93 Mongolian Baby Names With Meanings


Mongolia, a country with amazing landscapes and long-standing customs, has fascinating names and naming traditions. Mongolian baby names convey a sense of identity by tying people to their past, ancestors, and cultural beliefs. Each name in Mongolia carries myths and symbols because of the country's significant ties to its nomadic past and spiritual beliefs.

Mongolian baby names have gone through major revolutions in the nation's history. Before the spread of Buddhism, Mongols followed the shamanistic belief, which was tied to Earth and its natural phenomenon (1). This resulted in descriptive names. Names with auspicious connotations or symbols that are believed to bring good fortune to the bearer were also common.

The parents, revered family elders, or religious leaders were typically the ones who gave the name to the children in Mongolian culture. Beginning in 1924, the usage of surnames was outlawed along with a number of other aspects of Mongolian culture. Only given names were used in Mongolia from 1924 to the 1990s. On official documents or in other situations where more information than only the given name was required, the father's given name or its initial was placed before the given name.

Nowadays, a Mongolian name consists of two words – a noun and its modifier. They pick names that represent a special occasion, like a conquest or victory, animal names (because of the Mongolian culture’s association with herding and hunting), names taken from foreign people, and names that reflect qualities parents desire from children.

Thus, whether you are looking for a name that conjures up feelings of power like Bataar, meaning a heroic figure, or a name like Tarkhan, which means he who is skillful, you are sure to find one that catches your attention and fits with the aspirations you have for your child. Read on!

heart image Altan Baby Boy Sign Boy Golden; Red Dawn
heart image Altansarnai Baby Girl Sign Girl Golden rose
heart image Altantsetseg Baby Girl Sign Girl Golden flower
heart image Arban Unisex Baby Sign Unisex A fluent man
heart image Bat Erdene Baby Boy Sign Boy Strong jewel
heart image Bataar Baby Boy Sign Boy Hero; A heroic figure
heart image Batbayar Baby Boy Sign Boy Strong joy
heart image Batjargal Baby Boy Sign Boy Firm happiness
heart image Batsaikhan Baby Boy Sign Boy He who is strong and nice
heart image Batu Baby Boy Sign Boy Loyal; Faithful; Devoted individual
heart image Batuhan Baby Boy Sign Boy Firm; Hard or strong
heart image Batukhan Baby Boy Sign Boy A firm ruler
heart image Batzorig Baby Boy Sign Boy Courageous and strong
heart image Bayarmaa Baby Girl Sign Girl Mother of joy
heart image Bolormaa Baby Girl Sign Girl Crystal mother
heart image Chaghatai Baby Boy Sign Boy Baby
heart image Chenghiz Baby Boy Sign Boy He who is greatest and wise
heart image Chimeg Baby Girl Sign Girl Ornament
heart image Chingis Baby Boy Sign Boy A variant of Chenghiz; Greatest and wise
heart image Chinua Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Blessings from God
heart image Chuluun Baby Boy Sign Boy Stone or he who is strong as stone
heart image Chuluunbold Baby Boy Sign Boy Stone steel
heart image Dzhambul Baby Boy Sign Boy Fortress
heart image Enkhjargal Baby Girl Sign Girl Peaceful happiness; Peaceful blessing
heart image Enkhtuya Baby Girl Sign Girl Ray of peace
heart image Erden Baby Boy Sign Boy Treasure
heart image Erdenechimeg Baby Girl Sign Girl Jewel; Ornament
heart image Erhi Baby Girl Sign Girl A musical instrument
heart image Gan Unisex Baby Sign Unisex The bold one
heart image Ganbaatar Baby Boy Sign Boy Steel hero
heart image Ganbold Baby Boy Sign Boy Steel
heart image Gansukh Baby Boy Sign Boy Steel axe
heart image Gantulga Baby Boy Sign Boy Steel hearth
heart image Ganzorig Baby Boy Sign Boy Steel; Courage; Brave; A brave man
heart image Genghis Baby Boy Sign Boy Universal ruler
heart image Gerel Baby Girl Sign Girl Light
heart image Geriel Baby Girl Sign Girl A light or a bright light
heart image Jochi Baby Boy Sign Boy Son of Chenghiz
heart image Jullian Unisex Baby Sign Unisex People with this name are loyal and love their family a lot. They bring joy wherever they go and are good advisers.
heart image Khan Baby Boy Sign Boy Military chief; Ruler
heart image Khenbish Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Nobody
heart image Khongordzol Baby Girl Sign Girl Thistle
heart image Khulan Baby Girl Sign Girl Onager; Wild donkey
heart image Khunbish Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Not a human being
heart image Medekhgui Unisex Baby Sign Unisex I don't know
heart image Mongolekhorniiugluu Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Mongol country's morning
heart image Monkh Erdene Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Eternal family
heart image Monkhbat Baby Boy Sign Boy Eternal firmness
heart image Munkhtsetseg Baby Girl Sign Girl Eternal flower
heart image Muunokhoi Baby Boy Sign Boy A vicious dog
heart image Naimanzuunnadintsetseg Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Eight hundred precious flowers
heart image Naranbaatar Baby Boy Sign Boy Blessing from the pioneer or the female deity of the Moon
heart image Narangerel Baby Girl Sign Girl Sunlight
heart image Narantsetseg Baby Girl Sign Girl Sunflower
heart image Nekhii Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Sheepskin
heart image Nugai Baby Boy Sign Boy Dog
heart image Och Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Sparkle
heart image Od Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Star
heart image Odgerel Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Starlight
heart image Odtsetseg Baby Girl Sign Girl Star flower
heart image Odval Baby Girl Sign Girl Mongolian word for chrysanthemum flower
heart image Ogtbish Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Not at all
heart image Oktai Baby Boy Sign Boy He who understands
heart image Otgonbayar Baby Boy Sign Boy Youngest joy
heart image Oyunchimeg Baby Girl Sign Girl Wisdom ornament
heart image Oyuunchimeg Baby Girl Sign Girl Decorated or noble mind
heart image Qacha Baby Girl Sign Girl Flank
heart image Qadan Unisex Baby Sign Unisex A cliff; An edge of the mountain
heart image Qara Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Cloudlet
heart image Sarangerel Baby Girl Sign Girl Moonlight
heart image Sarantsatsral Baby Girl Sign Girl Moonbeam
heart image Sarnai Baby Girl Sign Girl Rose
heart image Sukh Baby Boy Sign Boy One with an axe
heart image Sukhbataar Baby Boy Sign Boy Hero of the axe; Axe hero
heart image Taban Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Splendid or glittering
heart image Taimoorkhan Baby Boy Sign Boy He who is the king and the ruler
heart image Tarkhan Baby Boy Sign Boy He who is skillful
heart image Temujin Baby Boy Sign Boy Of iron
heart image Terbish Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Not that one
heart image Timicin Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is of iron; A strong person
heart image Timur Baby Boy Sign Boy Iron; A person who is as strong as iron
heart image Tomorbaatar Baby Boy Sign Boy Iron; Hero or strong
heart image Tsetseg Baby Girl Sign Girl Flower
heart image Tsetsegmaa Baby Girl Sign Girl Flower
heart image Tsolmon Baby Girl Sign Girl Venus
heart image Turgen Baby Boy Sign Boy Fast
heart image Tuya Baby Girl Sign Girl Ray of light
heart image Ulagan Baby Boy Sign Boy A worldly man
heart image Uranchimeg Baby Girl Sign Girl Artistic decoration
heart image Uuliinyagaantsetseg Baby Girl Sign Girl A pink flower of the mountain
heart image Xaela Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Mystical; Nomadic; Fierce
heart image Xanadu Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Dream place of magnificence and luxury
heart image Yul Baby Boy Sign Boy From the far horizon

In this post on Mongolian baby names, we brought you a vast array of name choices to take your pick from. Each name acts as a thread that ties us to the rich cultures of Mongolia. By giving your child a Mongolian name, you preserve a long-standing tradition and give them a special sense of identity. These names infuse your family with a little of Mongolia's magic. We hope this article provided a few name options you could shortlist for your little one.

Infographic: Most Exotic Mongolian Names For Your Child

The Mongols are a unique community of Central Asians known for their original steppe-dwelling lifestyle. Today, Mongolian culture is famous for its traditional arts, such as music, dance, and literature. Names in this language are descriptive and represent fearlessness, positivity, and brilliance. Find out some great ones in this infographic.

virtuous mongolian names for your little one (infographic)

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the order of names in Mongolia?

The Mongolian naming system follows a specific pattern where the full name consists of the father's name followed by the given name. The father's name is presented genitive, often ending with -iin or -yn.

2. Are there any naming customs or traditions unique to Mongolian baby names?

Mongolians use a patronymic naming system, indicating lineage through the father rather than using given first names and family surnames. This explains why married couples, mothers, and children often have different last names. For example, if a Mongolian man named Joseph has a son named Michael, the child's full name would be Joseph's Michael. However, when translated to English, the names are reversed, resulting in Michael Joseph.


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