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What does Ambika mean?

Ambika Pronunciation of Ambika [am-bi-ka] as a girls' name is of Sanskrit origin, and the meaning of Ambika is "mother". Hindi name. Also one of the many names for the goddess Devi, wife of Shiva. She has both positive and negative forms, with names for each.

Associated with: goddess.


Ambika has 2 variants: Ambeeka and Ambeika.

Creative forms:
(female) Albika, Ambiya, ..

(male) Ambian, Ambigi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ambika Devin (A.D.), ..

How popular is Ambika?

Ambika is an unusual first name for women. Ambika is an equally unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ambika has yet to be ranked in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ambika name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ambika outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abba, Abbie, Abia, Abida, Abila, Abina, Adima, Adiva, Aegina, Afiwa, Afrika, Aida, Aila, Aina, Airika, Alaisa, Albia, Albina, Albinka (see Alba), Alcina, Aldina, Aleka, Alenka, Alika, Alikah, Alisa, Allia, Amada, Amadita, Amahla, Amaia, Amaya, Ambar, Ambur, Ameera, Ameliya, America, Ami, Amia, Amica, Amicah, Amika, Amina, Amira, Amisa, Amisha, Amita, Amiya, Ammie, Amorra, Amrita, Amynta, Anica, Anika, Anina, Aniya, Anneka, Annika, Annita, Apirka, Argia, Arika, Arnita, Arria, Artina, Aunika, Ayeisa (see Aisha), Gerika, Malika, Nika, Sarika, Terika, Ulrika, Velika and Vivika. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ambika.

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