Indian Surnames

Indian names are used in India and in Indian communities throughout the world. See also about Indian names.
There are 25 names matching your criteria.

BACHCHAN   बच्चन     Indian
From Hindi बच्चा (bachcha) meaning "child", a word of Persian origin... [more]
From the name of the village Bandoghat combined with upadhaya "instructor, priest".
BANERJEE     Bengali
BHATTACHARYA   भट्टाचार्य     Bengali
From a Bengali title composed of the Sanskrit words भट्ट (bhatta) "scholar, lord" and आचार्य (acharya) "teacher".
CHAUDHRI     Indian
Variant of CHOWDHURY.
CHOWDHURY     Indian
Means "holder of four" in Sanskrit, from catus "all-round" combined with dhurîya "undertaking a burden". It is most likely a reference to a military leader who controlled four different forces... [more]
DARZI     Indian, Arabic
Means "tailor".
GADHAVI     Indian
Derived from the words Gadh Visa which means "twenty forts". Gadhavis were responsible for the security of forts.
IYER     Indian
Refers to a person belonging to the Iyer subcaste of the larger Brahmin caste. The Iyer subcaste is traditionally devoted to the God Vishnu.
JAIN     Indian
Referred to a person who followed the principles of Jainism, a religion practiced in India. Jains are the followers of Lord Mahavira (599-527 BC), who preached the principles of Ahimsao (non-violence).
JOSHI     Indian
Means "priest, astrologist, fortune teller".
KAUR     Indian (Sikh)
In 1699 the Guru Gobind Singh gave all his Sikh female followers the surname Kaur and all males Singh. Kaur means "princess" in Sanskrit. In many instances, it is also used as a middle name with the family name serving as the surname.
KORRAPATI     Indian, Telugu
Locational surname, from an area called Korra or Korrapalem. In Telugu the word pati means "belongs to".
KULKARNI     Indian
Means "taxman, revenue collector", from the Indian state of Maharashtra.
MHASALKAR     Indian
Derived from a village named Mhasla in Maharashtra, India. It is common among Indian Jews of Maharashtra (Bene-Israel Jews), but also among non-Jews.
MISRA     Indian
Old Sanskrit name originally meaning "mixed, manifold" but later associated with "honorable".
MULLUR     Indian
Originally denoted a person from the village of Mullur in Tamil Nadu, India.
NAGARKAR     Indian
In the Indian State of Maharashtra, surnames are derived from the name of town by adding the suffix kar. Therefore someone called Nagarkar originally hails from the town of Nagar.
NARANG     Indian
From the name of a province in Pakistan which was in undivided India. The people took the surname of the place as their own.
From the name of a village in Andhra Pradesh, India.
PATIL     Indian
In Maharashtra and Northern Karnataka states, it means "village chief" or "biggest landowner".
SHARMA     Indian
Means "joy, shelter" from Sanskrit šarma.
SINGH     Indian (Sikh)
In 1699 the Guru Gobind Singh gave all his Sikh male followers the surname Singh and all females Kaur. Singh means "lion" in Sanskrit.
TAMBOLI     Indian
From the Sanskrit word tambul meaning "beetel leaves". These are precious leaves which are used in rituals and worship throughout India. The name was originally given to a person who grew and dealt with the trade of beetel leaves.
Indicated a person from the city of Vemula in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.