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.
|Aung||Success, she who is destined for a successful life.||Unisex|
|Champo||He who is friendly||Boy|
|Chewa||She who is great or powerful.||Girl|
|Chime||Everlasting or immortal||Girl|
|Chit||Love, she who is lovable||Girl|
|Chodren||Lamb of the Dharma||Girl|
|Chomden||She who overcomes the negative.||Girl|
|Daivika||Related to the Gods.||Boy|
|Denpa||A variant of Denpo, meaning truth.||Boy|
|Eindra||A name of Lord Indra||Girl|
|Garma||Goddess of dance||Girl|
|Gawa||Joy and happiness||Girl|
|Haymar||A variant of Hayma, meaning forest.||Girl|
|Hla||She who is beautiful||Girl|
|Htay||Rich and wealthy||Unisex|
|Htet||One who is sharp.||Unisex|
|Indazita||Name of the bow and arrow wielding son of the conqueror of the king of Gods.||Boy|
|Khin||Kindness, one who is kind||Unisex|
|Kumbikhanna||One with a good temper.||Boy|
|Kyine||She who smells sweet||Girl|
|Maiah||One who is precious like an Emerald||Girl|
|Mima||Burmese word for women||Girl|