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OTHER SCRIPTS: गांधी (Marathi, Hindi), ગાંધી (Gujarati), ਗਾਂਧੀ (Gurmukhi), காந்தி (Tamil)
PRONOUNCED: [ˈɡaːnd̪ʱi] (Hindi)
OTHER FORMS: Gandhy
Meaning & History
Hindu, Jain, Parsi, and Sikh name meaning "perfume seller", from Sanskrit गन्ध (gandha) meaning "odour, fragrance, perfume". Notable bearers include Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), an Indian civil rights and independence leader, and Indira Gandhi (1917-1984), the first female Prime Minister of India.