Indian (Parsi) Submitted Surnames

Parsi names are used by the Parsi people of India.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
BHARUCHAIndian (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.
BULSARAIndian (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.
CONTRACTORIndian (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).
DARUWALAIndian (Parsi)
Derived from Hindi दारू (dārū) meaning "liquor, wine, alcohol" (borrowing from Persian) combined with the suffix -वाला (-vālā) denoting an occupation. It was used to refer to someone who sold or brewed alcohol.
ENGINEERIndian (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.
IRANIPersian, 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.
KAPADIAIndian (Parsi), Indian, Gujarati
Means "cloth maker" from Gujarati કાપડ (kāpaḍ) meaning "cloth, fabric".
MADRASWALAIndian (Parsi)
From Madras (presently Chennai), the name of the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
PARSIPersian, Indian (Parsi)
Derived from Persian پارسی (pârsi) literally meaning "Persian", though it also refers to the Parsi (or Parsee), a Zoroastrian community in India.
RANAIndian (Parsi)
A Hindu and Parsi name meaning literally "king".
SETHNAIndian (Parsi)
Gujarati Parsi name meaning "pertaining to the banker", derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh) meaning "merchant, banker" (see Seth).
WADIAIndian (Parsi)
Parsi surname possibly derived from Wadia, the name of a village in Gujarat.
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