India was part of the British Empire and is still a member of the Commonwealth. During the later C20th, many Indian people moved to Britain to work. They have retained their religion, cultural traditions and naming system. In America and to a lesser extent Britain, some of their names have been used by other ethnic groups.
Chand Sanskrit canda, 'moon'
Malik Hindu/Indian 'king'
Taj Urdu 'crown'
Chandra Sanskrit moon
Jaspreet Punjabi 'virtuous'
Rani Sanskrit 'queen' Hebrew 'joyful'
Ratana Thai 'crystal' or Ratna Hindu 'jewel'
Sita Hindi 'divine woman' (a goddess)
This collection of names was compiled by Kate Monk and is ©1997, Kate Monk.
Copies may be made for personal use only.
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