Sharma

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

Sarma is an alternative English spelling of the name. Some Assamese people also use Sarmah.[2]

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  1. ^ Monier-Williams, Monier (1899). A Sanskrit-English dictionary : etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  2. ^ Assamese Surnames. Languageinindia.com (2003-04-04). Retrieved on 2011-10-20.

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