Tibetan Names

Tibetan names are used by the Tibetan people who live in the region of Tibet in central Asia.
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DAWA   ཟླཝ   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "moon, month" in Tibetan.
DECHEN   བདེ་ཆེན   f & m   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "great happiness" in Tibetan.
DORJI   རྡོ་རྗེ   f & m   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "diamond" in Tibetan.
GYATSO   རྒྱ་མཚོ   m   Tibetan
From Tibetan རྒྱ་མཚོ (rgya-mtsho) meaning "ocean". This is one of the given names of the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (1935-).
JAMYANG   འཇམ་དབྱངས   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "gentle song" in Tibetan, from འཇམ ('jam) meaning "gentle, soft" and དབྱངས (dbyangs) meaning "song, voice".
KUNZANG   ཀུན་བཟང   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "all good, ever excellent" in Tibetan.
LHAMO   ལྷ་མོ   f & m   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "goddess" in Tibetan.
NGAWANG   ངག་དབང   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "powerful speech" in Tibetan, from ངག (ngag) meaning "speech" and དབང (dbang) meaning "power, force".
NORBU   ནོར་བུ   m   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "jewel" in Tibetan.
PASSANG   པ་བཟང   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "good, excellent" in Tibetan.
PEMA   པད་མ   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Tibetan form of PADMA.
PHUNTSOK   ཕུན་ཚོགས   m & f   Tibetan
Means "abundant, excellent" in Tibetan.
SONAM   བསོད་ནམས   f & m   Tibetan, Bhutanese, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "virtuous, good karma, fortunate" in Tibetan.
TASHI   བཀྲ་ཤིས   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "good fortune" in Tibetan.
TENZIN   བསྟན་འཛིན   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
From Tibetan བསྟན་འཛིན (bstan-'dzin) which means "upholder of teachings". This is one of the given names of the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (1935-).
TENZING   བསྟན་འཛིན   m & f   Tibetan
Variant transcription of TENZIN.
TSERING   ཚེ་རིང   m & f   Tibetan
Variant transcription of TSHERING.
TSHERING   ཚེ་རིང   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "long life" in Tibetan, from ཚེ (tshe) meaning "life" and རིང (ring) meaning "long".
WANGCHUK   དབང་ཕྱུག   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "mighty" in Tibetan, from དབང (dbang) meaning "power" and ཕྱུག (phyug) meaning "wealthy, possessing". This is the Tibetan name for the god Shiva.
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