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ARORA अरोड़ा Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Sindhi
Hindu and Sikh name derived from اروهڙ (Aror)
, the name of the former capital of Sindh, India (now a part of Pakistan and known as Rohri). The name itself is derived from Hindi and Punjabi Aur
meaning "someone else", used by the past Aroras to escape persecution.
CHAND चन्द, चांद Indian, Fijian, Nepali, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá)
meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon" (see CHAND
CHHETRI छेत्री Hindi, Nepali
Chhetri was a caste of administrators, governor and military elites in medieval Khas Kingdom and Gorkha Kingdom (later unified Kingdom of Nepal). The nobility of Gorkha Kingdom were mainly based from Chhetri families and they had a strong presence in civil administration affairs.
chourey surname basically belongs to kurmi caste
DAYAL दयाल Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Means "kind, compassionate", derived from Sanskrit दया (dayā)
meaning "compassion, pity".
DIKSHIT दीक्षित Indian, Hindi, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit दीक्षित (dīkṣita)
meaning "one who is initiated", ultimately from दीक्षा (dīkṣā)
"initiation, dedication". It was historically used to refer to teachers and scholars of the Brahmin caste.
GANDHI गांधी Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil
Means "perfume seller", derived 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.
KAPOOR कपूर Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
From Sanskrit कर्पूर (karpūra)
meaning "camphor", referring to a white crystalline substance used in medicines.
KHATUN ख़ातून Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia
Derived from Persian خاتون (xātūn)
referring to a title of nobility and the feminine equivalent of the Turkic title khan
meaning "leader, ruler".
KUMARI शैलजा Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Sinhalese, Pakistani
From the given name KUMARI
, the feminine form of KUMAR
. It is exclusively used by women.
LAL लाल Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Nepali, Bengali
Means "darling, precious, beloved", from Sanskrit lala
meaning "cajoling". It can also mean "boy" or "red, ruby" in Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali.
NAYAK नायक Indian, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit नायक (nāyaka)
meaning "hero" or perhaps "leader, chief".
PRASAD प्रसाद Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Odia, Kannada
From Sanskrit प्रसाद (prasadā)
meaning "clearness, brightness, purity, graciousness", ultimately from प्रसद् (prasad)
"to fall into the power of". In Hinduism and Sikhism, the term refers to a type of religious food... [more]
RAI राय Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhutanese, Urdu
From Sanskrit राज (rāja)
meaning "king, chief, sovereign" (see RAJ
, or RAJAN
RAJ राज Indian, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Odia, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhalese
From Sanskrit राज (rāja)
meaning "king, chief, sovereign", ultimately from राजन् (rājan)
meaning "king, sovereign, prince, chief".
RAJPUT राजपूत Urdu, Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Assamese, Punjabi
Means "son of the king", derived from Sanskrit राजा (rājā)
meaning "king, sovereign, prince" combined with पुत्र (putrá)
meaning "son, child". This is also the name of a caste originating from the Indian subcontinent.
RASTOGI रस्तोगी Indian, Hindi
Possibly derived from Rohtas
, the name of a district in Bihar, India, itself from the name of a Hindu deity.
SACHAN सचान Indian, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit सचान (sácāna)
meaning "kind, friendly".
SAHU साहू 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.
SAXENA सक्सेना Indian, Hindi
Believed to mean "friend of the army" from Sanskrit सखा (sakhā)
meaning "friend, companion" and सेना (sénā)
SETH सेठ Indian, Odia, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh)
meaning "merchant, banker", ultimately from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (śreṣṭh)
meaning "excellent, best".
SHAKYA शाक्य Nepali, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit शाक्य (Śākya)
referring to the Shakya clan of India and Nepal during the Vedic period (1000-500 BCE). A noble member of the clan was Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha), the founder of Buddhism.
SHRIVASTAV श्रीवास्तव Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Hindu Kayasth surname meaning "from Srivasta" in Sanskrit, referring to the Srivasta (श्रीवत्स) subgroup of the the Kayasth caste. The name itself means "beloved of Sri" or "child of Sri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI
) combined with वत्स (vatsá)
meaning "child, offspring, son".
SOLANKI सोलंकी 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.
A Suryavanshi Khatri family, the surname originating from the Punjab region of India. In India the term caste creates a crucial distinction between Varna and Jāti, even though jati does not fit into any of the four varnas and is more often referred to as Sudras.
SURI Punjabi, Hindi, Indian (Sikh)
Based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community, from Sanskrit suri
"sun", ‘priest’, ‘sage’. It is also an epithet of Krishna.
THAKUR ठाकुर Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Odia, Assamese, Gujarati, Nepali
From an feudal title used for noble classes in India and Nepal derived from Sanskrit ठक्कुर (ṭhakkura)
meaning "deity, chief, lord".
TRIPATHI त्रिपाठी Indian, Hindi, Odia, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Means "one that has studied three Vedas", derived from Sanskrit त्रि (trí)
meaning "three" combined with पाठ (pāṭha)
meaning "recitation, reading, studying".
VINDA वृंदा Hindi
Taken from Mitravinda, one of the eight principal queen-consorts of the Hindu god Krishna.