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Etymology & Historical Origin - Karma
Karma is a concept which developed in ancient India and comes from the Sanskrit word (कर्म) meaning “action, effect” from the root “kwer-“ meaning “to make, form”. Karma is essentially a Hindu or Buddhist philosophy that explains our fate or destiny. In other words, the sum of our actions in this lifetime will be carried forward into our next. The quality of our lives (our behaviors and our actions) will determine what form we will take in our reincarnated lives. The concept of karma is also used within our current lives in that our actions and behaviors will come back around to us in a more immediate way; i.e., negative actions will bring negativity back to us in some other shape (or positive behavior will yield positive effects). It’s a cyclical, continuous vibration of the universe and our participation in it – the natural laws of cause and effect. In other words: we reap what we sow. As a female given name Karma is quite modern and mainly used in North America and Australia (although very infrequently).
Popularity of the Name Karma
Karma first appeared on the American charts in 2005 so the name hasn’t been in circulation for very long. It is still rarely used and resides near the bottom of the Top 1000 list of girl names. Karma is really an Eastern concept although some forms of Western spirituality embrace it – it’s really more holistic and places the responsibility of our actions and behaviors on ourselves. Therefore we don’t really see Karma as a name choice for religious people, per se, as much as spiritual people. It almost has a counterculture or hippie-like flavor to it. And even though Karma encompasses all types of actions and behaviors, it really has a positive overall sense about it. Really though Dharma would be a better name to consider if you want to focus entirely on the positive – this concept has more to do with the correct or positive ideals which keep the universe in its proper order.
Popularity of the Girl Name Karma
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Karma
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Karma
Karma We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Karma.
Popular Songs on Karma
Instant Karma - a song by John Lennon
Karma - a song by Rick Springfield
Karma - a song by Journey
Karma - a song by Alicia Keys
Karma - a song by the Black Eyed Peas
Karma Chameleon - a song by Culture Club
Karma Man - a song by David Bowie
Karma Patrol - a song by Hoobastank
Karma Police - a song by Radiohead
Karma Wheel - a song by Sammy Hagar
Little Old Fashioned Karma - a song by Willie Nelson
Lord of Karma - a song by Tears For Fears
Children's Books on the Baby Name Karma
Karma: Reaping What We Sow (Lena Young) - The sixth book of the series explains the cyclic effect of karmic accumulation. Contrary to what many people may think, karma is not an esoteric term based on mystical Eastern symbolism. Karma represents the most fundamental, ancient, and inviolable Law of the Universe. It is the causal ground for the entire fabric of our reality. Karmic outflows are the cumulative imprints that each action takes to the next action, much like a ping-pong ball bouncing off a wall. Each one of us is the resultant flow of innumerable such imprints that we carry from the past, sometimes from the remote past, into this and other distant lifetimes. Thus, karma naturally leads to reincarnation. This powerful notion is reflected throughout the book in a manner that can be understood by children. The book teaches about the ripple-effect of every action, both good and bad, in hopes of providing guidance for positive actions for children. All the books in this series, including this one, are written in a melodic and poetic style, with words carefully chosen for children of all ages. Recommended for ages 6-9.
Famous People Named Karma
Famous People Named Karma - Karma Wilson (children’s book author)
Children of Famous People Named Karma
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Karma - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Karma.
Karma - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Karma - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Karma.
Personality of the Girl Name Karma
The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done. They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.
Variations of the Baby Name - Karma