Gender: Female Pronunciation: PEH-ma Meaning of Pema: "lotus flower" Origin of Pema: Tibetian

Pema Origin and Meaning

The name Pema is a girl's name of Tibetan origin meaning "lotus flower".

Pema is related to the more familiar Hindu name Padma and means lotus flower. This delightful name was given to only 14 girls in the USA last year, so it's guaranteed to be a unique choice. Pema is probably most familiar to Westerners through Buddhist nun Pema Chodron and through Jetsun Pema, the Dalai Lama's sister.

Note: Pema rhymes with Emma.

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