Gender Masculine
Usage Sanskrit
Scripts गौतम(Sanskrit)
Pronounced Pron. GAW-ta-ma  [key]

Meaning & History

In the case of Siddhartha Gautama, it was 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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesGautam, Goutam(Bengali) Gautam, Gotam(Hindi) Gotama(Hinduism) Gautam(Marathi)


Entry updated April 25, 2021