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Vishnu

First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Vishnu mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Vishnu

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)
65%
English
20%
Sanskrit
7%
Hindi
4%
Hindu
4%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from India says the name Vishnu means "All pervading Supreme Lord, Lord Narayana" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  2. A submission from India says the name Vishnu means "Supreme Lord, the origin of everything, Omnipresent," and is of Sanskrit origin.
  3. A user from India says the name Vishnu is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "All pervasive, 'one who is everything and inside everything'".
  4. 3 submissions from India agree the name Vishnu means "All Pervasive" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  5. According to 2 people from India, the name Vishnu is of Sanskrit / Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Name of lord Vishnu".
  6. A user from India says the name Vishnu is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Lord Venkateshwara".
  7. A submission from India says the name Vishnu means "Omnipresent" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  8. According to a user from India, the name Vishnu is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "God's name".
  9. According to a user from India, the name Vishnu is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "God".
  10. According to a user from India, the name Vishnu is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Vishnu. [vish-noo] Protector".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Vish"nu
A divinity of the modern Hindu trimurti, or trinity. He is regarded as the preserver, while Brahma is the creator, and Siva the destroyer of the creation.

Etymology: Skr. Vishṇu, from vish to pervade., to extend through nature

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The sustainer; a Hindu divinity worshipped as the preserver of worlds
Wiktionary

Borrowed from Sanskrit विष्णु (Víṣṇu).

  1. (Hinduism) One of the Trimurti (trinity) in Hindu mythology, and the most popularly venerated god in Hinduism. Vishnu is commonly depicted as being blue in colour and having four arms: with each hand holding either a lotus, a mace, a conch shell or Chakra weapon. Vishnu is the Supreme being or Ultimate Reality for Vaishnavas and a manifestation of Brahman in the Advaita or Smarta traditions of Hinduism.
  2. A male given name from Sanskrit used in India.

Vishnu was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Vishnu

Notable Persons Named Vishnu

Vishnu Vishal

Vishnu Vishal is an actor, cricket, film producer, and actor/cricketer/producer. He was most prominent from 2009 to present. Vishnu was given the name Vishal Kudawla on July 17th, 1984 in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. Vishnu is also known as Vishnu.

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Vishnu Manchu

Vishnu Manchu is an actor, director, producer, educationalist, philanthropist, and education. His most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Vishnu was given the name Manchu Vishnu Vardhan Naidu by his parent Mohan Babu on November 23rd, 1981 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Vishnu Unnikrishnan

Vishnu Unnikrishnan is an actor, screenwriter, and film actor. Vishnu was born on March 11th, 1987 in Eranakulam, Kerala, India.

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Vishnu Sharma

Vishnu Sharma is a writer.

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Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande

Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande was a hindustani classical music and mewati gharana classical music and singing. He was most prominent from 1875 to 1935. Vishnu was born on August 10th, 1860 in Walkeshwar. He died on September 19th, 1936.

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Vishnu Prabhakar

Vishnu Prabhakar was a writer. Vishnu was born on June 21st, 1912 in Miranpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. He passed away on April 11th, 2009.

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  • Vishnu Digambar Paluskar
    Singing
  • Vishnu Madav Ghatage
    Aeronautical Engineer
  • Vishnu Raj Atreya
    Poet

Notable Persons With the Last Name Vishnu

Notable Persons With the Last Name Vishnu

Sree Vishnu

Sree Vishnu is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2012. Sree was born on August 30th, 1985.

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George Vishnu

George Vishnu is an actor. He was most prominent from 1997 to present. George was given the name Murali Raj Sathish by his parents Ravichandran (Tamil actor) and Sheela in India. George is also known as George.

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Andhra Vishnu

Andhra is also known as Śrīkākuḷāndhra Mahāviṣhṇu.

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Arun Vishnu

Arun was given the name Sivarajan Revamma Arun Vishnu on February 8th, 1988 in Kozhikode.

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Malladi Vishnu

Malladi Vishnu is an MLA.

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Fun Facts about the name Vishnu

  • How Popular is the name Vishnu? Vishnu is the 10,825th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Vishnu have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,011 babies born with the first name Vishnu in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vishnu to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vishnu? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Vishnu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vishnu is Saturday, November 30th, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Vishnu born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vishnu was in 2007 with a total of 65 babies.
  • Random Vishnu Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vishnu is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Jersey have the same name in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Vishnu: The name spelled backwards is Unhsiv. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Unhivs. How do you pronounce that?
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