Ancient Sanskrit word Vamana (Sanskrit वमन) literally means small or short.
Vamana (वामन) is another name of Lord Vishnu who was born as the dwarf son of Kasyapa and Aditi to defeat the Asura Mahabali as per mentioned in the Bhagavata. In Mahabharata, Vamana (वामन) is the name of Lord Shiva and a son of Garuda.Vamana (वामन) was also a son of Hiranyagarbha (हिरण्य-गर्भ) and a name of a danava as per mentioned in Harivansh Purana.
Ancient Sanskrit name Vamana is found to be referred in Sushrut (सुश्रुत) in which this word means the act of vomiting or rejecting from the mouth. Vamana is also mentioned in the writings of Kalidas (कालिदास) where Vamana means emitting or emission. Lexicographers like Hemchandra and Halayudh have also used this name in their literature with meanings like pain, oblations made to the fire and hemp.
As we can clearly see Vamana is not at all a popular name in either of the countries. Vamana is short, sweet and easy to pronounce name with great mythological reference.
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