What is the most common name in Singapore?
Most Popular First Names In Singapore
When was Singapore called Singapore?
Sometime in the 14th century the name was changed to Singapura, which is now rendered as Singapore in English. Singapura means “Lion City” in Sanskrit, and Sang Nila Utama is usually credited with naming the city, although its actual origin is uncertain.
How do Singaporean names work?
Indian Singaporean names are generally arranged as follows: [Given name] [Patronymic phrase] [Father’s given name]. For example, Nagaratnam s/o Suppiah (male) or Priya d/o Anandarajah (female). The given name (or ‘personal name’) is chosen at birth as the individual’s personal identifier.
What is Singapore known for?
Singapore is a wealthy city state in south-east Asia. Once a British colonial trading post, today it is a thriving global financial hub and described as one of Asia’s economic “tigers”. It is also renowned for its conservatism and strict local laws and the country prides itself on its stability and security.