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Origin and Meaning of Sinhala

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

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  • A submission from Sri Lanka says the name Sinhala means "Nethmi" and is of American origin.
  • A submission from Sri Lanka says the name Sinhala means "With the blessings of god" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from Sri Lanka, the name Sinhala means "Dilshan".
  • A user from Sri Lanka says the name Sinhala is of English origin and means "Chamasha".
  • A submission from Sri Lanka says the name Sinhala means "Gift of god" and is of English origin.
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  1. The Indic language spoken by the people of Sri Lanka
  2. Of or relating to the Sinhalese languages

Sanskrit सिंहल (siṃhala), from सिंह (siṃhá, “lion”) + suffix -la, recorded as the name of the island of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from about the 10th to 12th century, but presumably older, as it is also the source of the name Ceylon in western geographic tradition. The name is sometimes glossed as "abode of lions", referring to a supposed former abundance of lions on the island ( The Asiatic Journal 20 (1836), p. 30).

  1. The indigenous language of the majority people of Sri Lanka.
  2. An ancient name for the island of Sri Lanka.
  3. (Mahabharata) The kingdom in the island of Sri Lanka mentioned in the Mahabharata.

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Fun Facts about the name Sinhala

  • How unique is the name Sinhala? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Sinhala was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Sinhala: Your name in reverse order is Alahnis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Snihaal. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Sinhala born Aug 31, 1982

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA North-West approximately on 1200. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.