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Various names of Henna

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'Henna', also spelled as 'Heena' is believed to be as old as more than 9000 years old. Nowadays, It is universally used  for bridal make up, body art etc. Mehendi, which is another name of Henna was derived from Sanskrit word 'mendhika'.

These 3 are not the only names of Henna., although it is more known as Mehendi and henna which are spelled in different ways. Did you know the synonyms of henna? Check these out:

Synonyms of 'Henna'

  • Smooth Lawsonia
  • Al-henna
  • Henne
  • Al-Khanna
  • Jamaica Mignonette
It is called by different names in different countries. Below are country wise names of Henna.

Indian names of Henna
  • Punjab : Hinna, Mehndi, Nakrize, Panwar
  • Sind : Mendi
  • Bombay : Henne, Mendie
  • Gujarat : Medi, Mendi
  • Bengal : Mehedi, Mehndi, Shudi
Henna in different languages
  • English : Camphire, Cypress Shrub, Egyptian Privet, Henna Plant, Jamaica Mignonette, Mindie, Tree Mignonette
  • Hindi : Hena, Mehndi, Mhindi
  • Sanskrit : Dvivranta, Kokadanta, Medika, Mendhika, Nakharanjaka, Nakaranjani, Ragagarbha
  • Persian : Hina, Panna
  • Arabic : Alhenna, Henna, Henneh, Hinna, Yoranna
  • Hebrew : Bapar
  • Chinese : Tche Kia Hoa
  • French : Alcana D'orient, Alkanna d'Avicenne, Alkanna d'Orient, Henné, Racine à farder, Thomarhendi d'Avicenne, Troëne d'Egypte
  • Spanish : Henne
  • Marathi : Mendhi, Mendi
  • Ragangi, Ranjaka, Sahshara, Sugandhapushpa, Timira, Yavaneshta
  • Urdu : Mehendi
  • Bhote : Simru
  • Tamil : Aivanam, Aivana, Korandam, Kurandagam, Kurinji, Pidai, Ponninpuvalamarudondri,
  • Marudondri, Mayilainandi
  • Malayalam: Mayilanji, Pontalasi
  • Burma : Dan, Danbin
  • Cambodia : Krapeu
  • Swahili : Muhanoni, Muheni
  • Teluga : Goranta, Gorata, Gorinta, Krommi, Kuravakamu, Maida, Pschapeddagoranta
  • Canarese : Goranta, Gorante, Goranthu, Korate, Madaranga Central Provinces: Mehndi, Mhendi
  • French Guiana : Réséda de cayenne
  • Greek : Kypros
  • Hausa : Lalle
  • Belgaum : Iswan
  • Sinhalese : Maritondo
  • Konkani : Meti
  • Las Bela : Mehndi
  • Malay : Inai
  • Woloff : Foundenn
  • Mundari : Bind, Bindi, Mindi
  • Indo Chana : Chi Gaip Hoa, Khao Thien, Kao Youak, Kok Khao, Krapin Kupin Tue, Mong Tay, Mong Tay Nhuom
  • Santal : Mihndi
  • Phillipines : Cinamomo, Cinamomo Del Pais
  • Rajpunta : Mehendi
  • Lambadi : Bhurara
  • Uriya : Mehendi, Mendi, Monjuati, Olota, Rongota
  • Tulu : Madirengi

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