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12/8/2017, 12:41:09 PM Mike C update #97
1/10/2017, 9:56:03 AM Mike C update #94
2/12/2007, 1:03:40 AM Mike C earliest recorded revision

Gender Feminine & Masculine
Scripts पद्म, पद्मा (Sanskrit, Hindi), பத்மா (Tamil), ಪದ್ಮಾ (Kannada), పద్మా (Telugu)

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.