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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 "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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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Famous People Named Dharma

Dharma, alternate name of Shubhadrangi, wife of Bindusara, Mauryan Emperor
Buck Dharma, stage name of Donald Brian Roeser, American guitarist of Blue Öyster Cult
Krishna Dharma (born Kenneth Anderson), British Hindu scholar

Pop Culture References for the name Dharma

Dharma Freedom Montgomery, main character on TV's "Dharma & Greg"
Dharma, character in Indian TV series "Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat," based on the wife of Emperor Bindusara
Dharma aka Harry Chawney, male character in DC's Shadow Cabinet comics
The Dharma Bums, a 1958 novel by Jack Kerouac
Dharma Initiative, from the television series "Lost"



jan11th Says:


Dharma initiative from Lost ahaha

faithnamer Says:


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:


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