Varun is an uncommon baby boy’s name in the US but much more common in India, where the name comes from. Varun is the name of a Hindi Vedic god of law and order, bodies of water, the sky, clouds, and the underworld. With such prestigious associations Varun is a prominent name option.

Meaning of the name Varun:

Hindi: name of a Hindu Vedic god

Origin of the name Varun:

Varun is a baby boy’s name of Hindi origin. Varun is the name of one of the oldest gods of the HIndi Vedic religion. Varun is called “the one who encompasses the world”. He has many domains including bodies of water, the sky, clouds, the underworld, and the law.

Symbolism of the name Varun:

Varun is a god with many associated symbols including water, sky, and clouds. The beauty and power of nature is embodied in the name Varun.

Style of the name Varun:


Gender of the name Varun:

Varun is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Varun:


Number of syllables in the name Varun:


Emotion evoked from the name Varun:

Varun evokes feelings of peace and maturity.

Alternative spellings for the name Varun:

Varuna, Vurun, Vuroon

Nicknames for the name Varun:

  • Var
  • Rune
  • Vari
  • Rue
  • Vee

Popularity of the name Varun:

According to the Social Security Administration, Varun is an uncommon baby boy’s name. Varun has never appeared in the top 1000 baby names in the US.

Related names for the name Varun:

Great middle names for the name Varun and their meanings:

  • Vikram (valorous)
  • Milan (gracious)
  • Ari (lion of God)
  • Arav (peaceful)
  • Rani (my song, my joy)
  • Faraday (wood man)
  • Sine (God is gracious)
  • Raj (prince)

Famous people with the name Varun:

  • Varun Dhawan (Indian actor)
  • Varun Shrivastava (Indian social activist)
  • Varun Sivaram (American engineer)
  • Varun Chopra (English cricketer)
  • Varun Ram (American basketball player)

Varuns in popular culture:

  • Varun Torino (game, “Wild West RP”)