Rajiv

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Rājīb (Hindi: राजीव Bangla: রাজীব ) is a popular Indian male name, also spelt Rajeev or Rajib.

It is said that the lotus flower (Nelumbo nucifera), though it grows in muddy water, doesn't accumulate the mud particles onto it; such is the quality described as rājīv. Today, in several Indian languages, including Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, Madheshi, Assamese, Marathi and Kannada, rājīv is the word for "lotus flower".

In the Rāmāyaṇa, Rāma's epithets include Rājīv-Lochan, meaning "one whose eyes are like lotus flowers".

Notable people named Rajiv or Rajeev[edit]