US Popularity:12917
Other Origin(s):Hungarian, Japanese
Meaning:Mood; Lunar nectar; Sudden, change of wind; Real, geniune; Dogwood, cornel tree
Some people like to look up at the moon and wish, but with this name, all you have to do is look at your baby. Soma is a gender-neutral name most commonly of Indian origin, meaning "moon" or "lunar nectar." It's sometimes associated with the Hindu god Chandra, who is the god of the moon, night, and vegetation. If baby wakes up in the middle of the night, they'll be able to look at the sky and find comfort in the moonlight. Soma is the root of the word Somavara, which is Monday in the Hindu calendar. It is also thought to be related to the Japanese masculine name Sōma which means “sudden, change of wind” and “real” or “genuine,” as well as Hungarian for “dogwood” or “cornel tree.”

Soma Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Soma is currently #4185 on The Bump
Boy:Soma is currently #2341 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Soma is currently #2821 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Soma is currently #12917 in U.S. births
Boy:Soma is currently #10605 in U.S. births
Girl:Soma is currently #11995 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 1390
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Soma, April 2021

  • Ancestry, Soma Family History, 2022

  • Name Doctor, Soma

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg.286

  • Behind the Name, Soma, July 2017

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