Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown. In Christian legends Barlaam (recorded as Greek Βαρλαάμ) was a 3rd-century hermit who converted Josaphat, the son of an Indian king, to Christianity. The story is based on that of the Buddha. This name was also borne by two saints.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesVarlaam, Varlam(Georgian) Varlaam, Varlam(Russian)


Entry updated January 21, 2022