176 Cambodian Baby Names With Meanings

Finding a baby name these days is such a dizzy task, especially for new parents. They have to purchase baby gear, outfits, take repeated turns to hospitals and most importantly, select a baby name. We can’t really help you on the first three fronts, but if you’re looking for Cambodian baby names, we can provide you with plenty of excellent name options.

Cambodian culture is heavily inspired by India. It was in the 1st century A.D. Cambodia adopted the culture from India and that was when the Funan Kingdom was founded. Today, 90% of the Cambodians are Buddhist, and the religion is a source of names as well. The words representing the qualities that are regarded high in Buddhism like good conduct and the early epithets of Buddha are incorporated into Cambodian baby names. Elements of nature can also be seen in Cambodian baby names.

Cambodian babies are usually given first names and last names. The middle names are reserved for aristocratic and elite people. Another point to note is that the Cambodians use their paternal grandfather’s first name as their surname, which explains the different surnames in one family. For your help, MomJunction has compiled a list of Cambodian baby names with meanings. Have a look!

RainseyRays of the sunBoy
RaksmeiRay of lightBoy
RangseiRay of lightGirl
RangseySeven colorsBoy
RathanaPrecious stones, jewelsBoy
RathanakPrecious stones, jewelsBoy
ReachA beautiful woman.Girl
ReaksmeyShining and sparklingGirl
RithStrength and courage.Boy
RithipolMystical powersBoy
RithyPowerful strengthBoy
RothaA beautiful country.Girl
RothanakPrecious stones, jewelsBoy
RoumduolA type of flowerGirl
RoumjongA water plant with bluish flower.Girl
SamangLucky or fortunateBoy
SambathGreat wealth or fortuneBoy
SamlainCambodian word for friend.Boy
SamnangGood fortuneBoy
SamphyHardworking or busyUnisex
SannQuiet and comfortableBoy
SavadyThai greeting.Girl
SawatdeeThai greetingGirl
SelaShort form of selenaGirl
ShannaryLike a full moon on the skyGirl
SocheataWell born, well grownGirl
SokhaOne who is peaceful and content with his or her life.Unisex
SokhanyaA peaceful woman.Girl
SokhomSokhom is a variant of Sokhem and means hope.Boy
SokunGood smelling.Boy
SomnangLucky, fortunateBoy
SonisayOne who creates a good first impression.Girl
SonithOne who has good conduct or manners.Boy
SopathOne with soft and gentle demeanor.Boy
SophaepIntelligence or wisdomBoy
SopheaShe who is a clever and wise oneGirl
SopheakGentle faceBoy
SopheaktraOne with a gentle face.Boy
SopheapOne who is proper and gentle.Unisex
SophearaA man who is handsome and attractive.Boy
SophearyOne who is attractive and beautiful.Girl
SotheaCompassion and purityBoy
SothyScholar or an intelligent person.Boy
SovA child born on Saturday.Boy
SovannHe who is goldenUnisex
SovannahHe who is made of goldGirl
SovannarOne who is like gold.Boy
SovannarithA golden boy.Boy
SovayHe is like a goldBoy
SreyleakPerfect girlGirl
SrosHe who is charmingly beautiful.Boy
TevyAn angelGirl
VannakHe who has class.Boy
VeasnaThe one who is lucky and fortunate.Boy
VehaCambodian word for sky.Boy
VibolIn abundanceBoy
VichearKnowledge or educationBoy
VireakThe absence of desire.Boy
VireakbothA brave and noble son.Boy
VisalLarge or bigBoy
VisethSuperb or excellent.Boy
VisnaFaith or destinyBoy
VisothHeavenly and pureBoy
VisothirithHeavenly and pure.Boy
VitharaSomething that is spacious and expansive.Boy
VithuA wise and intelligent man.Boy
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