Given Name UMA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: उमा (Sanskrit, Hindi), ఉమా (Telugu), ಉಮಾ (Kannada), ഉമാ (Malayalam), உமா (Tamil)

Meaning & History

Means "flax" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati. In Hindu texts it is said to derive from the Sanskrit exclamation उ मा (u ma) meaning "O (child), do not (practice austerities)!" which was addressed to Parvati by her mother.


actresses, flora, flowers, goddesses, nature, plants
Entry updated December 8, 2017