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Origin and Meaning of Soma

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖So"ma
The whole axial portion of an animal, including the head, neck, trunk, and tail.

Etymology: NL., fr. Gr. sw^ma sw`matos, the body

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Alternative names for the body of a human being
  2. Personification of a sacred intoxicating drink used in Vedic ritual
  3. Leafless East Indian vine; its sour milky juice formerly used to make an intoxicating drink

From New Latin, from Ancient Greek σῶμα (sôma, “body”).

  1. (anatomy) The whole axial portion of an animal, including the head, neck, trunk, and tail.
  2. (cytology) The bulbous part of a neuron, containing the cell nucleus.

From Sanskrit सोम (sóma), from Proto-Indo-Iranian.

  1. A ritual drink in ancient Vedic and continuing Hindu culture, obtained by pressing the Soma plant.
  2. (by extension) any kind of intoxicating drug

    soma was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, Italian, Latvian, Portuguese, Romanian, Rwanda-Rundi, Swahili, and Turkish

    Notable Persons Named Soma

    Sōma Saitō is a voice actor and voice acting in japan. Their most notable accomplishments were from 2010 to present. Sōma was born on April 22nd, 1991 in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.


    Soma Novothny is a soccer player for the Diósgyőri VTK, FC Veszprém, S.S.C. Napoli, Paganese Calcio 1926, Mantova F.C., F.C. Südtirol, Hungary national under-17 football team, and Hungary national under-19 football team. Soma was born on June 16th, 1994 in Veszprém.



    She holds the title Deshabandu, Deshashakthi, and Lion. Soma was born on July 5th, 1939 in Meegoda, Sri Lanka. She breathed her last breath on November 5th, 2015.


    She holds the title Princess of Cambodia. Soma was born on October 29th, 1969 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


    Soma was born on May 16th, 1978.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Soma

    Enrica Soma was a model, dancer, and model (people). Enrica was given the name Enrica Georgia Soma on May 9th, 1929 in New York City, U.S. Enrica is also known as Enrica Huston. She passed away on January 29th, 1969.


    Ragnvald Soma is a soccer player for the Bryne FK, West Ham United F.C., SK Brann, Viking FK, SK Rapid Wien, FC Nordsjælland, Lyngby Boldklub, Norway national under-21 football team, and Norway national football team. Ragnvald was born on November 10th, 1979 in Kvernaland, Norway.


    Naoki Soma is a soccer player for the Shimizu Higashi High School, Waseda University, Kashima Antlers, Tokyo Verdy, Kawasaki Frontale, and Japan national football team. Naoki was born on July 19th, 1971 in Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka, Japan.


    Takahito Soma is a soccer player for the Vissel Kobe, Tokyo Verdy, Kokushikan University, Urawa Red Diamonds, C.S. Marítimo, and FC Energie Cottbus. Takahito was born on December 10th, 1981 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa.


    Aizō Sōma was a businessman, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and social activist. Aizō was born on November 8th, 1870 in Azumino. They passed away on February 14th, 1954.


    Kokkō Sōma was a businesswoman, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and social activist. Kokkō was born on September 12th, 1876 in Sendai. They passed away on March 2nd, 1955.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Soma U.S.
      White 59.22% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 26.88% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 5.97% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 5.25% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Soma

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Soma

    • How Popular is the name Soma? Soma is the 33,371st most popular name of all time. As a last name Soma was the 25,459th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Soma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 125 babies born with the first name Soma in the United States. That's more than enough people named Soma 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 Soma? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1973 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Soma first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Soma is Monday, November 30th, 1885.
    • What year had the most people named Soma born? The highest recorded use of the first name Soma was in 2017 with a total of 11 babies.
    • Random Soma Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Soma is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2017.
    • Weird things about the name Soma: Your name in reverse order is Amos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Soma. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Soma? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 971 people with the last name Soma.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Soma? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Soma as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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