- Lao name
Laonames go in Western order, where the family namegoes after the first given name.
It was the French colonial government that instituted the use of patronyms in Laos. A decree dated 28 July 1943 by the
Governor generalof Indochinacreated the obligation for every Lao person to use a surname, starting from 1st January 1944. In reality, the use of surnames was successfully introduced only among the educated urban middle class, while in rural areas their adoption was much slower. To this day, especially in the more remote areas and among certain ethnic minorities, one may encounter individuals without a surname.
Both first and surname are a mixture of
Paliand Laowords. The wording comes from variety of influences. Nature, Animals, Royal titles for example. Laonames are generally made up of 2-3 words, but when translated into English span nearly 10-15 letters, which both Laoand Thai namesnames are known for.
On official documents, only the first given name and surname are written.
Lao Peopleare known by friends and family by nick names. However, in the world of business, people are usually called by their first names, with various honorifics. Nick names are generally one worded names. The names are generally less poetic than official names.
Vong = specifically means, comes from the lineage of the King, mis-translation as mere bloodline, lineage, or ancestry, is incorrect...
Syha = Leo, Lion, from the
Chanh/Jan/Tiane (Lao ຈັນ)= Moon. Three common translation, Tiane being an early French translation. Hence:
Dao = Star.
Dara = Evening Star.
Pha/Phra = Various meanings. It could translate into English as "Holy". It is a word that gives a more divine definition to any word used after it.
Kham, a common part of Lao names, means
gold, or more generally something precious.
sanscritfor King, or "one that conquers"
Thao Nhouy Abhay: "Les noms de personnes", in Présence du Royaume Lao, France-Asie, Tome 12, 1956.
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