109 Burmese Baby Boy And Girl Names With Meanings

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Burmese is a monosyllabic language, hence every part of their name is a word that can mean one or several things, depending on how it’s pronounced. Naturally, parents select names that denote beautiful elements, desirable qualities, or a form of worldly success.
One or more of a Burmese person’s name would depict the day he was born. This stems from their belief that human destiny is linked with the stars. Even certain letters are described to each day. For instance, a Thursday-born would be given a name beginning with either P, M, or B. Also, a Burmese doesn’t hesitate to change his or her name if they’re dodged by ill-health or bad luck.
Burmese names may sound a bit confusing to foreign ears because they don’t hand down their family surnames. Neither do Burmese women use the names of their husbands. So don’t be surprised if Sein Tun’s son is named Maung Saw Tin.
Also, the prefixes can be a bit difficult to understand at first. A girl will be called Ma until she’s twenty and a boy Maung. However, Ma and Maung also happen to be the given names of girls and boys respectively.
Now let’s check out some of the coolest Burmese names for boys and girls in MomJunction’s list below. We’ve got them in plenty.

NameGenderMeaning
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Arkar
Baby Boy Sign Boy Sky
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Aung
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Success; She who is destined for a successful life
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Aye
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Cool
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Bennu
Baby Girl Sign Girl Eagle
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Cetan
Baby Boy Sign Boy Hawk
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Champo
Baby Boy Sign Boy Friendly
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Chesa
Baby Girl Sign Girl Greatness
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Chewa
Baby Girl Sign Girl She who is great or powerful
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Chime
Baby Girl Sign Girl Everlasting or immortal
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Chit
Baby Girl Sign Girl Love; She who is lovable
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Chodren
Baby Girl Sign Girl Lamb of the Dharma
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Chomden
Baby Girl Sign Girl She who overcomes the negative
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Dachen
Baby Boy Sign Boy Great joy
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Daivika
Baby Boy Sign Boy Related to the gods
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Dampa
Baby Boy Sign Boy Sacred
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Dedan
Baby Boy Sign Boy Having happiness
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Denpa
Baby Boy Sign Boy A variant of Denpo; Truth
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Denpo
Baby Boy Sign Boy Truth
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Eindra
Baby Girl Sign Girl A name of Lord Indra
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Garma
Baby Girl Sign Girl Goddess of dance
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Gawa
Baby Girl Sign Girl Joy and happiness
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Gewa
Baby Girl Sign Girl Positive karma
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Hayma
Baby Girl Sign Girl Forest
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Haymar
Baby Girl Sign Girl A variant of Hayma; Forest.
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Hla
Baby Girl Sign Girl She who is beautiful
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Hlaing
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Plenty; Plentiful
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Htay
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Rich and wealthy
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Htet
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex One who is sharp
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Htin
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Appear; Appearance
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Htun
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Succeed
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Htut
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Apex; Tip
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Htway
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Youngest
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Indazita
Baby Boy Sign Boy Name of the bow and arrow-wielding son of the conqueror of the king of Gods
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Inzali
Baby Girl Sign Girl Prayer; Offerings
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Kan
Baby Boy Sign Boy Fortune
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Khin
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Kindness; One who is kind
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Khine
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Firm
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Kumbikhanna
Baby Boy Sign Boy One with a good temper.
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Kyaw
Baby Girl Sign Girl Famous; Fame
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Kyi
Baby Girl Sign Girl Clear
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Kyine
Baby Girl Sign Girl She who smells sweet
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Kywe
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Rich
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Lwin
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Outstanding
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Maiah
Baby Girl Sign Girl One who is precious like an Emerald
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Marlar
Baby Girl Sign Girl Garland
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Maung
Baby Boy Sign Boy Brother
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Mima
Baby Girl Sign Girl Dove
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Myaing
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Forest
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Myat
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Better
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Myia
Baby Girl Sign Girl Emerald
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Myine
Baby Girl Sign Girl Forest
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Myint
Baby Boy Sign Boy High
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Myitzu
Baby Girl Sign Girl A charming lady
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Myo
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Relative
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Naing
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Win
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Nandar
Baby Girl Sign Girl Rejoice or happiness
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Nilar
Baby Girl Sign Girl Sapphire
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Nu
Baby Girl Sign Girl Affectionate and caring girl
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Nyan
Baby Boy Sign Boy Wisdom
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Nyein
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Quiet; Calmness
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Nyunt
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Blossom
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Ohma
Baby Girl Sign Girl Linseed flower
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Ohnmar
Baby Boy Sign Boy Insane
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Opame
Baby Girl Sign Girl Infinite light
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Pemala
Baby Girl Sign Girl Respect for the lotus
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Penden
Baby Girl Sign Girl Lotus throne
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Phone
Baby Girl Sign Girl Glory
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Phyu
Baby Boy Sign Boy White
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San
Baby Girl Sign Girl Moon
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Sandar
Baby Girl Sign Girl Moon
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Shein
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Reflection; Mirror's reflection; Reflection of either of the parent
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Shenden
Baby Girl Sign Girl She who tries to benefit others
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Shway
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Gold
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Soe
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex She who dominates
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Thagyamin
Baby Boy Sign Boy Change or transfer
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Than
Baby Girl Sign Girl A million
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Thandar
Baby Girl Sign Girl Coral
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Thant
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Clean
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Thaung
Baby Boy Sign Boy Burmese word for ten thousand
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Thawda
Baby Girl Sign Girl Moon
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Thawka
Baby Girl Sign Girl Amherstia flower
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Thein
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex A hundred thousand
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Theingi
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Gold
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Therein
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex The sun
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Thet
Baby Boy Sign Boy He who is calm
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Thida
Baby Girl Sign Girl Goddess Sita
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Thiha
Baby Boy Sign Boy Lion
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Thiri
Baby Girl Sign Girl Splendor; Good looking
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Thura
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex The Sun
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Thuta
Baby Boy Sign Boy Knowledge
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Thuya
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex The sun
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Thuza
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Angel, angelic
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Thuzar
Baby Girl Sign Girl Angel; A girl as beautiful and virtuous as an angel
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Tun
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Succeed
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Win
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Bright
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Wunna
Baby Boy Sign Boy Gold
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Yadana
Baby Girl Sign Girl A form of Yadanar; Gem
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Yadanar
Baby Girl Sign Girl Gem or gemstone
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Yarzar
Baby Boy Sign Boy King
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Yaza
Baby Boy Sign Boy King
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Infographic: Extraordinary Burmese Names For Your Little Star

Burmese baby names echo a cultural legacy steeped in nature, religion, and history, carrying profound significance from Buddhist and traditional roots. Explore our infographic for a glimpse into the finest Burmese names to grace your cherished little one.

fantastic burmese names for your baby (infographic)

Illustration: Momjunction Design Team

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are there any restrictions on Burmese baby names?

There are no known legal restrictions on Burmese baby names. However, they often follow a traditional naming system with specific rules. For instance, Burmese feminine names are longer than masculine names and are typically inspired by nature, beauty, and family virtues. At the same time, boys’ names bear meanings of strength and aspiration. On the other hand, since they do not have laws on personal names, they may create a unique blend of Burmese words with positive connotations.

2. What are some popular celebrity names that have influenced Burmese baby names?

A popular celebrity that has influenced Burmese baby names includes Aung San Suu Kyi. She is a Burmese politician with a Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 who was a State Counsellor of Myanmar and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2016 to 2021) (1). Paing Takhon is another famous personality who is an Internationally recognized actor and runway model.

3. What are some Burmese baby name suggestions for twins?

While choosing names for twins, the parents can opt for names connected by a common meaning or have the same first alphabet, or they can even opt for names with complementary meanings. For instance, Bennu and Cetan mean eagle and hawk, respectively, Garwa and Gawa mean God of dance and happiness, respectively, and Kan and Kyaw mean fortune and fame, respectively.

References

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  1. Aung San Suu Kyi;
    https://awpc.cattcenter.iastate.edu/directory/aung-san-suu-kyi/
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Shikha is a writer-turned-editor at MomJunction, with over seven years of experience in the field of content. Having done a certification in Relationship Coaching, her core interest lies in writing articles that guide couples through their courtship to marriage and parenthood. She also specializes in baby names. A postgraduate in Human Resources from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, she likes understanding...read full bio