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Gender: Female Meaning of Dharma: "truth" Origin of Dharma: Sanskrit

The name Dharma is a girl's name of Sanskrit origin meaning "truth". Dharma and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Least Favourite (Girls Edition)".

From the experts:

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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Comments

jan11th Says:

2014-08-14T22:15:24

Dharma initiative from Lost ahaha

faithnamer Says:

2014-08-14T22:11:37

The two associations I have for this name are Dharma and Greg and the Dharma Initiative from Lost. It is a nice name though!

Netta5187 Says:

2014-08-14T21:57:56

Being buddhist-raised, I completely fell in love with this pretty, meaningful name. Plus it's uderused!