Name of religion
Source of the name
Meaning of the source
The title of the religion's founder, meaning glory of God in Arabic.
The title of the religion's founder, meaning enlightened in Sanskrit.
Khristos is the Greek translation of the Hebrew word Messiah, meaning the anointed.
Kung Fu Tzu
Kung Fu Tzu (Confucius) was a Chinese philosopher.
One of the first three founders of the Druze sect.
In many Asian languages, Hind is the name of the region between the Himalayas and the Indus river.
In Arabic, Salema is root to words like peace, submission and obedience.
Sanskrit word meaning victorious or overcome.
One of the Tribes of Israel.
In Chinese, way of the gods.
Punjabi word meaning learner or pupil.
Chinese word meaning way or path.
An ancient Persian philosopher. In India the Zoroastrians are known as Parsis, meaning people of Persia.
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Religions-Names and meanings
Different religions have derived their names from different sources. Some religions derived their names from the name or title of the founder, while other religions have their names derived from certain words or names.