Pranav is a baby name that sounds cultural. It has a deep religious association, dating back to the Hindu word “om.” Though an ancient baby name, Pranav only became a top 1,000 baby name in 2001 in America. It is currently a top 1,100 option.

Meaning of the name Pranav:

Hindi: primordial, om

Origin of the name Pranav:

The baby name Pranav was originally a word in the Hindi religion. It was the Sanskrit and Hindi word that meant the word “om.” “Om” is the sacred sound in the Hindu religion.

Symbolism of the name Pranav:

Pranav means “primordial” because of its relation back to the sacred syllable and sound, “om” of the Hindu religion. “Om” is what Hindis say when worshipping their gods, which you may quickly recognize from yoga videos.

Style of the name Pranav:


Gender of the name Pranav:

Pranav is a religious name for boys

Pronunciation of the name Pranav:


Number of syllables in the name Pranav:


Emotion evoked from the name Pranav:

Pranav is a formal and international name. It has a strong feel with so much refinement behind it.

Alternative spellings for the name Pranav:

  • Prannav
  • Pranavv
  • Pranahv
  • Prannahv

Nicknames for the name Pranav:

  • Nav
  • Navvy
  • Navvi
  • Navvie
  • Navvee
  • Pra
  • Pran
  • Prana

Popularity of the name Pranav:

Pranav became a top 1,000 baby name in America in 2001 at rank 964. It left the top 1,000 list in 2010 when it was number 963. Pranav ranked highest in 2004 at rank 771. As of 2021, Pranav is number 1,059.

Related names for the name Pranav:

  • Rahul 
  • Vishnu
  • Praneeth
  • Akash
  • Shreya
  • Pooja
  • Dhruv
  • Parnavi

Great middle names for Pranav and their meanings:

  • Durga (the invincible one)
  • Raj (king, king of the earth)
  • Paresh (supreme spirit)
  • Danesh (wisdom, knowledge, science)
  • Mandar (coral tree, tree in heaven)
  • Ankur (flower, bud, blossom)
  • Inesh (king of kings)
  • Vedis (holy spirit of the forest)

Famous people with the name Pranav:

  • Pranav Mohanlal (actor, “Aadhi”)
  • Pranav Sasidharan (dancer)
  • Pranav Nagpal (social media influencer)

Pranavs in popular culture:

There are no fictional characters with the baby name Pranav.