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Meaning and Name Origin

Ganesh \g(a)-ne-sh\ 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.


Ganesh has 1 variant: Ganesha.


Ganesh is an unusual given name for men but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#63936 out of 88799, Top 72%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Ganesh for boys. Ganesh has yet to make it into the list thus far. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ganesh name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Gaines, Gaynes and Janesh. Like Ganesh, these names are not frequently used.