Dama (Sanskrit दम) is ancient word of Sanskrit origin which literally means power, strength, conquer and majesty. Dama also refers to wealth, home, house and self-restraint.
Dama founds mention in the Epic Vishnu in which Lord Vishnu is in the form of punishment inflicted on those who deserve it.
Mention of Dama is also found in Riga Veda (ऋग् वेद), Arthav Veda (अथर्व वेद) and Vajsaneyiya-Sanhita (वाजसनेयि-संहिता) where Dama represents hose or home. This name is also mentioned in Shatpath-Brahman (शतपथ-ब्राह्मण), Manu-Smiriti (मनु-स्मृति), Panini (पाणिनि), Kashika-Vritti (काशिका-वृत्ति), Taittiriya-Upnishad (तैत्तिरीय-उपनिषद्) and Ken-Upnishad (केन-उपनिषद्) with meanings like self-restraint, self-command and self-control.
Dama also founds reference in writings of Yagyavalakya (याज्ञवल्क्य) where Dama refers to fine or some kind of punishment. Dama finds mention in Nalopakhyana where Dama is the name of a brother of Damayanti (दमयन्ती). Dama finds reference in Mahabharata in which Dama is the name of a Maharashi (मह-र्षि) and a son of Daksh (दक्ष).
Dama is a very popular name in the USA. Dama was in trend since 1921 and till the year 1983 Dama was adopted by 4-14 people of the USA as the name of their children. Dama is a popular nae in India. However it is adopted by less than 100 people in India as the name of their kids.
Dama is a unique name with a unique meaning. Dama is also a short and stylish name. Dama also has a great sort of mythological significance attached to it.
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