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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 6 Views | 🔊 12 Pronunciations
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Gender: Female

Origin: Indian

Meaning: Bright Light

Pronunciation: dee-VAH-lee, /ˈdiːvəli/, D IH W AA L IY

Popularity Rank: #561,663

On this page:

  • 1. Diwali Meaning
  • 2. Diwali Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Diwali
  • 4. Translations of Diwali
  • 5. Diwali Name Popularity
  • 6. Famous People with Name Diwali
  • 7. Diwali Name Poster
  • 8. Names similar to Diwali

Diwali Meaning

Derived from the Sanskrit word 'Deepavali' which means 'row of lights'. Diwali is a major festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists, symbolizing the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.

Diwali also means "Bright Light, Festival of lights".

Diwali is found in India, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and 11 more countries.

Diwali Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: dee-VAH-lee

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈdiːvəli/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: D IH W AA L IY

D: Pronounce as in "dog" (D AO G)

IH: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

W: Pronounce as in "we" (W IY)

AA: Pronounce as in "father" (AA F TH ER)

L: Pronounce as in "let" (L EH T)

IY: Pronounce as in "see" (S IY)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Diwali

Diwali Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Diwali is recorded 25 times globally, ranking it as the 561,663th most common name worldwide.

Diwali is most prevalent in India, with 8 occurrences, making it the 39,491th most popular name in the country.

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