- Suitable for Boy
- Unique name
- Easy to pronounce
- 2 syllables and 5 letters
- pronounced as kUrma
- Hindi (Sanskrit) कुर्म
Tortoise Short Meaning
Kurma (Sanskrit कूर्म) is an ancient Sanskrit word which literally means a tortoise, a turtle.
Kurma is the Sanskrit word which is used to describe the earth as a tortoise swimming on the waters. Hence it is the name of the fourteenth chapter of Varaha-Mihira (वराह-मिहिर). Mention of Kurma is found in Narsingh-Puran (नरसिंह-पुराण) where Kurma is referred to as the second incarnation of Lord Vishnu as a tortoise. This name also founds reference in Vajsaneyiya-Sanhita (वाजसनेयि-संहिता) and Mahabharata with meanings like a tortoise or turtle. Kurma is also mentioned in Tanrasaar (तन्त्रसार) in which this word refers to a particular figure or intertwining of the fingers (मुद्रा). Kurma also founds to be mentioned in the Riga Veda where this is the name of a Rishi (ऋषि) or a saint.
Popularity of Kurma
Kurma is not a popular name in the USA. Kurma is a bit popular name in India. Here it is used by less people as the name of their children. In our opinion Kurma is a unique name with a nice meaning attached to it. Kurma has a great sort of mythological significance attached to it.
More about Kurma
- In Hinduism, Kurma was the second Avatar of Vishnu, succeeding Matsya and preceding Varaha.
- The Kurma Purana is one of the eighteen Mahapurana, a genre of Hindu religious texts.
- Sir Kurma Venkata Reddy Naidu was an Indian lawyer, professor, politician and Justice Party leader who served as the Chief Minister of Madras Presidency from 1 April 1937 to 14 July 1937.
- Sheer Khurma is a festival vermicelli pudding prepared by Muslims on Eid ul-Fitr and Eid al-Adha in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.