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What Does Your Name Mean?

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  1. findingmyway

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    Many names have interesting meanings. Sikh names often have a connection to God. Names are such a big part of who we are. What does your name mean?

    Jasleen = absorbed in the glory of God
     
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    My name's meaning is

    Kanwar --- Prince

    Deep ---lamp

    So I am Prince Lamp Lion
     
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  4. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    and my name is JAR....NAIL....a Earthen Vessel full of sharp spikes !!
    Or RUSTY Spikes.......swordfight
     
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    My name in real life means "sword", but it's not a Sikh name. I hated my name when I was little because all the other little girls had pretty names and mine is old-fashioned and not very feminine, but now I love my name and it does seem to me to be a very strong name, and I try to be a protective, honourable person, like a sword in the right hands.

    "Ishna"
     
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    Hahaha :giggle: ... or just a Punjabi pronunciation of General in French/English:D
     
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    Hee hee! But you are never rusty or spiky Gyani ji!!!
     
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    spnadmin means a couple of things..... :gingerteakaur: :grinningkaur: :kaurhug: but also :thx: and also :backtotopic: :modownz:
     
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    And :admin4:!
     
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    see..we at SPN can even have "fun" with serious topics...one big happy family and thats the reason why SPN is such a cool palce to hang out at....winkingmunda
     
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    [my name is sandeep singh
    means- light of sun
    so i am a lion with light of knowledge
     
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    sandeep ji

    Welcome to SPN. welcomekaur
     
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    San is the Sanskrti word meaning ETERNAL or OLD..ancient...so its ETERNAL LIGHT..light of the Creator !!
    San could also be derived from Swarn..meaning Golden..hence Golden Light
     
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    My name here means Supreme (Siri) Lotus (Kamala).

    My name IRL means Noble Born (first name) and Son/Daughter of the Chief (last name).

    Cool and funny discussion! :grinningkudi:
     
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    My name is Gurinder Singh (Im told it breaks down as follows: Gur = Guru and Inder = Prince, of course Singh = Lion). But really, my name could have been John Smith... Actually, in alot of way's... Gurinder Singh seems like the "John Smith" of punjabi names. Ah Well.

    "What's in a name? That which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet" - Shakespeare
     
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    In Sikhism is a name given to you at birth or do you receive a special name when you come of age? And, is Singh always at the end? I am new sorry for my ignorance.
     
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    As far as i know (and someone can correct me if I'm wrong) but you get a first name ate birth. For me I think my parents called some baba ji in nanaksar and they opened the Guru Granth Sahib to a random page and the first letter of the first verse on that page would be the first letter of my name and from there they chose "Gurinder."

    My grandpa's name was chosen in a similar fashion except it was the first letter of a tree (lol, so I guess I'm saying that there might be some kinda naming tradition involved but its at birth).

    Singh was suppose to be the "defacto" last name but has now become more of a middle name shared by many sikhs. If it wasn't for a passport error when my parents arrived in Canada my last name would be Hunjen.

    Those kinds of last names seem to be "Caste-Specific." Even though Sikhism is not suppose to have a caste system.

    Hope that helps
     
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    gopal ji

    All depends on whether you are a convert or born into a Sikh family. And also whether you become a baptized sikh or not.

    A baby born into a Sikh family has a naming ceremony called Janam Naam Sanskar. This takes place as soon as his/her mother is able to "take a bath" according to the Sikh Rehat Maryada, which means really in modern terms that she is able to leave the home safely, without complications following delivery of the child. The naming ceremony includes family at home, or with sangat at a gurdwara. A Hukam or random page from the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is taken, and the first letter of the first word identifies the range of possible names. The first word might be Hari, starting with H, and then other names that begin are considered. Family and friends decide.

    Some converts have naming ceremony as adults. This is a point of controversy among some Sikhs, who don't go with that approach. Some converts keep their original names and use Singh or Kaur along with it. E.G. Ralph Singh and maybe he will also use his family name, DeMeo. So he will have the name Ralph Singh DeMeo.

    Convert or born to a Sikh family, when one accepts baptism, or amrit sanchar, one as a rule takes a new name. There too, the first letter of the first word of a random page from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji gets the selection underway. Sangat may help the new initiate decide on a name that has meaning for them.

    Men are Singh, and women are Kaur regardless.
     
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    I thank all of you for your responses.peacesign
     
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    For example in the west your name will translate as follows,


    • GO PAL 66
    • So it is,
      • GO --> You go get them!
      • PAL --> Friend
      • 66 --> Born in 1966
    • So "gopal66" ---> My friend born in 1966 go get them ---> May you have a good spring and summer in NYwinkingmunda
    Sat Sri Akal.
     
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    Does anyone know what Harwinder Means i have tried looking it up but didnt get much help
     
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