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Meaning and Origin of: Som

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Indian : Sun

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Indian (Bengal and southern states) and Bangladeshi : Hindu name from Sanskrit soma ‘moon’. It is usually a Kayasth name in Bengal. It is a variant of Soman among people from Kerala and Tamil Nadi who have migrated from their home state. It is only a given name in southern India, but has come to be used as a family name in the U.S. by families from southern India.
  • Cambodian : unexplained.
  • Hungarian : probably a nickname for someone with a sour disposition, from som, a sour-tasting forest fruit.