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Gender: Female Meaning of Kamala: "lotus or pale red; or, a garden" Origin of Kamala: Hindi or Hawaiian

The name Kamala is a girl's name of Hindi origin meaning "lotus or pale red; or, a garden". Kamala and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Release the 20 C.O.B.R.A.S. -- the anti-elimination game! (Girls)".

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A soft and sinuous multicultural choice, also another name for the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.. Former California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a rising star in the Democratic Party, was sworn in as her state's junior senator in January 2017 and instantly became one of the most visible critics of the Trump Administration. Harris makes Kamala one of the most recognizable Hindi names for girls.

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Famous People Named Kamala

Kamala Reddy, birth name of Mother Meera, Indian religious leader
Kamala Devi Harris, American politician; former California attorney general and current U.S. Senator
Kamala Das, Indian English poet and fiction writer

Pop Culture References for the name Kamala

Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel, comics character
Chamalla, a herb with curative properties on TV's "Battlestar Galactica"
Kamala, character in Barbara Cartland's "Journey to Paradise"
Kamala means "awful" in Finnish
Kamalas are an evil shadow-like species in the video game "Fran Bow"

Kammala, Kamalah