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List of Tibetan Names

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List of Tibetan Names

All Tibetan names have a meaning in the Tibetan language. Some of the most common names are listed here with their transcription and meaning.

Tibetan Wylie Latin Meaning
བསྟན་འཛིན་ bstan 'dzin Stanzin, Tenzin(g) holder of the teaching[1]
རྒྱ་མཚོ་ rgya mtsho Gyatso ocean[2]
སྐག་བཟང་ skal bzang Skalzang, Kelsang good fortune, good luck, golden age, (a flower)[3]
ཉི་མ་ nyi ma Nyima, Nima sun, day[4]
རྡོ་རྗེ་ rdo rdje Dorje indestructable, invincible, Vajra [5]
དབྱངས་མཚོ་ dbyangs mtsho Yangtsho, Yangtso harmony[6] + lake/ocean[7]
བསམ་གཏན་ bsam gtan Samten concentration[8]
ལྷ་མོ་ lha mo Lhamo princess, lady, goddess, Tibetan opera, opera [9]
རྒྱལ་མཚན་ rgyal mtshan Gyaltsen, Gyemtsen banner of victory, the victory banner, one of the eight auspicious symbols [10]


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