200+ Names and Titles for God

The idea came to see how many names or titles for the indescribable, ineffable Divine could be found.

Indeed, in this endeavour one is trying to do the impossible by trying to describe what cannot be put into words, but the effort still happens out of devotion to and love for God / Divine.

Sri Anandamayi Ma, an Indian Saint (1896 – 1992) and described as “the most perfect flower the Indian soil has produced”, said:

All names given to God have the same power.  You can reach your destination by taking any name you like.  (eg Brahman, Vishnu, Krishna, Rama, Shiva, Ganapatya, Hari.)  The more intense your sadhana, the quicker you reach Him.  Take it lightly, and you take more time. The fact that you are aware that of your incapacity to concentrate on God’s name is also His grace.  Even though not interested take the Name as a medicine.  This will also have a good result.  You will improve.  God’s names is not like worldly medicine that acts at times and at other times does not; God’s name invariably bears fruit.

Such amazing words.  Names for God can lead us to Him.  All names are sacred.  Such a wondrous, beautiful saint was Sri Anandamayi Ma.


As to the first name of God, Bhagvan Sri Ramana Maharshi said that ‘I’ is the original name of God:

The one, infinite, unbroken whole [plenum] became aware of itself as ”I”. This is its original name. All other names, for example Om, are later growths.’

Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, talk no. 9

The enlightened Jnani, Robert Adams, also stated how powerful saying the name of God can be:

Saying the name of God repeatedly is very powerful. You can do this internally. But do it. Watch what happens. You are lifting yourself up to a beautiful Reality. A bright and shining Reality.  This becomes your Reality. This is the power you have to completely change your day. Your consciousness. The more you do this, the deeper you dive within it, the stronger it becomes.  – Robert Adams

The list is omni-denominational ie no religion is excluded – for God is not religious.  I think the list will end up a long one.  Of course this is mainly a list in English – were we to make it a list for all languages I think there would not be a longer list to describe anything else that could be conceived!  As a related thought just think how few are the words are to describe the person/human/you/me/them.  Yet for God the names are really without end.

If you wish to join in a Kirtan (sacred mantra music) and recite God’s name ‘Bhagwan’ (the word for God in Sanskrit), here is the amazing music of Krishna Das.  Jaya or Jai means victory or victorious.

And without further ado, here are 200+ names and titles for God.  En-joy.

Namaste,


List of Names for God

ABBA
ABSOLUTE
ABSOLUTE CONSCIOUSNESS
ABSOLUTE SPIRIT
ADONAI
AGELESS
AKAL PURAKH
ALL IN ALL
ALL THAT IS
ALL GLORIOUS
ALL KNOWING
ALL PERVADING
ALL PERVADING SELF
ALL PERVASIVE ONE
ALL POSSESSING
ALL POWERFUL
ALL-WISE
ALLAH
ALMIGHTY
ALWAYS THE SAME
AMEN
ATMAN
BELOVED
BHAGVAN
BLISS
BOUNDLESS ENERGY
BRAHMA
BRAHMAN
CAUSELESS CAUSE
CHRIST
CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS
CONSCIOUSNESS
CREATOR
DEUS
DIVINE
DIVINE CREATOR
DIVINE ENERGY
DIVINE FEMININE
DIVINE MOTHER
DIVINE MYSTERY
DIVINE NECTAR
DIVINE PRESENCE
DIVINE PROVIDENCE
EL-SHADDAI
ELOHIM
ENDLESS BLISS
ESHWARA
ETERNITY
ETERNAL LIGHT
ETERNALLY AWAKE
EVER-ALERT
EVERLASTING FATHER
EXALTED ONE
EXISTENCE (BEING)-CONSCIOUSNESS-BLISS
FATHER
FEARLESS
FORMLESS
GANAPATYA
GOD
GODDESS
GRANDFATHER
GREAT CONSCIOUSNESS
GREAT EFFULGENCE
GREAT I AM
GREAT INTERCONNECTEDNESS
GREAT MASTER
GREAT MOTHER
GREAT MYSTERY
GREAT RADIANCE
GREAT SPIRIT
GREAT UNITY
HARI
HIGHER POWER
HIGHER SELF
HIGHEST ESSENCE
HIGHEST SELF
HOLY SPIRIT
HU
I
I AM
I AM THAT I AM
I-I
IMMORTAL
INDESCRIBABLE DIVINE
INFINITE CONSCIOUSNESS
INFINITE ESSENCE
INFINITE MYSTERY
INFINITE SOURCE
INFINITE SPIRIT
INFINITE WHOLENESS
ISHWARA PRASAD
JAH
JEHOVAH
JESUS
LIVING UNIVERSE
LORD
LORD ALMIGHTY
LORD INVISIBLE
LORD OF ALL
LORD OF CREATION
LORD OF EXISTENCE
LORD OF LORDS
LORD OF THE UNIVERSE
LOVE
MOST EXALTED ONE
MOST HIGH
MWARI
MYSTERIOUS
NAMELESS ONE
NEVER CHANGING
NONDUAL AWARENESS
OM
OMNIPRESENT
OMNISCIENT
ONE AWARENESS
ONENESS
ORIGINAL ESSENCE
PRANA
PRIMAL CAUSE
RE
REAL SELF
REALITY
ROOT OF CREATION
SATNAM
SELF
SHAKTI
SHANG TI 上帝 ( HANYU PINYIN: SHÀNG DÌ) (LITERALLY: KING ABOVE)
SHIVA
SLEEPLESS
SOUL
SOUL SUPREME
SOURCE
SUGMAD
SUPREME BLISS
SUPREME ENERGY
THAT I AM
THE ABSOLUTE
THE ABSOLUTE TRINITY
THE ALL PERVADING CONSCIOUSNESS
THE ALL PERVADING LOVE
THE CAUSELESS
THE COSMOS
THE ETERNAL
THE ETERNAL NOW
THE EVERYTHING AND THE NOTHING
THE EVOLUTIONARY ABSOLUTE
THE FORCE
THE GOOD
THE GREAT I AM
THE GREAT LIFE
THE GREAT LIVING GOD
THE GREAT ONENESS
THE GREAT SPIRIT
THE GREAT UNIFIED FIELD
THE GREAT VOID
THE HIGH GOD
THE INFINITE
THE NOW
THE ONE
THE SUPREME
THE TAO
THE TIMELESS
THE ULTIMATE
THE UNBORN
THE UNION
THE UNITY
THE UNIVERSAL
THE UNIVERSAL ONE
THE UNIVERSE SELF
TOTALITY
TOTAL PRE AND POST BIG BANG REALITY
TOTAL REALITY
TRUE SELF
TRUTH
ULTIMATE CONCERN
ULTIMATE REALITY
ULTIMATE TRUTH
ULTIMATE UNITY OR ONENESS
ULTIMATE UNIVERSE REALITY
ULTIMATE WHOLENESS
UNATTAINABLE
UNBOUNDED AWARENESS
UNCONQUERABLE
UNIVERSAL ONENESS
UNIVERSAL SOUL
UNIVERSAL SPIRIT
UNIVERSE CONSCIOUSNESS
UNIVERSE ENTITY
UNMANIFEST
VISHNU
VISHU
VOID
WAHEGURU
WAKA TANKA
WHOLENESS
WITHOUT BEGINNING
WITHOUT CAUSE
WITHOUT END
WORLD SOUL
YAHWEH

 

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