Indian Submitted Surnames
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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]
From Sanskrit मुख्य (mukhya)
meaning "chief" combined with उपाध्याय (upadhyaya)
meaning "teacher, instructor, priest".
MUSLIMArabic, 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.
Hindu surname meaning ‘chief’, ‘leader’, from Sanskrit nayaka.
, 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]
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.
NAYAKIndian, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit नायक (nāyaka)
meaning "hero" or perhaps "leader, chief".
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.
It is a Tamil name, denoting agriculture, such as workers and laborers.
This Surname usually belong to Fisherman Sect in Andhra Pradesh State of India
From Telugu పామిడి (pāmiḍi)
meaning "snake killer" or "garuda, eagle" (also the name of a village in Andhra Pradesh, India), ultimately from పాము (pāmu)
"snake, serpent" combined with రెడ్డి (reḍḍi)
meaning "village headman" (see Reddy
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.
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]
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.
PATHANIndian (Muslim), Bengali, Urdu, Pashto
Derived from Hindustani पठान (paṭhān)
meaning "a Pashtun (person)", referring to the Pashtun ethnic group inhabiting present-day Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is sometimes used by Pashtuns who ancestrally migrated to India.
PRASADIndian, 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]
Derived from Arabic قيوم (qayyum)
meaning "subsistence, independent, sustainer".
QURESHIUrdu, Sindhi, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic قُرَيْش (Qurayš)
, which refers to an ancient Bedouin tribe of the Arabian peninsula (the Islamic Prophet Muhammad
belonged to a sub-clan of the tribe). The name itself is derived from Arabic قَرَشَ (qaraša)
meaning "to gnash, to grind, to chew".
RAIIndian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhutanese, Urdu
From Sanskrit राज (rāja)
meaning "king, chief, sovereign" (see Raj
, or Rajan
RAJIndian, 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".
RAJPUTUrdu, 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.
Derived from Sanskrit राम (rāma)
meaning "pleasing, pleasant, charming" or "dark, black" (see Rama
) combined with मूर्ति (mūrti)
meaning "idol, icon".
Possibly derived from Rohtas
, the name of a district in Bihar, India, itself from the name of a Hindu deity.
Derived from Arabic رَشَدَ (rašada)
meaning "to go the right way, to follow the right course" or "to be well guided" (related to the given names Rashad
). A famous bearer is Ahmed Salman
Rushdie (1947-), a British-Indian author of Kashmiri descent.
SAHUIndian, 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.
Derived from Assamese এশ (exô)
meaning "one-hundred". During the Ahom dynasty, it was used as a military title for officials.
SANDHUIndian (Sikh), Punjabi
Sikh name derived from Sindhu
, a historical name of the Indus River flowing through Pakistan, ultimately from Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu)
meaning "river, stream". The Sandhus are the largest Jat clan in Punjab.
Hindu (Brahman) name, from Sanskrit šāstrī ‘versed in the Shastras’ (from šāstra ‘book of rules’, ‘religious treatise’).
Believed to mean "friend of the army" from Sanskrit सखा (sakhā)
meaning "friend, companion" and सेना (sénā)
SETHIndian, Odia, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh)
meaning "merchant, banker", ultimately from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (śreṣṭh)
meaning "excellent, best".
Gujarati Parsi name meaning "pertaining to the banker", derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh)
meaning "merchant, banker" (see Seth
Derived from Persian شاه (šâh)
meaning "king, monarch", referring to a title used by former Iranian monarchs.
SHAKYANepali, 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.
SHARIFBengali (Muslim), Urdu, Punjabi, Kashmiri, Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic, Somali
From the Arabic title شَرِيف (šarīf)
meaning "noble, honoured, excellent", denoting a Muslim ruler, religious leader, or descendant of Muhammad
SHERPANepali, Indian, Tibetan, Bengali
From the name of the Sherpa
people, a Tibetic ethnic group inhabiting Nepal, China, Bhutan, and the Himalayas. The name itself is derived from Sherpa ཤར (shar)
meaning "east" and wa
"people" (thus, "people of the east" or "eastern people"), a reference to their origin in northeastern Nepal... [more]
Meaning unknown; this was also the name of a Indian dynasty from Maharashtra.
SHRIVASTAVIndian, 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".
SOLANKIIndian, 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.
SURIPunjabi, 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.
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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]
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.
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.
Hindu name, from Sanskrit varman
Taken from Mitravinda, one of the eight principal queen-consorts of the Hindu god Krishna.
Parsi surname possibly derived from Wadia
, the name of a village in Gujarat.
WALIUrdu, Pashto, Bengali, Arabic
Derived from Arabic وَلِيّ (waliyy)
meaning "helper, friend, protector", used in Islam to describe a saint.