Several names exist in Hindi which mean “child”, Bala, Balen, Balun, Balyn, etc. When a child was born “with a full head of hair”, the name Bal was given in traditional Hindi naming customs. Hindi people are an ancient people with a rich culture, colorful mythology, legendary heroes on spiritual journeys, and an advanced understanding of the elemental forces in nature. Hindi is the second most spoken world language with over 370 million speakers worldwide. Northern and central India's dominant language is Hindi. Descended from Sanskrit, Hindi is usually written in the Devangari alphabet. Derived from the alphabets: Brahmi, descended from Aramaic, which comes from the Phoenician alphabet. Several Indian languages use the Devangari alphabet (an abugida alphabet) in writing, including Kashmiri, Marathi, Hindi, and Sanskrit. A full Hindu name consists of 1-several given names followed by a surname and a family name. Names are taken from the usual sources mythology, vocabulary, and ancestors. However, Hindu names are also adopted forms derived from other languages and often use deity names as elements in creating new names for modern Indian children. Borrowed Names Hindi names borrowed from foreign origins and adopted into Hindi form are also used as given names. Feminine forms for masculine names in Hindi and in borrowed names are typical, such as Artha or Arthah. These two feminine forms are derived from the English name, Arthur “Noble strength; Wealthy; Bear”. Ammaa from an African name meaning “god-like beauty” is currently very trendy among Hindi baby girls. On the other end of the name spectrum, a common name element 'Bel' is used extensively in Hungarian names as being derived from the Slavic meaning “to perch” and from a Zerma word which means “slave or freed slave”. Bela, Beli, Beldon, Belva, Belinda, Belia, and Belite are typical baby names used in Hungary, France, Italy, and Africa which have various favorable meanings. However in Hindi, the meaning for Bel is “destruction” regardless of it's other elemental combinations; the negative meaning is unchanged. Hinduism Hinduism is not merely a religious belief in a Supreme Being with infinite knowledge, power, love and final judgment, it's a living discipline derived from the ancient vedas. Spreading Hinduism's revealed truths whispered by god during periods of elevated consciousness achieved via mediation and silence, gurus guide followers (devotees) on their spiritual quests for truth which is the fundamental purpose for all human beings, according to Hinduism philosophy. Followers aren't coerced to follow, nor are they given specific directions on what they should or shouldn't do, but rather are nurtured by the guru's personal wisdom from experience, his 'nectar'. 2 continual processes, Experience (vEdham) and Knowledge (sidhdhi), are central to Hinduism's main philosophy. An open minded religious umbrella based upon the vedas (vaidka dharma “discipline of vedas” & sanAtana dharma “eternal discipline”), Hinduism is really a core discipline (dharma) whose goal is a spiritual harmony both personally and with all religions. Buddhism and Janism, though not vaidka dharma (based on vedas), are both derivations from the Hinduism root which is one of the oldest & most followed in world religions. Many world religions could be considered to be based on Hinduism, as mentioned. However, Hinduism isn't based upon any other religious doctrine nor has it attributed any historical founder to its creation. Hinduism couldn't even be considered, much less accepted, within the parameters of any known religious denomination. Its fundamental open-ended (nothing is wrong/right, but rather is dependent upon the circumstances) view which eliminates absolute moral doctrines and laws (like the Ten Commandments) don't even qualify for religious categorization by definition. Hinduism & Morality There aren't any concrete laws governing behavior, morality, traditions, nor rituals, common to nearly ever religion in the world. Hinduism doesn't claim to be the right or only path to 'god', like every other religious denomination, but rather. Debate concerning opposing views on doctrine, values, and orthodox traditions with other religions are welcomed and even, encouraged by Hindu followers. Karma is the result of getting what you give. Rather than an evil enemy of God (Satan), Hinduism believes the world is good and that the evil which occurs is due to repayment for past evil deeds. Hindus believe in the ascertain of the understanding of divine glory through reasoning by the human mind. Christianity states the only true knowledge comes from the Lord and is revealed through divine inspiration only, incomprehensible by the natural, carnal mind. Sorry Mr. President (current one and former, George W. Bush), Hinduism and the religion of Islam serve a very different god than Christians in America. Jesus said, “I am THE way; I am THE truth; I am THE light. No one comes to the Father except by me.” Christians are NOT told, 'all paths lead to me,' or different strokes for different folks, but rather, “straight and narrow” on a single path following the Living God, Jesus Christ, for ALL who would. One path and One way to One God for every One. Christianity, like Hinduism, is accepting of all people (sinners). However, unlike Hinduism, the founder of Christianity (the Lord Jesus Christ), though loving, gentle, kind, meek, and mild, minced no words when it came to calling out false teachers or the devil's doctrines, and demonstrated abhorrence for the ways of the world (sin). The Christian call is to repentance not revelation or psychology. Jesus said that the man's heart was “desperately wicked” and the world (human beings), unable to save itself with intellect or human psychology, was in need of a savior. Scientifically based analysis found in one part of the Hindu scriptures, the Upanishads, attempts to describe divine glories elaborated in another part, the purANas. Hinduism is filled with wonderful children's stories and myths explaining creation, the universe and other questions which plague the human intellect regarding man's purpose for existence. Hindu respect for life extends to all levels of existence, including animals and insects. Reincarnation, the soul returning to another living carrier after the present one dies, is a belief in Hinduism which includes all living creatures. So, some wouldn't kill ants because they may be their ancestors reincarnated.
According to the Hindu philosophy, God's grace is dispensed upon all creatures equally and actively making the world a better place through humanitarianism is a universal goal for all.
Hinduism is more akin to humanistic psychology with it's subjectivism or science with its observations and situational considerations in deciphering whether an action, behavior, or thought is right/wrong, than it is related to any formal religion. Hinduism believes that we're able to experience and gain the knowledge of the revealed eternal truths in the universe through the rational worshipping of pashupati, shiva linga (Shiva-Hindu God). Archana which means “the worshipping one” is a commonly used for boys in India.
Hindu Myth Names Hindu mythology provides an eclectic assortment for baby names, sometimes with unexpected meanings. Elemental and full name combinations produce nearly limitless unique, great sounding, and customized for meaning baby names which have Hollywood parents on fire for Hindi names. Hindu legends supply even more meaningful sources for Hindi names. Hinduism provides numerous form names (devas) for the formless Hindu god, Shiva. Thus, Hinduism subscribes to one Supreme Being (Shiva) while simultaneously praising the multitude of supporting life forces (devas)at work in the universe, such as the moon, stars, wind, and sun. Hindu Myth Name Description/”meaning”/derived Variants Arya Noble goddess   Atish god of wisdom   Aneil male wind god   Anila feminine wind goddess   Kali goddess of destruction and chaos Kalie, Kalii Shiva shiva linga Mahesh, Manishankar Indra warrior god of rain and sun Mahendra Avatar incarnation of god Avatari(f) Manish god of the mind Manis, Mani