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Rohana - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Rohana
R-O-H-A-N-A, is a 6-letter female given name.
Pronunciation of Rohana
roe HAN ah
Meaning of Rohana
Ascending, healing, medicine.
Origin of Rohana
The name 'Rohana' has multiple origins and meanings across different cultures. In Sanskrit, 'Rohana' means 'ascending' or 'climbing'. It is derived from the Sanskrit word 'roh' which means 'to rise' or 'to ascend'. In Sinhalese, 'Rohana' is a popular given name for boys and girls, and it means 'golden' or 'shining'. Sinhalese is the native language of Sri Lanka, and 'Rohana' is often associated with beauty and brightness in this context.
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Popularity of Rohana
The popularity of the name 'Rohana' varies depending on the cultural context. In Sanskrit, it is not a widely used name, but it holds significance in Hindu mythology and literature. In the Sinhalese community, 'Rohana' is a more common name and is often chosen for its positive connotations of radiance and splendor.
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Etymology of Rohana

The etymology of 'Rohana' can be understood by analyzing its Sanskrit and Sinhalese roots. In Sanskrit, 'roh' means 'to rise' or 'to ascend', while the suffix 'ana' denotes an action or process. Therefore, 'Rohana' can be interpreted as 'the act of rising' or 'the process of ascending'. In Sinhalese, the name is derived from the word 'roha', which means 'golden' or 'shining'.

Cultural Significance of Rohana

In Hindu mythology, 'Rohana' is associated with the concept of spiritual ascent or the journey towards higher consciousness. It symbolizes the elevation of the soul and the pursuit of enlightenment. In the Sinhalese culture, the name 'Rohana' represents beauty, brightness, and prosperity. It is often seen as a name that brings positive energy and auspiciousness.