Indian Submitted Surnames

Indian names are used in India and in Indian communities throughout the world. See also about Indian names.
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AAMIR Urdu
From the given name 'AAMIR.
ABDUL-JABBAR Arabic, Indian
This last name is famous for a basketball player, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
ACHARYA Indian, Odia, Bengali, Marathi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit आचार्य (ācārya) meaning "knowing, teaching" or "teacher, instructor".
ADHIKARI Nepali, Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit अधिकार (adhi-kāra) meaning "authority, right, government, rule".
ADHIKARY Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali
Variant transcription of ADHIKARI.
ADIL Arabic, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name ADIL.
ADVANI Sindhi, Indian
Sindhi Hindu surname meaning "descendant of Adu", most likely referring to the name of a past ancestor of the clan.
AGARWAL Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain surname meaning "people of Agroha", referring to a town in the Indian state of Haryana.
AHLUWALIA Indian, Punjabi
From a village named Ahlu that existed as a misl (state) of the Sikh Confederacy during the 18th century.
AHUJA Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Indian (Sikh)
Sikh name meaning "descendant of Ahu", based on the name of a clan in these communities (see ARORA). Ahu is presumably the name of an ancestor; the suffix -jā is patronymic.
AKBAR Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Persian
From the given name AKBAR.
AKHTAR Persian, Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali
Derived from Persian اختر (axtar) meaning "star".
ALAM Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
Means "world, universe" (عالم) or "flag, sign, mark" (علم) in Arabic. This spelling represents two separate words in Arabic.
ALVI Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic علوي (ʿalawiyy) meaning "pertaining to ALI (1)". The Alvi are a Muslim clan from India and Pakistan claiming descent from Ali ibn Abi Talib (601-661), a cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic Prophet MUHAMMAD.
AMEEN Arabic, Urdu
From the given name AMIN.
AMER Arabic, Urdu
Variant of 'AAMIR.
AMIN Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
From the given name AMIN.
AMIR Arabic, Urdu
From the given name AMIR (1) or 'AAMIR.
ANGADI Indian, Kannada
From Kannada ಅಂಗಡಿ (aṃgaḍi) meaning "store, shop".
ANJUM Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali
Means "stars", the plural of Arabic نَجْم‎ (najm) meaning "star".
ANNE Indian
Indian (Andhra Pradesh); pronounced as two syllables: Hindu name of unknown meaning.
ANWAR Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name ANWAR.
ANWER Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of ANWAR.
ARADHYA Indian, Sanskrit
Means "one who worships god". Commonly seen in India, Karnataka and other parts of India like kashi. They wear holy thread (yagnopaveetha).
ARIF Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name ARIF.
ARIGE Telugu
This name is famous surname in telugu states of South India.
ARORA 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.
ASAD Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name ASAD.
ASHIQ Punjabi, Urdu
Derived from Arabic عَاشِق (ʿāšiq) meaning "enamored, infatuated" or "admirer, lover", ultimately from عِشْق (ʿišq) "being in love".
AURANGZEB Urdu
From the given name AURANGZEB.
AYUBI Persian, Pashto, Urdu
Variant transcription of AYOUBI.
AYYAGARI Indian
Owner, Teacher
AZAM Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic أَعْظَم (ʾaʿẓam) meaning "greater, greatest".
AZIZ Arabic, Urdu
From the given name AZIZ.
AZMAT Urdu
Derived from the Arabic عَظَمَة (ʿaẓama) meaning "majesty, glory".
BAI Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Malayalam
Perhaps derived from Hindi बाई (bāī) meaning "lady".
BAJWA Pakistani, Urdu, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
From the Persian باز (bâz) meaning "hawk, falcon". Used by both Pakistani Muslims and Indian Sikhs.
BAKSHI Indian, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Persian بخشی (baxši) meaning "paymaster, scribe, secretary", used as a title for officials who distributed wages in Muslim armies.
BAL Punjabi
Bal is an sikh and muslim jat family. they will few found in Pakistan and India Punjab. Basically they will found from bal kalan tehsil verka 5 District Sri Amritsar Punjab India. In the 2011 Census Bal Kalan Local Language is Punjabi... [more]
BAL Punjabi
Bal is an sikh and muslim jat family. they will few found in Pakistan and India Punjab. Basically they will found from bal kalan tehsil verka 5 District Sri Amritsar Punjab India. In the 2011 Census Bal Kalan Local Language is Punjabi... [more]
BALIJA Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting either "traders/merchants" or "agriculturists".
BALJI Indian, Telugu
Another form of BALIJA.
BANGLA Bengali
From বাংলা (Bangla), the endonym of the Bengali people, the region of Bengal (including Bangladesh), and the Bengali language. The word itself is derived either from Vanga, the name of an ancient kingdom on the Indian subcontinent, or from an Austric word meaning "sun god".
BANSAL Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Most likely from Sanskrit वंश (vaṃśa) meaning "bamboo, sugar cane" or "lineage, stock, pedigree".
BARMAN Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit वर्मा (varman) meaning "armour, shield, protection".
BASRA Indian, Punjabi
From the name of a city in present-day Iraq, Basra (البصرة‎).
BASU Indian, Bengali
Bengali form of Vasu.
BASUMATARY Indian, Bodo, Assamese
From a Sanskritized form of the Bodo name बसुमातारी (Baisamatari), which meant "mother earth" or "earthly folks". The name was originally used by landowners or landlords.
BATRA Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Of unknown meaning, based on a clan of the Hindu and Sikh Arora community.
BAWA Punjabi
Sikh name based on the name of a Jat clan. It is also a title given to the male descendants of the first three Sikh gurus.
BEGUM Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Kashmiri, Urdu, Punjabi, Turkish
From the Persian title بیگم (beygom) meaning "lady, madam", traditionally used as a royal title for Muslim females in Central and South Asia. It is the feminine equivalent of the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg).
BEY Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
BHAGAT Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain name derived from Sanskrit भक्त (bhákta) meaning "devotee, adorer".
BHALLI Punjabi
Meaning uncertain. This is the name of a clan found in Punjab, Pakistan.
BHARUCHA Indian (Parsi)
Refers to the city of Bharuch in Gujarat, India, which is thought to be derived from the name of a figure in Hindu mythology.
BHASIN Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Believed to be derived from Sanskrit भानु (bhānu) meaning "ray of light" or "sun".
BHATNAGAR Indian, Hindi
A surname native to India, prevalent mainly among the Hindu Kayasthas.
BHATTI Punjabi, Sindhi, Indian
Punjabi Rajput name derived from Sanskrit भट्ट (bhaṭṭa) meaning "lord".
BHAUMIK Bengali, Indian
Variant transcription of BHOWMIK.
BHOWMICK Bengali, Indian
Variant transcription of BHOWMIK.
BHOWMIK Indian, Bengali
Means "landowner, landlord" in Bengali, ultimately derived from Sanskrit भूमि (bhūmi) "earth, soil, ground".
BHUIYAN Indian, Bengali, Hindi
Variant transcription of BHUYAN.
BHULLAR Indian, Punjabi
Probably from the name of a village in Punjab, India, which is of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a Jat clan found in India and Pakistan.
BHUYAN Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Means "landlord, chieftain", derived from Sanskrit भूमि (bhū́mi) meaning "earth, soil".
BISWAS Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit विश्वास (viśvāsá) meaning "trust, confidence, faith".
BOURASSA Indian
Seems to be an Indian name. I am in touch with a relative whose family were Pottawatomi Indians in Oklahoma. This name comes from that reservation.
BULSARA Indian (Parsi)
Indian Parsi surname derived from the name of the city of Bulsar (today known as Valsad) in Gujarat, which served as a centre for Zoroastrian culture in the 17th century. A notable bearer was British singer and songwriter Freddie Mercury (1946-1991), who was born as FARROKH Bulsara.
BUTT Punjabi, Urdu
Most likely derived from Sanskrit भटट (bhatt) meaning "scholar".
BUTTE Indian
Variant of Bute.
BUX Sindhi, Urdu, Balochi, Punjabi
Derived from Persian بخش (baxš) meaning "part, district, section" or "fortune".
CAVARAI Indian, Tamil
Variant transcription of KAVARAI.
CHADHARI Indian, Gujarati
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHAKKILIYAN Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting "cobblers" and "leatherworkers".
CHAKRABARTI Indian, Bengali
Variant transcription of CHAKRABORTY.
CHAKRABARTY Indian, Bengali
Variant transcription of CHAKRABORTY.
CHAKRABORTY Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Means "ruler of a country" or "emperor", from Sanskrit चक्र (cakrá) meaning "wheel, circle" combined with वर्तते (vártate) meaning "to turn, to roll". The name literally means "turning wheels" or "rolling wheels", but metaphorically denotes a ruler whose chariot's wheels roll without hindrance or obstruction.
CHAND Indian, Fijian, Nepali, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon" (see CHAND).
CHANDIA Punjabi
Surname rarely used in Pakistani Punjab. The origin of Chandia is Pali. Chandia is a variation of the name Chanda (English and Indian).
CHANDIO Pakistani, Sindhi, Balochi
From the given name CHAND, referring to a past ancestor of Kurdish-Balochi origin. This is the name of a Sindhi and Balochi tribe in Pakistan.
CHANDRA Indian, Bengali, Indonesian, Hindi, Telugu, Fijian
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon". In Hindu belief, this is the name of a lunar deity.
CHANDRAN Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon".
CHANDRASEKHAR Indian
A Hindu name meaning literally "holder of the moon" (an epithet of the god Shiva). A notable bearer of this surname was the Indian-born US physicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910-1995); the Chandrasekhar limit, i.e. the upper limit for the mass of a white dwarf star beyond which the star collapses to a neutron star or a black hole, is named after him.
CHATTOPADHYAY Bengali
From the name of the village of Chaṭṭa combined with Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) meaning "teacher, instructor, priest".
CHAUDARI Indian, Telugu
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY used in Southern India.
CHAUDARY Urdu
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHAUDHRY Urdu, Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHAUHAN Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Assamese, Punjabi, Gujarati
Of unknown meaning. Folk etymologies derive it from Sanskrit चतुर् (cátur) meaning "four" or possibly from a hero named Chahamana (of whom members of the caste trace their ancestry from).
CHAVALI Telugu
Brahmin last name of South India, Andhra Pradesh
CHAWDHURI Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHAWDHURY Bengali
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHEEMA Punjabi
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Punjabi-speaking subclan of the Jat people found in India and Pakistan, with most members being either Muslim or Sikh.
CHETTI Indian, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil
Variant transcription of CHETTY.
CHETTY Indian, Tamil, South African
Refers to a South Indian caste of merchants, agriculturalists, and land-owners.
CHHETRI 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.
CHOPRA Indian, Punjabi
Khatri Sikh, Hindu, and Jain name of unknown meaning.
CHOUREY Hindi
chourey surname basically belongs to kurmi caste
CHOWDARY Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Variant of CHAUDHARY used in Southern India.
CHOWDHARY Indian, Bengali, Urdu, Hindi
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHOWDHRY Urdu, Bengali, Hindi
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHUCKLER Indian, Telugu
Telugu occupational name for a leather worker, a job historically considered spiritually polluting and impure in India, where the surname belongs to Dalit, or "Untouchables" - members of the lowest caste.
CONTRACTOR Indian (Parsi)
Parsi occupational surname for a contractor, or someone who works on the basis of a contract. As the British rule of India demanded for all Parsees to adopt a surname, many adopted English vocabulary based on their occupation (i.e. ENGINEER or MERCHANT).
DANI Gujarati, Sanskrit
Indian (Gujarat): Hindu Vania name, from the Sanskrit epithet dani ‘liberal in giving’.
DAR Kashmiri, Pakistani, Indian
Variant of DHAR used by Kashmiris in Pakistan.
DARUWALA Indian (Parsi)
Means "wine maker" or "wine seller" from Hindi दारू (dārū) meaning "liquor, wine, alcohol" and the suffix -वाला (-vālā) denoting an occupation.
DARUWALLA Indian (Parsi)
Alternate transcription of DARUWALA.
DASGUPTA Bengali
Combination of DAS and GUPTA.
DASS Indian, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu
Alternate transcription of DAS.
DATTA Bengali, Indian, Odia
Variant transcription of DUTTA.
DAVE Indian, Gujarati
Derived from Sanskrit द्विवेदिन् (dvivedin) meaning "familiar with the two Vedas".
DAWOOD Arabic, Urdu
From the given name DAWUD.
DAYAL Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Means "kind, compassionate", derived from Sanskrit दया (dayā) meaning "compassion, pity".
D'COSTA Indian (Christian)
Form of DA COSTA more common among Christians from India.
D'CUNHA Indian (Christian)
Variant of CUNHA more commonly used by Indian Christians.
DEBNATH Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit देव (devá) meaning "deity, god" combined with नाथ (nāthá) meaning "possessor, owner".
DESAI Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
From Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "province, country, kingdom" combined with स्वामिन् (svāmin) meaning "lord, master, owner".
DESHMUKH Indian, Marathi
From the historical title देशमुख (deśmukh) meaning "district head", derived from Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "country, district" combined with मुख (múkha) meaning "face".
DESHPANDE Indian, Marathi
Means "district accountant", derived from Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "country, kingdom, province" combined with पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "learned, wise man".
DEVA Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देव (devá) meaning "heavenly, divine" or "deity, god".
DEVI Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Odia
From Sanskrit देवी (devī́) meaning "goddess, female deity" (see the given name DEVI). It is used as a surname by women who did not originally have a family name. In 2014, this was the second most common surname in the world and the most common in several Indian states.
DEWAN Indian, Pakistani
Status name for a treasurer or court official, from Arabic diwan "royal court", "tribunal of justice", or "treasury". Under the Mughal administration in India the dewan was usually the highest official in a state.
DEWI Indonesian, Javanese, Indian, Hindi, Malay
Means "goddess, deity" in Malay and Indonesian, of Sanskrit origin. In India, it can also be a variant transcription of DEVI.
DEY Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Either a variant or Dev or DEVA meaning "deity, god" (from the Sanskrit देव (devá)) or derived from the Sanskrit deya meaning "suitable for a gift".
DHALIWAL Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Sikh name possibly from Daranagar, the name of an ancestral town in India.
DHAR Indian, Bengali
Most likely from Bengali ধার (dhāra) meaning "credit"; ultimately from Sanskrit उद्धार (uddhara) "deliverance, salvation, release".
DHAR Indian, Urdu, Kashmiri
Kashmiri Brahmin surname of unknown meaning.
DIKSHIT 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.
D'MELLO Indian (Christian)
Variant of MELLO more common among Christians from India.
DOSHI Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "cloth seller" derived from Persian دوش (duš) meaning "shoulder".
D'SA Indian (Christian)
Form of de Sá more common among Christians from India.
D'SILVA Indian (Christian)
Variant of SILVA more common among Christians from India.
D'SOUZA Indian (Christian)
Form of DE SOUZA used by Christians in India.
DURGA Indian, Odia, Telugu
From the given name DURGA, the name of a Hindu warrior goddess.
DUTTA Indian, Bengali, Assamese
From the Sanskrit दत्त (datta) meaning "given, granted".
DWIVEDI Indian
This surname has multiple meanings, the most commonly accepted etymology is that Dwivedi means a person who has the knowledge of two Vedas, but there exists a conflicting view since Dwivedis are given higher status than Chaturvedis or Chaubeys... [more]
ELAMKUNNAPUZHA Malayalam (Rare)
Elamkunnapuzha is a village in Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala.... [more]
ENGINEER Indian (Parsi)
Parsi name literally meaning "engineer", referring to someone who made machines or engines. As the British rule of India demanded for all Parsees to adopt a surname, many used English vocabulary based on their occupation.
FAROOQ Arabic, Urdu
From the given name FARUQ.
FEROZ Urdu
From the given name FEROZ.
GADDAM Telugu
This surname is primarily from the Telugu states of India (Telangana and Andhra Pradesh). It is the Telugu word for beard
GANDHI 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.
GANGOPADHYAY Bengali
From the name of the Ganges River (also the name of a villge) combined with Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) meaning "teacher, instructor, priest".
GANJOO Indian, Urdu, Persian
Ganjoo is a surname from Kashmiri Pandit clan . The original name was Ganwar, meaning Person in charge of Treasury in Kings court. This name gradually changed to Ganjoo or Ganju.
GAUTAM Nepali, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
From the given name GAUTAMA.
GEEVARGHESE Indian (Christian), Malayalam
From the given name GEEVARGHESE, used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians.
GENTOO Indian, Telugu, Portuguese
It is a Telugu name, most likely meaning "Gentile". It was first used by the Portuguese.
GHOSH Bengali, Indian
Means "cowherder" or "milkman" from Sanskrit गो (gó) meaning "cow, cattle, ox".
GHOSHAL Indian, Bengali
Possibly derived from the surname GHOSH.
GOEL Indian
Indian (northern states): Hindu (Bania) and Jain name of unknown origin, based on the name of a clan in the Agarwal Bania community.
GOGOI Indian, Assamese
Assamese name of unknown meaning.
GOGULA Indian, Telugu
Possibly from Telugu గోగు (gōgu) "hemp plant".
GOSWAMI Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi
Hindu surname derived from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "cow, ox" or "earth" combined with स्वामी (svāmī) meaning "master, lord".
GOVANI Indian
The meaning of the word is made up of two parts i.e. Go and vani ... [more]
GOYAL Indian
Variant of GOEL.
GUL Pakistani, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi, Urdu, Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" or "rose".
HABIB Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
From the given name HABIB.
HAMDANI Arabic, Urdu
From the given name HAMDAN.
HAQUE Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu
Derived from Arabic حَقَّ (ḥaqqa) meaning "true, right, correct".
HASAN Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
From the given name HASAN.
HASHMI Arabic, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Alternate transcription of Hashimi.
HASSAN Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name HASSAN.
HAZRA Indian, Bengali
Possibly from the name of a location near Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
HEMAN Indian
The name 'Heman' is a Jewish name, meaning 'Faithfull'.... [more]
HIDAYAT Arabic, Urdu
From the given name HIDAYAT.
HIMALAYA Indian (Rare), Indonesian (Rare)
Possibly from the name of the Himalaya mountain range in Asia, derived from Sanskrit हिमालय (himā-laya) meaning "snow dwelling".
HIREMATH Indian, Kannada
Of uncertain meaning.
HOQUE Bengali, Assamese
Bengali and Assamese variant of HAQUE.
HOSSAIN Bengali
From the given name HUSAYN.
HUSSAINI Persian, Afghani, Urdu, Arabic
From the given name HUSSAIN.
IBRAHIM Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
From the given name IBRAHIM.
IMAM Arabic, Bengali, Persian, Urdu
From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām) meaning "leader, guide", used to denote a Muslim leader.
IMRAN Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name IMRAN.
IQBAL Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name IQBAL.
IRANI Persian, Indian (Parsi)
Denotes an Iranian person or something from Iran, as well as the Irani Zoroastrian ethnic group in India. It is widely used among Indian Parsis.
ISHAQ Arabic, Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali
From the given name ISHAQ.
ISLAM Arabic, Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Urdu
From the name of the monotheistic religion which is derived from Arabic إِسْلَام (ʾislām) meaning "submission (to God)".
ISMAIL Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name ISMAIL.
JAHANGIR Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Persian
From the given name JAHANGIR.
JALALI Persian, Urdu
From the given name JALAL.
JAMALI Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi), Urdu
From the given name JAMAL.
JANI Indian, Odia, Gujarati
Derived from Sanskrit ज्ञानिन् (jñānin) meaning "knowing, learned, wise".
JHA Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upādhyāya) meaning "teacher (of the Vedas)".
JHALA Indian, Gujarati
Gujarati clan name of unknown meaning.
JOLAHA Indian, Muslim
Means "weaver".
JUNEJO Pakistani, Sindhi
Means "(sons) of Juno", derived from the name of a past ancestor, Jam Juno, combined with Sindhi جي (jy) meaning "of". The Junejo are a Sindhi tribe mainly concentrated in Pakistan and parts of India.
KABARIA Indian, Muslim
Means "greengrocer".
KABIR Bengali (Muslim), Nigerian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Persian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great" (see AKBAR).
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.
KALITA Indian, Assamese
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Hindu caste in the Indian state of Assam.
KALLA Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "priest".
KALLAN Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of KALLA.
KALSI Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Meaning unknown. Kalsi is a clan to Sikhs while it is a sub-caste to Lohars.
KAMAT Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Konkani
Means "people who work in soil" from काम (kām) meaning "work, task, labour" combined with मिट्टी (miṭṭī) meaning "soil, earth".
KAMBLE Indian, Marathi, Telugu, Konkani
Occupational name for a weaver of blankets, derived from Marathi कंबल (kãmbal) meaning "blanket".
KANDHAL Indian, Gujarati
People with the last name of "Kandhal" are commonly descendants of Rao Kandhal who belonged to the "Rathore" clan of Rajputs (warrior class) in India. "Rao" is a royal title. Rao Kandhal was younger brother of Rao Jodha who founded the princely state of Jodhpur in western Rajasthan, India... [more]
KANNAN Indian, Tamil
From the given name KANNAN, the Tamil variant of KRISHNA.
KAPADIA Indian (Parsi), Indian, Gujarati
Means "cloth maker" from Gujarati કાપડ (kāpaḍ) meaning "cloth, fabric".
KAPOOR Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
From Sanskrit कर्पूर (karpūra) meaning "camphor", referring to a white crystalline substance used in medicines.
KAPU Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting an "agricultural worker".
KAPUR Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of KAPOOR.
KARAL Indian, Bengali
This Surname was given in honour by the Britishers to Nikhil Chandra Banerjee to recognize his efforts in constructing The Karali Kali temple in Dhaka,now the capital of Bangladesh. It was a very expensive construction and still attracts tourists every year... [more]
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