If you are looking to name your baby with the modern, yet traditional Punjabi baby names based on Sri Guru Granth Sahib, you have come to the best place to finalize. Naming your little one can be challenging as well as a very fulfilling task which involves deep research in religious names, referring to holy books, ancestries, old sayings, suggestions from friends & families, religious leaders and many other means.
Based on certain religious customs each religion has its own naming ceremony. Sikhism is a modern religion which believes in single god.As per Sikhs all humans are equal.Usually Sikh baby names are chosen based on names of Sri Guru granth Sahib. Every name is connected to this Holy book.A newborn Sikh baby is named during the formal presentation of the baby to the Sikh's Holy Book, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
The baby naming ceremony is called Naamkaran. This happens when the baby is Six weeks old. All the family members gather at gurudwara as naming ceremonies are one of the major events in Sikhs culture. Sikhs believe that children are gift of god. They also believe that certain births are reincarnation of ancestors. In the naming ceremony the Hukkam from the Holy book is read out loud and naming is based on the first letter of the hukkam.This hukam is read by randomly opening a page of the holy book. The bhai Sahib in front of Guru granth reads out the name loudly. This is accepted by the audience with loud cheers of "jo bole so nihaal, Sat sri Akaal" which means whoever praises the lord will be fulfilled by his blessings. This ceremony is marked by singing praise to the god and thanking god for the newborn.
Surnames are further added to the name.Sikh Babies have usually A name, middle name and last name.Parents of the baby offer karah prasads as offering. This is the traditional custom of the naming ceremony. Gender does not play a major role when it comes to sikh religion. Sikhism do not promote caste system.Hence it is common for this community to share middle names. The whole community is viewed as equal and there is no difference among all. Names are interchangeable for girls and boys. Sikh names have surnames such as kaur for girls and Singh for boys. Kaur means princess and singh means lion. Women are given Kaur as surname to show equality with men. This makes their name unique from their fathers and husbands which indicates they are independent. Some also choose to keep family names as surnames.In this case, kaur or Singh becomes the middle name.
Some people choose Sikh baby names of gods, brave leaders or their favorite characters from their religious stories. Some Sikh baby names don't really have a meaning and others describe God or devotion to God. You may come across Sikhs whose baby names may mean 'eternal', 'infinite' or 'the one who loves the Holy Word'.
The first name will end with preet, pal, deep etc. this is common for both sexes.second name denotes gender i.e Kaur or Singh. Kaur for female and Singh for male.The third name is family name.
Whether you want to go for modern names or traditional names, we have curated a list of names that you can think about when it comes to the letter of naming your baby.
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