Posts tagged ‘meaning’

January 4, 2011

The Meaning of RSVP

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

What RSVP Means

The term RSVP comes from the French expression “répondez s’il vous plaît”, meaning “please respond”. If RSVP is written on an invitation it means

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May 1, 2010

Prashant: Meaning of My Name, Prashant

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

Unlike English and some other prominent languages, Names in Hindi (Derived from Sanskrit) have a meaning behind them. We (in India) have a comprehensive and successful system of Jyotish or Astrology, which decides the name of a new-born, according to the predicted nature, traits and destiny.  My name,  Prashant (Devanagari Script: प्रशान्त) is a common boy’s name in India. It is derived from the word shant which means calm, quiet, peaceful or tranquil.

There are few theories as to the origin/meaning of the name, listed below in preferential order:

  1. The first is simply that adding “Pra” creates a superlative of “Shant”, so it can be thought of as meaning “Great Peace” .
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