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Origin and Meaning of Dharma

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dharma
the basic principles of the cosmos; also: an ancient sage in Hindu mythology worshipped as a god by some lower castes;.
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  1. Basic principles of the cosmos; also: an ancient sage in Hindu mythology worshipped as a god by some lower castes
  1. Alternative form of dharma

Dharma was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Dharma

Teja is a film director, producer, screenwriter, distributor, exhibitor, and entrepreneur.His ongoing career started in 1985. Teja was given the name Dharma Teja on February 22nd, 1966 in Chennai. Teja is also known as Dharma Teja.


Dharma Mittra is a yoga teacher. Dharma was born on May 14th, 1939 in Pirapora.


Dharma was born on January 20th, 1946 in Cleveland.


Dharma was born on January 20th, 1906 in Patiala. He breathed his last breath on September 16th, 2000.



Dharma Kumar was a historian. Dharma was born in 1928. She left this life in 2001.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dharma

Buck Dharma is a hard rock and heavy metal music musician and songwriter. He plays Guitar, Keyboard instrument, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson SG, Steinberger, and Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1967. Buck was given the name Donald Brian Roeser on November 12th, 1947 in Long Island, New York, US.



Jahja was born on March 11th, 1911. They breathed their last breath on August 28th, 1988.


Vikram Dharma was an action choreographer and stunt co-ordinator. His most notable accomplishments were from 1982 to 2006. Vikram was given the name R. N. Dharmaseelan in 1961 in Tamil Nadu. He breathed his last breath in 2006.


Dharampreet was a music of punjab and duet singing. He was most active from 1993 to 2015. Dharampreet was given the name Bhupinder Dharma in Bilaspur, Punjab. He left this life in 7.


She holds the title Bhikkhuni. Karuna was given the name Joyce Adele Pettingill on April 21st, 1940 in Beloit, Wisconsin. She left this life on February 22nd, 2014.


How popular is the baby name Dharma in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1969 5 5 0
1972 6 6 0
1976 7 0 7
1997 9 9 0
1998 68 68 0
1999 55 55 0
2000 53 53 0
2001 33 33 0
2002 24 24 0
2003 49 49 0
2004 45 45 0
2005 39 39 0
2006 26 26 0
2007 33 33 0
2008 14 14 0
2009 14 14 0
2010 15 15 0
2011 18 18 0
2012 11 11 0
2013 11 11 0
2014 17 17 0
2015 13 13 0
2016 10 10 0
2017 7 7 0

Fun Facts about the name Dharma

  • How Popular is the name Dharma? Dharma is the 14,851st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Dharma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 582 babies born with the first name Dharma in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dharma to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dharma? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dharma first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dharma is Thursday, September 3rd, 1903.
  • What year had the most people named Dharma born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dharma was in 1998 with a total of 68 babies.
  • Random Dharma Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dharma is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Dharma: Your name in reverse order is Amrahd. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aarmdh. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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