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SOURCE: Given Name
OTHER SCRIPTS: यादव (Hindi, Marathi, Nepali), યાદવ (Gujarati), যাদব (Bengali), యాదవ్ (Telugu), ಯಾದವ್ (Kannada), ਯਾਦਵ (Gurmukhi)
OTHER FORMS: Yadava
Meaning & History
From Sanskrit यादव (yādava)
meaning "descendant of Yadu", referring to a legendary Hindu king and an alleged ancestor of Krishna
. The term traditionally refers to a peasant caste in India and Nepal.