Hmong Names

An Index of Hmong Names & Their Meanings

Name Index - Boys

Cai - law

Cawv - wine

Ceeb - 

Choj - bridge

Ci - shine; to shine

Daus - to scoop up

Es - 

Foom - bless; to bless

Hawj - clan name

Huas - 

Hwj/Fwj - glass

Hwm/Fwm - respect; respectful

Kaim -

Kaub -

Kaus - fang

Keej - capable

Khais -

Kim - valuable

Koob - needle; shortened form of Koobhmoov or Koobmeej

KoobHmoov - blessing

KoobMeej - fame; honor

Kuam -

Kub - gold

Lauj - clan name

Leej - eldest son

Lis - power; strength 

Looj - to cover

Lwm - second son

Mas/Maas -

Meej - clear meaning or shortened form of KoobMeej

Moos - a city; a watch/clock

Muas - clan name

Nchai -

Neeb -

Npis -

Nplooj - leaf

Nruas/Nruag - drum

Ntaj/Ntaaj - sword

Ntxaij -

Ntxawg - junior (usually given to the eldest or the youngest son)

Ntxhees -

Ntxhw - elephant

Nyiaj/Nyaj - silver; money

Pheej -

Phiab - a pan or a large bowl/platter

Pobtsuas - cliff rock

Pobzeb - rock

Pov -

Riam - knife

Rwg - small, usually used for the youngest son

Sawm - deserving

Soob - small; slender

Suav - to count; relating to China

Tee - a drop (as in a drop of water), a variant of Teev

Teeb - a lamp or light

Teev - to record (as in write); a droplet

Thaiv - to protect or shield

Thoj - clan name

Thoob - a bucket/pail

Toog - 

Tooj - copper

Tsab/Tsaab - clan name

Tsawb - banana plant

Tsheej - to be steady, set, having a strong foundation

Tshua - to have compassion or to cherish

Tsu - 

Tswb - bell

TswjHwm/TswjFwm - to rule; ruler

Tuam - eldest son

Tub - son; male

Txhiaj/Txhaj -

Txhim -

Txoov -

Vag -garden; nobleman

Vaj/Vaaj - king; noble; clan name

VamMeej - successful

Voos - 

Vwj - clan name

Xab/Xaab - third son

Xais -

Xauv - silver 

Xeeb -

Xob - lightning; thunder

Xub - uncertain meaning; shortened form of XibXub for arrow

Xwm - second son

Xyoob - bamboo

Xyooj - clan name

Yaj/Yaaj - clan name

Yeeb - referring to the opium plant

Yeej - victorious

Yias/Yag - a pan

Yis -

Zaj/Zaaj - dragon

Zeb - rock; shortened form of PobZeb

Zoov - of the jungle; wild

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*A lot of times, names are created by combining two or more names.  Ie:  TubNtxawg, etc.