Tibetan Names

  1. Polo
    • Origin:

      Tibetan
    • Meaning:

      "brave wanderer"
    • Description:

      If Portia can become Porsche, then Apollo can morph into Polo -- the imprint of designer Ralph Lauren.
  2. Pema
    • Origin:

      Tibetan
    • Meaning:

      "lotus flower"
    • Description:

      Pema is related to the more familiar Hindu name Padma and means lotus flower. This delightful name was given to only 14 girls in the USA last year, so it's guaranteed to be a unique choice. Pema is probably most familiar to Westerners through Buddhist nun Pema Chodron and through Jetsun Pema, the Dalai Lama's sister.
  3. Bardo
    • Origin:

      Short form of Bardolph or Aboriginal
    • Meaning:

      "water"
    • Description:

      Bardo has a poetic beginning and upbeat ending, with roots in several diverse cultures. It may be most familiar today via George Saunders' novel Lincoln in the Bardo, which refers to the Tibetan Buddhist state of suspension between one life and the next, resembling the Christian idea of Limbo. Bardo is also an ancient saint's name: Saint Bardo was the eleventh century bishop of Mainz, in Germany. Actress Sandra Bullock chose Bardo as her son's middle.
  4. Tenzan
    • Origin:

      Variation of Tenzin, Tibetan
    • Meaning:

      "protector of Dharma"
    • Description:

      Tenzan is a variation of Tenzin, a name with special significance for Buddhists, being the first name of the Dalai Lama.