What Are All the Names of Ganesha?

Sanskrit Names of the Hindu God With Meanings

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Lord Ganesha is known by many names. There are 108 different names of Ganesha in the Hindu scriptures. Many of these are suitable for baby names -- for both boys and girls. The following are these various Sanskrit names of Ganesha with their meaning.

  1. Akhuratha: One whose chariot is pulled by a mouse
  2. Alampata: One who is forever eternal
  3. Amit: One who is incomparable
  4. Anantachidrupamayam: One who is the personification of the infinite consciousness
  1. Avaneesh: Master of the universe
  2. Avighna: The remover of obstacles
  3. Balaganapati: Beloved child
  4. Bhalchandra: One who is moon crested
  5. Bheema: One who is gigantic
  6. Bhupati: The lord of lords
  7. Bhuvanpati: The lord of the heaven
  8. Buddhinath: The God of wisdom
  9. Buddhipriya: One who bestows of knowledge and intellect
  10. Buddhividhata: The God of knowledge
  11. Chaturbhuj: The four-armed lord
  12. Devadeva: The lord of lords
  13. Devantakanashakarin: Destroyer of evils and demons
  14. Devavrata: One who accepts all penances
  15. Devendrashika: The protector of all gods
  16. Dharmik: One who is righteous and charitable
  17. Dhoomravarna: One whose skin is smoke-hued
  18. Durja: The invincible
  19. Dvaimatura: One who has two mothers
  20. Ekaakshara: One who is a single syllable
  21. Ekadanta: Single-tusked
  22. Ekadrishta: Single-focused
  23. Eshanputra: The son of Shiva
  24. Gadadhara: One whose weapon is the mace
  25. Gajakarna: One who has elephantine-ears
  26. Gajanana: One who has an elephantine face
  27. Gajananeti: One who has the looks of an elephant
  1. Gajavakra: The trunk of an elephant
  2. Gajavaktra: One who has an elephantine mouth
  3. Ganadhakshya: The lord of lords
  4. Ganadhyakshina: Leader of all celestial bodies
  5. Ganapati: The lord of lords
  6. Gaurisuta: The son of Gauri
  7. Gunina: The lord of virtues
  8. Haridra: One who is golden-hued
  9. Heramba: Mother's beloved son
  10. Kapila: One who is yellowish-brown
  1. Kaveesha: The lord of poets
  2. Kirti: The lord of music
  3. Kripalu: Merciful lord
  4. Krishapingaksha: One who has yellowish-brown eyes
  5. Kshamakaram: The abode of forgiveness
  6. Kshipra: One who is easy to appease
  7. Lambakarna: One who has large ears
  8. Lambodara: One who has a big belly
  9. Mahabala: One who is enormously strong
  10. Mahaganapati: The Supreme Lord
  11. Maheshwaram: Lord of the universe
  12. Mangalamurti: The all auspicious Lord
  13. Manomay: The winner of hearts
  14. Mrityuanjaya: The conqueror of death
  15. Mundakarama: The abode of happiness
  16. Muktidaya: Bestower of eternal bliss
  17. Musikvahana: One who rides a mouse
  18. Nadapratithishta: One who appreciates music
  19. Namasthetu: Destroyer of evils and sins
  20. Nandana: Lord Shiva's son
  21. Nideeshwaram: Bestower of wealth
  22. Omkara: One who has the form of 'Om'
  23. Pitambara: One who has yellowish skin
  24. Pramoda: Lord of all abodes
  25. Prathameshwara: First among all Gods
  26. Purush: The omnipotent personality
  27. Rakta: One who is blood-hued
  28. Rudrapriya: One who is the beloved of Shiva
  29. Sarvadevatman: One who accepts all celestial offerings
  30. Sarvasiddhanta: Bestower of skills and knowledge
  31. Sarvatman: Protector of the universe
  32. Shambhavi: Son of Parvati
  33. Shashivarnam: One who has a moon-like complexion
  34. Shoorpakarna: One who is large-eared
  35. Shuban: The all auspicious Lord
  1. Shubhagunakanan One who is The Master of All Virtues
  2. Shweta: One who is as pure as the white
  3. Siddhidhata: Bestower of accomplishments and successes
  4. Siddhipriya: Giver of wishes and boons
  5. Siddhivinayaka: Bestower of success
  6. Skandapurvaja: Elder of Skanda or Kartikya
  7. Sumukha: One who has an auspicious face
  8. Sureshwaram: The lord of lords
  9. Swaroop: Lover of beauty
  10. Tarun: One who is ageless
  11. Uddanda: The nemesis of evils and vices
  12. Umaputra: The son of Goddess Uma
  13. Vakratunda: One with a curved trunk
  14. Varaganapati: Bestower of boons
  15. Varaprada: One who grants wishes
  16. Varadavinayaka: Bestower of success
  17. Veeraganapati: The vigorous lord
  18. Vidyavaridhi: The God of wisdom
  19. Vighnahara: Remover of obstacles
  20. Vignaharta: Destroyer of all obstacles
  21. Vighnaraja: Lord of all obstacles
  22. Vighnarajendra: Lord of all obstacles
  23. Vighnavinashanaya: Destroyer of all obstacles
  1. Vigneshwara: Lord of all obstacles
  2. Vikat: One who is huge
  3. Vinayaka: The Supreme Lord
  4. Vishwamukha: Master of the universe
  5. Vishwaraja: King of the world
  6. Yagnakaya: One who accepts sacrificial offerings
  7. Yashaskaram: The bestower of fame and fortune
  8. Yashvasin: The beloved and ever popular lord
  9. Yogadhipa: The lord of meditation
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