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    Achariya: (M/F) wonderful, marvelous
    Akara: (M/F) letter
    Amara: (M) deity
    Anchaly: (M/F) hand
    Arun (M) Arunny (F) : Morning sun
    Ary (F) : Knowledge
    Atith (M): Sunny day, Sunday
    Bona: (M) boy/man
    Botum (F) regal lady, princess
    Bopha: (F) beautiful flowers
    Bora, Boran: (M) ancient
    Boupha: (F) flower-like
    Borey, Bourey: (M) country, great city
    Bunroeun: (M) the country
    Chakra/Chakara : (M) Center of energy
    Champei: (F) type of flower with fragrant white or red flowers
    Chamroeun : (M/F) Prosperity
    Chan: (F) from the fragrant tree; moon; Monday
    Chankrisna : (M/F) A sweet-smelling tree
    Chanlina: (F) moonlight
    Chanmony: (F) moonlight which shines like a diamond
    Chann : (M) the moon
    Channary: (F) moon-faced girl
    Chanthavy: (F) beautiful moon girl, moon angel
    Chanthou, Chantou: (M/F) flower
    Chantrea : (M/F) moonlight, moon
    Chanvatey: (M/F) educated person, scholar
    Charya, Chakriya, Chariya: (M/F) good character
    Chavy: (F) little angel
    Chaya: (F) glorious, praise
    Chea: (M/F) to be well, healthy
    Chenda: (F) thought, idea; beloved, dearest
    Chhay: (M) attractive, charming
    Chhaya: (M/F) shadow; image; beauty; light
    Chhean: (F) meditation, contemplation
    Chhorvin, Chhorvon: (F) glamorous
    Chivy: (F) Life
    Choum: (F) refreshingly beautiful
    Da: (F) rock, stone
    Dara : (M/F) Star; Precious
    Darany : (M) Stars
    Darareaksmey : (F) bright shining star
    Davi, Davy, Daevy, Devi: (F) angel
    Heng : (M) Lucky
    Jorani : (F) radiant jewel
    Kalianne, Kaliyan, Kalliyan, Koliyan : (F) sweet darling; morally good; charming
    Kaliyanei: (F) beautiful, lovely, attractive
    Kanleakhana: (F) possessing character
    Kannareth: containing a beautiful quality similar to a flower
    Kannitha: (F) angels
    Kanya: (F) beauty, virgin, girl
    Kesor: (F) beautiful, heavenly lady
    Khemera : (M) Pali for “Cambodian”
    Kiri : (M) Mountain, mountain peak
    Kolab: (F) rose
    Kolthida: (F) daughter of a respectable family; young woman
    Kong Kea: (M) Big water
    Kosal : (M) Clever, magical, merit (usually gained in return from what you have given)
    Kravann: (M/F) tiny golden brown flower fragrant in the evening
    Kunthea, Kun Thea : (F) the fragrance of a flower, sweet smelling; good deed, kindness, favor
    Leakena: (F) attribute, characteristic, quality
    Leap: (M/F) good luck, good fortune, success
    Mach: (F) melodious
    Makara: (M/F) January
    Malis, M’liss: (F) Southeast Asian jasmine
    Maly: (F) flower blossom
    Many, Mony: (M/F) precious stone, gem
    Mao/Mau : (M/F) dark skin
    Meaker : (M) greatest
    Mean: (F) wealthy
    Mittapheap: (M) friendship – as in between nations
    Mliss : (F) flower that grows in Cambodia
    Montha : (M) charming
    Munny, Munney: (M) wise
    Nakry: (F) sweet-smelling, night-blooming flower, similar to jasmine
    Narin: superior
    Narith : (M) masculine man
    Nary : (F) small beautiful bird or girl
    Nearidei: (F) white four-leafed flower fragrant in the evening
    Neary: (F) girl, gentle girl
    Nhean: (M) intuitive, knowledgeable
    Nimith: (M) transformation
    Nimol: (M) flawless
    Nisay : (M) loved from afar / love at first sight
    Noreaksey: (M) great power, truthful
    Nuon: (F) soft and tender, pleasant
    Oudom: (M) excellent, supreme, magnificent, plentiful
    Phala: (M) prosperous
    Phally: (F) prosperity
    Phary: (F) beautiful, good flower
    Pheakdei: (M/F) loyalty, honesty
    Pheakkley: (F) faithfulness
    Phhoung: (F) wreath of flowers
    Phirum: (M) comfort and peacefulness
    Phirun: (M) rain
    Pich: (M/F) diamond
    Piseth : (M) rare in power or quality; supreme, magnificent, greatest
    Pisey : (M/F) little darling; supreme, special; beloved, dearest
    Poeu, Peou: (M/F) youngest one
    Ponleak: (M) strength, endurance
    Ponleu (M) Ponnleu (F): light, illumination
    Ponlok: (M/F) darling, dear; to sprout
    Prak: (M) silver
    Pros: (M) boy, man
    Punthea: (F) gentle
    Puthyrith: (M) merciful power
    Putrea: (F) Cambodian plum
    Rachana: (M/F) art, fine arts, artistic decoration
    Rachany: (F) night
    Raksmei, Rangsei, Rasmey: (M/F) ray of light
    Rainsey : (M) rays of the sun going away from the Buddha, a traveler; last name of prominent Cambodian politician, Sam Rainsey.
    Rath, Roth: (M/F) a type of flower; orphan
    Rathana, Rothana, Rottana, Rotha: (M/F) Nationalist; precious stones, jewels
    Rathanak, Rothanak: (M) precious stones, jewels
    Reach: (F) beautiful
    Reasmey: (M/F) ray, sunshine
    Reaksmey : (F) bright, shining and sparkling
    Rithisak: (M) powerful
    Rith: (M) power, strength, courage, prosperity
    Rithipol: (M) mystical powers and strength
    Rithy : (M) powerful strength
    Rom Chang : (F) water flower
    Rotha : beautiful country
    Roumduol: (F) type of flower (typically grows around Angkor Wat)
    Roumjong: (F) water plant with white/purplish-blue flower
    Sakngea: (M) dignitary, statesman
    Saley: (F) french origin – a plant grown in Europe and used in the production of beer
    Samay: (M) modern, contemporary; daydream
    Sambath : (M) great wealth or asset; fortune
    Samlain: (M) buddy, friend
    Samnang, Samang, Somnang : (M) lucky, fortunate
    Samphy: (M/F) hard working, busy
    Samrin : (M) the name of a past Cambodian political leader
    Sangha: (M) handsome
    Sann: (M) peaceful, quiet, comfortable
    Sathea, Sotear : (M/F) compassion
    Savady, Sawatdee : (F) Thai greeting
    Seda, Setha, Sita : (F) wife of Rama
    Serey : (M/F) freedom, born free; beauty, charm, splendor; peace, prosperity; power, authority
    Seyha : (F) August
    Sikha : (F) peaceful, content
    Sinuon: (F) a type of flower
    Sobin, Soboen: (F) dream
    Socheat: (F) well born, well grown
    Sok : (F) well, peaceful, happy
    Sokha : (M/F) peaceful, content
    Sokhanya: (F) peaceful lady
    Sokhem: (M) hope
    Sokhom: (M/F) safe, happy
    SokMean: (F) happy and wealthy
    Sokun: (M) good smell (sok=good, kun=smell)
    Sombo : (F) fullness of wealth, plentiful
    Sonisay : (F) one you like at first impression
    Sonith: (M) good conduct or manners
    Sopath, Sopat, Sophat: (M) soft, gentle
    Sophal: (F) cultivation
    Sophea : (M/F) clever, wisdom
    Sopheap : (M/F) soft, gentle, lovely; proper, well-mannered
    Sopheara: (M) handsome, attractive
    Sopheary : (F) lovely, attractive, beautiful girl
    Sopheaktra : (M) gentle face
    Sophon: (F) beauty
    Sophorn : (F) glamour
    Soportevy: (F) beautiful, angelic, a beautiful girl like an angel
    Soriya : (F) sun
    Sorpheny: (F) beautiful
    Sorya, Soriya: (M/F) sun
    Sotear, Sothea, Sotheara, Sotearith: (F) compassionate, generous; sweet flower
    Sotha: (M) from soth meaning ‘pure’
    Sotharith, Sothea, Sotearith: (M) compassion
    Sothear: (M) clean, pure; bright; light ray; ambrosia; generous
    Sothiya: (M) pure soul
    Sothy: (M/F) intelligence, cleverness; scholar, sage
    Sourkea : (M/F) heaven
    Sov: (M) Saturday
    Sovanara: (F) dream
    Sovandary : (F) gold star
    Sovann: (M/F) gold; dream
    Sovanna: (M/F) golden; dream
    Sovannary, Sovaneary : (F) golden girl
    Sovannarith : (M) golden boy
    SraEm, Sraem: (F) beautiful brown skin color
    Srey : (F) girl, feminine
    Srey Doung : (F) young coconut girl
    Srey Leak: (F) perfect girl
    SreyMau: (F) black girl
    Sreymom, Srey Mom: (F) beloved girl
    Sreynuon: (F) tender girl
    Sreypich, Srey Pich, SreyPek : (F) diamond girl
    Sros: (M/F) charmingly beautiful
    Suorsdey : (F) “hello”, joyful greeting
    Tevy, Taevy : (F) angel, angelic
    Thavary: (F) an angel or good spirit
    Theary : (F) helper or aide
    Thom: (M/F) oldest one; large
    Thida, Thyda: (F) girl born of royalty, daughter of the gods; angelic girl
    Tina : (F) where
    Toch, Touch: (F) little, young one, small
    Vanna: (F) golden
    Vannak: (M) having class
    Veasna, Visna : (M/F) destiny, fate
    Veata: (F) the wind
    Veha: (M) sky
    Vibol: (M) abundant; large, many
    Vichear: (M) knowledge or education
    Vichet: (M) magnificent, very beautiful; colorful
    Vimean : (F) royalty or grandeur
    Vireak: (M) absence of desire
    Vireakboth: (M) brave, ingenious, noble son
    Visal: (M/F) excellent, large, vast
    Viseth: (M) excellent, superb, marvelous
    Visoth: (M) heavenly, pure
    Visothirith: (M) visothi ‘pure’ + rith
    Vithara: (M) spacious, large, expansive; long and detailed
    Vithu: (M) wise, intelligent, scholarly, erudite

    According to this list my names means “ancient”

    #326032
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    EverAngelis
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    hmmm, this is the first time I see my name exactly how it spells.
    daddy told me since I was four why he named me as he did. ^_^ …
    thanx for the list. i have something to look at for my kids’ name.

    #326043
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    GuitarPikz
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    WTF…i got a girl name :(

    #326052
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    Mohasarko
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    There are no correct way to spell Khmer name using the English language, as long as you can pronounce it, thats count.

    [i]Originally posted by EverAngelis[/i]
    hmmm, this is the first time I see my name exactly how it spells.
    daddy told me since I was four why he named me as he did. ^_^ …
    thanx for the list. i have something to look at for my kids’ name.

    #326062
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    EverAngelis
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    yeap, i’ve seen my name spelled 3 different ways. just that this list, it is spelled the way my dad spelled it.

    [i]Originally posted by Mohasarko[/i]
    There are no correct way to spell Khmer name using the English language, as long as you can pronounce it, thats count.

    #326070
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    bedazzle
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    My name isn’t on the list – I wonder what Pharida means….

    #326079
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    tepbaramey
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    I can’t believe it, you missed Tep….??????

    Teptida
    Tepbaramey
    Tepsodachan
    Tepvongsa (or Tepvong)

    [i]Originally posted by sombora[/i]
    Achariya: (M/F) wonderful, marvelous
    Akara: (M/F) letter
    Amara: (M) deity
    Anchaly: (M/F) hand
    Arun (M) Arunny (F) : Morning sun
    Ary (F) : Knowledge
    Atith (M): Sunny day, Sunday
    Bona: (M) boy/man
    Botum (F) regal lady, princess
    Bopha: (F) beautiful flowers
    Bora, Boran: (M) ancient
    Boupha: (F) flower-like
    Borey, Bourey: (M) country, great city
    Bunroeun: (M) the country
    Chakra/Chakara : (M) Center of energy
    Champei: (F) type of flower with fragrant white or red flowers
    Chamroeun : (M/F) Prosperity
    Chan: (F) from the fragrant tree; moon; Monday
    Chankrisna : (M/F) A sweet-smelling tree
    Chanlina: (F) moonlight
    Chanmony: (F) moonlight which shines like a diamond
    Chann : (M) the moon
    Channary: (F) moon-faced girl
    Chanthavy: (F) beautiful moon girl, moon angel
    Chanthou, Chantou: (M/F) flower
    Chantrea : (M/F) moonlight, moon
    Chanvatey: (M/F) educated person, scholar
    Charya, Chakriya, Chariya: (M/F) good character
    Chavy: (F) little angel
    Chaya: (F) glorious, praise
    Chea: (M/F) to be well, healthy
    Chenda: (F) thought, idea; beloved, dearest
    Chhay: (M) attractive, charming
    Chhaya: (M/F) shadow; image; beauty; light
    Chhean: (F) meditation, contemplation
    Chhorvin, Chhorvon: (F) glamorous
    Chivy: (F) Life
    Choum: (F) refreshingly beautiful
    Da: (F) rock, stone
    Dara : (M/F) Star; Precious
    Darany : (M) Stars
    Darareaksmey : (F) bright shining star
    Davi, Davy, Daevy, Devi: (F) angel
    Heng : (M) Lucky
    Jorani : (F) radiant jewel
    Kalianne, Kaliyan, Kalliyan, Koliyan : (F) sweet darling; morally good; charming
    Kaliyanei: (F) beautiful, lovely, attractive
    Kanleakhana: (F) possessing character
    Kannareth: containing a beautiful quality similar to a flower
    Kannitha: (F) angels
    Kanya: (F) beauty, virgin, girl
    Kesor: (F) beautiful, heavenly lady
    Khemera : (M) Pali for “Cambodian”
    Kiri : (M) Mountain, mountain peak
    Kolab: (F) rose
    Kolthida: (F) daughter of a respectable family; young woman
    Kong Kea: (M) Big water
    Kosal : (M) Clever, magical, merit (usually gained in return from what you have given)
    Kravann: (M/F) tiny golden brown flower fragrant in the evening
    Kunthea, Kun Thea : (F) the fragrance of a flower, sweet smelling; good deed, kindness, favor
    Leakena: (F) attribute, characteristic, quality
    Leap: (M/F) good luck, good fortune, success
    Mach: (F) melodious
    Makara: (M/F) January
    Malis, M’liss: (F) Southeast Asian jasmine
    Maly: (F) flower blossom
    Many, Mony: (M/F) precious stone, gem
    Mao/Mau : (M/F) dark skin
    Meaker : (M) greatest
    Mean: (F) wealthy
    Mittapheap: (M) friendship – as in between nations
    Mliss : (F) flower that grows in Cambodia
    Montha : (M) charming
    Munny, Munney: (M) wise
    Nakry: (F) sweet-smelling, night-blooming flower, similar to jasmine
    Narin: superior
    Narith : (M) masculine man
    Nary : (F) small beautiful bird or girl
    Nearidei: (F) white four-leafed flower fragrant in the evening
    Neary: (F) girl, gentle girl
    Nhean: (M) intuitive, knowledgeable
    Nimith: (M) transformation
    Nimol: (M) flawless
    Nisay : (M) loved from afar / love at first sight
    Noreaksey: (M) great power, truthful
    Nuon: (F) soft and tender, pleasant
    Oudom: (M) excellent, supreme, magnificent, plentiful
    Phala: (M) prosperous
    Phally: (F) prosperity
    Phary: (F) beautiful, good flower
    Pheakdei: (M/F) loyalty, honesty
    Pheakkley: (F) faithfulness
    Phhoung: (F) wreath of flowers
    Phirum: (M) comfort and peacefulness
    Phirun: (M) rain
    Pich: (M/F) diamond
    Piseth : (M) rare in power or quality; supreme, magnificent, greatest
    Pisey : (M/F) little darling; supreme, special; beloved, dearest
    Poeu, Peou: (M/F) youngest one
    Ponleak: (M) strength, endurance
    Ponleu (M) Ponnleu (F): light, illumination
    Ponlok: (M/F) darling, dear; to sprout
    Prak: (M) silver
    Pros: (M) boy, man
    Punthea: (F) gentle
    Puthyrith: (M) merciful power
    Putrea: (F) Cambodian plum
    Rachana: (M/F) art, fine arts, artistic decoration
    Rachany: (F) night
    Raksmei, Rangsei, Rasmey: (M/F) ray of light
    Rainsey : (M) rays of the sun going away from the Buddha, a traveler; last name of prominent Cambodian politician, Sam Rainsey.
    Rath, Roth: (M/F) a type of flower; orphan
    Rathana, Rothana, Rottana, Rotha: (M/F) Nationalist; precious stones, jewels
    Rathanak, Rothanak: (M) precious stones, jewels
    Reach: (F) beautiful
    Reasmey: (M/F) ray, sunshine
    Reaksmey : (F) bright, shining and sparkling
    Rithisak: (M) powerful
    Rith: (M) power, strength, courage, prosperity
    Rithipol: (M) mystical powers and strength
    Rithy : (M) powerful strength
    Rom Chang : (F) water flower
    Rotha : beautiful country
    Roumduol: (F) type of flower (typically grows around Angkor Wat)
    Roumjong: (F) water plant with white/purplish-blue flower
    Sakngea: (M) dignitary, statesman
    Saley: (F) french origin – a plant grown in Europe and used in the production of beer
    Samay: (M) modern, contemporary; daydream
    Sambath : (M) great wealth or asset; fortune
    Samlain: (M) buddy, friend
    Samnang, Samang, Somnang : (M) lucky, fortunate
    Samphy: (M/F) hard working, busy
    Samrin : (M) the name of a past Cambodian political leader
    Sangha: (M) handsome
    Sann: (M) peaceful, quiet, comfortable
    Sathea, Sotear : (M/F) compassion
    Savady, Sawatdee : (F) Thai greeting
    Seda, Setha, Sita : (F) wife of Rama
    Serey : (M/F) freedom, born free; beauty, charm, splendor; peace, prosperity; power, authority
    Seyha : (F) August
    Sikha : (F) peaceful, content
    Sinuon: (F) a type of flower
    Sobin, Soboen: (F) dream
    Socheat: (F) well born, well grown
    Sok : (F) well, peaceful, happy
    Sokha : (M/F) peaceful, content
    Sokhanya: (F) peaceful lady
    Sokhem: (M) hope
    Sokhom: (M/F) safe, happy
    SokMean: (F) happy and wealthy
    Sokun: (M) good smell (sok=good, kun=smell)
    Sombo : (F) fullness of wealth, plentiful
    Sonisay : (F) one you like at first impression
    Sonith: (M) good conduct or manners
    Sopath, Sopat, Sophat: (M) soft, gentle
    Sophal: (F) cultivation
    Sophea : (M/F) clever, wisdom
    Sopheap : (M/F) soft, gentle, lovely; proper, well-mannered
    Sopheara: (M) handsome, attractive
    Sopheary : (F) lovely, attractive, beautiful girl
    Sopheaktra : (M) gentle face
    Sophon: (F) beauty
    Sophorn : (F) glamour
    Soportevy: (F) beautiful, angelic, a beautiful girl like an angel
    Soriya : (F) sun
    Sorpheny: (F) beautiful
    Sorya, Soriya: (M/F) sun
    Sotear, Sothea, Sotheara, Sotearith: (F) compassionate, generous; sweet flower
    Sotha: (M) from soth meaning ‘pure’
    Sotharith, Sothea, Sotearith: (M) compassion
    Sothear: (M) clean, pure; bright; light ray; ambrosia; generous
    Sothiya: (M) pure soul
    Sothy: (M/F) intelligence, cleverness; scholar, sage
    Sourkea : (M/F) heaven
    Sov: (M) Saturday
    Sovanara: (F) dream
    Sovandary : (F) gold star
    Sovann: (M/F) gold; dream
    Sovanna: (M/F) golden; dream
    Sovannary, Sovaneary : (F) golden girl
    Sovannarith : (M) golden boy
    SraEm, Sraem: (F) beautiful brown skin color
    Srey : (F) girl, feminine
    Srey Doung : (F) young coconut girl
    Srey Leak: (F) perfect girl
    SreyMau: (F) black girl
    Sreymom, Srey Mom: (F) beloved girl
    Sreynuon: (F) tender girl
    Sreypich, Srey Pich, SreyPek : (F) diamond girl
    Sros: (M/F) charmingly beautiful
    Suorsdey : (F) “hello”, joyful greeting
    Tevy, Taevy : (F) angel, angelic
    Thavary: (F) an angel or good spirit
    Theary : (F) helper or aide
    Thom: (M/F) oldest one; large
    Thida, Thyda: (F) girl born of royalty, daughter of the gods; angelic girl
    Tina : (F) where
    Toch, Touch: (F) little, young one, small
    Vanna: (F) golden
    Vannak: (M) having class
    Veasna, Visna : (M/F) destiny, fate
    Veata: (F) the wind
    Veha: (M) sky
    Vibol: (M) abundant; large, many
    Vichear: (M) knowledge or education
    Vichet: (M) magnificent, very beautiful; colorful
    Vimean : (F) royalty or grandeur
    Vireak: (M) absence of desire
    Vireakboth: (M) brave, ingenious, noble son
    Visal: (M/F) excellent, large, vast
    Viseth: (M) excellent, superb, marvelous
    Visoth: (M) heavenly, pure
    Visothirith: (M) visothi ‘pure’ + rith
    Vithara: (M) spacious, large, expansive; long and detailed
    Vithu: (M) wise, intelligent, scholarly, erudite

    According to this list my names means “ancient”

    #326089
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    sombora
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    i didn’t make the list. the list mentioned that they do not have all names. more is added everyday

    #326099
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    JackTsang05
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    so i can pick one for my kid when i have one.

    #326109
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    Recca
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    It says “common names” and since when has Tepvongsa become a common name?

    [i]Originally posted by tepbaramey[/i]
    I can’t believe it, you missed Tep….??????

    Teptida
    Tepbaramey
    Tepsodachan
    Tepvongsa (or Tepvong)

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