- Gender: Female
- Meaning: “Lamp” or “Light” in Sanskrit
- Origin: Indian
- Rashi: Karka/Cancer
- Lucky Number: 5
- Lucky Colour: Light Green
- Lucky Stone: Emerald
- Lucky Material: Silver
- Lucky Day: Wednesday
- Lucky Side: East
Deepa is an Indian female given name that means “lamp” or “light” in Sanskrit. It is often used to refer to Goddess Durga or Saraswati, who is believed to remove darkness (ignorance) from our lives. In Hindu mythology, deepa also represents knowledge, wisdom and truthfulness.
It is believed that the light from dipa symbolizes the divine qualities like compassion, kindness, love, hope, courage etc., without which life would be very dull and dreary.
In some parts of India, Deepa is associated with wealth and prosperity. People believe that keeping dipa lit brings wealth, wellbeing, peace and harmony to their homes.
The name is also significant for Diwali festival where every house is decorated with lights(diyas). Therefore, this name is mostly preferred among hindus and specially during festive occasions.