Dharma Origin and Meaning

The name Dharma is a girl's name of Sanskrit origin meaning "truth".
In Buddhism, Dharma embodies the basic principles of cosmic existence--making it a fitting name for the hippyish character on the sitcom Dharma and Greg, whose middle name was Freedom.

Students of Beat literature will be familiar with the name via part of the title of a Jack Kerouac novel, Dharma Bums.

Dharma tends to evoke the feeling of good karma.

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Famous People Named Dharma

  • Dharmaalternate name of Shubhadrangi, wife of Bindusara, Mauryan Emperor
  • Dharma Jeremy Butterfieldbirth name of (Daniel) Stewart Butterfield, Canadian founder of Flickr
  • Buck Dharmastage name of Donald Brian Roeser, American guitarist of Blue Öyster Cult
  • Krishna Dharma (born Kenneth Anderson)British Hindu scholar

Dharma in Pop Culture

  • Dharma Freedom Montgomerymain character on TV's "Dharma & Greg"
  • Dharmacharacter in Indian TV series "Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat," based on the wife of Emperor Bindusara
  • Dharma aka Harry Chawneymale character in DC's Shadow Cabinet comics
  • The Dharma Bumsa 1958 novel by Jack Kerouac
  • Dharma Initiativefrom the television series "Lost"