Different Names of Sri Krishna



Lord Krishna, one of the most revered Gods of Hindu religion is known by many names. It is believed that Acharya Garga, the family priest of Yadavs named the Lord. He was named Lord Sri Krishna because of his dark complexion.

Janmashtami Names According to Special Characteristics and Feats
During days of childhood, Sri Krishna was known as Bal Gopal meaning young Krishna. He is known as Madhav meaning the Husband of Goddess of fortune, Sri Lakshmi. Bhagwan Krishna is also known as Giridhari-The lifter of Govardhan hill. Also known as Banvari - the one living in the groves of Vrindavan.

Popular Names of Lord Krishna with their Meanings
NAME MEANING
Krishna One in the transport of joy
Jagannath Lord of the whole World
Parampurush The supreme one
Dwarkadhish King of Dwarka City
Vasudev Son of Vasudev
Devki Nandan Mother Devki's son
Govinda Lord Of Cows
Gopal Protector of Cows
Parthasarthi Chariot driver of Arjuna
Muralidhar One with a flute
Mathura Naresh King of Birth city Mathura
Damodar One tied with a grinding Stone
Niranjan One who is honorable
Sanatan The eternal one
Anant The infinite
Ajay All victorious God
Murari Enemy of demon Mura
KamalNath Kamla (Goddess Lakshmi's) Husband
Punya Meritorious
Lila-Manush-Vigraha Assuming human form to perform pastimes
Shrivastav Kausthuba-Dharya Wearing Shri Vatsa and Kausthubha Gem
Yashoda-Vatsalya Mother Yashoda's darling child
Hari Shri Hari
Chaturbuja-Chakra-gada-Shankhadhyay Four armed one carrying weapons of Disc, Club and Conch
Shrisay Abode of Shri (Lakshmi)
Nandgopa Priyatmaj Nanda Gopa's darling child
Yamuna Vega Samhar Destroyer of speed of River yamuna
Balbhadra Pariyanuj Balram's younger brother
Putana Jivit haraya Destroyer of demoness Putana
Shakatsura Bhanjanaya Destroyer of demon Shakatasur
Nandvraja jana nandin One bringing joy to Nand and people of Braj
Sachidanand Vigraha Embodiment of existence, Awareness and bliss
Navanit Viliptanga Lord whose body is smeared with butter
Ananghaya The sinless one
Navanit navaharaya Inventor of new form of food- Butter
Muchukunda Prasadkaya Lord who blessed king Muchukund
Shodasha sthri sahasreshaya Lord of 16,000 wives
Tribhanji lalitakritaye Lord who poses bent in 3 places
Sukavag Amritabhdhindave Ocean of nectar according to Sukadev
Yogi Pataye Lord of yogis
Avyaktaya One who is difficult to comprehend
Punya-Shlokaya Lord whose praise bestows meritorious
Tirthapadaya One whose feet are holy
Vedvedayaya Souce of Vedas
Yagnabhoktre One who consumes sacrificial offerings
Paratpataya One who is highest of the highest
Gopa Gopishvaraya Lord of gopas and gopis
Yogine Greatest Yogi
Koti surya samaprabha One who is as lustrous as a million suns
Ilapataye Lord of Earth
Vanamaline One wearing a sylven garland
Parasmai jyotish One with a supreme light
Yadavendraye Lord of Yadavs
Yadudvataya Leader of Yadus
Pita vasase One wearing yellow robes
Parijatapa Harakaya One who removes Parijath Flower
Govardhanchalo Dhartreya Lifter of Govardhan Hill
Sarva palakaya Protector of all beings
Niranjan The untainted one
Kama janakaye One generating desires in worldly mind
Kancha lochanaya One with beautiful eyes
Madhughne Killer of demon Madhu
Mathuranath King of birth city Mathura
Brindavane sancarine One roaming in Brindavan city
Dwarkanayak Lord of Dwarka
Baline All powerful Lord
Syamantake maner hartre One who stole Syamantaka Gem
Nara Narayanatmakaya One who has twin form of nar and Narayan
Kubja Krishtambharadharya One who applied ointment by Kubja the hunchbacked woman
Mayine Lord of maya
Mushtikasura Chanura mallayudha-visharadaya One who is an expert wrestler, killed two demons Mushtikasura and Chanura
Sansara vaitine One who is enemy of sansara
Kamsaraye Enemy of king Kansa
Narakantakaya Destroyer of demon Naraka
Anadi Brahmacharine Beginning less absolute
Krishna Vyasana Karshakaya Remover of Draupadi's distress
Shishupala Shirascratte Remover of Shishupal's head
Duryodhana Kulantakaya Destroyer of Duryodhana's dynasty
Vidurakrura Varadaya Giver of boon to Vidur and Akrur
Vishwarupa Pradarshakaya Revealer of Vishwasrup (Universal form)
Satyavacha Speaker of truth
Satya sankalp Lord of true resolve
Satyabhama Rataya Lover of Satyabhama
Jayine The ever victorious Lord
Subhadra purvajaya Brother of Subhadra
Vishnava To Lord Vishnu
Bhishma mukti Pradayakaya One who bestowed salvation to Bhishma
Jagadguruve venunada visharad One expert in playing of flute music
Vrishabhasura vidhvamsine Destoyer of demon Vrishbasura
Yudhishthira pratishthatre One who established Yudhisthira as a king
Sarvagraha Rupine To all-formed one
Dayanidhaye One who is treasure of compassion
Sarvabhutat makaya Soul of elements
Jalakrida samashaka gopi vastra pararakaya Lord who hid gopi's clothes while they were playing in river Yamuna
Parabrahmane A supreme brahman
Barhi Barhavatamsakaye One who adorns peacock feathers
Pannagashana vahanaya Having serpent Adishesha as his seat
Danavendra Vinashak Destroyer of Lord of Asuras
Gitamrita Mahodadhaye An ocean containing nectar of Bhagwad Gita
Kaliyaphani Manikya ranjita shri Padambhujaya Lord whose lotus feet adorn gems from hood of Kaliya serpent


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