Soumya (Sanskrit: सौम्य), is an Indian given name. In Eastern India, it is given to males, and its meaning is 'born of Soma'. Soma is Chandra and Soumya therefore means Budha who is said to be the son of Chandra. But Soumya also means Shubhagrahas or benefics as opposed to Papagrahas or malefic.
Soumya is one of the nine regions of Bharatavarsha according to the Brahma Purana. The names of eight of these regions are Indradvipa, Kaserumana, Tamraparna, Gabhastimana, Nagadvipa, Soumya, Gandharva and Varuna.
Soumya is one of the Vasara (days of the week) Wednesday: Soumya Vasara
Notable people known by this name
- Soumya Bhattacharya (born 1969), Indian journalist and author
- Soumya Bollapragada, Indian film actress, writer, director and model
- Soumya Ranjan Patnaik (born 1952), founder and editor of Oriya daily Sambad
- Soumya Rai, popular Nepali origin dancer of India
- Soumya Ramakrishnan, Indian playback singer, working in the Malayalam film industry
- Soumya Sarkar (born 1993), Bangladeshi cricketer
- Soumya Seth (born 1989), Indian television actress
- Soumya Swaminathan (born 1989), chess player and Woman Grandmaster from India
- Soumya murder case, a criminal case regarding the rape and murder of Soumya, a 23-year-old woman from Manjakkad near Shornur in 2011
- Soma (disambiguation)
- Souma (disambiguation)
- Sumaya (given name), an unrelated Arabic name
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