Tenzin name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Tenzin

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Canada says the name Tenzin is of Tibetan origin and means "Holder of the Buddha Dharma".
  2. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Tenzin means "'upholder of teachings' or 'the holder of Buddha Dharma'".
  3. A submission from Bhutan says the name Tenzin means "Guardian of the Dharma".
  4. A user from India says the name Tenzin means "A Bengali boy's love ".
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Borrowed from Tibetan བསྟན་འཛིན (bstan 'dzin).

  1. A unisex given name from Tibetan

Notable Persons Named Tenzin

Notable Persons Named Tenzin

Tenzin Gyatso

Tenzin was born on July 6th, 1935 in Taktser. Tenzin is also known as Dalai Lama (honorific); བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོ་ (Tibetan); Rgya-mtsho and Bstan-'dzin (Wylie).


Tenzin Palmo

Tenzin was born in 1943.

Tenzin Ösel Hita

Tenzin was born on February 12th, 1985 in Bubión, Spain.

Tenzin Phuntsok

Tenzin was born in 2002.

Tenzin Tethong

  • Tenzin Tsundue
  • Tenzin Tsetan Choklay

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tenzin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tenzin


Lobsang Tenzin

Lobsang Tenzin is a Prime Minister of the Central Tibetan Administration and Sikyong. Lobsang was born on November 5th, 1939 in Jol, Tibet.

Sonam Tenzin

Sonam Tenzin is a soccer player for the Druk Pol F.C. and Bhutan national football team. Sonam was born on October 20th, 1986 in Thimphu.

Jigme Tenzin

Jigme Tenzin is a soccer player for the Yeedzin F.C. and Bhutan national football team. Jigme was born on July 15th, 1990 in Bhutan.

Jamyang Tenzin

Jamyang Tenzin is a soccer player for the Thimphu City F.C. and Bhutan national football team. Jamyang was born on March 8th, 1987 in Bhutan.

Galey Tenzin

Galey Tenzin is an athlete for the Yeedzin F.C.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tenzin U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.85% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.25% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tenzin

People with the last name Tenzin are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Tenzin

  • How Popular is the name Tenzin? Tenzin is the 6,465th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tenzin was the 84,463rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tenzin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,268 babies born with the first name Tenzin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tenzin to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tenzin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1992 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tenzin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tenzin is Wednesday, March 19th, 1941.
  • What year had the most people named Tenzin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tenzin was in 2014 with a total of 86 babies.
  • Random Tenzin Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tenzin is not a popular baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Minnesota have the same name in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Tenzin: The name spelled backwards is Niznet. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nenitz. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tenzin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 222 people with the last name Tenzin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tenzin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tenzin as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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