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Gender Male
Word/name Indian
Meaning complete, universal
Other names
Related names Akhila, Akhil

Nikhil (Sanskrit: निखिल) is a male name of Sanskrit origin. It is predominantly found in India, Nepal and the diaspora of these countries. The word means "complete" or "entire".

Notable people named Nikhil[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Nikhil Bains, character in Postman Pat
  • Nikhil Sharma, character in the British soap opera Emmerdale
  • Nikhil Ganguli (born Gogol Ganguli), protagonist of the novel The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Nikhil Patel, Pi Patel's son in Life of Pi

See also[edit]

  • Akilan, similar name with Tamil structure
  • Akhil, another name with similar etymological structure