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The Name Uma - Origin and Meaning of Uma
  



The Name Uma - Origin and Meaning of Uma


Gender

Feminine

Origin of the Name Uma

Sanskrit

Usage of the Name Uma

Indian, Indian Mythology

Meaning of the Name Uma

The name Uma means "flax" in Sanskrit. This is one of the names of the Hindu goddess of power Sati, the wife of Shiva.

Famous Bearers

A bearer of the name is Uma Thurman (born 1970), an American actress.
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