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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kamala

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ka*ma"la
The red dusty hairs of the capsules of an East Indian tree (Mallotus Philippinensis) used for dyeing silk. It is violently emetic, and is used in the treatment of tapeworm.
Wiktionary
  1. Nelumbo nucifera, a lotus plant.
  2. Mallotus philippensis, a plant in the spurge family.

kamala was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, Hausa, and Pali

Notable Persons Named Kamala

Kamala Harris is a 32nd Attorney General of California, District Attorney of San Francisco, and San Francisco District Attorney's Office. Kamala was born on October 20th, 1964 in Oakland, California.

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Jayanthi is an actor, film producer, playback singer, film actor, and producer. She was most active from 1961 to present. Jayanthi was given the name Kamala Kumari in Bellary, [Madras Presidency], British India.

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Kamala is a wrestler. Kamala was born on May 28th, 1950 in Senatobia, Mississippi, United States.

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Kamala Das was a poet, novelist, short story writer, and short story. Kamala was born on March 31st, 1934 in Punnayurkulam. She passed away on May 31st, 2009.

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Kamala was born on August 1st, 1899 in Delhi. She breathed her last breath on February 28th, 1936.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kamala

Kamala is a wrestler. Kamala was born on May 28th, 1950 in Senatobia, Mississippi, United States.

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Kumari Kamala is a dancer and actress. Kumari was born on June 16th, 1934 in Mayiladuthurai. Kumari is also known as Baby Kamala, Kamala Lakshman, Kamala Narayan, and Kamala Lakshmi Narayanan.

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Preethi Kamala is a model (people), actor, and model/film actress. Her ongoing career started in 2011. Preethi was given the name Preethi on February 21st, 1986 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

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Dr Diodorus Kamala is a for Nkenge, Tanzanian Ambassador to Belgium, Member of Parliament, List of heads of missions of Tanzania, and National Assembly (Tanzania). Dr was born on November 26th, 1968.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1955 6 6 0
1958 7 7 0
1959 9 9 0
1960 10 10 0
1961 10 10 0
1962 20 20 0
1963 44 44 0
1964 105 105 0
1965 91 91 0
1966 51 51 0
1967 46 46 0
1968 48 48 0
1969 38 38 0
1970 39 39 0
1971 28 28 0
1972 35 35 0
1973 20 20 0
1974 35 35 0
1975 40 40 0
1976 29 29 0
1977 28 28 0
1978 25 25 0
1979 25 25 0
1980 19 19 0
1981 22 22 0
1982 16 16 0
1983 20 20 0
1984 13 13 0
1985 16 16 0
1986 8 8 0
1987 10 10 0
1988 12 12 0
1989 11 11 0
1990 13 13 0
1991 10 10 0
1992 12 12 0
1993 22 22 0
1994 8 8 0
1995 15 15 0
1996 6 6 0
1997 10 10 0
1998 9 9 0
1999 15 15 0
2001 8 8 0
2002 9 9 0
2003 8 8 0
2004 10 10 0
2005 7 7 0
2006 9 9 0
2007 6 6 0
2008 6 6 0
2009 11 11 0
2011 7 7 0
2012 8 8 0
2014 10 10 0
2015 9 9 0
2016 10 10 0
2017 10 10 0

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Popularity of Kamala as a first name

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Common last names for Kamala

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Fun Facts about the name Kamala

  • How Popular is the name Kamala? Kamala is the 9,448th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Kamala have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,184 babies born with the first name Kamala in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kamala to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kamala? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1955 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kamala first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kamala is Tuesday, May 24th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Kamala born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kamala was in 1964 with a total of 105 babies.
  • Random Kamala Factoid: According to the 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kamala is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 1967.
  • Weird things about the name Kamala: Your name in reverse order is Alamak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Alaakm. 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)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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