The name Gautam (a vrddhi patronymic of Gotama and also transliterated as Gautama or Gauthama) is one of the ancient Indian names and is derived from the Sanskrit roots "gŐ(गः)" and "tama (तम)". The word actually signifies the one, who has gained knowledge (spiritual) by dispelling ignorance. Many persons in India and Nepal assume this word either as a first name or as a last name. It may refer to:
- Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism and a great religious leader.
- Gautama Maharishi, one of the Saptarshis in Hinduism.
- Gautam Rajputs, a sub-clan of Khastriya caste (Rajputs) found in North India.
- Akṣapāda Gotama, an Indian philosopher and logician.
- Gautam Brahmins, a sub-group of Hindu Brahmins in India.
- Gautam Gambhir, Indian cricketer
- Gautam Bhatia, Indian architect and writer.
- Gautam Himal, a section of the Himalaya along the Nepal-Tibet border, west of Mustang
See also 
- Gautam (given name), about the name itself
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