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What does Karma mean?

Karma /kar-ma/ as a girls' name is pronounced KAR-mah. It is of Hindi and Sanskrit origin, and the meaning of Karma is "fate, destiny". New age name. In Buddhism and Hinduism, karma is the inevitable effect of actions during life.


Kreatif forms:
(female) Karta, Kayma, ..

(male) Karko, Karmal, ..

How popular is Karma?

Karma is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2682 out of 4276, Top 63%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name history of Karma for girls. Karma was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex position of #762 in the U.S. in 2009, and is at #1031 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karma name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Karma outside U.S.

Similar Names


Karma is pronounced similarly to Carma, Carmi, Carmia, Carmie, Carmiya, Carmy and Karmia. Other recommended names are Bama, Basma, Dama, Erma, Irma, Jaima, Jazma, Kaala, Kacia, Kadia, Kaela, Kalea, Kalla, Kama, Kamea, Kami, Kara, Karan, Karas, Karee, Kareema, Kareima, Karen, Karena, Karida, Karie, Karima, Karimah, Karin, Karina, Karisma, Karla, Karli, Karlla, Karly, Karman, Karmel, Karmela, Karmina, Karmita, Karna, Karol, Karon, Karra, Karrah, Karri, Karyn, Karyna, Kasja, Kaska, Katha, Katia, Katka, Katla, Katrya, Kiarra, Kiria, Kirra, Kirya, Kora, Kyria, Naima, Rama, Salma, Samma, Talma, Tama and Valma. These names tend to be less frequently used than Karma.