Ramanathan is a South Indian name. The name is derived from Rama (a Hindu god) and the Sanskrit word "nath", meaning "lord."The name ramanathan is given to the hindu god Shiva at rameshwaram, one of the southern most towns in India .Lord Rama worshipped Shiva before beginning his journey to Lanka; hence "Lord of Rama".Individuals with this name include:

*Ramanathan V. Guha
*Ramanathan Krishnan
*Kollagunta Gopalaiyer Ramanathan
*Leelawathy Ramanathan
*M. D. Ramanathan
*S. Ramanathan
*Sellapan Ramanathan
*Ponnambalam Ramanathan
*Veerabhadran Ramanathan

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