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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gau"ta*ma
The family name of Buddha, the founder of Buddhism; born ca. 563 b.c., died ca. 483 b.c. In He is worshipped by Buddhists as a god. See Buddha.
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  1. Founder of Buddhism (c 563-483 BC)

From Sanskrit गोतम (gotama)

  1. Siddhartha Gautama - the personal name of the Buddha.
  2. A surname​ of Indian origin.
  3. A male given name used in India; more often anglicised as Gautam.

Notable Persons Named Gautama

Gautama was born in 1940.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Gautama

Siddhārtha was born as the child of Śuddhodana and Maya (mother of the Buddha) in -563 in Lumbini, Shakya Republic. He breathed his last breath in -483.



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  • How unique is the name Gautama? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Gautama was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Gautama: Your name in reverse order is Amatuag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gutmaaa. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Gautama born Jan 19, 1967

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern China approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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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