Cambodian (Khmer) girl names usually refer to beauty, while Cambodian boy names tend to refer to virtues. Most Cambodian baby names refer directly to something beautiful and positive. Some Cambodian baby names, however, are gender-neutral. Prior to 1910, Cambodians only went by given names until they were mandated by the French to take on surnames. Often, naming traditions will be based on the specific ethnic group, such as Buddhist families using names from Buddhism.Click on a name to find the name meaning, popularity, origin and other useful information.