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

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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.

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  1. Aung San Suu Kyi;
    https://awpc.cattcenter.iastate.edu/directory/aung-san-suu-kyi/
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