Sinhala Names You’ve Never Heard Of

Alrighty, you’ve might have heard of some of these. Here’s a list of 117 uncommon Sinhala feminine and masculine names.

  • Point 1: A few of these are taken from ancient and medieval Sri Lankan inscription records.
  • Point 2: Some of the male names have been changed to fit modern Sanskrit.
  • i.e. Sinhala name (derived from Old Sanskrit) → Sameera
  • i.e. Common Indian: Punjabi, Gujarati, etc names; Sanskrit that has evolved since the departure of the Sinhala tribe from North India (around 500 BCE). → Sameer or Samir
  • Point 3: Some of the names are derivatives of more modern Sinhala names
  • Point 4: Colonial names have not been included.
  • Point 5: Some of the names that are split into two words can be spelled as one.
  1. Achar
  2. Achyut
  3. Agboyi Sen
  4. Amin
  5. Asav
  6. Avatar (I know, I know)
  7. Bud
  8. Bud Mit
  9. Chai Yhan
  10. Char/Charu
  11. Chel Yhan
  12. Che Vuhn
  13. Chehet Vuhn
  14. Dar Sun
  15. Devdas
  16. Di Yon
  17. Erom/Eromi
  18. Gursin
  19. Hagar
  20. Hana
  21. Hansani
  22. Haya
  23. Hyruel
  24. Hin
  25. Ilandar
  26. Ilka
  27. Indra
  28. Insith
  29. Jaan
  30. Jan Devi
  31. Jet
  32. Junio
  33. Jyoti Sen/Sena
  34. Kevuhn
  35. Kinnra
  36. Kit
  37. Kit Dev
  38. Kit Mei
  39. Kit Sen
  40. Kitsiri
  41. Kiyoma
  42. Krish
  43. Liyan
  44. Liyon/Liyoni
  45. Lukesh
  46. Lushan
  47. Malka
  48. Mai Tri
  49. Mit
  50. Myr el
  51. Nae ja
  52. Nim Sara
  53. Nil
  54. Nirmali
  55. Nishi
  56. Nyaristin
  57. Ojar
  58. Orion
  59. Oshan
  60. Pansal
  61. Prashan
  62. Pravin
  63. Prem
  64. Raksn
  65. Riyan
  66. Riyan Sen
  67. Ruchir
  68. Rajcheskar
  69. Sachi
  70. Sachini
  71. Sahan
  72. Sara
  73. Sen
  74. Sen Dev/Devi
  75. Senesur
  76. Sennet
  77. Shan
  78. Shey
  79. Siel
  80. Sin Tyar (Sintar)
  81. Sirrin
  82. Siv
  83. Sivat
  84. Skathi
  85. Soban
  86. Sobik
  87. Sohan
  88. Son (seon)
  89. Sona
  90. Sonkova
  91. Sriyara
  92. Suvik
  93. Subaj
  94. Sven
  95. Syr el
  96. Tara
  97. Tavish
  98. Tejhe
  99. Tina
  100. Udar
  101. Udarsin
  102. Vir Yhan
  103. Vino
  104. Vrischika
  105. Vrishank
  106. Vru
  107. Yahasaya
  108. Yahasini
  109. Yara
  110. Yase
  111. Yaso
  112. Yhan
  113. Yhel
  114. Yhul
  115. Yogish
  116. Yrel
  117. Xitji