Karthik (also written as Karthick) is a male given name that is commonly used in the southern part of India. The name stands for the Hindu god "Karthik," or Murugan, son of Lord Shiva who is also called Karthikeya. In the Hindu Vedas Karthik is the god of the war and the represents strength, happiness and success.
The name may refer to:
- Karthi Sivakumar, Tamil actor
- Karthik Raja, Music director, son of Ilayaraja and brother of Yuvan Shankar Raja
- Karthik (singer), Indian playback singer, discovered by A. R. Rehman
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