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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sinhala

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Sri Lanka says the name Sinhala is of English origin and means "Mother's eyes".
  • A submission from Sri Lanka says the name Sinhala means "Leoblood,brave,leo beater,victorious against the lion,The one who killed the lion,Indo Aryan people of Island Sri Lanka." and is of Sanskrit origin.
  • According to a user from Sri Lanka, the name Sinhala is of Unknown origin and means "Gift of god".
  • According to a user from Sri Lanka, the name Sinhala is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "God".
  • A submission from Sri Lanka says the name Sinhala means "Naadya" and is of Unknown origin.

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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The Indic language spoken by the people of Sri Lanka
  2. Of or relating to the Sinhalese languages
Wiktionary

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.

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 Lhiasan. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Sinhala born Apr 21, 2003

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 Yugoslavia approximately on 1650. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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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.