is an honorific title and surname, Originally affixed to the names of Kshatriya
rulers in India and South East Asia, "Varma" (or "Varman") is also used as a surname in modern times mostly by Kshatriya
communities in South India like Rajus
of Andhra Pradesh
and the Malayala Kshatriyas
. This should not be confused with Verma
, another Indian surname.
Varma can refer to:
- The title Varma or Varman was used as a secondary title by many rulers in princely states of India, and in South East Asia like
and many other ruling clans in South and East India.
- Varman was the official title of the Khmer kings of Cambodia. The king who built Angkor complexes was known as Jayavarman.
- The Rajahs of Kerala/Tamil Nadu also used Varma or Varman and as a title and surname.
- In parts of orissa, brahmins also used to have this title
In modern times, Varma is used as a surname by many Indians, without any political meaning. Notable people with surname "Varma" include:
, the name is often transliterated as 'Burma'. There was a Communist Party of Nepal (Burma)
, known after its leader Krishna Raj Burma