Marathi Surnames

Marathi names are used by the Marathi people in western India. See also about Indian names.
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ANAND आनंद Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
CHAUDHARI चौधरी Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Alternate transcription of Marathi चौधरी or Gujarati ચૌધરી (see CHAUDHARY).
CHAUDHARY चौधरी Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
From a title meaning "holder of four", from Sanskrit चतुर् (chatur) meaning "four" and धुरीय (dhuriya) "bearing a burden".
CHOUDHARY चौधरी Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi चौधरी (see CHAUDHARY).
DAS दास Bengali, Indian, Assamese, Odia, Hindi, Marathi
Means "servant, devotee" in Sanskrit.
GUPTA गुप्त Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu
Means "protected" in Sanskrit.
JAIN जैन Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
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).
JOSHI जोशी Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
From Sanskrit ज्योतिश (jyotisha) meaning "astronomer".
KULKARNI कुलकर्णी Indian, Marathi
Means "village clerk, revenue collector" in Marathi.
KUMAR कुमार Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Odia, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "boy, prince" in Sanskrit.
MHASALKAR म्हैसाळकर Indian, Marathi (Rare)
Derived from the name of the town of Mhasla in Maharashtra, India.
MISHRA मिश्र Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "mixed, mingled, honourable" in Sanskrit.
NAGARKAR नगरकर Indian, Marathi
Derived from the name of the town of Nagar in Maharashtra, India.
PATIL पाटील Indian, Marathi
Means "village chief" in Marathi.
SHARMA शर्मा Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Means "joy, shelter, comfort" in Sanskrit.
SINGH सिंह Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion". In 1699 Guru Gobind Singh gave all his Sikh male followers the surname Singh and all females Kaur.
TAMBOLI तांबोळी Indian, Marathi
From the Sanskrit word ताम्बूल (tambula) meaning "betel leaves". These leaves are used in rituals and worship, and the name was originally given to a person who grew or sold them.