Subramaniam

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Subramaniam
சுப்பிரமணியம்
సుబ్రహ్మణ్యం
Pronunciation Cuppiramaṇiyam
Gender Male
Language(s) Tamil
Telugu
Origin
Region of origin Southern India
North-eastern Sri Lanka
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Alternative spelling Subrahmanyam
Subrahmanyan
Subramania
Subramanian
Subramaniya
Subramanyam
Subramanyan
Derived Murugan
See also Balasubramaniam

Subramaniam, Subramanyam or Subramanian (Tamil: சுப்பிரமணியம்; Telugu: సుబ్రహ్మణ్యం) is a given name for a South Indian male. Due the South Indian tradition of using patronymic surnames it may also be a surname for males and females. The etymology of the name is unknown; however, a common translation is "dear to Brahmins", or "of good deeds." An alternative proposed translation is derived from merging two common Sanskrit/Tamil words supri-ya (सु), meaning "good" or "dear," and mani-ya, meaning jewel; the name translates loosely as "worthy jewel". Subramaniam is one of the many names of the Hindu god Murugan.

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