Varman (surname)

Varman or its variants, Varma, Verma, Varman, Burman or Barman, are surnames that are used in India & South-East Asia.[1]

Varman
Origin
MeaningShield
Region of originIndia

According to Avvai Su Duraisamy, it is derived from the Tamil word Varamban as in the royal titles "Vaana Varamban" (One whose kingdom bounds the sky) and Imaya Varamban (an epithet of the Chera king Nedum Cheralathan).[2]According to Radhakanta Deb, the surname is derived from the Sanskrit word for "Shield, Defensive armour".[3][page needed]

Notable individualsEdit

RulersEdit

IndiaEdit

Outside IndiaEdit

Kings of Salakanagara (present Indonesia):

    • Dewawarman I
    • Dewawarman II
    • Dewawarman III
    • Dewawarman IV
    • Dewawarman V
    • Dewawarman VI
    • Dewawarman VII
    • Dewawarman VIII

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dasa, Syamasundara. Hindi sabdasagara. Nagari Pracarini Sabha. p. 4387.
  2. ^ Su, Avvai Duraisamy (2002). Cheras History. Valluvar Pannai.
  3. ^ Deb, Raja Radhakanda (2006). Shabdakalpa druma. Nag publishers.