Tapa (Sanskrit तप) is ancient Sanskrit word which means heat, warmth or glow. Tapa also refers to a particular form of fire.
Mention of Tapa is found in various Epics of Hindu mythology with different meanings depending on the context. Tapa is found to be mentioned in Harivansh (हरिवंश) where Tapa means torment or tormented by. Tapa is also referenced in Panchtantra (पञ्चतन्त्र) with meanings like heat or warmth.
Reference of this word is also found in Sir Monier-Williams dictionary in which Tapa denote distressing or causing pain. As per mentioned in the Mahabharata, Tapa was a peculiar form of fire which generated the seven mothers of Skanda (स्कन्द). Tapa also a name of an attendant of Shiva (शिव), as per Lexicographers.
Tapa is not a famous name in either of the countries. As per social media records, Tapa is used by a mere 18 people in India as the name of their babies.
In our opinion, Tapa is short and very unique name with good meaning attached to it. But as the name it doesn't sound good.
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