Sama (Sanskrit सम) is ancient word of Sanskrit origin which means equal, match, same, plain and just. Sama also refers to even, smooth, flat and honest.
Reference of Sama is also found in the Epic Riga Veda (ऋग् वेद) where Sama is used for words like even, equal, any and every. Sama is also used for words like smooth, flat, plain, level and parallel.
Sama is also found to be referred in Varah-Mihir-Brihat-Sanhita (वराह-मिहिर-बृहत्-संहिता) in which Sama denotes a pair, equable, neutral and indifferent. This name is also mentioned in Aitreya-Brahman (ऐतरेय-ब्राह्मण) where Sama means regular, normal, right or having the right measure.
Mention of Sama is found in Manu-Smiriti (मनु-स्मृति) and Mahabharata (महाभारत) where Sama refers to ordinary, common and equally distant from extremes. Sama is also referenced in Sir Monier-Williams dictionary with meanings like equivalent, similar, identical, homogeneous, just, upright, good, straight and honest.
Also, स (S) + मा (Ma) means together with Lakshmi (लक्ष्मि), she is significance of happy and prosperous as per mentioned in Nalodya (नलोदय). In Mahabharata, Sam was a name of a son of Dhutrastra (धृतराष्ट्र) and also son of of Dharm (धर्म) in the Vishnu Purana.
Sama is a bit popular name in the USA as it is used by less than 50 people there as the name of their children. Sama is a somewhat popular name in India. Sama is used by nearly 250 people in India as the name of their kids.
In our opinion Sama is a sort and stylish name. Sama also has a nice meaning attached to it.
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