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Lord Sri Krishna Names and their meanings

Lord Krishna is called by devotees by many names, these names are mostly based on his virtues, his deeds and his pastimes. Some of Lord Vishnu's names are used as Lord Krishna's names and vice versa.

Below are the names and their meaning. For few names the meanings were not given.
Abhay CharanProtecting feet
 AbhayankaraGiver of fearlessness
 AbhayasrayaThe shelter from fear
 Abhijit/ AbhijeetVictorious / Conqueror
 AchalaUnmoving
 Achala dharakaOne who held the mountain
 AchyutaFirm, Infallible
 AdbhutaWonder, Bewilderment 
 Adhiyajna Supreme Soul
 Adhoshja
 Adhikarta The one who is above the creator
 Adideva The first Lord, God from the beginning
 Aditya The son of Aditi
 Agha Damana Chandra The moon-like Lord who devoured the forest
 Aghasura Vinashi  Slayer of the demon Aghasura
 Ahladini RupiOne who possesses a blissful form
 AjaOne who never takes birth
 AjanmaOne who has no birth (or death), eternal
 Ajanu BahuOne whose arms reach to His knees (indicates spiritually advanced state)
 AjaraHe who never grows old
 AjayaUnconquerable, Undefeated
 AjitaThe Invincible One
 AjitatmaThe invincible being
 Ajnana hantaHe who destroys ignorance
 AkhilasrayaOne who is the shelter of everyone
 AkhilatmaThe one who is all pervading
 AkhilesvaraRuler of everything
 AkincanaOne who is without any material desires
 AkruraOne who is not cruel
 AksharaImperishable, Indestructible
 AkshayaIndestructible, Infinite
 AkshobhyaUnshaken by desire
AlankaraOne who is the ornament of Vraja (alankara means decoration) 
 AlayaOne who is the abode of beings
 AmalaPure / Sinless
 AmaraImmortal
 AmritaNectar
 AnaadiBeginningless, First Cause
 Anadi BrahmachariBeginning less, immersed in devotion to the absolute
 Anandsagara Ocean of Bliss
 AnanghayaThe sinless one
 AnantaThe Endless Lord, Everlasting
 AnantajitaEver victorious
 AnayaWithout a leader, Always a leader, the highest
 AniruddhaOne who cannot be obstructed, Unopposed
 AnishSupreme, ani=Sun and ish=God
 Aparajita Undefeated
 Avyaya Unending
 Avyukta Clear as crystal
 Balagopala Bala=child, Gopala=cowherd, Son of a Cowherd, Cowherd boy
 BalaGovinda Baby Govinda
 Balakrishna Baby Krishna
 Balbhadra Pariyanuj Balram's younger brother
 Bali Mighty warrior, The Lord Of Strength
 Banbihari One who enjoys roaming in the forest
 Ban ke Bihari/ Van Ke Vihari One who loves to sport in the forests
 Bankima Curved
 Bansilal  First Lord
 Banwari
 Barhi Barhavatamsaka One who adorns peacock feathers
 Bhagirathi Janma Bhoomi Paada Padma
 Bhaargava
 Bhadhraayana
 Bhakthavatsala Protector of devotee, vatsalya=love / care
 Bhishma mukti Pradayaka Bestower of salvation to Bhishma
 Bhoothabhavana
 Brijesha/ Brajesha Lord of Braja
 Brijmohana
 Buddhavadhara
 Chakradhara  The bearer of Sudarshana Chakra
 Chakrapani Wearer of chakra
 Chaturbhuja Four-Armed One
 Damodara Dam=cord, udara=stomach, Lord when he was tied with a rope around his waist
 Danavendra Lord of Demons (Some also translate it as 'Lord of Daana' that is lord of alms or boons)
 Darsh
 Daasharha Of dasharha clan
 Danavendra Vinashaka Destroyer of king of demons
 Dattatreya Avatar Dattatreya
 Dayalu One who is full of compassion
 Dayanidhi Treasure of compassion
 Deenabandhu/ Dinabandhu Friend of the afflicted
 Devadideva God of the Gods, One who existed before the first Gods
 Devakinandan Son of Devaki
 Devesha King of Gods, Lord of Gods
 Dhanvantri Lord of medicine
 Dharmadhyaksha Lord of Dharma
 Dhaarshyavaha
 Dhidhivaamana
 Dhrupad
 Dhruva Pole (north/south)
 Dhydhyaanthaka
 Dinanatha Refuge of destitutes
 Dravina The one who has no enemies
 Duryodhana Kulantaka Destroyer of Duryodhana's dynasty
 Dwarakadisha Lord of Dwaraka
 Dwarakanatha Lord of Dwaraka
 Dwarakapati King of Dwaraka
 Gadhadhra Bearer of Gadha
 Gadin
 GajendraVarada
 Garuda Dhvaja One who has eagle in his flag
 Garuda vahana one whose vehicle is eagle
 Gauranga
 GhanaShyamaSolid Dark, Of the color of the darkest cloud that will soon rain
 Giridhara/ Girivara One who holds Govardhana Giri (mountain) in his hand
 Giridhari One who is adorned with mountain in his hand
 Gitamrita Mahodadhi An ocean containing nectar of Gita
 Gopala/ GopaCowherd, One who protects Cows (One who protects his devotees)
 Gopa Gopishvaraya Lord of gopas and gopis
 Gopalapriya One who is loved by Cowherds
 Gopesh King of gopis
 Gopinatha Lord of the gopis
 Gopi vastra pararaka Lord who stole gopis' clothes
 Govardhanadhari One who held Govardhana hill
 Govardhanchalo Dhartreya Lifter of Govardhana Hill
 Govinda
Govindaraja King of the cow protectors
 Gulzarilal
 Gunamaya Virtueous
 GunanidhiFull of virtues, one whose treasure is his virtues
 Gyaneshwara Lord Of Knowledge, Abode of wisdom
 Hamsa Clever like the swan which only consumes milk and leaves water
 Hali One who holds hal
 Hari Lord who destroys delusion of samsara
 Haresh Lord of Lords
 Harigopal Lord who is a cowherd
 Harihar One Lord who is both Hari (Vishnu) and Hara (Shiva)
 Hayaanana
 Hiranyagarbha Golden womb, The womb of all Existence
 Hrishikesha  Lord Of All Senses, He whose hairs consists of the rays of the sun and the moon which give joy to the world
 Ilapataye Lord of Earth
 Ishvara lord
 Jagadbandu Friend/ relative of the whole world
 Jagadguru Preceptor Of The Universe
 Jagadisha Lord of the universe
 Jagadh kaarana First cause of existence
 Jagmohana
 JagannathaKing of the universe
 Janardhana One who protects people, one who has people as his wealth
 Jaspal
 Jayanta One who is victorious
 Jayi victorious
 Jyotiraaditya The Resplendence Of The Sun
 KaitabasuraMardhana Slayer of demon Kaitaba
 Kaladeva
 Kaliyaphani Manikya ranjita Lord whose lotus feet adorn gems from hood of Kaliya serpent
 Kalki one who will take kalki avatar
 Kaamajaka
 Kamalanatha kamala= lotus, Natha=lord, Lord of Lotus
 Kamalanayana One whose eyes are as beautiful as Lotus
 Kamsaantaka Slayer of Kamsa
 Kamsara Enemy of Kansa
 Kanaiya
 Kanaka Shyama Golden
 Kanha
 Kancha lochanaya One with beautiful eyes
 Kanjalochana  Lotus Eyed God
 Kannan/ kannenA Form of Krishna
 Kanu
 Kanwalkishore  Lotus child
 Kapila sage kapila (among perfected beings I am the sage Kapila. Gita 10.27)
 Karunarnava ocean of compassion
 Keshava one whose Kesa or hair is long, uncut and beautiful, destroyer of demon Keshi, one who is himself the three: kah Brahma; ah Vishnu and Isa Shiva
 Kishan
 Kishore Child
 Koti surya samaprabha One who is as lustrous as million suns, 1 koti=10 million
 Krupamaya merciful
 Krishna Cloud Colored God, Consciousness or spirit
 Krishna Vyasana Karshaka Remover of Draupadi's distress
 Krishnachandra
 Krishnadeva
 Krishnakanta
 Krishnala
 Krishnamurari
 Krishnamurthy
 Krishnendu
 Krodharoopa Form of Anger
 Kubja Krishtambharadhara One who was applied ointment by a dwarf woman
 Kunj-bihari Enjoyer of Lakes
 Kurmathana
 Lakshmikaanta Husband of Of Goddess Lakshmi
 Lakshmi Pati Husband of Lakshmi
 Leelamaanusha Vigraha Devine in human form
 Lilamaya One who is full of pleasing pastimes
 Lokadhyaksha Lord Of all the three worlds
 Madana Lord of Love, cupid
 Madana Mohana
 Madhava Lord of Mouna+Dhyana+Yoga
 Madhughne Killer of demon Madhu
 Madhuribhav
 Madhusudan Slayer Of Demon Madhu
 Mahendra Lord of Gods, (Maha+Indra=Bigger than Indra, the leader of god), one who has his senses (indriya) under his control
 Makhesh
 Manamohana Pleasing to the heart, (man=mind, mohana=attractive)
 Manikanta wearer of Kaustubh Mani
 Manohara Beautiful, Attractive, Winner of hearts
 Mathura Naresh King of birth city Mathura
 MatsyaRoopa One who took Matsya avatar
 Mayura Peacock, Lord who is adorned with peacock feather
 Meghashyam Cloud Dark
 Mohana Attractive one
 MohanaroopaDhari One with attractive form
 Mohnish
 Mukunda
 Murali Lord who plays flute
 Murari/ Morari  killer of the demon Mora
 Muralidhara One who wears Flute
 Murarilal
 Muralimanohara Attractive one who has a flute in his hand
 Mushtikasura Chanura mallayudha visharada One who is an expert wrestler, killed two demons Mushtikasura and Chanura
 NagaShayan One whose bed is Adishesha
 Naggar
 Nandagopala Son of Nanda a Gopala
 Nandgopa Priyatmaj Nanda Gopa's darling child
 Nandakishora Son of Nanda
 Nandakumara Son of Nanda
 Nanda Lal  Beloved of Nanda
 Nandana
 Nandvraja jana nandin One bringing joy to Nand and people of Braj
 Narakantaka Slayer of Narakasura
 Narayana The One who rests on Water (narah) or One who rests in Consciousness which pervades the Resting place for all living entities
 Narottama The best of beings (humans)
 Natha Lord/ protector
 Natwar Dancing lord
 Navanit Viliptanga Lord whose body is smeared with butter
 Navaneethachora One who steels butter
 Neelesh Blue lord, one who is like moon
 Neela megha shyama Dark blue cloud colored
 Niranjana Unblemished one, faultless
 Nirguna One who is not bound by three gunas: Satva, Rajas and Tamas
 Nityananda Ever happy
 Nrukesari male Lion on earth, king of the world
 Paanchajanyadhara One who holds paanchajanya
 Padmahasta One who is holding Lotus in his hand
 Padmanabha One who has Lotus shaped navel
 Panduranga
 Pannagashana One whose resting place is serpent Adishesha
 Paraathpara
 Parabrahma The ultimate conscious being
 Paramatma The ultimate Soul, The one and only existence
 Paramapurusha Supreme Personality
 Parameshvara The highest God
 Parasmai jyotish One with a supreme light
 Parijatapa Harakaya
 Parthasarathi Charioteer Of Arjuna
 Patitapavana Purifier of the fallen
 Pinaki
 Pita vasase One wearing yellow robes
 Pitambharadhara One wears silk
 Pradyumna
 Prahladha Paripalaka protector of prahlada
 Prahmajanka
 Prajapati Lord of all creatures
 Pundarikaksha Lotus eyed one
 Punyah Pure
 Punya-Shlokaya Lord whose praise bestows merit
 Purushottama Supreme Personality
 Pyarelal Loved one
 Pyaremohan Very much loved and attractive
 Radha Vallabha Lover of Radha
 Radhakanta Sweetheart of Radha (Radha represents devotee, thus the protector, lover, friend of Devotee)
 Radhakrishna Sweetheart of Radha, inseparable from Radha
 Radha Ramana Lover of Radha
 Radha-vallabha Sweetheart of Radha
 Radhesh Sweetheart of Radha
 Radheshyam Radha's Krishna
 Rajagopala King of Cowherds
 Rajivalochan
 Ramanuja Anuja=younger brother, in this context probably means 'the avatar after Rama'
 Ramakrishna Lord who is both Rama and krishna, who is the same
 RanchhodraiRan—battle, Chhod—leave, Rai- King, One who fled from battle
 Rasbihari Enjoyer of Ras, Ras=attractive, Ras=juice, Ras=flavor, Ras=joy
 Rasesh Lord of joy
 Raseshvara Lord of joy
 Rasmaru
 Ravilochana One Whose Eye Is The Sun
 Rushabha Ox
 Rohanlal
 Rukminesha Husband of Rukmini
 Ravilochana One with the eyes shining like the sun
 Sachidanand Vigraha Embodiment of existence, Awareness and bliss
 Saket very close to Heaven
 Sahasraakash Lord with thousand eyes (one who is omniscient)
 Sahasrajita One who has been victorious over thousands
 Sahasrapaat One who has thousand foot
 Sakshi One who is Witnessing everything, one who is the observer of everything
 Sansara vaiti Destroyer of delusion of samsaara
 SamudraMadhana
 SanakathiMunithyeya
 Sanatana Eternal  one
 Sangarshana
 SankaraPriya
 Santhana The sweet child
 Sanwariya
 Sarathy Charioteer of Arjuna
 Sarvabhutata makaya
 Sarvajna Omniscient
 Sarvagraha Rupi All objects are his form
 Sarvapalaka Protector Of All beings
 Sarveshwara Lord Of All beings
 Satya sankalpa Lord of true resolve
 Satyabhama Rataya Lover of Satyabhama
 Satyanarayana Sat=ultimate reality, narayana=resting in consciousness
 Satyavachana/ satyavacha One who speaks only the truth
 Satyavrata One who is virtuous all the time
 sawale
 Shaarangapana
 Shaanthathma blissful soul, peaceful soul
 Shakatsura Bhanjanaya Destroyer of demon Shakatasur
 Shanta Peaceful , blissful
 Sheerabdhisaayi
 Shishupala Shirascratte Remover of Shishupal's head
 Shreshta Glorious , Grand one, above everyone else
 Shrigopala shri=goddess lakshmi
 Shrihari
 Shrikaanta Husband of Goddess Lakshmi
 Shrikrishna
 Shrinath
 Shyama Dark-Complexioned, Cloud Colored
 Shyamsundara Cloud Colored and beautiful, One with the beauty of evening
 Siddhanta Principle, philosophy
 Siddhidhikarthru
 Simsumaara
 Sridhara One who is adorned with wealth/ lakshmi
 Srikhara
 Srimat
 Srinivasa
 Srivathkausthubhadhra wearing kausthubha
 Subhadra purvajaya elder brother of Subhadra
 Sudarshana (su=good,darshana=appearing) ,Pleasing to eyes, One who is holding sudarshana chakra
 Sudhapradha One who gave ambrosia to gods
 Sukavag Amritabhdhindave Ocean of nectar
 Sumedha Lord with great intelligence
 Suresha Sura=demigods, Isha=lord, Lord of gods
 SuryaChandraVilochana
 Suryamandala Madhyaka
 Svayam Bhagavan Lord
 Svetavaasdhavya
 Swargapati Lord of the heaven
 Tharakaantha
 Thridham
 Tirthapadaya One whose feet are holy
 Tirthayaad
 Tribhangi lalitakritaye Lord who poses bent in 3 places
 Trivikrama Ruler of the three worlds
 Upendra Younger brother of Indra who is the lord of haven
 Vaamana
 Vaikunthanatha Lord of Vaikuntha, One who resides in Vaikuntha
 Vanamalin One wearing a sylvan garland
 Vansidhar
 Vardhamaana The Formless Lord
 Vasudeva Lord of all earthly beings
 Vasumat
 Vasupati
 Vatsapal
 Vedamohan Knower of vedas
 Vedathma One whose soul is veda
 Vedvedayaya Source of Vedas
 Veni one who is holding flute
 Venimadhav
 Venu Gopala cowherd holding flute
 venunada visharada expert in flute tunes
 Vibhavasu sun
 Vibhumat
 Vidurakrura Varada Giver of boon to Vidura and Akrura
 Vihari Enjoyer
 VishnuVictorious, one with the valour of winner of all three worlds, All Prevailing
 Vishwadakshinah Skillful
 Vishwakarma Creator Of The Universe
 Vishwamurti One who has Entire Universe as his form
 Vishwarupa One Who showed his Universal Form to his friend and desciple Arjuna
 Vishwarupa Pradarshaka  Revealer of Universal form
 Vishwatma One who has Entire Universe as his soul
 Viswambara
 Vitaharya
 Vitthala
 Vithoba
 Vrajakishore Child of Vraj 
 Vrajalal
 Vrajanadan
 Vrajesh Lord of Vraj
 Vrajmohan
 Vrajraj
 Vrisa
 Vrishabhasura vidhvamsi slayer of demon Vrishaba 
 Vrishaparvaa Lord Of Dharma
 Yadava
 Yadavendra King of the Yadava clan
 Yadudvataya Leader of Yadus
 Yadunandan Of Yadu clan
 Yadunath protector of yadus
 Yaduraj King of yadus
 Yaduvira Valiant one of yadus
 Yajnarupa One who is as pure as yajna, One whose form is Yajna
 Yagnabhokta One who consumes merits of yajna
 Yamuna Vega Samhari  Destroyer of speed of River yamuna
 Yashoda Nandana Son of yashodha
 Yashoda-Vatsalya darling child of yashodha
 Yogeshwara the Lord of the Yogis
 Yogi/ YoginOne who has attained oneness with consciousness
 YoginampatiExalted yogi, among the highest of yogis, sage
 Yogi Pati Lord of yogis
 Yudhishthira pratishthatre One who established Yudhisthira back as king

Also see the pictures of Shri Krishna's pastimes:

http://krishnaseva.blogspot.com/2013/05/pictures-of-krishna-set-2.htmlhttp://krishnaseva.blogspot.com/2013/03/pictures-of-krishna-leela.html


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