Limbu Names

From the past few years, I have been asked to find Limbu names for our new family members. I’m always happy to find good names for new babies. Recently, I’ve been asked to find names again and I come up with the following names.

Limbu Nepali English
Ajuni/Anjiri Amar Eternal, Immortal
Akawama/Akawanama (name of a diety) Mangala
Amla Sunakhari Orchid
Angsi Gyani/Mahatma
Anjum Mero Saathi My friend
Chaitlungma Shristee/Sirjana Creation
Cherungma(goddess or spirit who protects humans from the impact of evil look)
Chesung Kosheli Gift
Chotlung Siddhi/Purnata Achievement/Accomplishment
Chunjun Komal Tender
Ibu Pratik/Laxyan/Shanket Symbol
Ichap Rachana Composition
Iching Bhawana/Bhav Feeling/Emotion
Ikkisum Raagini Music
Iklu Dhoni Voice/Sound
Iksa Prithvi/Bhuwan Earth
Iksum Prabhav Impact
Ila Kala Acting
Imet Chhaya Shadow/Image
Ina Bangsha Lineage/dynasty
Indha Bharosha Confidence
Indhang Pratistha/Samman Prestige/Dignity
Ingbhan Prachar Publicity
Ingbho Sanchar Communication
Ingdut Upadesh Preaching
Ingso Kriti Fame
Ingsum Shakti/Pratap Power/energy
Injum Siddhantha Theory/Principle
Isri (astro – one of the constellations) Ashwani
Itcham Bivek/Buddhi Conscience
Itching Kalpana/ Bhawana/ Akangsha/Abhilasha Imagination/ Ambition / Aspiration /Longing
Itla Murti Idol/Image
Ityang (wa) Swoyatata Autonomy
Jojiri Juhi Jasmine
Kamphura(name of a Limbu god)
Kapsang/Kambrang Samrakchan Protection
Kettak Dharti Earth/World
Kham/Khambek Mato/Jamin Soil/Land
Khama Puja Worship
Khasam Shavyata civilization
Khasing Bivek/Buddhi Rationality/Knowledge
Khasuk Tikchyanta Talented, Intelligence
Khem Saundarya Beauty, aesthetic quality
Khemsing Lalitya/Shova Beauty, loveliness
Kudim Purnata Absolute, Perfection
Kujang Sikhar Summit
Kumuk Shakti Power
Kumun Gati/Chalayamanta Motion/Movement
Kusang Safalta Successful
Kusum Shar Essence, Core
Laklungma(The goddess who protects the children)
Laikma Mithu Chime sweet or sweet sound
Lajedangma(One of the many forms of Ningwaphuma; name of a goddess; the earth deity)
Labherik(The churning stick or rod of the moon used in creation)
Larak/Lasang Chandra jyoti Moonlight
Lasari(Holy water pot or vessel with water and flowers installed on the lift side at the time of worship) Kalas
Lasemi Deep, Diya Lamp
Lingbit Shanta, Sthir Serene, calm, quiet
Lendangba(Master of the day) Surya dev Sun God
Lepmuhang(Heavenly god who resides in the blue sky; king of the sky or heaven)
Mang Ishwor, Bhagwan God
Mangenna(sisters & daughters; a custom of worshipping gods; deities for one’s welfare, peace, prosperity and protection)
Manghama(to invoke god/goddess) Aradhana Prayer, worship
Mangja Naibedh, Prasad
Manghang(King of gods and goddess)
Mik Nayan Eyes
Mikki Jeevn Life
Mikkiso Maya, Pirati Love (bondage of love)
Miksak Dristi Eyesight or vision
Mikhangma Pupil of eye or the apple of somebody’s eyes
Mikhangba Mangal Mars
Mingla Sunam, Yesh Good reputation
Mim/Mikiphung Maya Love
Mimiding Gaurav/Mahima Glory
Mingso Yash Glory
Mirak Jwala Flame
Misam[Actual meaning of misam in Limbu is the soul of fire. In Mundhum, it is understood as the ceremony or ritual of seeking the fire warmth, light through (the recitation of) incantations)] Jyoti Light
Misek Jhilko Spark
Misum Flame of fire or fire ball
Misek Sammang Fire God
Mimma Mayalu Sweetheart, darling
Mui Ayushman, Chirayu Having long life
Muigum Gyani, Pragya Having intelligence, wisdom or prudence
Muing Sandesh Message, good news
Muinam/Mainam(it is also a upper garment of a person to be placed on the alter during worship to represent his/her absence) Pratik Symbol
Muk(A famous male character in the Kirat folklore) Shakti, shaktiman Power, powerful
Mukkum(The god of potentiality, god of war, one of the names of god Theba or Thebasam)
Mukkuma sam(god or goddess of power or strength)
Muksam Shakti, Samarthya Energy, power, velour
Mujoklung Shristhi Creation
Mujoklung mang Shristhikarta Ishwor Creator god
Mujoklung Khambek Sawaro Hang(The sixth renowned legendry leader/king of the Limbu)
Muding Moti Pearl
Munam Mang(The god who protects human being from stomach, spleen and heart diseases)
Mundhum(The holy Kirat Limbu scripture based on oral tradition; spiritual knowledge; myth; mythology)
Muyeng Muskan Smile
Murm Kendra Centre
Muhing Jeevan-shakti, Sanjivani Vitality
MuhikmangThe deity who facilitates safe and timely delivery of a baby)
Nadhim Prabhav Influence
Nagmok Panchatatwo Five elements
Nahangma[female deity]
Nam Surya Sun
Nambin Prabhat/Suryodaya Sunrise
Namdhingo Indrini Rainbow
Namnetti[According to Mundhum, it is the rope of the rays of the churning rod of the sun and the moon used (to churn the ocean) during creation]
Namnuma Sughandha Sweet smell
Namotti (sun like daughter)
Namsari(the vessel with flowers and water used during worship)
Namtimik/Namsang Surya Kiran Sun Ray
Namyam Ananda Pleasure
Nanuma Sneha/Maya Affection/Love
Nasan Biswas Faith/honest
Ningwa/Ningwaphu (name of supreme goddess – source of wisdom, knowledge and power) Chaitanya
Numa Ramri Beautiful
Oisum Udar/Udarta Generous
Omu Khushi/Harsha/Prafulla Glad/Gheerful
Opma(to be illuminated/to be lighted)
Otti Prakash/Jyoti Light/Ray
Padhum Parakrami Valiantly, Gallantly
Pakkandi (a word to express joy, delight or cheer)
Param Pran/Jyan Life, Vitality
Pennam Lekhan-shaili style (writing)
Phaimo Paropakar Altraism
Phejikkum(classical knowledge or traditions, knowledge consist with scriptures or traditions)
Phejiri(chef Limbu priest who is well versed in oral traditions or scriptures) Sastriya Classical, scriptural
Pheyamlung (ma) Mahabharat parbat Mahabharat mountain range
Phim Bodh, Chetna Sense, knowledge
Pho Pragati, Bikash, Unatti Progress, development
Phokwama Kanchhi The youngest born (daughter)
Phonan Yesh Fame
Phongma Sachet Awaken
Phung Phul Flower
Phungma Phul jasti keti Flower like girl
Phungsama Rajkumari a dear girl, princess
Poba Unatti Progress
Pona Mala Necklace, Garland
Pongnisam Ashish, Bardan Blessing
Porokmi Yambhamiba (Creator god)
Posam Jagriti, Sajak Alertness
Sabat Safalta Success
Sabhang Utshav Celebration
Sajum Sabha, Samiti Committee, Promotion
Sakma Life, vitality, energy, zeal
Saknim Adhayayan Study
Sang Nabin, naya New, novel
Sangaba Maiti Brother (of a girl)
Sangama Cheli Sister (of a boy)
Sapme Khushi, Harsht Rejoice, delight
Sarang Harsha, Ullas Delight, Joy
Sirijonga/Sirijanga (Name of a Limbu king who invented Kirat Sirijonga script)
Sukum Kopila Bud
Suyem Awasar Opportunity
Suyen Subhadin Good day
Tagera (Universal/Omnipresent god) Sarvabyapi
Tagera (Universal/Omnipresent god) Sarvabyapi
Tamsin/Tamsimma Koshish/Prayatna Attempt/endeavour
Tamsin/Tamsimma Koshish/Prayatna Attempt/endeavour
Tanam Prabhat/Mirmire Dawan/ (early) morning
Tanam Prabhat/Mirmire Dawan/ (early) morning
Tanchippa/Tanchoppa Sukra Venus/Morning star
Tanchippa/Tanchoppa Sukra Venus/Morning star
Tangjum Ghanistatha Intimacy
Tangjum Ghanistatha Intimacy
Tangsang Akash Sky
Tangsang Akash Sky
Tangsep Rakchya Protection/security
Tangsep Rakchya Protection/security
Tangsot(offering made to the god)
Tangsot(offering made to the god)
Tappeso Perunghang(on of the first ten Limbu Sardar or principalities in Limbu history)
Tappeso Perunghang(on of the first ten Limbu Sardar or principalities in Limbu history)
Tarak Sworga/ Sky/ Antarikshya Sky/space/heaven
Tarak Sworga/ Sky/ Antarikshya Sky/space/heaven
Tarang Sanghu/Pool Bridge
Tarang Sanghu/Pool Bridge
Tepkho Abishkhar Discovery
Tepkho Abishkhar Discovery
Thaing Chetena Awareness/Consciousness
Thaing Chetena Awareness/Consciousness
Thindolung Swyambhu Self-created god
Thindolung Swyambhu Self-created god
Thobo Pragati Progress
Thobo Pragati Progress
Thoding Tangsak Sawarohang(One of the ten Limbu kings)
Thoding Tangsak Sawarohang(One of the ten Limbu kings)
Thokna Abhishek
Thokna Abhishek
Thosoing Kanglaing Hang(A famous king of ancient Limbu dynasty)
Thosoing Kanglaing Hang(A famous king of ancient Limbu dynasty)
Thumsam Chyamata Capability
Thumsam Chyamata Capability
Thungdhangba(One of the Him-Sammang i.e. god who lives in house)
Thungdhangba(One of the Him-Sammang i.e. god who lives in house)
Tiding Ujjwal/Prskashman / Jwajalyaman Bright/full of light
Tiding Ujjwal/Prskashman / Jwajalyaman Bright/full of light
Tiyen Ujalyo Brightness/Pure
Tiyen Ujalyo Brightness/Pure
Tomang Buddha Bhagwan Lord Buddha
Tomang Buddha Bhagwan Lord Buddha
Tummihang/Tummyang Mantri Minister
Tummihang/Tummyang Mantri Minister
Usuru Saral Simple
Usuru Saral Simple
Yuma(name of goddess or grandmother goddess)
Yumasam(grandmother goddess)
Yak Gadhi Fort, Fortess, Castel
Yangwa Karuna Compassion
Yamik Dristi Eye sight
Yambahang(Senior King)
Yakthung Lilimhang(The renowned poet in the Limbu folklore and legend)
Yangnim Prakriti Nature
Yamdung Shanti Peace
Yamsang Abhishek Sprinkling over/of holy water while worshipping
Yamsese Pabitra Holy
Yehang(The first enlightened person, as described in Mundhum)

31 thoughts on “Limbu Names”

    1. Yumma Sammang is the name of the goddess. Yuma is the form of supreme goddess Tagera Ningwaphu Mang in a grandmother and Sammang means simply goddess. Many people give this name for their daughters.

      In Limbu, there is different category of god. Mang is the supreme god/goddess, sammang is a form of god/goddess or god/goddess specilized to fulfill different purpose or do good things for people. Sammang-chang is a form of god who is assign for different duties and if people do not worship them properly then they make them people suffers.

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