Sharma

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Sharma is a common surname in India and Nepal. The Sanskrit stem śarman- (nom. śarmā) can mean 'joy', 'comfort', 'happiness'. Although historically associated with people of the Brahmin and Kshatriya varnas, the name has been widely adopted by other communities.[1]

An alternative English spelling of the name used in the city of Varanasi and the Indian states of Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala is Sarma. Some Assamese people also use Sarmah.[2]

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