Baby Boy Name 'Avi' - Need Suggestion

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bmonu9 Sat 01-Aug-20 19:46:04

Hello Friends,

I need your valuable suggestion to decide the name 'Avi' for my son. The meaning of this name is (THE SUN AND AIR; HONEST) in Hindi. We are from India (Hindu) and our son is a US-born. I looked into multiple forums and found that it's a multicultural name. I found many popular/successful personalities with this name. www.babynamesdirect.com/boy/avi
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avi#:~:text=Avi%20is%20a%20given%20name,Newbery%20award%2Dwinning%20American%20author

1. It looks like it's a unisex name with more than 95% boys. Should we proceed with this name for my son?
2. Is this name okay to go with for a non-Jewish boy as well?
3. Is there any negative meaning/impact of this name in any origin like in Australia - it shows girl name with themeaningbird.
www.babycenter.com.au/babyname/1020903/avi
However, I found many male professionals on LinkedIn with this name.

Your help will be highly appreciated.

Thank you!

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ScrapThatThen Sat 01-Aug-20 19:48:30

It might sound like the Spanish Javi for Javier (the J is silent).

ScrapThatThen Sat 01-Aug-20 19:49:52

Actually ignore me, the J is sounded H so it's more Havi, so shouldn't cause confusion. Congratulations.

ManxRhyme Sat 01-Aug-20 19:54:05

Perfectly OK. Makes me think of Pentatonic but Avinash is a well known Indian name as well so can't see Avi being an issue.

florascotia2 Sat 01-Aug-20 20:41:29

OP if Avi is from your culture and you like it, then that's brilliant.

But please don't believe what you read on baby name websites - most of them are completely without any real life or academic justification.

For the UK, the most scholarly and reliable place to check names and meanings is here:
www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780198610601.001.0001/acref-9780198610601

Tillygetsit Sat 01-Aug-20 23:58:55

I really like it.

bmonu9 Sun 02-Aug-20 14:52:24

More suggestions, please?

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