Our Bamar name database contains 2.300 Bamar first names and 416 Bamar surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Bamar name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. Asia is not very well organised and only have a few open data initiatives. The list of names from countries like have a reasonable quality but are limited. The Bamar names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Bamar names as well. To create the Bamar name database we used 8.735 validated Bamar social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Bamar first names

In Myanmar, parents typically choose a first name for their child based on cultural and religious traditions. Many names have specific meanings or are chosen based on the astrological sign of the child's birth. It is also common for parents to choose a name that has been passed down through the family or is a popular name within the community. The child's grandparents also play a significant role in the naming process and may suggest names as well.

Popular male Bamar names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Ko 398 7.1% American Dutch Thai
Aung 252 4.5% Thai American Singaporean
Kyaw 220 3.9% American Thai Malaysian
Nay 119 2.1% Brazilian American British
Htet 116 2.1% American Thai South Korean
Kaung 113 2.0% American Omani Thai
Zaw 110 1.9% Thai American Singaporean
Sai 109 1.9% Indian American British
Myo 92 1.6% American Thai Singaporean
Soe 90 1.6% American Thai British
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 8.735 Bamar social media profiles from which 5.644 (65%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Bamar names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Min 234 7.6% American South Korean Vietnamese
Ye 79 2.6% American Chinese British
Moe 74 2.4% American Canadian British
Myat 66 2.1% American Japanese British
May 66 2.1% American Brazilian British
Thu 61 2.0% Vietnamese American Canadian
Chit 52 1.7% American Thai Filipino
Myint 50 1.6% American Singaporean South Korean
Su 44 1.4% American Turkish British
Zin 43 1.4% American Thai Algerian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 8.735 Bamar social media profiles from which 3.091 (35%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Bamar surnames

In Myanmar, surnames are typically passed down from the father to the children. The surname is usually a single word and is often derived from the father's name or occupation. For example, if the father's name is Min and he is a farmer, his children's surname may be Min Htut, meaning "son of Min, the farmer." In some cases, a person may also adopt a surname that is related to their place of origin or ethnic group.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Lay 280 3.2% American British Thai
Aung 249 2.9% American Thai Singaporean
Htet 215 2.5% American Thai Japanese
Ko 169 1.9% American German South Korean
Zaw 155 1.8% American Singaporean Thai
Min 150 1.7% American South Korean Vietnamese
Kyaw 137 1.6% Thai American Singaporean
Thu 131 1.5% Vietnamese American Thai
Phyo 126 1.4% American Singaporean Thai
Gyi 119 1.4% Thai American British
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 8.735 Bamar social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.