Means "lotus" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form and the feminine form. According to Hindu tradition a lotus holding the god Brahma arose from the navel of the god Vishnu. The name Padma is used in Hindu texts to refer to several characters, including the hero Rama and the goddess Lakshmi. Padma originates in Sanskrit and means "lotus flower". In Hinduism and Buddhism, Padma is a symbolic flower. It can be used as both feminine and masculine given names, currently it is mainly popular in India.