Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Nikhil

 Nikhil is a Hindu masculine name, from the Sanskrit निखिल meaning “whole, entire” as in “universal, complete,” and composed of the elements “Ni” (without), “Kh” (sky, boundary) and “L” (liked, agreed). Nikhil denotes completion without boundary – as in perfection – more literally, one who is freed from the boundaries, limitations and/or obstacles of nature (Prakruti). It is also one of the many epithets given to the Hindu gods Shiva and Vishnu. As a given name, Nikhil is quite popular in India and used regularly among Indian-Americans in the United States.

All About the Baby Name – Nikhil

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME NIKHIL

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME NIKHIL

 Nikhil is not a very popular masculine given name in the United States, probably due to its ethic nature (only about 150 baby boys were given this name in 2013). It tends to be favored by Indian-Americans (a small segment of our population). Still, within that community, the name’s popularity is notable. It’s a cool-sounding name and “wholly” unique. Perhaps an interesting alternative to the ever-popular Nicholas. 

Quick Facts

ON NIKHIL

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

NIK-heel

SIMPLE MEANING:

Whole, entire

Characteristics

OF NIKHIL

Multi-talented

Intuitive

Oneness

Idealistic

Philanthropy

Independent

Perfection

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Nikhil

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME NIKHIL

Popular Songs

ON NIKHIL

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Nikhil


Famous People

NAMED NIKHIL

Nikhil Advani (Hindi film director)
Nikhil Banerjee (sitar-player)
Nikhil Chinapa (VJ)
Nikhil Chopra (cricketer)
Nikhil D'Souza (singer)
Nikhil Dwivedi (Hindi actor)
Nikhil Kanetkar (Olympic badminton player)
Nikhil Nanda (industrialist)
Nikhil Siddharth (Telugu actor)
Nikhil Kuruganti (Indian Entrepreneur)

Children of Famous People

NAMED NIKHIL

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME NIKHIL

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Nikhil