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OTHER SCRIPTS: Քարտաշյան
OTHER FORMS: Kardashyan, Kartashyan
CONTRIBUTOR: anonymous on 11/15/2015
Meaning & History
From Armenian քարտաշ (kʿartaš) meaning "stonecutter, stonemason" and the suffix -յան (-yan). Notable bearers include the Armenian-American Kardashian family with Robert Kardashian (1944-2003), a former businessman and Kimberly "Kim" Kardashian (1980-), a television personality and socialite.
Though the name is of Armenian origin, most current bearers of this particular spelling reside in North and South America. Those who reside in Armenia usually adopt the spelling 'Kartashyan'.