Meaning and Origin of Kumar - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Kumar

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Sanskrit : A son

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Indian : Hindu name found in several communities, from Sanskrit kumāra ‘child’, ‘son’, ‘prince’. It is also an epithet of the god Kartikeya, the son of Shiva. It commonly occurs as the final element of compound given names, and sometimes as a personal name in its own right.
  • Slovenian : either a variant spelling of Kumer or a variant of Humar, a topographic name for someone who lived on a hill, from holm (dialectally hum ‘hill’, ‘height’).