Given Name GAUTAMA

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Sanskrit
OTHER SCRIPTS: गौतम (Sanskrit)
PRONOUNCED: GAW-ta-ma  [details]

Meaning & History

In the case of Siddhartha Gautama, a patronymic form of GOTAMA. Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was a 6th-century BC nobleman who left his family in order to lead a life of meditation and poverty.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Gautam (Bengali), Gautam, Gotam (Hindi), Gotama (Hinduism), Gautam (Marathi)
Entry updated December 8, 2017