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What does Ganesh mean?

Ganesh Pronunciation of Ganesh [ganesh] as a boys' name is of Hindi and Sanskrit origin, and the meaning of Ganesh is "lord of hordes". From gana "horde" and isha "ruler, lord". Ganesh is the Hindu god of wisdom and good luck, usually portrayed as a squat little man with an elephant's head.

Associated with: ruler (king), wisdom, good, little.


Ganesh has 1 variant: Ganesha.

Creative forms:
(male) Genesh, ..

(female) Gane, Ganith, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ganesh Boyd (G.B.), ..

How popular is Ganesh?

Ganesh is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#27289 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ganesh has yet to make it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ailesh, Cash, Dinesh, Enosh, Gabe, Gadish, Gael, Gaell, Gaer, Gage, Gaine, Gainer, Gaines, Gains, Gaius, Galath, Gale, Galen, Galeno, Gamel, Gannet, Gannett, Gannon, Gared, Garek, Garen, Gareth, Garett, Garey, Garith, Garner, Garnet, Garnett, Garreth, Garth, Garyth, Gaven, Gayne, Gayner, Gaynes, Gene, Genesis, Giannes, Giles, Ginesis (see Genesis), Glades, Graves, Gyles, Hamish, Harish, Himesh, Jabesh, Janesh, Koresh, Mahesh, Marsh, Nash, Parish, Tavish and Walsh. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ganesh.

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