January 11, 2008

Hindi meaning of Richa

My Statcounter shows that some poor guy was looking for the Hindi meaning of Richa when he landed up on this blog. And since I am in love with my name, I feel obligated to explain the meaning of Richa.

If you check the meaning of the 'Richa' on the web, the usual answer will be the "The Hymns of the Vedas", which is true. But as you know Sanskrit is a beautiful beautiful language. Everything in Sanskrit is so poetic. So the meaning of 'Richa' isn't that simple either. The root of the word 'Richa' is 'Ric' (as correctly explained on Wikipedia too), which means to praise. This can be extended to the meaning of Worship. 'Richa' is the mesmerizing sound that one hears when someone praises him or her or when the hymns of the Veda are recited. And hence the Hymn of the Vedas is referred as 'Richa'.

And thats my name: RICHA.

Update: To all the other Richa's visiting this page: thanks for dropping by. I am glad you liked this post! Though I can't take all the credit: our name is so wonderfully beautiful that it has to be a good post ;). Feel free to drop a comment or browse through the blog, if you have time. It's nice to find Richa's in every corner of the world. :)

P.S.: 1. No. I am not a megalomaniac. I simply love my name. Thats all.

2. Just FYI: Gayatri Mantra is also a Richa.

53 comments:

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  3. whats hindi meaning of kevin?

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  4. Was trying to find the meaning of my name on the babynames website.. and landed here! I already knew that it means a 'couplet' in the Vedas, but the other explanation was beautiful.. :)

    PS: I, too, am head over heels in love with my name!

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  5. hi......
    evn my name is richa....
    bt i ddnt knw d mng....
    1 day sm1 askd me....d meaning of my name.....i said....sry,i donno....
    i really felt bad.......
    so, decided to search d meaning of d name....
    nd it really hlpd me....
    thanks...

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  6. hi......
    evn my name is richa....
    bt i ddnt knw d mng....
    1 day sm1 askd me....d meaning of my name.....i said....sry,i donno....
    i really felt bad.......
    so, decided to search d meaning of d name....
    nd it really hlpd me....
    thanks...

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  7. Hy there,
    My name is Richa too and I knew the meaning of my name but do not like the sound of it .
    Good to know the precise meaning of it

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  8. To all the Richas:

    I love your name too! It's a beautiful name..

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  9. I love this name, My daugther's name is Richa, I like the sound of the name.

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  10. Will it sound weird fi say am yet another Richa who loves her name? Feels weird to find so many of you leaving comments when the name is supposed to be a rare one.Rare and precious.

    Oh am a student in France who randomly came across another Richa from a classlist and whom I found out later on Facebook. We're now trying to meet each other :)

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  11. My g/f, Richa, the one studying in France, felt that you all (the other Richas) could be clones -

    Her email:
    'sigh, look at the comments, i felt i was face to face with clones, FREAKY'

    Now now, how interesting could that have been (for me) if it was true?

    Yes, its a beautiful name, you cannot not love it :)

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  12. Hello..I am Richa too and yes I love my name as well..just at times ppl here in Canada get confused on how to say it..n call me Rika or something like that..dats when it really gets annoying..lol..i obviously prefer ppl calling me "Richa" than anything Frenchlike.. :D

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  13. heyo...me too Richa...n i jus luv my name....n i hate it wen ppl distrt it by callin me richie rich or rics....
    thnkx fr tellin me d meanin....m luvin my name even more now... :)

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  14. finally got to know d core meaning of my name....ma mom gave me this name when she saw it in a magazine...now i know d meaning n it certainaly makes me feel happy.......

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  15. I am a Richa as well!

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  16. hi.. my name is also Richa George...... well am a christian.... i knew my name is a sanskrit name..... bt dint knw the exact mean of Richa... thanks !!!!

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  17. Also ... "The Spanish name Richa means - a form of Rica" and
    "The Spanish name Rica means - a short form of Erica, Frederica" and
    "The English name Frederica means - "peaceful ruler." Opera singer Frederica "Flika" Von Stade" and
    "The German name Frederica means - peaceful ruler" and
    "The Scandinavian name Erica means - ruler of all" and
    "The English name Erica means - brave ruler"

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  18. "The Spanish name Richa means - a form of Rica" and ...
    "The Spanish name Rica means - a short form of Erica, Frederica" and ...
    "The Scandinavian name Erica means - ruler of all" and ...
    "The English name Erica means - brave ruler" and ...
    "The German name Frederica means - peaceful ruler" and ...
    "The English name Frederica means - "peaceful ruler."

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  19. yes the name is beautiful as well as poetic.but do u know how many richas are there in vedas ..........search for it

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  20. richa=rich+a .u may be rich in urs future................

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  21. HI I FELT VERY TO SEE ONE MORE "RICHA" LIKE ME WHO FEEL PROUD LIKE ME ONLY.... ITS REALLY VERY NICE... TKR.

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  22. hey!my sister's name is alzzo richa ... according to her..."hmmmm i juzz luv my name...but actually when i was a small i felt that itzz so cimmon ...and i complained to my mumma that why my name is so commom?
    then my mom replied that the namev izz so beautiful that every1 wantzz to have it,,,,and really it'zz a beautiful name and i'm thankful to my mom for giving me such a such a nice name...."

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  23. Even my names is Richa...I knew that it meant couplets in Vedas..however, I only came to know it means mesmerizing sound of vedic recitals only when my sweet family members gifted me a personalized gift of my photo and the meaning of my name....Liked your explanation though...take care

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  24. my name is richa..............nd i luv my name

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  25. I'm Richa too! Its pronounced Ree-shaa but people always seem to get it wrong! :/

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  26. I love my name... :)

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  27. thanks for the meaning of the word.. :)

    -Suresh

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  28. hi richa,
    thanks for explaining me the meaning so beautifully....
    richa

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  29. hi..
    my name is richa too, n the meaning tht u posted out here is correct n i would like to add to it n specify it tht the hymns which originate from 'Rig' veda r actually referred to as richa..

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  30. hey richa!!!

    I know ur name is nice but can u tell me the meaning of SHARAD

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  31. Richa , well where to start a name that changed my life.Vedas bring enlightenment , but richa renewd my life.I m in love with the girl called richa, she is cute she is very preety , and she is wonderfull girl.One in a world, I guess all the Richas are the same.

    She does not know I love her , I am afriad to say how much i love her. But if i get her i will name our daughter Richa as well.

    I guess we need to make a community in face book for Richass , some one pls do it n when my richa come there some one pls tell her how much i love her pls i will die if i do not get her.

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  32. hey!my sister's name is alzzo richa ... according to her..."hmmmm i juzz luv my name...but actually when i was a small i felt that itzz so cimmon ...and i complained to my mumma that why my name is so commom?
    then my mom replied that the namev izz so beautiful that every1 wantzz to have it,,,,and really it'zz a beautiful name and i'm thankful to my mom for giving me such a such a nice name...."

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  33. Hey this is Richa Arora, n b proud to be Richa

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  34. I might get married to a girl who's name is Richa... so browsed thru to this page looking for the meaning :) (though I had many friends with name Richa, never cared enough earlier to find its meaning) thanks for this... :)

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  35. My name is also Richa and I am Indian but i live in Kuwait!!!

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  36.  aap ko aapki Richa jaroor mil jayegi.....

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  37. I was searching for a name for my new born angel and i came across this post  . Thanks you all , i think i will name my baby "Richa" , of course i have to take the first opinion of my wife (not the second opinion  ... lol) before i dare to finalize on this name.

    Regds
    Rahul

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  38. ooo...4m now i just lov mah name...it has such a beautiful meaning....awsm...

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  39. i just lov mah name...it has such a beautiful meaning..........

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  40. there is no word as richa . Rich means - to divide . the work  Rucha in sanskrit is verse. which is the as in rushi . it is all how you say it . english spelling spoils the  beauty of the word and give totally negative meaning to the name :-)

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  41. sm hppnd wid me 2 my evn my nme is richa 2.. nw i love my nme..

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  42. Same here.. It shouldnt come as a surprise, that i m a Richa, too!! Though, i didnt lik the name coz its sooo common.. Bt, after 23 years of not liking my name, I m finally beginning to feel better with this explanation.. :) :) ty

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  43. 1 more richa....... :-):-):-)

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  44. Richa means the girl i love the most ever

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  45. OMG .. so many Richa's together :) !!

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  46. Good one !!

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  47. i too love my name...n its meaning is as beautiful as hymns of the vedas..

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  48. what does Monalisha means

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  49. hi there,
    even my name's Richa. & even i love it.... i was in school when i first learnd the meaning, & i just love it when people ask me what it means. i hate it when people think that it means poem. like u i love giving them an elaborate explanation, & with close friends i often joke that almost all hindus begin their name with a richa (gayatri mantra).

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  50. why dont u tell her. i know its a late reply & i hope that u she must b yours by now. if u havnt told her, pls tel her

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  51. hieeee, 
       Even my name's Richa, & i love it too. i learned it's meaning back in school & hav been in love with it ever since. like u i love explaining the detailed meaning to any1 who asks me about it. i hate it when people think that it means poem. in fact i often joke, that a majority of hindus begin their day with a richa ( Gayatri mantra)

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  52. My name is Richa, I love the way you explained the meaning of this beautiful name thank you so much. Indeed Richa is a wonderful name.

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