MYANMAR CULTURE

Naming Myanmar


What's in a Name

Myanmar name have a life of their own and it is impossible to tell much about a person from their name. Family name are not used so the normal identifying mechanism is not there. Women retain their own name after marriage, rather than take on the husband's name as happens so frequently in the west, Boys and Girls, men and women may all have the same name-there is no Bill or Joan, Peter or Mary as names are named after more esoteric subjects, like the day of the week the person was born, flowers or descriptive adjectives. Some of the more popular names are;

 

 Maung         

 little brother 

 Kyaw

 famous

 Myint

 noble

 Win

 radiant

 Shwe

 gold

 

It is always fun trying to figure out exactly the game with the name.

Naming Myanmar