Arjun (name)

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Gender Male
Meaning "white", "clear" [1]
Region of origin South Asia

Arjun ([ɐrˈdʒʊn]) is an Indian male given name, based on Arjuna, a legendary hero who is a best archer in central character of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Arjuna had four other brothers, who were Yudhishthira, Bhima, Nakula, Sahadeva, and Karna. Arjun was at one point the most popular Indian name in the US, earlier in the 21st century.

Notable persons with the name[edit]





  • Arjun (singer), (real name Arjun Coomaraswamy), British-Sri Lankan singer-songwriter, and producer known by his mononym Arjun
  • Arjun Munda, chief minister of the Indian state of Jharkhand
  • Arjun Nair, Australian cricketer
  • Arjun Appadurai, a contemporary social theorist
  • Arjun Atwal, professional golfer
  • Arjun Janya Indian film score and soundtrack composer and singer, mainly scoring music for Kannada films
  • Arjuna Ranatunga, former Sri Lankan cricketer, now a politician.

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