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What does the name "Dharma" mean?

Dharma (Indian (Sanskrit)): Ultimate Law of All Things

The name "Dharma" is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and it means "Ultimate Law of All Things". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

D is for dependable, on you I can rely.

H is for hardy, can't keep you down!

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

Your name in reverse order is "Amrahd". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rahmda". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Dharma" in the U.S.?



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Want to know about the populiarty of Dharma? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 550 babies born with the name Dharma in the United States. That's more than enough Dharmas to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008). The name first appeared in the year 1969 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Dharma" was in 1998 with a total of 68 babies.

According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dharma" is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 2000. Across the entire United States a total of only 53 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Dharma popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Dharma in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south? Search for the name to check your answer!

Here's something for you to ponder on...

Do the Name Game - Acrostic Challenge - This game is very simple to play. All you have to do is think of another name to spell out each letter of your name.