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Uma meaning and name origin
Uma \u-ma\ as a girl's name is pronounced OO-mah. It is of Hindi and Sanskrit origin, and the meaning of Uma is "do not; flax or turmeric". One of the names of the Indian goddess Sakti, wife of Shiva, in her guise as light. Also a Hebrew name meaning "nation". Actress Uma Thurman.
Uma has 1 variant form: Ooma.
Baby names that sound like Uma are Ama, Ima, Ema and Oma.
Popularity of Uma
Uma is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Uma for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Uma with its variant form and related girl baby names.