Gujarati Submitted Surnames

Gujarati names are used in western India (in the state of Gujarat). See also about Indian names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
BHAGAT     Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain name derived from Sanskrit भक्त (bhákta) meaning "devotee, adorer".
CHADHARI     Indian, Gujarati
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
DANI     Gujarati, Sanskrit
Indian (Gujarat): Hindu Vania name, from the Sanskrit epithet dani ‘liberal in giving’.
DESAI     Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
From Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "province, country, kingdom" combined with स्वामिन् (svāmin) meaning "lord, master, owner".
DOSHI     Gujarati
Hindu name meaning ‘hawker selling cloth’ in Gujarati, from Persian dush ‘shoulder’ + the agent suffix -i (because the cloth was carried over the hawker’s shoulder).
GANDHI     Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil
Hindu, Jain, Parsi, and Sikh name meaning "perfume seller", from Sanskrit गन्ध (gandha) meaning "odour, fragrance, perfume". Notable bearers include Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), an Indian civil rights and independence leader, and Indira Gandhi (1917-1984), the first female Prime Minister of India.
JHALA     Indian, Gujarati
Gujarati clan name with an unknown meaning, possibly from Jhalawar, the name of a former princely state and current city in India or from the Hindi झाला (jhala), a term in classical Hindustani music.
KAJAL     Indian, Gujarati, Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit कज्जल (kajjala) meaning "collyrium, lotion" or "ink, soot", though it also refers to kohl, a dark powder used as a eye makeup.
KAPADIA     Gujarati, Hinduism, Indian (Parsi)
Indian (Gujarat, Bombay city, Rajasthan): Hindu (Bania, Vania) and Parsi name meaning ‘cloth merchant’ in Gujarati, from kapə̣d ‘cloth’ (Sanskrit karpạta) + the adjectival suffix -ya.
MAHAJAN     Indian, Marathi, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati
Means "great people", from Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, large, big" combined with जन (jána) "people, subjects".
MALEK     Indian (Muslim), Gujarati, Persian, Bengali (Muslim), Arabic
Variant of Malik. A notable bearer is Rami Malek (1981-), an Egyptian-American actor.
MEHTA     Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit महत् (mahát) meaning "great, large, big".
NAYAK     Indian, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit नायक (nāyaka) meaning "hero" or perhaps "leader, chief".
PARAMAR     Indian, Gujarati
From Sanskrit पर (para) meaning "alien, enemy" or "distant, remote, opposite" combined with मार (māra) meaning "killing, destroying, slaying". This was the name of an Indian dynasty that ruled west and central India from the 9th to 14th centuries... [more]
PATHAK     Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit पाठक (pāṭhaka) meaning "reader, learner".
RAJA     Pakistani, Indian, Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil, Malaysian, Bengali, Urdu
Variant of Raj; also a South Asian title of Indian origin used to denote a prince or ruler.
RAVAL     Gujarati
"Bramhin King"
SAHU     Indian, Odia, Hindi, Pakistani, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Telugu, Gujarati
Generally means "businessman, moneylender", but also means "gentle, patient" among Jats. Most commonly used by the Odia people in India.
SHAH     Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sādhú) meaning "gentleman, virtuous man". Not to be confused with the Persian surname Shah.
SHAN     Gujarati, Hindi
A Gujarati and Hindi surname with an unknown meaning.
SHUKLA     Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit शुक्ल (śukla) meaning "white, bright, pure".
SOLANKI     Indian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi
Either from the name of the Rajput Solanki clan of India or the Solanki (Chaulukya) dynasty that once ruled Gujarat and Rajasthan.
THAKER     Indian, Gujarati
Gujarati surname referring to Kashiraj Thaker, an 11th century Kashmiri Brahmin who traveled to the present-day state of Gujarat to spread and maintain Hinduism. In 1947, while India and Pakistan were engaged in conflict, many Thakers from Gujarat fled to East Africa, the United Kingdom, or the United States, leading these regions to house a significant population of members today.... [more]
THAKKAR     Indian, Gujarati, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit or Middle Indo-Aryan thakkura meaning "deity, lord, god".
UPADHYAY     Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Hindu Brahmin surname derived from Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upādhyāya) meaning "teacher (of the Vedas)".
YADAV     Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali, Punjabi
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.
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