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Meaning & History

Means "lotus" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form पद्मा and the masculine form पद्म. According to Hindu tradition a lotus holding the god Brahma arose from the navel of the god Vishnu. The name Padma is used in Hindu texts to refer to several characters, including the goddess Lakshmi and the hero Rama.
VariantsPadmini Tamil Padmini Kannada Padmini Telugu

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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute