[ 2 syll. (s)ha-ma, sh-ama ] The baby girl name Shama is also used as a boy name. It is pronounced as -SHaa-MAA- †. Shama is of Arabic origin. It is used mainly in Arabic and Indian. It is derived literally from the word shama with the meaning 'light, flame, candle'. Forms of Shama include the names Shamah, Shamma, and Shammah.
Shama is not often used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names.
† English pronunciation for Shama: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)"