Sinhalese Submitted Surnames

Sinhalese names are used by the Sinhalese people of Sri Lanka.
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AHAMAD අහමඩ් Indian (Muslim), Tamil, Bengali, Punjabi, Sinhalese
Variant of AHMAD, particularly used in South India and Sri Lanka.
AHAMED අහමඩ් Indian (Muslim), Tamil, Bengali, Punjabi, Sinhalese
Variant of AHMED, particularly used in South India and Sri Lanka.
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.
DASSANAYAKE දසනායක Sinhalese
DE COSTA ඩි කොස්ටා Portuguese (Brazilian), Sinhalese
Variant of DA COSTA used in Brazil and Sri Lanka.
DE MELLO ඩි මෙලෝ Portuguese (Brazilian), Sinhalese
Variant of MELLO used in Brazil and Sri Lanka.
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".
FONSEKA ෆොන්සේකා Sinhalese
Variant of FONSECA used in Sri Lanka.
GARCIYA ගාර්ෂියා Sinhalese
Variant of GARCIA used in Sri Lanka.
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”.
HEWA BATAGE Sinhalese
House of the Cavalry Warrior; Hewa meaning warrior, Bata - cavalry, ge - house
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".
KABRAL කබ්රාල් Sinhalese
Variant of CABRAL used in Sri Lanka.
KARUNARATNE කරුණාරත්න Sinhalese
From Sanskrit करुणा (karuṇā) meaning "compassion, pity, kindness, mercy" combined with रत्न (rátna) meaning "jewel, gem, treasure".
KOLAN කොලන් Indian (Christian), Sinhalese
Variant of COLÓN more common among Christians from India and used in Sri Lanka.
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.
LE COSTA ලෙ කොස්ටා Sinhalese
Variant of LA COSTA used in Sri Lanka.
LE SILVA ලෙ සිල්වා Sinhalese
Variant of LA SILVA used in Sri Lanka.
LIYANAGE ලියනගේ Sinhalese
Of unknown meaning.
MADUSHANKA මධුෂංක Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit मधु (mádhu) meaning “honey, sweet” combined with शङ्का (śaṅkā) meaning “doubt, uncertainty”.
MATINS මාටින්ස් Sinhalese
Variant of MARTINS used in Sri Lanka.
MENGHRAJANI මැන්ග්‍රාජානි Sinhalese
NIKOLAS නිකොලස් Sinhalese, English, Greek
Variant of NICOLÁS used in Sri Lanka. Can also be derived from the given name NIKOLAS.
NIKOLAV නිකොලව් Sinhalese
Variant of NICOLAU used in Sri Lanka.
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".
රේ Sinhalese
Variant of REY (1) used in Sri Lanka.
RĪS රීස් Sinhalese
Variant of REYES or REIS (see user-submitted name) used in Sri Lanka.
SENANAYAKE සේනානායක Sinhalese
From Sanskrit सेना (sénā) meaning "army, armament, armed force" combined with नायक (nāyak) meaning "hero".
SILVEYIRA සිල්වෙයිරා Sinhalese
Variant of SILVEIRA used in Sri Lanka.
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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