First name origin & meaning:
Last name origins & meanings:
- 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.
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