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" or "leader of the country", derived from Sanskrit देश (deśá) "region, place" or "country, kingdom" combined with नायक (nāyak) "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
Derived from Sanskrit कुल (kula) meaning "tribe, clan, caste" combined with शेखर (śekhara) meaning "crown, crest" or "peak, summit".
KUMARA Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit कुमार (kumārá) meaning "prince, boy".
KUMARASINGHE Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit कुमार (kumārá) meaning "boy, son, prince" combined with सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
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".
WEERASEKARA Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit वीर (vīrá) meaning "man, hero" and शेखर (śekhara) "crown, crest, wreath" or "peak, summit".
WEERASINGHE Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit वीर (vīrá) meaning "man, hero" and सिंह (siṃhá) "lion".