Type Surname (from given name)
Scripts यादव(Hindi, Marathi, Nepali) યાદવ(Gujarati) যাদব(Bengali) యాదవ్(Telugu) ಯಾದವ್(Kannada) ਯਾਦਵ(Gurmukhi)
Other Forms FormsYadava
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 7/14/2017
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.