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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ADVANY     Gujarati
The name Advany originated from the Memons who visited the town of Advana and when they came back to their home town they were called Advanys.
AHUJA     Punjabi, Hinduism, Indian (Sikh)
Indian (chiefly Panjab): Hindu (Arora, Jat) and 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.
AISHA     Urdu
AKBAR     Pakistani, Bengali (Muslim), Indonesian, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Arabic, Persian
From the given name Akbar, itself derived from the Arabic أَكْبَر (’akbar) "greater, greatest", the elative degree of كَبِير (kabīr) "big, large, great". It is most widely used in the Islamic takbir: الله أكبر (Allāhu Akbar) meaning "God is the greatest".
ANNE     Indian
Indian (Andhra Pradesh); pronounced as two syllables: Hindu name of unknown meaning.
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).
ARIGE     Telugu
This name is famous surname in telugu states of South India.
ASIF     Urdu
AYYAGARI     Indian
Owner, Teacher
BAJWA     Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Sikh name based on that of a Jat tribe.
BALAKRISHNAN     Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
Derived from the given name Balakrishna; used in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
BALIJA     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting either "traders/merchants" or "agriculturists".
BALJI     Indian, Telugu
Another form of Balija.
BASUMATARY     Indian, Assamese, Bodo
Means "mother earth" or "earthly folks", a Sanskritized form of Baisamatari. It is most frequently used among the indigenous Bodo community in Assam, India.
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     Muslim, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim)
Honorific title for a respectable or high-born lady, often used as a surname in Western countries or contexts.
BILN     Indian
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)
A surname derived from the Indian city of Bulsar (officially known as Valsad), which was a center for Zoroastrianism in the 17th century.
CAVARAI     Indian, Tamil
Variant transcription of Kavarai.
CHAKKILIYAN     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting "cobblers" and "leatherworkers".
CHAKKIYAM     Indian, Telugu
Another form of Chakkiliyan.
CHANDER     Indian
From the given name Chander.
CHANDRA     Indian, Bengali, Indonesian, Hindi, Telugu, Fijian
Derived from the Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) "glittering, shining" or "moon" (see the given name Chandra). In Hinduism, this is the name of a lunar deity. This surname is also used in Indonesia and Fiji.
CHANDRAN     Indian, Malayalam, Tamil, Malaysian
Derived from the Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) "glittering, shining" or "moon" (see the given name Chandra or the surname Chandra). It is also used by Malaysians of Indian ancestry.
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.
CHATEN     Indian
Chetan
CHATTOPADHYAY     Bengali
From the name of the village of Chaṭṭa combined with Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) "teacher, instructor, priest".
CHAVALI     Telugu
Brahmin last name of South India, Andhra Pradesh
CHETTI     Indian, Tamil
Variant transcription of Chetty.
CHETTY     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting a trader.
CHOHAN     Indian
It denotes a clan within the Rajput caste.
CHOPRA     Indian, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh), Hindi
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Khatri Sikh Punjabi clan, but the surname is also used in Punjabi Hindus and Jains. A notable bearer is Priyanka Chopra (1982-), an Indian actress and former Miss World of 2000.
CHOUDHRY     Indian
Choudhry is a title meaning "Head" of an institute, organization. It similar to "Sir" given by English. The people who migrated from West Punjab part of India (before 1947 partition) had these titles that they started using as Surnames.
CHOUREY     Hindi
chourey surname basically belongs to kurmi caste
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.
DANI     Gujarati, Sanskrit
Indian (Gujarat): Hindu Vania name, from the Sanskrit epithet dani ‘liberal in giving’.
DATTA     Bengali, Indian, Odia
Variant of Dutta used in Bangladesh.
DAVE     Indian
Who knows Vedas that known as Dave
DEVI     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Odia
From the Sanskrit देवी (devī́) "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.
DHALIWAL     Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Said to be derived from दारानगर (Daranagar), the name of an ancestral town in Uttar Pradesh, India. Mainly used by Sikhs in Punjab.
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).
D'SOUZA     Indian (Christian), Konkani, Marathi, Pakistani, Kannada
Indian form of the Portuguese surname De Souza (or De Sousa) meaning "of Sousa", referring to the Sousa River flowing through northern Portugal. Sousa itself is derived from the Latin saxa, saxum meaning "stone, rock"... [more]
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]
GANGOPADHYAY     Bengali
From the name of the village or river of Ganges combined with the Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) "teacher, instructor, priest".
GANGULY     Bengali
Variant of Gangopadhyay.
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.
GEESE     Indian (Muslim)
weird and crazy
GENTOO     Indian, Telugu, Portuguese
It is a Telugu name, most likely meaning "Gentile". It was first used by the Portuguese.
GHOSH     Indian, Bengali
Possibly from Sanskrit घोष (ghoṣa) "noise, sound or "cry, holler, yell".
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.
GOGULA     Indian, Telugu
Possibly from Telugu గోగు (gōgu) "hemp plant".
GOPAL     Indian, Hindi, Odia, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi
From the given name Gopal.
GOPALAKRISHNAN     Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
Combination of Gopala and Krishna.
GOVANI     Indian
The meaning of the word is made up of two parts i.e. Go and vani ... [more]
GOYAL     Indian
Variant of Goel.
HASHMI     Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Afghani, Indian (Muslim)
Refers to the Banu Hashim clan (also called Hashemites) that the Islamic Prophet Muhammad was a member of.
HEMAN     Indian
The name 'Heman' is a Jewish name, meaning 'Faithfull'.... [more]
HIMALAYA     Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Polynesian
Derives in or around. Philippines. Hawaiian. Asia. India. Nepal. and is used as a Sir Name. ... [more]
HIREMATH     Indian, Kannada
Hindu surname from Karnataka with an unknown meaning.
IQBAL     Pakistani, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Muslim
From the given name Iqbal meaning "fortunate, lucky".
ISLAM     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Pakistani, Arabic
Derived directly from the name of the religion of Islam, which is from Arabic الإسلام (al-ʾIslām), which in turn is derived from the Arabic word إسلام (ʾislām) meaning "submission".
JANI     Indian, Hinduism
From Sanskrit jñānī ‘knowing’, ‘learned’.
JESU     Indian
JHA     Nepali, Indian
Short form of the Sanskrit word 'upadhyaya' meaning 'teacher'
JOLAHA     Indian, Muslim
Means "weaver".
KABARIA     Indian, Muslim
Means "greengrocer".
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.
KANNAN     Indian
Variant of Krishnan.
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.
KAPOOR     Indian
From a Sanskrit personal name meaning literally "camphor".
KAPU     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting an "agricultural worker".
KAPUR     Indian
Alternate spelling 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]
KARI     Finnish, German (Austrian), Slovene (?), Hungarian, Indian, Marathi
As a Finnish name, it is a topographic and ornamental name from kari "small island", "stony rapids", "sandbar", or "rocky place in a field". This name is found throughout Finland.... [more]
KAVARAI     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "landowner".
KHAN     Pakistani, Muslim, Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Pashto
Derived from the given name Khan, which is from the Turkic title khan meaning "leader, ruler". It is Mongolian in origin, but is primarily used in Muslim-majority countries such as Pakistan.
KHARE     Indian, Marathi, Hindi
From the Hindi खरे (khare) meaning "pure, true".
KOIREE     Indian
Denotes "weaver" in Hindi.
KOMATI     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting "trader".
KONDA     Telugu
Hindu name meaning ‘hill’ in Telugu.
KRISH     Indian
Shortened form of Krishna or of any other name beginning with Krishna (such as Krishnan, Krishnaswami, Krishnamurthy, etc.), used in the U.S. by families from southern India. It is not in use in India.
KRISHNA     Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
From the given name Krishna, also the name of a Hindu deity.
KRISHNAMURTHY     Indian
Hindu name from Sanskrit kṛṣnamūrti meaning ‘manifestation of the god Krishna’, from krisna ‘black’ (epithet of an incarnation of the god Vishnu) + murti ‘image’, ‘manifestation’... [more]
KRISHNAN     Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Derived from the given name Krishna, used in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
KULAKARNI     Indian, Kannada
Possibly a variant of Kulkarni.
KUNNATHUPARAMBIL     Malayalam (Rare)
Elamkunnapuzha-Kunnathuparambil Family has a rich history of around 200 years and traces its origins to a small village called Elamkunnapuzha in Ernakulam District. It was at that time one of our ancestors migrated from Elamkunnapuzha to a small village called Vennoor, near Mala in Thrissur District for his livelihood... [more]
LAHOT     Hindi
LAKSHMI     Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi
From the given name Lakshmi, the name of a Hindu goddess.
LOHAT     Hindi
LUND     Indian
Lund is also a Punjabi last name (i.e. from Punjab state of India/Pakistan)
MADIGA     Indian, Telugu
Telugu occupational name for a leather worker, a job historically considered polluting and impure in India, where the surname belongs to Dalit, or "Untouchables" - members of the lowest caste.
MAHAPATRA     Indian, Odia
From the Sanskrit महत् (mahat) "great, large, big" possibly combined with पात्र (pātra) "drinking-vessel, goblet, bowl, cup".
MAHARAJ     Indian
Indian (north central): Hindu name, from Sanskrit mahārāja ‘great king’, derived from a title denoting an accomplished practitioner (a master) of a particular skill or craft (for example singing, drumming, dancing, cooking, etc.) or a religious guru.
MAHARANA     Indian, Odia
From a title meaning "king of kings" or "great king", a combination of the Sanskrit महा (mahā) "great, large, big" and राणा (rana), a Rajput title meaning "king" (see Rana (2))... [more]
MAJI     Indian
MAJID     Urdu
MALLICK     Indian
From the given name Mallick.
MANDAL     Indian (Rare)
"head of the district, community leader"
MARAGH     Indian
Means "king" in Hindu. Due to the vast amount of Indian emigrates in Jamaica, this is a common name there and also refers to a teacher of Rastafarianism.
MARAJ     Trinidadian Creole, Indian
Shortened form of Maharaj meaning "great king"; of Indian origin. A famous bearer is Onika Maraj (1982–; known by her stage name Nicki Minaj), a Trinidadian-American singer.
MASIH     Arabic, Indian
مسيح Arabic name meaning "Christian". a common surname among Christians in Pakistan.
MATHARU     Indian (Sikh, Modern)
Matharus were fierce warriors especially during, the time when the Matharu tribe, had converted to Sikhism; they fought numbers of wars for Guru Gobind Singh, Banda Singh Bahadur and Jassa Singh Ramgarhia.... [more]
MEHENDALE     Indian (Rare), Marathi (Rare)
An Indian Brahmin surname of unknown meaning from the Indian state of Maharashtra.
MEHTA     Indian
Indian (Gujarat, Rajasthan, Panjab, and Bombay city): Hindu (Bania, Vania, Brahman, Khatri), Jain, Parsi, and Sikh name meaning "chief" in several modern Indian languages, from Sanskrit mahita "praised", "great" (from mah- "to praise or magnify")... [more]
MIRZA     Muslim, Pakistani, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu
Derived from the given name Mirza, taken directly from the Persian title of the same name denoting a prince.
MOHIUDDIN     Bengali (Muslim), Pakistani, Urdu
Derived from the given name Mohiuddin (see Mohy al-Din).
MONDITHOKA     Telugu (Modern)
they are honest people and having helping nature. at history one person has bull cart some time it was went into dig then all people was trying and trying for lift the cart. but no use from those,after that people were shouting as a bigger like come on 'mondithoka' this word not surname of farmer his bull has short tail... [more]
MOOKHEY     Indian
Meaning unknown.
MUKHERJEE     Bengali
Variant of Mukhopadhyay. A notable bearer is Pranab Mukherjee (1935-), the current President of India.
MUKHOPADHYAY     Bengali
From the Sanskrit मुख्य (mukhya) "chief" combined with उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) "teacher, instructor, priest".
MUSLIM     Arabic, Indonesian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim)
From the Arabic مُسْلِم (muslim), the active participle of أَسْلَمَ (ʾaslama) "to surrender, expose" (from the same root of the word Islam). The term denotes a follower of Islam.
NAGARAJAN     Indian
From "Naga" meaning cobra and "Raja" meaning king.
NAI     Indian, Muslim
Means "barber".
NAIR     Indian, Malayalam
From Nair, the name of a group of Hindu castes concentrated in the Indian state of Kerala. The origin of the word itself is somewhat disputed. Some believe it is derived from nayaka, an honorific meaning "leader of the people", while another theory suggests that is is derived from the Sanskrit नाग (nāgá) "snake, serpent" (a reference to the practice of snake worship)... [more]
NAKAI     Punjabi
This surname originates from the Punjab. It is a sub-cast of Sandhu Jats and are descendants of Nakai Misl, a principality of the Sikh Empire from 1748 to 1810.
NANDA     Indian, Odia, Burmese, Indonesian
Possibly from the Sanskrit नन्द (nanda) "joy".
NARAYAN     Indian
One of the names of the Hindu God of creation. Means "son of man."... [more]
NATH     Indian, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Khmer
From the Sanskrit नाथ (nātha) meaning "refuge, help, resort" or "protector, patron, possessor, owner".
NISHANT     Indian
Derived from the Sanskrit name for dawn or the end of night. In Sanskrit Nisha (निशा) means 'Night' and Ant (अन्त) means 'End', which can be alliterated as the end of night or the first ray of the morning sun.
ODDA     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agriculture, such as workers and laborers.
ODDAI     Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
ODDAR     Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
ODDE     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, meaning "earthworker".
OPPARA     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting an agricultural occupation.
PADAIYACHI     Indian, Tamil
Variant transcription of Padiachy.
PADIACHY     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting a footsoldier of the Palli caste.
PADUKONE     Indian, Kannada (Rare), Marathi (Rare)
From the name of ಕುಂದಾಪುರ (Kundapur), a coastal town in the state of Karnataka in India. This is the surname of Deepika Padukone (1986–), an Indian actress.
PALLA     Indian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
PALLAN     Indian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
PALLE     Telugu
This Surname usually belong to Fisherman Sect in Andhra Pradesh State of India
PALLI     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "agricultural laborers".
PAMIREDDY     Telugu
PAMI-PAMIREDDYPALLI,A VILLAGE NAME IN TELANGANA,PAMIDI-THE BIRD EAGAL,NAME OF A MONDAL NAME IN ANANTAPUR DISTRICT
PARAIYA     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting laborers in agriculture and/or industry. This is a surname belonging to Dalit, or "Untouchables," in the Hindu caste system.
PARAMAR     Indian, Gujarati
From Sanskrit पर (para) "alien, enemy" or "distant, remote, opposite" combined with मार (māra) "killing, destroying, slaying". This was the name of an Indian dynasty that ruled west and central India from the 9th to 14th centuries... [more]
PARWAZ     Urdu
Meaning... [more]
PATHROSE     Indian (Christian), Malayalam
Derived from the given name Peter; used by Christians in the Indian state of Kerala.
PRADHAN     Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Assamese
From the Hindu title प्रधान (pradhan) meaning "major, prime", the equivalent to the title vizier.
QASSAB     Indian, Muslim
Means "butcher".
QURESHI     Muslim, Pakistani, Urdu, Sindhi
From the name قريش‎‎ (Quraysh), referring to a mercantile tribe that historically controlled the city of Mecca. In 2014, this was the 9th most common surname in Pakistan.
RADHAKRISHNAN     Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit राधा कृष्ण (rādhā-kṛṣṇa), a combination of Radha and Krishna. In Hinduism, this is the combination of both feminine and masculine aspects of God.
RAJKOOMAR     Indian (Rare)
Used as a tribal name
RAM     Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Derived from the given name Ram (2).
RAMACHANDRAN     Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name Ramachandran, a combination of Rama and Chandra.
RAMAKRISHNAN     Indian, Tamil
From the given name Ramakrishna. A notable bearer is Tamil-American structural biologist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (1952-).
RAMNARINE     Trinidadian Creole, Indian
From a Trinidadian and Guyanese different form of the Indian personal name Ramnarayan, from Sanskrit rāma "pleasing" and nārāyaṅa, an epithet of the god Vishnu.
RANA     Indian (Parsi)
A Hindu and Parsi name meaning literally "king".
RASTOGI     Indian, Hinduism
They are called as Rohatgi, Rastogi and Rustagi in present time. Rohitashwa was the son of Harishchandra, the god of gods. He founded the town of Rohtas Garh in Rohtas district, Bihar, as well as Rohtak, originally Rohitakul, meaning from the Kul (family) of Rohit... [more]
RAU     Indian
Variant of RAO.
RAVAL     Gujarati
"Bramhin King"
RAY     Bengali
From the word raja, meaning "king". The Sanskrit root is a cognate of Latin rex, meaning the surname is ultimately related to English RAY and French ROY
REDDY     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting agriculturists.
SADANGI     Indian
Sadhangi :- Who knows the six Angas(parts)... [more]
SAHNI     Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Possibly from Sahni, the name of a village in Punjab.
SAHOO     Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi
Variant transcription of Sahu.
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.
SAIKIA     Indian, Assamese
From শইকীয়া (Xôykiya), a derivative of the Assamese এশ (exô) meaning "one-hundred". During the Ahom dynasty, it was used as a military title for officials.
SANDHU     Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
From the name or a Jat clan in Punjab.
SANPOET     Indian (Anglicized, Modern)
it's my own wish
SARDAR     Bengali, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Pakistani, Urdu
From the Persian title سردار (sardâr) meaning "commander, headmaster", denoting a prince, nobleman, or aristocrat.
SARKAR     Indian, Bengali
From the Hindi सरकार (sarkār) which borrows from the Persian title سرکار (sarkâr) meaning "lord, supervisor, superintendent, overseer, employer, taskmaster". It is more commonly used in the West Bengal region of India.
SARKER     Bengali
Form of Sarkar more commonly used in Bangladesh.
SASTRY     Indian
Hindu (Brahman) name, from Sanskrit šāstrī ‘versed in the Shastras’ (from šāstra ‘book of rules’, ‘religious treatise’).
SAWHNEY     Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Variant of Sahni, which is possibly from Sahni, a village in Punjab.
SAXENA     Indian, Hinduism
Indian (northern states): Hindu (Kayasth) name from one of the subgroups of the Kayasth community. According to Saxena tradition, their name is from Sanskrit sakhisenā ‘friend of the army’, a title awarded to them by the kings of Srinagar.
SHAH     Indian, Gujarati, Hindi
From Sanskrit sadhu meaning "gentleman". It is mainly used in the Indian states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Not related to the Persian surname Shah.
SHAIKH     Indian (Muslim)
Variant of SHEIKH.
SHAN     Gujarati, Hindi
A Gujarati and Hindi surname with an unknown meaning.
SHANKAR     Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali
From the given name Shankar. Famous bearers are Rabindra Shankar "Ravi" Chowdhury (1920-2012), an Indian musician of Bengali origin, Geetali "Norah Jones" Shankar (1979-), an Indian-American singer, and Anoushka Shankar (1981-), an Indian-British sitar player.
SHYAMALAN     Indian (Rare), Malayalam (Rare)
Derived from the given name Shyamal or Shyama. This is the surname of Manoj "M. Night" Shyamalan (1970-), an Indian-American film director of Malayalam and Tamil ancestry.
SIDDIQUI     Muslim, Pakistani, Arabic, Urdu
From the Arabic word صدیق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend" or "truthful". It was traditionally used as an honorific title or a nickname for a trustworthy person.
SING     German, Chinese (Cantonese), Indian
German: probably a variant of Seng. ... [more]
SINHA     Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi
From Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
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.
SONI     Hindi
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.
SUBBIAH     Indian
Tamil Last Name
SUBRAMANIAN     Indian
A Hindu name, based on Sanskrit subrahmaṅya "dear to Brahmans".
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.
TACHURI     Telugu
THE GREAT LITTLESTAR SURNAME IS TACHURI
TAHIR     Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Muslim
Derived from the Arabic given name Tahir.
TAYNAK     Indian
The Surname needs a definition. The surname comes from India and is viewable from facebook profiles and google searches. Ganesh Taynak is a common name. The meaning is unknown so far.
TELAGA     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, mostly denoting agricultural laborers.
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
Means "deity, god, lord"; derived from Sanskrit or Middle Indo-Aryan thakkura.
THAKUR     Indian
Indian (northern states): Hindu name meaning ‘deity’, ‘god’, ‘lord’ in modern Indian languages, from Sanskrit or Middle Indo-Aryan ̣thakkura. Compare Thakkar. Although this name is commonly associated with Kshatriyas, it is also found among Brahmans and other communities.
UNDIRMARE     Indian
Marathi name meaning "mice killer"
UNNIKRISHNAN     Indian, Malayalam
Means "Lord Krishna" or "young Krishna", a combination of the title and given name ഉണ്ണി (uṇṇi) meaning "infant boy, young boy" and the name of Krishna, Hindu deity.
UPPARA     Indian, Tamil
Another form of Oppara.
VAID     Hindi
VANNIYAN     Indian
It denotes those belonging to the Palli caste.
VARMA     Indian
Hindu name, from Sanskrit varman "armor", "protection".
VELAMA     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting mainly agricultural laborers.
VELLALA     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agricultural laborers.
VELLALAN     Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Vellala.
VERMA     Indian
Variant of VARMA.
VIG     Indian
VINDA     Hindi
Taken from Mitravinda, one of the eight principal queen-consorts of the Hindu god Krishna.
WAGHDHARE     Indian
A Marathi surname meaning "Tiger Catcher"
WAPPARA     Indian, Tamil
Another form of Oppara.
WODDA     Indian, Tamil
Another form of Odda.
YASMIN     Bengali, Pakistani
From the given name Yasmin (see Jasmine).
YESMIN     Bengali
Variant of Yasmin.
ZAHEER     Pakistani, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Variant of Zahir used in Pakistan and India.
ZAHID     Pakistani, Urdu, Muslim
From the Arabic given name Zahid.
ZAIDI     Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic (Maghrebi), Malaysian, Muslim
Derived from the given name Zaid. Bearers of this surname are descended from Zaid ibn Ali, the great-grandson of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.
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