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) meaning "upholder of teachings". This is one of the given names of the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (1935-).
TENZING བསྟན་འཛིན m & f Tibetan
Alternate transcription of Tibetan བསྟན་འཛིན (see TENZIN).
TSERING ཚེ་རིང m & f Tibetan
Alternate transcription of Tibetan ཚེ་རིང (see 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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