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GenderMasculine
Scriptsगौतम Sanskrit
PronouncedPron.GAW-ta-ma
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Meaning & History

In the case of Siddhartha Gautama, a patronymic form of GOTAMA. Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was a 6th-century BC nobleman who left his family in order to lead a life of meditation and poverty.
Other Languages & CulturesGautam Bengali Gautam, Gotam Hindi Gotama Hinduism Gautam Marathi
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute