Mahatma
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Given Name MAHATMA
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: History
OTHER SCRIPTS: महात्मा (Hindi)
PRONOUNCED: mə-HAHT-mə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Indian title महात्मा (Mahatma) meaning "great soul", derived from Sanskrit महा (maha) "great" and आतमन (atman) "soul, spirit, life". This title was given to, among others, Mohandas Karamchand, also known as Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948).