Type Surname (from nickname)
Scripts বেগম (Bengali), بیگم (Kashmiri, Urdu, Shahmukhi), बेगम (Hindi)
Other Forms FormsBegam (Hindi, Urdu), Begüm (Turkish)
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Contributor Contrib.Randee15 on 2/8/2014
From the Persian title بیگم (beygom) meaning "lady, madam", traditionally used as a royal title for Muslim females in Central and South Asia. It is the feminine equivalent of the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg).