What are the different names of Brahma as per scriptures? Are there 28 names of Brahma?
Hiranyagarbha: The word garbha means womb and since Brahma originated from inside a golden (hiranya) egg, he is known as Hiranyagarbha.
Adideva: He appeared in the very beginning (Adi) hence AdiDeva.
Aja: He had no birth (janana) in the real sense of the term. He is therefore also referred to as Aja (without birth).
Prajapati: Brahma was to be the lord (pati) of all the subjects who were going to be born (praja). Thus, Brahma acquired the name of Prajapati.
Svayambhu / Swayambhu: It is also true that he created (bhuva) himself (svayam). It is because of this that Brahma is known as Svayambhu.
Padmayoni: Brahma appeared inside the lotus (not right at the beginning, at the time of the original creation (where Brahma was born inside a golden egg) but later in the beginning of a Kalpa (which is just a day of Brahma)). Since padma means lotus and yoni means place of birth, Brahma is also known as Padmayoni.
Pradhan Pusrush / Purush Hansa
Lord Brahma has following names as per Skanda Purana (English translation source):