Tibetan Submitted Names

Tibetan names are used by the Tibetan people who live in the region of Tibet in central Asia.
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BALBAR དཔལ་འབར་ m & f Tibetan
Derived from the Tibetan དཔལ་ (dpal) meaning "glory, fortune, luck" and འབར་ ('bar) meaning "to burn, blaze".
BALGARMA དཔལདཀརམ f Tibetan
From the Tibetan དཔལ་ (dpal) meaning "glory, fortune, luck", དཀར (dkar) meaning "white", "bright, light" or "pure" and མ (ma) meaning "mother".
BALJIN དཔལ་སྦྱིན m & f Tibetan
Derived from the Tibetan དཔལ་ (dpal) meaning "glory, fortune, luck" and སྦྱིན (sbyin) meaning "alms, donation".
BASANG བསང f & m Tibetan
Means "smoke offering, purification" in Tibetan.
BOLA བོ་ལ་ f Arabic, Hindi, Marathi, Odia, Tibetan
Short form of BOLATA.
BRUGMO འབྲུགམོ f Tibetan
From the Tibetan འབྲུག ('brug) meaning "dragon, thunder" and མོ (mo) meaning "female, woman".
BZHICHOG བཞིཆོག f Tibetan
Means "four is enough" in Tibetan, perhaps expressing a wish for no more children.
CHEGU ཆེ་རྒུ m & f Tibetan
Means "magnitude, grandeur" in Tibetan.
CHENMO ཆེན་མོ f Tibetan
Means "big" in Tibetan.
CHEWANG ཚེ་དབང་ m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Variant transcription of TSEWANG.
CHODEN ཆོས་ལྡན f & m Bhutanese, Tibetan
Derived from Tibetan ཆོས་ལྡན (chos-ldan) meaning "devout, religious".
CHODRON ཆོས་སྒྲོན m & f Tibetan
Means "light of Dharma" in Tibetan.
CHOEZOM m & f Tibetan
Meaning unknown.
CHOGORI m Balti, Pakistani, Tibetan
Chogori means "big peak" or "big mountain" in Balti Language from Gilgit-Baltistan. Another meaning is "aiming for the top". In Tibetan the name has the same meanings.
CHOIMPEL ཆོསའཕེལ m & f Tibetan
From the Tibetan ཆོས (chos) meaning "phenomenon, religion, reality, doctrine, dharma" and འཕེལ ('phel) meaning "increase".
CHOKEY m & f Tibetan
Meaning unknown.
CHÖPEL ཆོས་འཕེལ m & f Tibetan
Means "the development of Dharma" in Tibetan.
CHOPHEL ཆོས་འཕེལ m Tibetan, Bhutanese
From Tibetan ཆོས་འཕེལ (chos 'phel) meaning "flourishing dharma" or "spread of dharma".
DAMPA དམ་པ m & f Tibetan
Means "true" in Tibetan.
DARGYE དར་རྒྱས m & f Tibetan
Means "progress" in Tibetan.
DHAKPA m & f Tibetan
Meaning unknown.
DHONDUP དོན་གྲུབ m Tibetan
From Tibetan དོན་གྲུབ (don grub) meaning "one who has accomplished a goal", derived from དོན (don) meaning "object, purpose, goal" and གྲུབ (grub) "to be accomplished"... [more]
DKARCHUNG m & f Tibetan
Means "little white one" in Tibetian.
DOLMA སྒྲོལ་མ f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "mother of liberation" from Tibetan སྒྲོལ (sgrol) meaning "to cross, to traverse, to pass" combined with མ (ma) meaning "mother", metaphorically meaning "a spiritual crossing to the other side of existence (enlightenment)"... [more]
DÖNDRUB དོན་གྲུབ m Tibetan
Means "one who achieves his aspirations" in Tibetan.
DORJE རྡོ་རྗེ m & f Tibetan
Variant transcription of DORJI. This is also the word for "vajra" in Tibetan, referring to a type of ritual weapon used in Buddhist tradition.
DORJEE རྡོ་རྗེ m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Variant transcription of DORJI.
DRAGPA གྲགས་པ m & f Tibetan
Means "reputed" in Tibetan.
DROKMI འབྲོག m & f Tibetan
Means "nomad" in Tibetan.
DRÖLKAR སྒྲོལ་དཀར་ f Tibetan
DRONMA སྒྲོན་མ f Tibetan
Means "light, lamp", also an honorific title.
GAWA དགའ་བ m & f Tibetan
Means "happy" in Tibetan.
GEPHEL དགེ་འཕེལ m & f Tibetan
Means "one who promotes virtue" in Tibetan.
GONPO མགོན་པོ m Tibetan
Means "protector" in Tibetan.
GYALTSEN རྒྱལ་མཚན m & f Tibetan
Means "mark of victory" in Tibetan, derived from རྒྱལ (rgyal) meaning "to be victorious, to win" combined with མཚན (mtshan) meaning "mark, sign".
GYALWA རྒྱལ་བ m & f Tibetan
Means "victorious" in Tibetan.
JAMPA བྱམས་པ m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
From Tibetan བྱམས་པ (byams pa) meaning "kindness, benevolence".
JAMPHEL འཇམ་དཔལ m Tibetan, Bhutanese
From Tibetan འཇམ་དཔལ ('jam dpal) meaning "gentle splendour", derived from འཇམ ('jam) meaning "soft" and དཔལ (dpal) "splendour, glory, magnificence".
JETSUN རྗེ་བཙུན f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "venerable, exalted, reverend" in Tibetan.
JETSUNMA རྗེ་བཙུན་མ f Tibetan
Means "precious mistress (feminine form of master)" in Tibetan.
JIGME འཇིགས་མེད m & f Bhutanese, Tibetan
From Tibetan འཇིགས་མེད ('jigs-med) meaning "fearless, not afraid". A notable bearer is Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (1980-), the current King of Bhutan.
JOTI ཇོ་ཏི་ f & m Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Tibetan
Variant of JYOTI.
JUNGNEY འབྱུང་གནས m & f Tibetan
Means "origin, source" in Tibetan.
KARPO དཀར་པོ m & f Tibetan
Means "white, pure" in Tibetan.
KELDEN m & f Tibetan
Meaning unknown.
KELSANG བཀལ་བཟང f & m Tibetan
Means "good fortune, auspicious" in Tibetan.
KHANDRO མཁའ་འགྲོ f Tibetan
Means "celestial dancer" in Tibetan.
KHYENPA མཁྱེན་པ m & f Tibetan
Means "one who knows" in Tibetan.
KHYENTSE མཁྱེན་བརྩེ m & f Tibetan
Means "wisdom" in Tibetan.
KINLEY ཀུན་ལེགས m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "goodness, joy" in Tibetan.
LEGPA ལེགས་པ m & f Tibetan
Means "praiseworthy, useful" or "Mercury" in Tibetan.
LHAKPA ལྷག་པ m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "Mercury (the planet)" or "Wednesday" in Tibetan.
LHARJE ལྷ་རྗེ m Tibetan
Means "divine master" in Tibetan.
LHUNDRUP ལྷུན་གྲུབ m & f Tibetan
Means "spontaneous presence" in Tibetan.
LOBSANG བློ་བཟང m & f Tibetan
From Tibetan བློ་བཟང (blo bzang) meaning "kind-hearted, noble-minded" or "intelligent", derived from བློ (blo) meaning "mind, intellect" and བཟང (bzang) "good, right".
LOBZANG བློ་བཟང་ m Tibetan
LODEN བློ་ལྡན m & f Tibetan
Means "intelligent" in Tibetan.
LOSANG བློ་བཟང m Tibetan
Variant transcription of LOBSANG.
LUNGTOG ལུང་རྟོགས m & f Tibetan
Means "prophecy" in Tibetan.
LUNGTOK ལུང་རྟོགས m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "learning, experience, realisation" in Tibetan. This was one of the given names of the 9th Dalai Lama, Lungtok Gyatso (1805-1815).
MCHOGMDZES མཆོགམཛེས f Tibetan
Derived from the Tibetan མཆོག (mchog) meaning "supreme" and མཛེས (mdzes) meaning "beautiful".
METOG མེ་ཏོག f Tibetan
Means "flower" in Tibetan.
METOK མེ་ཏོག་ f Tibetan
Means "flower" in Tibetan.
MIGMAR མིག་དམར m & f Tibetan
Means "Mars" in Tibetan.
MIKYO མི་བསྐྱོད m & f Tibetan
Means "unshakeable" in Tibetan.
MIPAM m Tibetan
Tibetan, meaning 'unconquerable'. Used in the http://www.amazon.com/Mipam-Tibetan-Albert-Arthur-Yongden/dp/094338933X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1258623058&sr=1-2
MIPHAM མི་ཕམ f & m Tibetan
Means "unconquered, invincible" in Tibetan, from the negative participle མི (mi) meaning "not, non" and ཕམ (pham) "defeated, subdued". This is the Tibetan translation of Sanskrit AJIT and an epithet for Maitreya, a bodhisattva and future Buddha in Buddhist belief.
NAMGYAL རྣམ་རྒྱལ m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "victorious" or "complete victory", derived from Tibetan རྣམ (rnam) meaning "aspect, type, kind" combined with རྒྱལ (rgyal) meaning "to be victorious, to conquer".
NAMGYEL རྣམ་རྒྱལ m & f Bhutanese, Tibetan
Variant transcription of NAMGYAL.
NAMKHA ནམ་མཁ m & f Tibetan
Means "space, opening" in Tibetan.
NAMLANG ནམ་ལངས m & f Tibetan
Means "dawn" in Tibetan.
NANGWA སྣང་བ m & f Tibetan
Means "appearance, evidence" in Tibetan.
NAWANG ངག་དབང m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Derived from Tibetan ངག (ngag) meaning "speech, voice" combined with དབང (dbang) meaning "power, control, force".
NGODUP m & f Tibetan
Meaning unknown.
NIDUP དངོས་གྲུབ། m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "feat, accomplishment, success" in Tibetan, the equivalent of Sanskrit सिद्धि (siddhi).
NUDAN ནུས་ལྡན m & f Tibetan
Means "powerful, efficient" in Tibetan.
NYIMA ཉི་མ m & f Tibetan
Means "sun, day" in Tibetan.
NYINGPO སྙིང་པོ m & f Tibetan
Means "heart" in Tibetan.
NYINJE ཉིན་བྱེད m & f Tibetan
Means "compassion" in Tibetan.
ORGYEN ཨོ་རྒྱན m & f Tibetan (Rare), Bhutanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of UGYEN.
OSEL འོད་གསལ m & f Tibetan
Means "bright light" in Tibetan.
PALCHEN དཔལ་ཆེན m & f Tibetan
Means "most glorious" in Tibetan.
PALDEN དཔལ་ལྡན m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
From Tibetan དཔལ་ལྡན (dpal ldan) meaning "glorious, illustrious, splendous".
PALDON m & f Tibetan
Meaning unknown.
PALMO དཔལ་མོ f Tibetan
Means "highly praised, most glorious" in Tibetan.
PALSANG དཔལ་བཟང m & f Tibetan
Means "glorious" in Tibetan.
PASANG པ་སངས m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "Venus (the planet)" or "Friday" in Tibetan.
PEMBA སྤེན་པ m & f Tibetan
Means "Saturn (the planet)" in Tibetan.
PEMMA f & m Tibetan
Comes from Pema (and Padma), Tibetan for Lotus. Lotus is a sacred flower in Buddhism (as well as Hinduism), a symbol for the way to enlightenment.
PHUNTSOG ཕུན་ཚོགས m & f Tibetan
Variant transcription of PHUNTSOK.
PHURBA ཕུར་བ m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Variant transcription of PHURBU.
PHURBU ཕུར་བུ m & f Tibetan
Means "Jupiter (the planet)" or "Thursday" in Tibetan. This is also the word for a religious or ritual dagger (called the Kīla in Sanskrit) in Buddhism.
RABTEN རབ་བརྟན m & f Tibetan
Means "indefatigable" in Tibetan.
RALDRI རལ་གྲི། m Tibetan
Means "sword" in Tibetan.
RANGDOL m & f Tibetan
Meaning unknown.
RANGDROL རང་གྲོལ m & f Tibetan
Means "freedom" in Tibetan.
RGYASBYIN རྒྱསྦྱིན m Tibetan
Means "vast, immense donation or charity"
RIGZIN རིག་འཛིན m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "intelligent, wise, knowledgeable" in Tibetan.
RINCHEN རིན་ཆེན m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "treasure, jewel, gem" in Tibetan.
RINCHIN རིན་ཆེན m & f Tibetan, Buryat, Mongolian
Tibetan variant transcription and Buryat and Mongolian form of RINCHEN. It is solely a masculine name in Buryatia.
SAMTEN བསམ་གཏན་ m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "concentration, meditation" in Tibetan.
SANGAY སེང་གེ m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Derived from Tibetan སེང་གེ (seng ge) meaning "lion".
SANGYE སངས་རྒྱས m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "BUDDHA" in Tibetan, from སངས (sangs) meaning "purified, cleansed" and རྒྱས (rgyas) meaning "extended, fully grown".
SARJUNG གསར་བྱུང m & f Tibetan
Means "new" in Tibetan.
SENGE m Tibetan
Means "lion" in Tibetan.
SHENPEN གཞན་ཕན m & f Tibetan
Means "altruism" in Tibetan.
SHENYEN བཤེས་གཉེན m & f Tibetan
Means "spiritual companion" in Tibetan.
SHERAB ཤེས་རབ་ m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "wisdom, understanding" in Tibetan.
SHIGARA m Pakistani, Urdu, Balti, Tibetan
From the word Shigar, which means "Rock" in Balti and Tibetan.
SHONNU གཞོན་ནུ m & f Tibetan
Means "young" in Tibetan.
SINGYE སེང་གེ m & f Bhutanese, Tibetan
Means "lion" in Tibetan.
SMINDRUG སྨིནདྲུག་ m & f Tibetan
Allegedly means "the Pleiades" in Tibetan.
TARCHIN མཐར་ཕྱིན m & f Tibetan
Means "completion" in Tibetian.
TENPA བསྟན་པ m Tibetan, Bhutanese
From Tibetan བསྟན་པ (bstan pa) meaning "(Buddhist) doctrine".
THAYE མཐའ་ཡས m & f Tibetan
Means "limitless, infinite" in Tibetan.
THINLAY ཕྲིན་ལས m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "action, karma" or "enlightened activity, spiritual activity, ritual" in Tibetan.
THINLEY ཕྲིན་ལས m & f Bhutanese, Tibetan
Variant transcription of THINLAY.
TOBDEN སྟོབས་ལྡན m Tibetan
Means "very powerful" in Tibetan.
TOBGAY སྟོབས་རྒྱས m Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "mighty" in Tibetan, from སྟོབས (stobs) meaning "strength, force, vigour" and རྒྱས (rgyas) meaning "extended, spread".
TOBGYE སྟོབས་རྒྱས m Tibetan, Bhutanese
Alternate transcription of TOBGAY.
TRASHI བཀྲ་ཤིས་ m & f Tibetan
TSANGCHUNG ཆུངཆུང m & f Tibetan
Derived from the Tibetan ཆུང (tsang) meaning "complete, entire" and ཆུང (chung) meaning "little".
TSEMO རྩེ་མོ m & f Tibetan
Means "peak" in Tibetan.
TSETEN ཚེ་བརྟན m & f Tibetan
Means "unchanging life" in Tibetian.
TSEWANG ཚེ་དབང m & f Tibetan
From Tibetan ཚེ་དབང (tshe dbang) meaning "powerful life", derived from ཚེ (tshe) "life" and དབང (dbang) "power, control".
TSONDRU བརྩོན་འགྲུས m & f Tibetan
Means "perservering" in Tibetian.
TSULTRIM ཚུལ་ཁྲིམ m & f Tibetan
From Tibetan ཚུལ་ཁྲིམ (tshul khrim) meaning "way, method, manner".
UGYEN ཨོ་རྒྱན m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Derived from ཨོ་རྒྱན (o rgyan), the Tibetan name for the medieval Indian state of Oddiyana, which was significant due to its role in the development of Vajrayana Buddhism.
WANGDI དབང་འདུས m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
From Tibetan དབང་འདུས (dbang 'dus) meaning "to bring under control, to conquer", itself derived from དབང (dbang) meaning "power, control, force" and འདུས ('dus) meaning "collect, assemble".
WANGDU དབང་འདུས m Tibetan
Variant transcription of WANGDI.
WANGDUE m & f Tibetan
Meaning unknown.
WANGMO དབང་མོ f & m Tibetan, Bhutanese
From Tibetan དབང་མོ (dbang mo) meaning "queen, lady", derived from དབང (dbang) meaning "power, control, force" and མོ (mo) meaning "female".
WANGPO དབང་པོ m Tibetan, Bhutanese
From Tibetan དབང་པོ (dbang po) meaning "power, sense", from དབང (dbang) meaning "power, control, force" and the nominalisation suffix -པོ (-po).
YANGCHEN དབྱངས་ཅན f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "singer" or "vowel, song" in Tibetan. This is the Tibetan name for the Hindu goddess Saraswati.
YESHE ཡེ་ཤེས m & f Tibetan
From Tibetan ཡེ་ཤེས (ye shes) meaning "wisdom, awareness, knowledge".
YESHEY ཡེ་ཤེས m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Variant transcription of YESHE.
YONTAN ཡོན་ཏན m Tibetan
Means "knowledge" in Tibetan.
ZERDAN ཟེར་ལྡན m Tibetan
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