Priti, Pritika

  • Origin: Sanskrit प्रीति
  • Assamese/Bengali: প্রীতি
  • Hindi/Marathi/Maithili/Nepali/Sanskrit: प्रीति, प्रीती
  • Gujurati: પ્રીતિ
  • Kannada: ಪ್ರೀತಿ
  • Malayalam: പ്രീതി
  • Punjabi: ਪ੍ਰੀਤੀ
  • Western Punjabi: پریتی
  • Tamil: பிரீத்தி
  • Telugu: ప్రీతి
  • Meaning: “love; joy; kindness; pleasure; favor; affection; sweetheart.”
  • Gender: feminine
  • Pronunciation: (PREE-tee; PREE-tee-kah)

The name is derived from the Sanskrit प्रीति (prīti), which means, “love; joy; kindness; pleasure; favor; affection; sweetheart.” Another form is Pritika.

It is sometimes transliterations as Preeti & Preetika.

A notable bearer is British Secretary of State for the Home Department, Priti Patel (b. 1972).



  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: “holy silver; white silver.”
  • Gender: feminine
  • Pronounciation: (AH-ree-AHN-wen)

The name is composed of the Welsh elements, arian (silver) but in modern Welsh has taken on the meaning of “cash; money; finances; valuables,” and gwen (white, holy) and gwyn (white, holy).

This is recorded as the name of an 5th-century Welsh saint, one of the daughters of St. Brychan.

The name is borne by Australian actress, Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood (b.1987).