are used by the Tibetan people who live in the region of Tibet in central Asia.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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)
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.
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.
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)
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".
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]
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.
DRONMA སྒྲོན་མ f Tibetan
Means "light, lamp", also an honorific title.
GEPHEL དགེ་འཕེལ m & f Tibetan
Means "one who promotes virtue" 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".
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".
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.
KELSANG བཀལ་བཟང f & m Tibetan
Means "good fortune, auspicious" in Tibetan.
LEGPA ལེགས་པ m & f Tibetan
Means "praiseworthy, useful" or "Mercury" 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)
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)
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".
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".
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.
OSEL འོད་གསལ m & f Tibetan
Means "bright light" in Tibetan.
PALDEN དཔལ་ལྡན m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
From Tibetan དཔལ་ལྡན (dpal ldan)
meaning "glorious, illustrious, splendous".
PALMO དཔལ་མོ f Tibetan
Means "highly praised, most glorious" 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.
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.
SANGYE སངས་རྒྱས m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
" in Tibetan, from སངས (sangs)
meaning "purified, cleansed" and རྒྱས (rgyas)
meaning "extended, fully grown".
SHENYEN བཤེས་གཉེན m & f Tibetan
Means "spiritual companion" in Tibetan.
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.
TOBGAY སྟོབས་རྒྱས m Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "mighty" in Tibetan, from སྟོབས (stobs)
meaning "strength, force, vigour" and རྒྱས (rgyas)
meaning "extended, spread".
TSANGCHUNG ཆུངཆུང m & f Tibetan
Derived from the Tibetan ཆུང (tsang)
meaning "complete, entire" and ཆུང (chung)
TSEWANG ཚེ་དབང m & f Tibetan
From Tibetan ཚེ་དབང (tshe dbang)
meaning "powerful life", derived from ཚེ (tshe)
"life" and དབང (dbang)
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".
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)
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)
YESHE ཡེ་ཤེས m & f Tibetan
From Tibetan ཡེ་ཤེས (ye shes)
meaning "wisdom, awareness, knowledge".