Gnana ज्ञान

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  • 2 syllables and 5 letters
  • pronounced as jJAna
  • Hindi (Sanskrit) ज्ञान

Gnana meaning: Knowing

Gnana name meaning

Literal meaning of Gnana:

Gnana (Sanskrit ज्ञान) is an ancient word of Sanskrit origin which literally means conscience, awareness, knowledge or higher knowledge.

Intended meaning of Gnana:

Mention of Gnana is found in the Epic Mahabharata (महाभारत) where Gnana means conscience.
Gnana is also found to be mentioned in Shankhayan-Shraut-Sutra (शाङ्खायन-श्रौत-सूत्र), Manu-Smiriti (मनु-स्मृति) and Gobhil-Shraadh-Kalp (गोभिल-श्राद्ध-कल्प) where Gnana denotes knowing or becoming acquainted with. This name is also referred in the writings of Panini (पाणिनि) and Patanjali (पतञ्जलि) where Gnana refers to the act of engaging in.
Reference of Gnana is found in Sir Monier-Williams dictionary also as knowledge about anything cognizance. As per mentioned in Rasikraman, Gnana is a name of a Shakti.

Popularity of Gnana

Gnana is a pretty popular name in India. As per Social media Records, Gnana is used by more than 800 people in India as the name of their kids. Gnana is not a popular name in the USA.

In our opinion Gnana is a common name with a nice meaning attached to it. Gnana is also a stylish name, but a little hard to pronounce.

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More about Gnana

  • Gnana Rajasekaran is an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, playwright and Retired IAS Officer.
  • Gnana Soundari is a 1948 Indian Tamil historical fiction film.

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