Rajiv is a name is of Sanskrit origin, where it means "striped." In several languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Nepali, Marathi and Kannada, rājīv is the word used for "lotus flower," a significant symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism. This flower is revered for its ability to blossom and add beauty to the muddiest waters, like how baby will be a shining light in your family. In Hinduism, one of Lord Rama's many names is Rajeevalochana, which means "the lotus eyed," making this name a way for baby to honor his faith and heritage.
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