At first glance, she looks like a creative twist on Angela, but this exotic import is a completely different name.

Thanks to Casandra for suggesting Anjali as our Baby Name of the Day.

With names like Annalie and Aynslee in use for girls, you’re forgiven if you don’t spot Anjali’s Sanskrit roots.

Anjali translates to offering, but the meaning is far more nuanced.

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  1. I taught a little girl named Anjalie. Her father’s family was Indian. I had never heard it before- it suited her well.