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Varman (surname)

Varman or its variants , Verma , Varman , , Burman or Barman are surnames that are used by Kshatriya castes in India & South-East Asia.

In Sanskrit language, Varma is the masculine form of the word for "Shield, Defensive armour".

The word Varman derives from Varamban as in the Chera king title Vana-varamban, meaning one whose kingdom is bounded by the sky. Its usage can be traced back to the Sangam period.