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1. Take Hukam and get a letter
Naam Karan is the Child Naming Ceremony. At home, you can open up the Guru Granth Sahib to a random page and the first letter of the first word on top of the left page is the letter designated for the child's first name. You may choose a letter by taking online Hukam. What is Hukamnama?


2. Look up names by the letter
Look up names using English or the Gurmukhi alphabets below.


3. What is the difference between Punjabi and Gurmukhi?

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Kaur

English: Kaur Gurmukhi:  ਕੌਰ Hindi: कौर Meaning: The Crown Prince (as an emphasis on equality.  The word literally means son, or Pr...

Gursajan

English: Gursajan, Gur Sajan

Gurmukhi: ਗੁਰਸਾਜਨ, ਗੁਰ ਸਾਜਨ
Hindi: गुरसाजन, गुर साजन

Meaning: Guru's beloved companion

Punjabi Pronunciation 🗣

Spiritual Significance 📖

See Gur and Sajan

Kamal

English: Kamal

Gurmukhi: ਕਮਲ
Hindi: कमल

Meaning: Lotus

Punjabi Pronunciation 🗣

Spiritual Significance 📖


Page 201, Line 19
ਧਨਿ ਮਸਤਕ ਚਰਨ ਕਮਲ ਹੀ ਪਰਸ ॥
धनि मसतक चरन कमल ही परस ॥
Ḏẖan masṯak cẖaran kamal hī paras.
Blessed is the forehead which touches His Lotus Feet.
Guru Arjan Dev   -  view Shabad/Paurhi/Salok


Charan

English: Charan

Gurmukhi: ਚਰਨ
Hindi: चरन 

Meaning: Feet

Punjabi Pronunciation 🗣

Spiritual Significance 📖


Page 201, Line 19
ਧਨਿ ਮਸਤਕ ਚਰਨ ਕਮਲ ਹੀ ਪਰਸ ॥
धनि मसतक चरन कमल ही परस ॥
Ḏẖan masṯak cẖaran kamal hī paras.
Blessed is the forehead which touches His Lotus Feet.
Guru Arjan Dev   -  view Shabad/Paurhi/Salok


Sach

English: Sach, Such

Gurmukhi: ਸਚੁ
Hindi: सच

Meaning: True

Punjabi Pronunciation 🗣

Spiritual Significance 📖

ਹੈ ਭੀ ਸਚੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਹੋਸੀ ਭੀ ਸਚੁ ॥੧॥
Hai bẖī sacẖ Nānak hosī bẖī sacẖ. ||1||
True Here And Now. O Nanak, Forever And Ever True. ||1||
Guru Nanak Dev   -  view Shabad/Paurhi/Salok


Sikh

English: Sikh
Gurmukhi:  ਸਿਖ 
Hindi: सिख

Meaning: Someone who follows the way of the Guru, a learner, a seeker of truth, diciple

Punjabi Pronunciation of the word Sikh 🗣 

Hint: It's pronounced with a short 'i' as in the word 'slick', 'mic', 'bit', 'sit'

Historical Significance

Spiritual Significance 📖

Page 3, Line 10
ਮੰਨੈ ਤਰੈ ਤਾਰੇ ਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖ ॥
मंनै तरै तारे गुरु सिख ॥
Mannai ṯarai ṯāre gur sikẖ.
The faithful are saved, and carried across with the Sikhs of the Guru.
Guru Nanak Dev   -  view Shabad/Paurhi/Salok

Gursikh

English: Gursikh, Gurusikh, Gur Sikh, Guru Sikh

Gurmukhi: ਗੁਰਸਿਖ, ਗੁਰੁਸਿਖ, ਗੁਰ ਸਿਖ, ਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖ
Hindi: गुरसिख, गुरुसिख, गुर सिख, गुरु सिख 

Meaning: Guru's Sikh, The Guru's Sikh, Sikhs of the Guru

Punjabi Pronunciation of Gursikh 🗣

Spiritual Significance 📖

Page 3, Line 10
ਮੰਨੈ ਤਰੈ ਤਾਰੇ ਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖ ॥
मंनै तरै तारे गुरु सिख ॥
Mannai ṯarai ṯāre gur sikẖ.
The faithful are saved, and carried across with the Sikhs of the Guru.
Guru Nanak Dev   -  view Shabad/Paurhi/Salok