Unga Paer Enna – Apposite Tamil Names & Professions

A Mudaliar friend of ours who has far too much time on his hands e-mailed us the below Tamil Names list the other day.

Sorry, folks. If you don’t know Tamil, this one ain’t for you.

Here you go:

Doctor — Vaidyanathan
Dentist — Pallavan
Lawyer — Kesavan
North Indian Lawyer — Panjabakesan
Financier — Dhanasekaran
Cardiologist — Irudhayaraj
Pediatrist — Kuzhandaisamy
Psychiatrist — Mano
Sex Therapist — Kamadevan
Marriage Counselor — Kalyanasundaram
Ophthalmologist –Kannayiram
ENT Specialist — Neelakandan
Diabetologist — Sakkarapani
Nutritionist — Arogyasamy
Hypnotist — Sokkalingam
Mentalist — Budhisikamani
Exorcist — Maatruboodham
Magician — Mayandi
Builder — Sengalvarayan
Painter — Chitraguptan
Meteorologist — Kaarmegam
Agriculturist — Pachaiyappan
Horticulturist — Pushpavanam
Landscaper — Bhuminathan
Barber — Kondaiappan
Beggar — Pichai
Bartender — Madhusudhan
Alcoholic — Kallapiraan
Exhibitionist — Ambalavaanan
Fiction writer — Naavalan
Makeup Man — Singaram
Milk Man — Paul Raj
Dairy Farmer — Pasupathi
Dog Groomer — Naayagan
Snake Charmer — Nagamurthi
Mountain Climber — Yezhumalai
Javelin Thrower — Velayudam
Polevaulter — Thaandavarayan
Weight Lifter — Balaraman
Sumo Wrestler — Gundu Rao
Karate Expert — Kailaasam
Kick Boxer — Ethiraj
Batsman — Dhandiappan
Bowler — Balaji
Spin Bowler — Thirupathi
Female Spin Bowler — Thirupura Sundari
Driver — Sarathy
Attentive Driver — Parthasarathy

Know any more that we can add to the above list?

Readers’ Contribution
Wig-maker — Govinda
Economist/Investment Banker — Chinthamani
Teacher — Guruswamy
Milkmaid — Kamadhenu
Hooker — Kama Devi

SI’s Contribution
Masseur/Pornstar — Kamarajan

11 Responses to "Unga Paer Enna – Apposite Tamil Names & Professions"

  1. arshad2   November 17, 2009 at 3:17 am

    unga paer vinay iyer ah ?? 😉

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Iyer-um illai, Myer-um illai. 😉

    En chella paer SI, one of our favorite Vijay songs from the movie Pokiri.

  2. DW-A(1/2)Dr.   November 17, 2009 at 6:57 am

    Economist/Investment Banker-Chinthamani ?
    Teacher-Guruswamy ?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Added to above list.

  3. ratnakar   November 17, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Porn Star-Singaravelan

    Hope it’s right,my Tamil aint too good.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Actually, Kamarajan would be more appropriate for pornstar.

  4. shuaib68   November 17, 2009 at 9:33 am

    A long time joke came to my mind about the Tamil opposition leader of ’77 parliament…

    There was a male teacher in our school who used to be a jovial person. Once, he asked us “Do you know who kept the name for Mr. Amirthalingam?” We said no. Then he said, it was his wife you dumbos. (haa, haa)

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Amirthalingam – another victim of LTTE. 🙁

  5. shuaib68   November 17, 2009 at 9:40 am

    …so, it could be “To Hit the Orgasm, try – Amirthalingam”

  6. Vetti Jijaji   November 17, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Kamadhenu – prostitute?

    I didn’t get the Amirthalingam joke..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. We’ve modified your suggestion and added them.

    Milkmaid — Kamadhenu
    Hooker — Kama Devi

    2. Guess Shuaib was talking of the ‘Amrit’ that comes out of the Lingam!

  7. Vetti Jijaji   November 17, 2009 at 10:22 am

    oh ok.. got amirthalingam now.. my teachers were never this dirty.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    One of our science teachers was a Kamadhenu (milkmaid). 😉

  8. shuaib68   November 17, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Vetti: my teachers were never this dirty…

    I also didn’t get it then. It was very lately that I came to know about the real meaning of it. Maybe, after about 5-6 years later when I related it to a “expert” (a guy of my age, but a sexologist…) haa, haa.

    My teacher was a Sinhala person. “Amurthaya/Amurtha” meaning Sweet.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: “Amurthaya/Amurtha” meaning Sweet.

    Legend has it that it’s slightly salty.

    Well, maybe, like the old Krackjack biscuits, it’s both sweet and salty. 😉

    BTW, are the Krackjacks still around?

  9. medytrance   November 17, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    You are the limit SI.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Enna achi (what happened)?


  10. shuaib68   November 17, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    SI: BTW, are the Krackjacks still around?

    Yeah, It’s available here in the UAE. But, in Sri Lanka we have a local stuff called Krackers-Cheesy and salty.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Then it should be available in the labyrinth of the Patel Bros aisles.

  11. elnino.aurora   November 17, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Seen the Telugu movie “Happy Days” as yet? Not a very logical movie, but touchy at times. I can’t seem to find a review of it on SI.

    Also, what’s up with “Godavari”? Seen it as yet?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write above: Also, what’s up with “Godavari”? Seen it as yet?

    Aha, do you have a spy in our place?

    Because just as you were asking that question we were writing a new post The Road Ahead for Movie Buffs – Foremost, The Road in which we said that we hope to receive the Godavari DVD tomorrow. So most likely we’ll watch it tomorrow.

    2. Happy Days, not yet.

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