Name

 

Meaning and History
 

My name (Komal) is Indian, and various sites have said it means "tender," "smooth," "beautiful," "delicate," and "soft." My parents used to say it means "as delicate as a rosebud." I'm convinced it's one of the main causes for all my health weirdness (allergies, sensitive skin, etc.) xD

An analysis of my name, from Kabalarians:

"The name of Komal gives you a clever, quick, analytical mind, but you suffer with a great deal of self-consciousness, lack of confidence, and much aloneness because of misunderstandings. Your idealistic and sensitive nature gives you a deep appreciation for the finer things of life and a strong desire to be of service to humanity. There are times when you experience inner turbulence at your inability to say what you mean. It is far easier for you to express your deeper thoughts and feelings through writing than verbally. You find pleasure in literature, in poetry, and in your ideals and will turn to them when you feel you have been misunderstood. You are deeply moved by the beauties of life, especially nature. Although the name Komal creates an interest in the deeper aspects of life, we emphasize that it limits self-expression and friendly congeniality with a moody disposition."

Wikipedia's article on my name:

Old info: "Komal is an ancient and traditional Indian name, most commonly taken to mean 'delicate' or 'gentle'. It is a popular female name as it contains many of the qualities Indian women so admire. This name is increasingly a unisexual name, with lots of boys using this name in recent years. However, its meaning and qualities remain typically feminine. Pureness, innocence, beauty, sweetness of nature and gentleness are a few of those qualities. The name Komal is also used in some parts of India to name a flower. The English counterpart of this flower is the Lily of the Valley. Komal is now more often used in northern or western parts of India, the name taken by remmenants of the Aryans. The name was brought over from Persia and is a popular Persian name also. In the discarded caste system of India, the name Komal was considered to be a high-class name used by the nobility - Kshatriyas and Brahmins."

 

Newer info: "The name was brought over to Pakistan from Persia and is a popular Persian name also. Komal is a very common name among middle easterns [Middle Easterners?].

Komal is also a Muslim name. In Islam [?] Komal means 'Beautiful'."

 

(I should probably look up the meaning in a more scholarly place :p...)


Pronunciation

My name is pronounced "Koh-muhl," but most people mispronounce it. Here's a list of some of the ways people have said my name :p

"Kuh-mall" (the most common mispronunciation)
"Ko-mell" (my friend in kindergarten said it this way, so I don't blame her)
"Koh-mall"
"Kaa-mul"
"Kuh-mul"
"Koh-maal"
"Koh-mole"

In different languages

Original (Persian?) romanization: Komal

 

Hawaiian:

Komala

 

Greek:

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Arabic:

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Inuktikut:

 

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Braille:

 

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Chinese: Bi Kang meng (- ; quiet, peaceful, happy, healthy; dream, visionary, wishful)

 

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Cherokee:

Gomali (romanization)

 

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Cyrillic:

 

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Japanese:

 

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Viking:

 

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American Sign Language:

 

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Fun names

Smurf name: Jurassic Smurf

Hillbilly name: Billie Jane Taylor/Jennie

French name: Remy Vedette

Goth name: Beautifully Chaotic

Psycho name: Lionel Kosleck (wanted "for making pants out of talk show hosts" XD)

Stage name: Laverne Boil

Zombie name: Rooaarrgh "Skullcracker" Brooargraaar!

Poet name: Iolanthe Blatherfroth

Hobbit name: NÚlindŰ Felagund