के श व
But it’s pronounced in Nepali as Keshav. Mitakenly and more widely as Keshab.
Needless to say, I too have the same name: Keshav.
Some months ago, I had written something with the same title “Why the name Keshav?”
In Wikipedia, I found some more things. So posting here again.
1. Vishnu Sahasranama
According to Adi Sankara’ s commentary on the Vishnu sahasranama, Keshava has three meanings:
one whose Kesa or locks are beautiful
The Lord of creation, preservation, and dissolution.
one who destroyed the asura or demon Kesi in the Krishna avatar.
It also means
one who is endowed with the rays of light spreading within the orbit of the sun
one who is endowed with divine powers of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
2. Padma Purana
The one with beautiful long hair
According to the Padma Purana the name refers to Krishna’s long, beautiful looking hair.
3. Bhagavad Gita
Killer of the Keśī demon
In the Bhagavad Gita Arjuna uses the name for Krishna, referring to Him as the ‘Killer of the Kesi demon’ : I am now unable to stand here any longer. I am forgetting myself, and my mind is reeling. I see only causes of misfortune, O Kesava, killer of the Keśī demon. (Bhagavad Gita 1.30). The demon Kesin, in the form of a horse, was sent by Kamsa to kill Krishna but was overpowered and slain (Vishnu Purana 5.15-16).