Sinhalese Submitted Surnames

Sinhalese names are used by the Sinhalese people of Sri Lanka.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AMARASEKARA     Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning “undying, immortal, imperishable” combined with शेखर (śekhara) meaning "crown, crest, wreath" or "peak, summit".
AMARASINGHE     Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning “undying, immortal, imperishable” combined with सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
BANDARA     Sinhalese
Possibly derived from Bandāra, a group of guardian deities in the Sinhala Buddhist faith. The term was also used to refer to high officials within the Sinhala Kingdom.
DE SILVA     Sinhalese
Variant of Da Silva used in Sri Lanka.
DISSANAYAKE     Sinhalese
Means “hero of the country” from Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning “point, region, place” or “country, kingdom” combined with नायक (nāyak) meaning “leader, hero”.
GUNASEKERA     Sinhalese
From Sanskrit गुण (guṇá) meaning "talent, virtue, quality" combined with शेखर (śekhara) meaning "crown, crest" or "peak, summit".
HERATH     Sinhalese
Possibly from Sanskrit हीरक (hīraka) meaning “diamond, gem” combined with रत्न (rátna) meaning “jewel, gem, treasure”.
JAYARATHNA     Sinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jayá) meaning "victory, triumph, winning" combined with रत्न (rátna) meaning "jewel, gem, treasure".
JAYASINGHE     Sinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jayá) meaning "conquest, victory, triumph, winning" combined with सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
JAYASUNDERA     Sinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jayá) meaning "conquest, victory, triumph, winning" combined with सुंदर (sundara) meaning "beautiful, handsome, lovely, charming".
KARUNARATNE     Sinhalese
From Sanskrit करुणा (karuṇā) meaning "compassion, pity, kindness, mercy" combined with रत्न (rátna) meaning "jewel, gem, treasure".
KULASEKARA     Sinhalese
From Sanskrit कुल (kula) meaning "family, tribe, clan, caste" combined with शेखर (śekhara) meaning "crown, crest" or "peak, summit".
KUMARA     Sinhalese
From Sanskrit कुमार (kumārá) meaning “prince, youth, boy”.
KUMARI     Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Sinhalese, Pakistani
From the given name Kumari, the feminine form of Kumar. It is exclusively used by women.
LIYANAGE     Sinhalese
Of unknown meaning.
MADUSHANKA     Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit मधु (mádhu) meaning “honey, sweet” combined with शङ्का (śaṅkā) meaning “doubt, uncertainty”.
PERERA     Sinhalese
Variant of Pereira used in Sri Lanka.
POTUHERA     Sinhalese (Rare)
Possibly from Pothuhera, the name of a town in Sri Lanka.
RAJ     Indian, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Odia, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhalese
From Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign", ultimately from राजन् (rājan) meaning "king, sovereign, prince, chief".
RAJAPAKSE     Sinhalese
The origin of “rajapakse” is from Sri Lanka. Some people used to write as “Rajapaksha or Rajapakshe” but all meaning same. Raja mean King/governer in Sinhala as well as Hindi. Paksha mean Obey
RANASINGHE     Sinhalese
From Sanskrit रण (raṇa) meaning “delight, pleasure, joy” and सिंह (siṃhá) “lion”.
RATHNAYAKE     Sinhalese
Variant transcription of Ratnayake.
RATNAYAKE     Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit रत्न (rátna) meaning "jewel, gem, treasure" combined with नायक (nāyak) meaning "leader, hero".
SENANAYAKE     Sinhalese
From Sanskrit सेना (sénā) meaning "army, armament, armed force" combined with नायक (nāyak) meaning "hero".
THIRIMANNE     Sinhalese
From an element with an unknown meaning combined with Sanskrit माने (māne) meaning "meaning, purpose".
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