I heard about an Indian woman (possibly Hindu) with a given name of Sati the other day. Checking the internet, this site confirmed that Sati is an Indian female name.

Is the name "Sati" related to the name of the Hindu goddess Sati who self-immolated, or is it just a coincidence (the name's only two syllables long, so it seems plausible)?

  • @closevoter isn't this question about "a single word/single language" as per the help center? – Andrew Grimm Apr 26 '16 at 13:00
  • It can be anything, maybe it's short from "Satan", why not? – Yellow Sky Apr 26 '16 at 18:40
  • Maybe the name "Igor" is from Norwegian "yesterday", why not, but it's not particularly likely. Or, a Muslim might arbitrarily name a child Mohammed because is "sounds nice", why not, but it's more likely that the obvious explanation is correct. – user6726 Apr 27 '16 at 5:31

In India it is commonplace to give children the name of a god or a goddess. The answer to your question is yes.

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