In fact, four out of Bhutan’s five kings have been named Jigme. (Bhutan has been a monarchy only since 1907.)
Where does Jigme [JIG-mee] come from? It’s a Tibetan word meaning “fear not” or “fearlessness.” It seems to be a popular name among Tibetan Buddhists. (The older brother of the current Dalai Lama was Thubten Jigme Norbu, for instance.)
- Fader, H. Louis. Called from obscurity. Kalimpong, India: Tibet Mirror Press, 2004.
- Goodman, Michael Harris. The Last Dalai Lama: a Biography. Boston: Shambhala, 1987.