The name 'Thirunindravur' comes from the Tamil words 'Thiru, nindra and vur'. The Tamil word 'Thiru' represents the name for the Hindu god perumal. 'Nindra' refers to Stood and 'Vur' refers to a Village or a Place. It is said that Lakshmi was travelling through the sky and saw this beautiful village and stood here; she wondered how beautiful is this village. Thus the place came to be known as Thiru-ninra-vur, the village where Lakshmi stood. There is a old Tamil quote saying, reside in a place where there is a temple. Here there are two ancient temples which are written in the history of Tamil literature.This village is also known as 'indunindravur' 'indu' , 'nindra' and 'vur'. Thus the word 'indu' refers to moon 'Nindra' refers to stood and 'vur' refers to village . As moon light comes on to the temple gopura its famous for many occasion . So in older times its also known as 'indunindravur' There are Mosque and there are Churches too. Here people live happily and safely.
This village is also the home town of Pusalar, the Nayanar saint.