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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Karma

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Kar"ma
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  1. [Buddhism, Hinduism] One's acts considered as fixing one's lot in the future existence.
  2. [Theos] The doctrine of fate as the inflexible result of cause and effect, especially the principle by which a person is rewarded or punished in a subsequent incarnation for deeds in the previous incarnation; the theory of inevitable consequence.
  3. One's destiny; fate.
  4. [Mysticism] The supposed non-physical emanations that a person gives off, which may affect other people; vibrations.

Etymology: Skr

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  1. (Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation
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Karma was born in 1326 in Tibet. He died in 1386.

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Karma Kid is an electronic dance music and house music record producer and disc jockey. He was most prominent from 2012 to present. Karma was given the name Sam Knowles on August 1st, 1994. Karma is also known as Karma Kid.

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He holds the title Karma Thinleypa IV. Karma was born in 1931 in Nangqên County.

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Karma was born in Ura, Bumthang, Bhutan.

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Karma Shedrup Tshering is a soccer player for the Thimphu City F.C., Druk Star F.C., and Bhutan national football team. Karma was born on April 9th, 1990 in Thimphu.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Karma

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Mahendra Karma was a Leader of the Opposition, Chhattisgarh State Assembly, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Government of Chhattisgarh, and Leader of Opposition at Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha. Mahendra was born on August 5th, 1950 in Dantewada, India. He breathed his last breath on May 25th, 2013.

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Filep Jacob Semuel Karma is an independence activist. Filep was born in 1959 in Biak.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 6 6 0
1917 6 6 0
1919 11 11 0
1920 9 9 0
1921 8 8 0
1922 16 16 0
1923 8 8 0
1924 7 7 0
1925 15 15 0
1926 7 7 0
1927 9 9 0
1928 23 23 0
1929 11 11 0
1930 12 12 0
1931 21 21 0
1932 19 19 0
1933 18 18 0
1934 18 18 0
1935 13 13 0
1936 19 19 0
1937 18 18 0
1938 24 24 0
1939 23 23 0
1940 23 23 0
1941 14 14 0
1942 20 20 0
1943 24 24 0
1944 26 26 0
1945 16 16 0
1946 33 33 0
1947 21 21 0
1948 24 24 0
1949 31 31 0
1950 27 27 0
1951 16 16 0
1952 24 24 0
1953 37 37 0
1954 24 24 0
1955 31 31 0
1956 34 34 0
1957 50 50 0
1958 54 54 0
1959 47 47 0
1960 26 26 0
1961 40 40 0
1962 42 42 0
1963 40 40 0
1964 29 29 0
1965 35 35 0
1966 31 31 0
1967 30 30 0
1968 33 33 0
1969 30 30 0
1970 66 66 0
1971 77 77 0
1972 65 65 0
1973 78 78 0
1974 71 71 0
1975 47 47 0
1976 48 48 0
1977 47 47 0
1978 39 39 0
1979 40 40 0
1980 31 31 0
1981 34 34 0
1982 18 18 0
1983 40 40 0
1984 26 26 0
1985 15 15 0
1986 14 14 0
1987 13 13 0
1988 14 14 0
1989 15 15 0
1990 8 8 0
1992 15 15 0
1993 15 15 0
1994 23 23 0
1995 12 12 0
1996 10 10 0
1997 30 30 0
1998 33 33 0
1999 40 40 0
2000 56 56 0
2001 71 71 0
2002 66 61 5
2003 58 58 0
2004 101 94 7
2005 298 298 0
2006 322 313 9
2007 330 324 6
2008 344 332 12
2009 386 375 11
2010 306 295 11
2011 266 257 9
2012 303 289 14
2013 267 260 7
2014 262 253 9
2015 224 214 10
2016 216 203 13
2017 214 204 10

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Popularity of Karma as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Karma U.S.
  White 33.33% 64.26%
  African American 8.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 44.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Karma

People with the last name Karma are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Karma

  • How Popular is the name Karma? Karma is the 3,278th most popular name of all time. As a last name Karma was the 145,220th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Karma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,307 babies born with the first name Karma in the United States. That's more than enough people named Karma to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Karma? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Karma first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Karma is Tuesday, October 23rd, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Karma born? The highest recorded use of the first name Karma was in 2009 with a total of 375 babies.
  • Random Karma Factoid: According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Karma ranks 77th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 15 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1934.
  • Weird things about the name Karma: Your name in reverse order is Amrak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mrkaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Karma? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 114 people with the last name Karma.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Karma? Karma is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
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