Tibetan Names

Tibetan Names

and their Spiritual Meanings

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Chodak CHO-dak Dharma Spreader
Choden CHO-den One who is devout, religious
Choegyal CHO-gyal Dharma king
Chophel CHO-pel The flourishing of the Dharma
Dhargey DAR-gye Progress, development, spreading
Dorje DOR-je Vajra, which means indestructible
Gyaltsen GYEL-tsen Victory banner
Jampa JAM-pah Loving-kindness
Jamyang JAM-yang Gentle voice
Kalsang KAL-sang Good fortune
Karma KAR-ma Action, deed
Kunchen KUN-chen All-knowing
Lhundup LUN-d(r)oop Spontaneously accomplished
Lobsang LOB-sang Noble-minded
Ngawang NAR-wang Powerful speech
Ngodup NOD-oop Attainment, accomplishment
Norbu NOR-bo Jewel
Palden PAL-den Glorious
Pema PEM-a Lotus
Phuntsok Poon-tsok Excellence
Rabten RAB-ten Steadfast
Rinchen RIN-chen Precious, gem (great value)
Samdup SAM-d(r)oop Fulfillment (of one’s wishes)
Sangye SANG-gye Buddha
Sonam SON-am Merit
Tenzin TEN-zin Holder of the teachings
Thekchen TEK-chen Mahayana
Thokmay TOK-me Unobstructed, unhindered
Thubten TOOB-ten The Buddha’s teaching
Tinley T(R)IN-ley Enlightened activity
Tsering TSER-ing Long life
Tseten TSET-en Stable life
Tsewang TSE-wang Life empowerment
Wangchuk WANG-chook Lord, mighty
Wangdak WANG-dak
Wangdue WANG-doo Subduer
Yonten YON-ten Good qualities