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Meaning & History

Derived from Sanskrit श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue". This is a transcription of the masculine form श्याम, which is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, as well as the feminine form श्यामा, one of the many names of the wife of the god Shiva. It is also the name of a Jain goddess.
Other Languages & CulturesShyam, Shyamal Bengali Shyam Kannada Shyam Malayalam Shyam Marathi Shyam Nepali Shyam Tamil Shyam Telugu

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black, blue, colors, goddesses, gods
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute