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Rohit (Devanagri: रोहित), pronounced [ˈroːɦɪt̪]) is a given name, typically male,[1] used among Indian people. It is also used in some parts of Nepal. It is mostly used by Jains, Hindus, and Sikhs.

The word "rohit" signifies the color red. It is derived from Sanskrit, meaning "the first rays of the sun". The early morning sunlight usually has a reddish tint. It is also said to be derived from the Sanskrit word Rohitah (रोहित:) which signifies a red coloured deer – a form which Brahma once took. Sanskrit pronunciation: [ˈɽoːɦɪtɐ].[2]

Rohit is also one of the names of the Hindu God Vishnu, when he is said to have first arrived on earth as a beautiful red fish. It appears in the Vishnu Sahasranam (विष्णु सहस्रणाम, "1000 names of Vishnu"). Rohit also means a person who leads his family to growth and development (a commonly held belief in Hindu families). Rohit was also the name of one of Krishna's sons.

Notable people

Given name


  • Arya Rohit, Indian model, television presenter and actress in Malayalam films and television
  • Esha Rohit (born 1998), Emirati cricketer
  • Damodaran Rohit (born 1992), Indian cricketer
  • Minal Rohit, Indian scientist and systems engineer with the Indian Space Research Organisation
  • Nara Rohit (born 1984), Indian Tollywood film actor
  • Ramalingam Rohit (born 1992), Indian cricketer

Fictional characters


  1. ^ Peters, Geoff. "Rohit". Baby Name Guesser. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  2. ^ < "रोहित (Rohit)". Dictionary. Retrieved 2013-10-04.