Singhalese, also known as Sinhala, is the mother tongue of the Sinhalese people, the largest ethnic group in Sri Lanka. Singhalese has its own alphabet and writing script and is considered part of the Brahmic family and descended from the ancient Indian Brahmi script. The oldest Sinhala writing dates back to the 6th century BCE on pottery. The closest language relative to Sinhala is the language of the Maldives. Singhalese words and dialect are unique and quite pretty to listen to. The names and meanings are often exotic and sacred as it is a very old language and ethnic group of people. Baby Name Network has many Singhalese, Sanskrit, and Hindu baby names and name meanings if you are looking for a rare name for your baby.