74 Sinhala Names With Incredible Histories

Supriya Jain
Dec 12, 2023 By Supriya Jain
Originally Published on Jun 07, 2022
Edited by Ashima Jain
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List of given Sinhala names would feature Sinhala baby girl names starting with 'N'.

Sinhala names are extremely popular with Sri Lankan parents.

Whether it is a baby boy or baby girl, Sinhalese parents are always eager to select baby names that are second to none. Be it the first name or the middle name, modern parents look for an example that has a deep name meaning.

It is important to prepare a list of different names before selecting the most suitable one.

Read on for some of the best traditional and modern Sinhalese names from Sri Lanka. Also, check baby girl names in Sanskrit and baby boy names starting with 'S'.

Sinhala Baby Names Starting with T

Read on for some of the best one-word Sinhala baby boy names starting with T.

Tharindu (Sinhalese origin), meaning 'moon', is mostly a common name for boys.

Tharupiyum (Sinhalese origin), meaning 'a star-like lotus', is a beautiful name for boys.

Thehan (Sinhalese origin), meaning 'threefold honors', is a common name for boys in Sri Lanka.

Thirana (Sinhalese origin), meaning 'permanent honor', is also a personal name popular among boys born in Sri Lanka.

Tourmaline (Sinhalese origin), meaning 'colored crystals', is a popular name among girls.

Ancient Sinhala Names

 When it comes to selecting Sinhala baby names for a Sinhala baby, Sri Lankan parents wish to select a first name that is an example of the culture and traditions of the country.

Read on for a list of the best Sinhala baby names and then select the one name in the end that showcases the personality of your baby.

Hinni (Sinhalese origin) is a popular name with girls. It is a simple personal name with a mighty meaning which is, 'god's strength'.

Inesh (Sinhalese origin) meaning ‘the supreme king’, is a more common name for boys.

Insith (Sinhalese origin) is a personal name mostly used for naming boys.

Iranga (Sinhalese origin) means ‘expressive’.

Isuri (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'she who is fortunate', is a popular personal name for girls. 

Kalathma (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'someone who possesses great art', is another name commonly used for naming baby girls born in Sinhalese families.

Kiyoma (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'a great mother', has a really beautiful meaning in Sri Lanka.

Lakmini (Sinhalese origin) means 'Independent', and the name is most popular among girls. -ni is a popular suffix in Sinhalese baby names for babies born in Sri Lanka.

Mandari (Sinhalese origin) meaning ‘coral tree’, is one of the baby names mostly used for naming baby girls.

Mewan (Sinhalese origin), meaning 'someone with a great personality', is a beautiful name that can be used for baby boys in Sri Lanka.

Minrada (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'someone who gives love and wisdom', is one of the famous baby names and is quite sweet and adorable.

Muralidharan (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'the one who bears the flute', is also a name commonly used for a boy.

Pamu (Sinhalese origin) meaning ‘chief’, is a popular name for boys in Sri Lanka.

Piraisudan (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'a person who loves horses', is a quite simple and pleasant name mostly used for boys.

Prediya (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'a strong individual' or 'someone who is mighty', is a name popular among baby boys.

Rangani (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'someone who excels at dancing', is a beautiful name for girls.

Ravima (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'sweet', is also a name popular for naming girls.

Sachith (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'a person with a great mind and heart', is a very adorable and pure name that is common amongst girls.

Sanjeeva (Sinhalese origin) meaning ‘reviving’, is a variation of the name Sanjeev which is a common name for a boy.

Sansuka (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'good at comforting', is also a popular name for baby boys.

Sasrutha (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'personification of truth', is a name with a beautiful underlying meaning.

Shalinka (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'someone who is modest', is a personal name popular for naming mostly boys.

Shanilka (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'a confident man' or 'a man of determination', sounds quite similar to the name mentioned above but both of them have different meanings. 

Vishwadinu (Sinhalese origin) means ‘someone who has triumphed in the universe’.

Zev (Sinhalese origin) meaning ‘wolf’, is a cool name for boys.

Sinhalese baby names are extremely popular with Sri Lankan parents.

Sinhala Names Starting with N

 Looking for Sinhala baby names for a baby boy or girl? Read on for some of the most popular Sri Lankan baby names along with the respective name meaning.

Nadeeka (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'creative', is also a name popular among girls.

Nadesha (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'she who was born in the river', is one of the sweet and adorable baby names.

Natharie (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'a woman with wisdom' or 'a brilliant woman', is a very unique name.

Nayanadini (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'woman with attractive eyes', is quite a pleasant name.

Nayanathula (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'she who has a good insight', is an ideal choice of name for girls. It is one of the beautiful baby names.

Neja (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'someone who succeeded the law', is also a name that is related to law.

Nelith (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'personification of law', is a name common among boys.

Nethaka (Sinhalese origin), meaning 'he who has the ability for authority', is one of the baby names for boys.

Nevendie (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'the one who enjoys authority' or 'the one who abides law', is also a name common for naming baby girls.

Nevinka (Sinhalese origin) means 'she who enjoys authority'. As the name suggests, it is one of the baby names which is also popular among girls.

Nihinsa (Sinhalese origin) meaning, 'the innocent one', is again a name popular for naming girls.

Nilmini (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'an ambitious woman', is also a name ideal for girls. 

Nilukshi (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'a woman who can express herself', is one of the sweet and delightful baby names for girls.

Nishantha (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'night's end' or 'dawn', is also a name common for boys. As the name sounds, it is indeed a variation of the name, 'Nishant'.

Traditional Sinhala Names

Are you looking for some Sinhala Sanskrit names for newborn babies? Do you want to know some Sinhala teledrama actress names? Read on for some traditional Sinhala female names. 

Achila (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'without lips', is a name mostly used for girls.

Ajantha (Sinhalese origin) is well known to be the name of a popular Buddhist cave. But the name is mostly used for boys and means 'person who is creative'.

Amithnal (Sinhalese origin) is also a name mostly used for boys, and means 'a loving and wise leader'.

Asheni (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'a diplomatic person', is more than just a name. It defines the personality of the person.

Asiri (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'blessings', is a beautiful name for baby boys.

Athula (Sinhalese origin), meaning 'something that is immeasurable', or 'beyond comparison', is also a popular name for boys.

Avanthi (Sinhalese origin) is the name of a historical city but people use it as a name for their babies as well.

Ayomi (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'joy', is a great choice of name for baby girls. It has a very pleasant sound.

Banduka (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'someone who is outstanding', is a great choice of name for boys.

Chamara (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'someone who is expressive', is a popular choice of name for baby boys.

Champaka (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'flower', is an ideal name for boys.

Charminda (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'someone who is inexperienced', is a common name for boys.

Charuka (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'beautiful', is a beautiful name for girls.

Dayani (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'a girl who is friendly', is a popular name among girls.

Diyon (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'brave birth', is a delightful name for boys.

Dulani (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'beautiful', is an ideal choice of name for girls.

Erajh (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'the morning light', is a beautiful name as well.

Eromi (Sinhalese origin) means 'someone who is understanding', and is a common name among girls.

Gayesha (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'expressive', is also a name mostly used for girls. It is quite a simple and delightful name.

Harshani (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'joy or delight', is mostly used for naming baby girls.

Jeewana (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'life', is a simple and aesthetic name for boys.

Kavith (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'poet', is a common name used for baby boys.

Kosala (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'lion', is popular among boys.

Kovider (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'wisdom', is a name mostly used for baby boys.

Manura (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'good for mankind', is mostly used for naming baby boys.

Suranga (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'divine', is a popular name for girls.

Susanthika (Sinhalese origin) means an 'ambitious girl'.

Vidhusahani (Sinhalese origin) means 'a woman who is wise and knowledgeable'.

Vino (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'wine', is a unique Sinhalese name.

Yuvani (Sinhalese origin) meaning 'youthful or beautiful', is a common name for girls.

 

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