Kurma (Sanskrit कूर्म) is an ancient Sanskrit word which literally means a tortoise, a turtle.
Kurma is the Sanskrit word which is used to describe the earth as a tortoise swimming on the waters. Hence it is the name of the fourteenth chapter of Varaha-Mihira (वराह-मिहिर).
Mention of Kurma is found in Narsingh-Puran (नरसिंह-पुराण) where Kurma is referred to as the second incarnation of Lord Vishnu as a tortoise. This name also founds reference in Vajsaneyiya-Sanhita (वाजसनेयि-संहिता) and Mahabharata with meanings like a tortoise or turtle.
Kurma is also mentioned in Tanrasaar (तन्त्रसार) in which this word refers to a particular figure or intertwining of the fingers (मुद्रा). Kurma also founds to be mentioned in the Riga Veda where this is the name of a Rishi (ऋषि) or a saint.
Kurma is not a popular name in the USA. Kurma is a bit popular name in India. Here it is used by less people as the name of their children.
In our opinion Kurma is a unique name with a nice meaning attached to it. Kurma has a great sort of mythological significance attached to it.
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