HarekrishnaLord Krishna; Everything that exists4
HareshLord ShivaShiva, Lord Har5
HariThe Sun; Man; GreenLightMoon; Another name for IndraBrahma Vishnu and Shiva9
HarigopalLord Krishna, Lord who is a cowherd6
HariharLord Vishnu and Lord Shiva together9
HemnathGold or Lord Buddha; Early winter6
IlapatayeLord of the earth9
JagadbanduLord KrishnaFriend; Relative of the whole world11
JagadguruPreceptor of the universe9
JagannathaKing of the universe5
JagmohanOne who attracts the world6
JanardhanaLord Krishna; One who helps people; Liberator from the cycle of birth and death9
JograjLord Krishna; Lord of ascetics7
KanaiyaLord Krishna; Adolescent8
KanhaYoung; Lord Krishna8
KanhaiyaLord Krishna; Adolescent7
KanhaiyalalLord Krishna, The beloved adolescent5
KanjalochanaLotus eyed God1
KannanAnother name of Lord krishna1
KanuLord Krishna; Kanu means handsome11
KesavaName of Lord Krishna; Lord Venkateswara; Lord Vishnu; Long Haired; Slayer of Keshi demon5
KesavanLord venkateswara1
KeshavName of Lord Krishna; Lord Venkateswara; Lord Vishnu; Long Haired; Slayer of Keshi demon3
KhajitLord Buddha; A kind of Buddha; Conquering heaven5
KheeLord venkateswara2
KishanLord KrishnaBlack; Dark-skinned8
Kishoreyoung boy; Lord Krishna; Youth; Youthful; The Sun4
KondasamyLord venkateswara4
KridayLord Krishna5
KrishNickname of names beginning with - Kris; Short form of Lord Krishna11
KrishnaLord Krishna; Name of the river8
KrishnachandraLord Krishna; The Black Moon; The name of a king3
KrishnadevaLord Krishna; The dark-skinned God4
KrishnakantaBeloved of Krishna1
KrishnalaLord Krishna; Sanskrit meaning as black or dark3
KrishnamurariLord Krishna, The only one who plays a sweet flute, The one who attracts everyone's heart by playing his flute7
KrishnamurthyLord Krishna, Manifestation of the God Krishna5
KrishnenduLord KrishnaPrince of Earth6
KunjabihariLord Krishna; Enjoyer of lakes5
LokpradeepGautam Buddha4
MadhavAnother name of Lord KrishnaSweet like honey22
MadhavaAnother name of Lord KrishnaSweet like honey5
MadhughneKiller of demon Madhu9
MadhusudanLord Krishna, One who killed demon Madhu7
MakheshLord Krishna; Lord of sacrifice; Name of Vishnu11
ManharLord KrishnaPleasingCharming; One who attracts the mind1
ManmohanPleasing; Lord Krishna7
MeghashyamLord KrishnaCloud dark1
MohnishLord KrishnaAttractive God5
MukundName of Lord VishnuFreedom giver; Gem; Liberator3
MunishWith God; Lord BuddhaChief of an army; Chief of the sages3
MuralidharLord Krishna, The one who bears the flute6
MuralimanoharLord KrishnaAttractive one who has a flute in his hand9
MurariLord Krishna; Killer of the demon Mura8
MurarilalLord Krishna, Murari, The beloved6
MurlidharLord Krishna, The one who bears the flute5
NaggarLord Krishna3
NandakishoreLord KrishnaSon of Nanda11
NandanPleasingSon; Celebrating; Heartening; Temple; Another name for Shiva and Vishnu3
NandlalLord KrishnaBeloved of Nanda22
NarayanaLord Vishnu; Refuge of man3
NathanGift from God; Rewarded; Given; Giving; DesireProtector; Lord; Another name for Krishna22
NatwarLord Krishna; Dancing Lord5
Navanit ViliptangaLord whose body is smeared with butter3
NawalkishorLord Krishna; Adolescent boy5
NeeleshLord KrishnaMoon5
NileshLord KrishnaMoon4
NiranjanaAarti; Name of a river; Goddess Durga; The night of the full Moon1
NityanandaLord Krishna; Always happy4
PadmahastaLotus handed; Lord Krishna3
PadmarajThe Padma is Lord venkateshwaras wife Padma's Raja is, therefore, Lord venkateswara hence Padma Raj is another name of him. alternate names include Srinivas, Balaji, Venkatesh and Govinda1
PadmayaniLord BrahmaBuddha3
ParabrahmaThe ultimate conscious being7
ParamapurushaThe supreme Man1
Parasmai JyotishOne with a supreme light4
Parijatapa HarakayaOne who removes the Parijath flower6
ParthasarathiCharioteer of Partha, Lord Krishna, Arjuna's charioteer Krishna5
PerumalLord venkateswara5
PinakiLord Krishna; One who is the wielder of the bow6
Pita VasaseOne wearing yellow robes5
PrabudhaAwakened; Lord Buddha8
Punya-ShlokayaLord whose praise bestows merit7
PyarelalLord Krishna; Loved one9
PyaremohanLord Krishna; Very much loved and attractive8
RadhakantaLord Krishna; Sweetheart of Radha (Radha represents devotee, thus the protector, Lover, Friend of the devotee)7
RadheshA name of Lord Krishna9
RadheshyamLord Krishna and Goddess Radha3
RamakrishnaCombination of both Ram and Lord Krishna5
RasbihariLord Krishna, Name of Krishna, Sporting in raas4
RaseshLord Krishna; Lord of Joy7
RasmaruLord Krishna1
RavilochanaHaving Sun as the eye5
RayirthLord Brahma9
RohanlalLord Krishna; Rohan - the name of a mountain; Adams peak in Ceylon; Ascending; Climbing; Name of Vishnu; Lal - derived from Lallana; RedSonBeloved; Favorite; It is often used as a suffix9
RukmineshLord Krishna, Consort of Rukmini1
SachchitLord BrahmaTruth8
Sachidanand VigrahaAn embodiment of existence; Awareness and bliss9
SaketLord Krishna; Having the same intention11
SakyasinhaLord Buddha; The Lion of the Sakya9
SamdarshiLord Krishna; Unbiased who can see all11
SanwariyaLord KrishnaDark complexioned3
SarojinLord Brahma; Lotus-like5
SarvaLord Krishna; Lord ShivaPerfectComplete7
SarvapalakaProtector of all; Lord Krishna4
SatvatLord Krishna; Full of truth; Delighted; Name of Vishnu or Krishna; Name of Baladeva; A man of Yadav tribe; A worshipper11
SatyanarayanLord Krishna; Sat=ultimate reality, Narayana=resting in consciousness5
SaugataAnother name of Gautama Buddha7
ShaakyaLord Buddha; Energy circle or a form of chakra3
ShakyasinhaLord Buddha; The Lion of the Sakya8
ShankdharLord Krishna, The one who bears a conch3
ShoubhitOrnamented; Lord KrishnaBrilliantHandsome3
ShrigopalLord Krishna; A protector of the Earth; A king; An epithet of Krishna; An epithet of Shiva; Name of a Nag6
ShrihariLord KrishnaGreen; Yellow; Tawny; Golden color; A Parrot; A Snake; Name of IndraVishnuKrishna, Brahman, Yama, SunMoon; A ray of lightFireWind9
ShrikantaAn epithet of Lord Vishnu, God of wealth or Lord Vishnu or Consort of Goddess LakshmiBeautiful; Lord Shiva; Of glorious neck11
ShrikeshavLord Krishna; Having long or handsome hair3
ShrikrishnaLord KrishnaBlack, Dark-skinned8
ShrimohanLord KrishnaAttractive6
ShripadmaLord Krishna; Lotus-hued8
ShyamDark blueBlack, A name of Lord Krishna3
ShyamakLord KrishnaDark; Name of a brother of Vasudeva; A kind of plant6
Shyamantakjewel of Lord Vishnu5
ShyamsundarLord KrishnaCloud coloured and beautiful; One with the beauty of the evening8
ShyamsundaraLord of the beautiful evenings9
ShyamsunderLord KrishnaCloud colored and beautiful; One with the beauty of an evening3
SiddarthOne who has accomplished goal; Successful; A name of Lord Buddha; Achieved all wishes11
SiddarthaLord Buddha; One who has accomplished an aim; Successful; Prosperous; Epithet of the great Buddha or Shaakyamuni; The founder of the buddhist religion; Epithet of Shiva and Vishnu3
SiddhantaRule; Principals8
SiddharthaOne who has accomplished goal; Successful; A name of Lord Buddha; Achieved all wishes11
SrinibashLord Venkateshwara, Residence of Goddess of wealth, Abode of wealth9
SrinivasaLord Venkateshwara, Residence of Goddess of wealth, Abode of wealth4
SrinivasuluLord venkateswara3
SthavirLord Brahma; Ancient; Fixed; Steady or the primordial being7
SugataA name of the Buddha6
SugatanandLord Buddha3
SuriRed roseHappiness; Consort of the SunKrishna; Goddess; LearnedSage22
TathagatThe Buddha, Title of the Buddha6
TathagataThe Buddha, Title of the Buddha7
TatharajLord Buddha7
ThakarshiLord Krishna5
ThimmaLord venkateswara1
ThirumalLord venkateswara3
ThirumalaAbode of Lord venkateswara or holy place4
TirthayaadLord Krishna8
TirthayadLord Krishna7
TrigyaLord Buddha; Omniscient; Seer; Deity; Name of a Buddha8
TrigyeshLord Buddha; Trigya with Esh as Ishwar3
TrikayLord Buddha3
UrugayLord Krishna; Far-going; Far-striding; An epithet of Vishnu and Indra; Offering broad scope for movement3
VagishGod of speech; Lord Brahma3
VamsidharLord Krishna, The bearer of the flute5
VanabihariLord Krishna; One who enjoys roaming in the forest4
VanamalinLord Krishna; One wearing a sylvan garland6
VanmaliAn epithet of Lord Krishna9
VansidharLord Krishna, The bearer of the flute6
VardhamLord Mahavir4
VardhamanLord Mahavir1
VasudevaGoddess of wealth5
VasumatLord Krishna; Wealthy7
VasupatiRich Man1
VatsapalLord KrishnaProtector of children; A keeper of calves; Name of Krishna; Name of Baladeva2
VedamohanLord Krishna; Knower of Vedas11
VedmohanLord Krishna; Knower of Vedas1
VeniBraided hair; Name of a riverstream; Bridge; The confluence of rivers5
VenimadhavLord Krishna, Madhav with braided hair9
Venkat ManiLord Venkateswara and Ayyappa11
VenkataramanLord venkateswara4
VenkatramanLord venkateswara3
VibhavFriend, One who look after and take care of the whole universe, Another name of Lord VishnuGlorious; Power; Riches; Property; Omnipresence; Magnanimity1
VibhavasuThe Sun6
VibhumatLord Krishna; Omnipresent; Appearing in many forms; An epithet of Krishna6
VihariLord KrishnaSupreme enjoyer4
VipaschitLord Buddha; A learned Man; Scholar8
ViranchiName of Lord Brahma3
VirinchiLord Brahma; Illuminating; Name of Brahma; Name of Vishnu; Name of Shiva11
VishnuLord Vishnu; Root; To pervade; The preserver of the Hindu Holy Trinity; Has ten incarnations including Ram, Krishna and Buddha3
VishvagLord Brahma; Going everywhere; Name of Brahma7
VitaharyaLord Krishna6
VrajakishoreLord Krishna; Child of Vraj11
VrajalalLord KrishnaBeloved of Vrindavan5
VrajanadanLord Krishna; Vraja - Vrindavan, Nandan - delighting; A son; The rejoice; An epithet of Vishnu; A designation of Shiva; Name of a Siddha; Name of a Buddhist deity5
VrajeshLord Krishna; Lord of Vraj11
VrajkishoreLord Krishna, Adolescent of Vrindavan1
VrajmohanLord Krishna, Vraj - Vrindavan, Mohan - attractive3
VrajrajLord KrishnaKing of Vrindavan8
VrisaLord Krishna; Cow6
YadavLord Krishna; Descendant from Yadu; Name of Krishna8
YadavendraLord KrishnaKing of the Yadava clan5
YadunandanLord Krishna; Of Yadu clan9
YadunathLord KrishnaProtector of Yadus4
YadurajLord KrishnaKing of Yadus8
YaduvirLord KrishnaBrave man; Descendant of Yadu1
YajnarupLord Krishna; One who is as pure as Yajna; One whose form is Yajna7
YogThe union of the individual soul with universal soul; Joining; Uniting; Conveyance; Yoga personified as the son of Dharma and Kriya; Name of Vishnu and Shiva, Lord Buddha2
YoginampatiLord of the yogis4
YudhishthiraOne who established Yudhisthira back as king7

Lord Krishna, one of the most beloved deities in Hinduism, is known by numerous names and titles, reflecting his various roles and attributes. Some of the different names of Lord Krishna include:

  1. Krishna: The name itself means “dark” or “black,” symbolizing his complexion.
  2. Govinda: Referring to him as the protector of cows.
  3. Gopala: Signifying his role as the cowherd, who takes care of the cows.
  4. Madhava: Associating him with the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi.
  5. Vasudeva: Recognizing him as the son of Vasudeva.
  6. Murari: Highlighting his prowess as the enemy of the demon Mura.
  7. Narayana: Indicating his divine nature as the refuge of all beings.
  8. Mohan: Meaning “the enchanting one,” reflecting his captivating charm.
  9. Dwarkadhish: Acknowledging his role as the lord of Dwarka.
  10. Ranchhod: A name that refers to his act of fleeing from the battlefield.
  11. Yashoda Nandan: Recognizing him as the beloved son of Yashoda.
  12. Parthasarathy: Signifying his role as the charioteer of Arjuna in the Mahabharata.

These names and titles celebrate Lord Krishna’s multifaceted personality and his significance as a divine figure in Hinduism.

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