Dravidian Surnames

These names are used by Dravidian peoples.
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GUPTA Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu
Means "protected" in Sanskrit.
IYER Tamil
Referred to a person belonging to the Iyer subcaste of the larger Brahmin caste. The Iyer subcaste is traditionally devoted to the God Vishnu.
KORRAPATI Indian, Telugu
From an area called Korra or Korrapalem combined with Telugu పతి (pati) meaning "belongs to".
NIBHANUPUDI Indian, Telugu
From the name of a village in Andhra Pradesh, India.
RAO (1) Indian, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king".
SHARMA Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Means "joy, shelter, comfort" in Sanskrit.
VEMULAKONDA Indian, Telugu
Indicated a person from the city of Vemula in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.