Thant may mean Clean or Pure. Some also used Thant Sin and Thant Shin to stand for Cleanliness or Purity.
U Thant was the Third Secretary of the United Nations. He is the first Asian to be elected UNSG.
U Maung Maung Thant (SPHS68, M74) rowed for Ye Gyaung Lu Nge. He is the younger brother of U Maung Maung Kyi (SPHS63, Dip Ing, RUBC Green).
U Thant Zin (Mech) is the son of Saya U Sein Shan. He is a volunteer for SPZP, SDYF, HMEE-2012 and HMEE-2018.
Norman Thant Zin (A70) was my classmate at SPHS. His mother taught at SPHS. His cousin Tin Tun (Stiles) played soccer for Burma along with Suk Bahadhur.
U Thura Thant Zin (M76) is RUBC Gold and Past President of Bases. He is a core organizer of the 2015 Alumni Reunion in Los Angeles along with Saya Dr. Tin Win, Saya U Tin Htut and U Khin Maung Lay (Henry).
U Myo Thant is a nationally acclaimed writer.
U Myo Thant (SPHS68, EE74) lives and works in Texas.
U Myo Thant was a cast member of Thamankyar film. The other actors include U Aung Myint (Min70, Thamankyar Ko Myint), U Toe Nyunt (Shwe Gaung Pyaung), and Sai Wunna. The directors were A1 Than Htut and A1 Thein Htut (Sat Su). The script was written by U Than Win (T70).
Thant Shin Pha Sa Pa La (Clean AFPFL) was headed by U Nu and Thakin Tin.
Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint wrote :
Col. Thant Sin, Burma Army Medical Corp, former Commanding Officer of Defense Services General Hospital (DSGH) and later Deputy Minister of Health: unique in the spelling of his name: “thant sin (clean) and not “thant zin”