The epithets “Srimanta” and “Mahapurusa,” either jointly or singly, are also found applied to the name of Sankaradeva as in “Mahapurusa Srimanta Sankaradeva” (IAST: Mahāpuruṣa Śrīmanta Śaṅkaradeva; AS: মহাপুৰুষ শ্ৰীমন্ত শঙ্কৰদেৱ). The term “Srimanta”—which could mean “splendorous,” “graceful” or “endowed with opulence”—seems to have been first applied by Madhavadeva in his Nama Ghosa (śrīmanta śaṅkara mata (v. 33), śrīmanta śaṅkare, pāra bhāṅi dilā (v. 371), śrīmanta śaṅkara, hari bhakatara (v. 375), parama kṛpālu, śrīmanta śaṅkare (v. 404), śrīmanta śaṅkare prakāśilā (v. 625), śrīmanta śaṅkare bhāṅgilā (v. 669)).
The epithet “Mahapurusa” also is not of the modern period. Gopalacarana Dvija, in his rendering of the Bhakti Ratnakara of Sankaradeva into Assamese prose, uses the words: santasūryya mahāpuruṣa śrīśaṅkarara kena kṛpāguṇa. While it could have a (secondary) meaning of “great or eminent man,” in the context of the philosophy of Sankaradeva—which deals with the supreme purusa—it seems more appropriate to regard it in its superior and higher meaning of “supreme spiritual personality.” Its application in this sense would reflect the philosophy of the guru outlined above.