Baby name: Lakshmi
Meaning: Hindu Goddess of Wealth, fortune
Rashi: Mesh (Aries)
Girls with the name Lakshmi refers to the Hindu Goddess of fortune and wealth. She brings prosperity and affluence in Hindu families. Lakshmi is the wife of Lord Vishnu. Girls with the name symbolize wealth, abundance, and bountifulness. Goddess Lakshmi also represented in the ancient stupas and cave temples of Buddhism.
Girls with the name Lakshmi have six divine and positive gunas or qualities. That is why women in Hindu households also called Sri. She is the divine strength behind Lord Vishnu. According to the ancient Hindu scriptures, women personified as Lakshmi possess good virtues to keep families happy.
Many Hindu households worship the Goddess of Wealth on Diwali. In Bengal and Odisha, Lakshmi is also worshipped on Sharad Poornima.
According to Hindu mythology, Lakshmi was created by churning the Primordial Ocean, or Samudra Manthan, and the Goddess of Wealth picked Lord Vishnu as her eternal companion. When Lord Vishnu descended on Prithvi as the avatars of Lord Rama and Shri Krishna, Lakshmi descended as their respective consort Sita Ji and Rukmini.
According to Vishnu Purana, Lakshmi emerged out of the ocean carrying the lotus flower together with the holy cow Kamdhenu, the tree Parijat, Varuni, the Chandra and Dhanvantari with Amrita, and the Apsaras.
When Goddess Lakshmi offered the choice to go to Devas or Asura, the Goddess chose the side of the Devas. Among different deities, she picked Lord Vishnu and decided to be his consort forever.
According to Linga Purana, Padma Purana, and Garuda Purana, Lakshmi is as the daughter of sage Bhrigu and his spouse Khayati. Lakshmi was named Bhargavi.