There is a Nala in Mahabharata.

Vrihadaswa said, "There was a king named Nala, the son of Virasena. And he was strong, and handsome, and well-versed in (the knowledge of) horses, and possessed of every desirable accomplishment. And he was at the head of all the kings, even like the lord of the celestials. And exalted over all, he resembled the sun in glory. And he was the king of the Nishadhas, intent on the welfare of the Brahmanas, versed in the Vedas, and possessed of heroism...

There is another Nala in Ramayana too

The brilliant Gandhamaadana is the son of Kubera, while the divine architect Vishvakarma procreated the great monkey called Nala.

Is there any meaning to the name Nala?

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    One of the meaning of the Nala word is reed (several tall, grass-like plants of wetlands.) The word is found with similar meaning in Bhagvata Purana. But i am sure what they mean in keeping this name is "tall like grass or diverse as grass " etc. Also this is a name of An ancient hermit mentioned in MB. – SwiftPushkar Jun 4 '19 at 10:07
  • Do you want scriptural meaning or the general one ? – SwiftPushkar Jun 4 '19 at 10:12
  • @SwiftPushkar scriptural, if there else general... – hanugm Jun 4 '19 at 10:21
  • may be lotus or white.. – YDS Jun 4 '19 at 19:43

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