Sinhalese Submitted Surnames

Sinhalese names are used by the Sinhalese people of Sri Lanka.
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AMARASEKARA අමරසේකර Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning “undying, immortal, imperishable” combined with शेखर (śekhara) meaning "crown, crest, wreath" or "peak, summit".
AMARASINGHE අමරසිංහ Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning “undying, immortal, imperishable” combined with सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
BANDARA බණ්ඩාර 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 ද සිල්වා Sinhalese
Variant of DA SILVA used in Sri Lanka.
DISSANAYAKE දිසානායක Sinhalese
Means "hero of the country" or "leader of the country", derived from Sanskrit देश (deśá) "region, place" or "country, kingdom" combined with नायक (nāyak) "leader, hero".
GUNASEKERA ගුණසේකර Sinhalese
From Sanskrit गुण (guṇá) meaning "talent, virtue, quality" combined with शेखर (śekhara) meaning "crown, crest" or "peak, summit".
HERATH හේරත් Sinhalese
Possibly from Sanskrit हीरक (hīraka) meaning “diamond, gem” combined with रत्न (rátna) meaning “jewel, gem, treasure”.
JAYARATHNA ජයරත්න Sinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jayá) meaning "victory, triumph, winning" combined with रत्न (rátna) meaning "jewel, gem, treasure".
JAYASINGHE ජයසිංහ Sinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jayá) meaning "conquest, victory, triumph, winning" combined with सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
JAYASUNDERA ජයසුන්දර Sinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jayá) meaning "conquest, victory, triumph, winning" combined with सुंदर (sundara) meaning "beautiful, handsome, lovely, charming".
KARUNARATNE කරුණාරත්න Sinhalese
From Sanskrit करुणा (karuṇā) meaning "compassion, pity, kindness, mercy" combined with रत्न (rátna) meaning "jewel, gem, treasure".
KULASEKARA කුලසේකර Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit कुल (kula) meaning "tribe, clan, caste" combined with शेखर (śekhara) meaning "crown, crest" or "peak, summit".
KULASEKERA කුලසේකර Sinhalese
Variant of KULASEKARA.
KUMARA කුමාර Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit कुमार (kumārá) meaning "prince, boy".
KUMARASINGHE කුමාරසිංහ Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit कुमार (kumārá) meaning "boy, son, prince" combined with सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
KUMARI කුමාරි 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 ලියනගේ Sinhalese
Of unknown meaning.
MADUSHANKA මධුෂංක Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit मधु (mádhu) meaning “honey, sweet” combined with शङ्का (śaṅkā) meaning “doubt, uncertainty”.
PERERA පෙරේරා Sinhalese
Variant of PEREIRA used in Sri Lanka.
POTUHERA පොතුහෙර Sinhalese (Rare)
Possibly from Pothuhera, the name of a town in Sri Lanka.
RAJ රාජ් 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 රණසිංහ Sinhalese
From Sanskrit रण (raṇa) meaning “delight, pleasure, joy” and सिंह (siṃhá) “lion”.
RATHNAYAKE රත්නායක Sinhalese
Variant transcription of RATNAYAKE.
RATNAYAKE රත්නායක Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit रत्न (rátna) meaning "jewel, gem, treasure" combined with नायक (nāyak) meaning "leader, hero".
SENANAYAKE සේනානායක Sinhalese
From Sanskrit सेना (sénā) meaning "army, armament, armed force" combined with नायक (nāyak) meaning "hero".
THIRIMANNE තිරිමාන්න Sinhalese
From an element with an unknown meaning combined with Sanskrit माने (māne) meaning "meaning, purpose".
WEERASEKARA වීරසේකර Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit वीर (vīrá) meaning "man, hero" and शेखर (śekhara) "crown, crest, wreath" or "peak, summit".
WEERASINGHE වීරසිංහ Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit वीर (vīrá) meaning "man, hero" and सिंह (siṃhá) "lion".
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