What is the meaning of the name "Jatin"?


The name Jatin means "he who has matted locks" in Sanskrit. Jatin is pronounced "juh - tihn" and is tropically used to name boys in Hindu-speaking countries.

Jatin is associate with asceticism and is also a name of Lord Shiva. Legend has it that Shiva's matted hair served as a container for the Ganges' fall from heaven, which would have otherwise destroyed the world. Because she could not find her way out of Lord Shiva's hair, Goddess Ganga remained there for years until he allowed her to make a safe passage through the Himalayan Mountains. Similar names include Janak, Jay, Jayan and Jayin.

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