Posted by: sirjana | मार्च 13, 2013

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
Akawama/Akawanama (name of a diety) Mangala
Angsi Gyani/Mahatma
Ajuni/Anjiri Amar Eternal, Immortal
Ikkisum Raagini Music
Iklu Dhoni Voice/Sound
Iksa Prithvi/Bhuwan Earth
Iksum Prabhav Impact
Injum Siddhantha Theory/Principle
Ingdut Upadesh Preaching
Indhang Pratistha/Samman Prestige/Dignity
Ingbhan Prachar Publicity
Ingbho Sanchar Communication
Ingsum Shakti/Pratap Power/energy
Ingso Kriti Fame
Ichap Rachana Composition
Iching Bhawana/Bhav Feeling/Emotion
Ina Bangsha Lineage/dynasty
Indha Bharosha Confidence
Ibu Pratik/Laxyan/Shanket Symbol
Imet Chhaya Shadow/Image
Ila Kala Acting
Itcham Bivek/Buddhi Conscience
Itching Kalpana/ Bhawana/ Akangsha/Abhilasha Imagination/ Ambition / Aspiration /Longing
Ityang (wa) Swoyatata Autonomy
Itla Murti Idol/Image
Isri (astro – one of the constellations) Ashwani
Usuru Saral Simple
Kapsang/Kambrang Samrakchan Protection
Kamphura (name of a Limbu god)
Kujang Sikhar Summit
Kudim Purnata Absolute/Perfection
Kumuk Shakti Power
Kumun Gati/Chalayamanta Motion/Movement
Kusang Safalta Successful
Kusum Shar Essence/Core
Jojiri Juhi Jasmine
Kettak Dharti Earth/World
Khama Puja Worship
Kham/Khambek Mato/Jamin Soil/Land
Khasam Shavyata civilization
Khasing Bivek/Buddhi Rationality/Knowledge
Khasuk Tikchyanta Talented/Intelligence
Khem Saundarya Beauty/aesthetic quality
Khemsing Lalitya/Shova Beauty/loveliness
Nagmok Panchatatwo Five elements
Chaitlungma Shristee/Sirjana Creation
Chunjun Komal Tender
Chotlung Siddhi/Purnata Achievement/Accomplishment
Cherungma

(goddess or spirit who protects humans from the impact of evil look)

Chesung Kosheli Gift
Tangjum Ghanistatha Intimacy
Tamsin/Tamsimma Koshish/Prayatna Attempt/endeavour
Tarak Sworga/ Sky/ Antarikshya Sky/space/heaven
Tarang Sanghu/Pool Bridge
Tagera (Universal/Omnipresent god) Sarvabyapi
Tangsang Akash Sky
Tangsot

(offering made to the god)

Tangsep Rakchya Protection/security
Tanam Prabhat/Mirmire Dawan/ (early) morning
Tepkho Abishkhar Discovery
Tappeso Perunghang

(on of the first ten Limbu Sardar or principalities in Limbu history)

Tanchippa/Tanchoppa Sukra Venus/Morning star
Tiding Ujjwal/Prskashman / Jwajalyaman Bright/full of light
Tiyen Ujalyo Brightness/Pure
Tummihang/Tummyang Mantri Minister
Tomang Buddha Bhagwan Lord Buddha
Thaing Chetena Awareness/Consciousness
Thindolung Swyambhu Self-created god
Thungdhangba

(One of the Him-Sammang i.e. god who lives in house)

Thumsam Chyamata Capability
Thobo Pragati Progress
Thosoing Kanglaing Hang

(A famous king of ancient Limbu dynasty)

Thoding Tangsak Sawarohang

(One of the ten Limbu kings)

Thokna Abhishek
Nasan Biswas Faith/honest
Nadhim Prabhav Influence
Nanuma Sneha/Maya Affection/Love
Nam Surya Sun
Namtimik/Namsang Surya Kiran Sun Ray
Namdhingo Indrini Rainbow
Namnuma Sughandha Sweet smell
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]

Nambin Prabhat/Suryodaya Sunrise
Namyam Ananda Pleasure
Namsari

(the vessel with flowers and water used during worship)

Nahangma

[name of female deity]

Numa Ramri Beautiful
Namotti (sun like daughter)
Ningwa/Ningwaphu (name of supreme goddess – source of wisdom, knowledge and power) Chaitanya
Mim/Mikiphung Maya Love
Mingso Yash Glory
Mimiding Gaurav/Mahima 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
Misum (flame of fire)
Misek Jhilko Spark
Oisum Udar/Udarta Generous
Omu Khushi/Harsha/Prafulla Glad/Gheerful
Otti Prakash/Jyoti Light/Ray
Opma (to be illuminated/to be lighted)
Sirijonga/Sirijanga (Name of a Limbu king who invented Kirat Sirijonga script)
Saknim Adhayayan Study
Sakma Life, vitality, energy, zeal
Sangama Cheli Sister (of a boy)
Sangaba Maiti Brother (of a girl)
Sang Nabin, naya New, novel
Sajum Sabha, Samiti Committee, Promotion
Sabat Safalta Success
Sabhang Utshav Celebration
Sarang Harsha, Ullas Delight, Joy
Sapme Khushi, Harsht Rejoice, delight
Sukum Kopila Bud
Suyen Subhadin Good day
Suyem Awasar Opportunity
Yuma (name of goddess or grandmother goddess)
Yumasam (grandmother goddess)
Yunchhomi
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Responses

  1. Nice ones, need to find names in our native languages rather than going crazy after Arabic and Greek names.

  2. Thanks for the list…. any more names you are adding onto the list? Looking for names starting with N ,P or S
    Thanks Numa

  3. Excellent…I am also looking for a baby girl’s name starting with the letter R.

  4. Thanks everyone. I’m looking for more names. I’ll upload them soon.

  5. Thank you. I wanna know what’s the name of Bithia.

  6. what do we mean by YUMMA SAMMANG…

    • 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.

  7. I was looking for some names and you help me find it. Thank you

  8. thanks for the lsit of diffrent limbu names.. looking forward to see further names mainly starting with p and s..

  9. Can you please tell me the meaning of “Sagimso“. Is it the name of some diety or just a name.

  10. can u please suggest me a name in limbu for my NGO. MY NGO is about women, dhildren, diasble people and elderly persons too.

  11. we really like of ur names and hope you will upload some more names , actually i want my a name comming soon of my son please let me know some more

  12. can you suggest some name that are related to nature as in breeze,cloud etc for a boy…

  13. Hi

    Nice ones. But u was lukin for more.

    ” Sunny day ” lai k bhancha limbu bhasha ma.

    Thnks n regards.
    Tapaswi

  14. i am also looking for baby girl name which is start with s can anybody help me thank you.

  15. i am looking for baby boy name starting from pha .can you help me please

  16. its really useful and …in fact its really u did great job..thankx

  17. Doughters name in limbu language by R

  18. I m looking for baby boy name starting from letter d and include letter n


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