Site hosted by Build your free website today!

Your online source for Sikh Baby Names and their meanings
Hundreds of traditional and cuddly wuddly names in our database and growing


Erha: Aih "A" Bubba and Bhubba, B and Bh sounds Chuchha, sounds C and Ch Dudda and Dhudda, sounds D and Dh Eerhi, sound E and Eh and I Fuffa, Sound F and Fu (as in fuzzy) Urha, sound U and Ur Sussa and Shussha, Sounds 'S' and 'Sh' Hahha, Sound 'H' as in Huh Kukka and Khukkha, Sounds K and Kh Gugga and Ghugga, Sounds Gu and Gh Jujjha, sound J and Jh Tainka, Thuthha, Tutta Sounds T (Tire), Th (Thali), Te (talwar) Thuthha Also the sount Th see 3 previous letters Nunna, Sound N and Na Puppah, Sound P Phuppha, Sound PH Mumma, Sound M (as in Mmm) Yayaa, Sound Y, Ya, Yah Rarra, Sound R and Rr Lulla, Sound L and Lu Vavva, Sound V, Va


A  B  C  D  E 
F  G  H  I 
K  L  M  N  O
P  Q  R  S  T
U  V  W X  Y



Suggest a Name





Need a Sikh baby name?

Start the process below

  • Choose a letter 

    by taking a vaak online from the Hukam. 

    • Cyber Hukam

    • At home, you can open the Guru Granth Sahib to a random page and the first letter of the first word on the top of the left page is the letter designated for the child's first name.  If the word is broken or is a continuation of the previous page then turn back the page and pick the letter on the top of the previous left page.  (Phew!).  Akhand Path precedes the Hukam Nama (you knew that!).

Name Elements

  • Titles 

    Mr = Sirdar, Mrs = Sirdani, Miss = Bibi, Sister = Bibi, Biji, Didi, Mother = Mata, Brother = veerji/Bhaji

  • Prefix & Suffix

    Most elements can occur as a suffix or prefix but some are more likely to be one than the other. For instance, -pal, -want and -jit/-jeet, -preet, -inder, -deep etc. are far more common as suffixes (*hint: you don't have you have a common prefix or a suffix :-)

  • Last Names

    Sikh girls are given the last name Kaur (meaning prince) and Sikh boys are given the last name Singh. 

  • First Names

    Most Sikh first names are gender-neutral.  For example, Harpreet could be a male or female's first name.  What identifies Harpreet Kaur as a female is the word Kaur following the first name. 

Sikh Names and Their Significance

Most but not all names are derived from the Guru Granth Sahib and in most cases describe God's attributes and not ours.  (ie. immortal, infinite beauty, most intelligent, unfathomable, unapproachable, victorious, pure, ageless etc.) 

In 1699, Sikh Women were given the last name 'Kaur' and and Men 'Singh' by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru. This initiate intended to end the caste system, social stratification and much of the apparatus of Hindu ritual and legalism.  In Indian society, an individual's name reveals his or her caste, and Sikhs were freed from the caste system by having all men incorporate Singh in their names and all women, Kaur. (Reference). 


What's in a name

Back | Reload

Copyright 2003-2004 All rights reserved updated 04/01/2004