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KAMAT कामथ, कामत, ಕಾಮತ್ 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".
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]
KAPOOR ਕਪੂਰ, कपूर Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
From Sanskrit कर्पूर (karpūra)
meaning "camphor", referring to a white crystalline substance used in medicines.
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]
KARMAKAR কর্মকার, কৰ্মকাৰ Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Perhaps derived from Sanskrit कर्म (kárma)
meaning "action, performance, deed". This is the name of a Bengali Hindu caste of blacksmiths.
KHALSA ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Theorised to be derived from Arabic خَلَصَ (ḵalaṣa)
meaning "to be pure, to be clear". In Sikhism, the term refers baptised or initiated Sikhs.
KHATUN ख़ातून, খাতুন, ଖାତୁନ 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".
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.
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]
KUMARI शैलजा, کماری, ਕੁਮਾਰੀ, സെൽജ, సెల్జా 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.
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]
LAKHANI લાખાણી Indian, Gujarati, Sindhi
Means "descendant of Lakh", from a short form of the given name LAKSHMANA
. This is the name of a clan found in Gujarat, India, and Sindh, Pakistan.
LAL लाल, لال, ਲਾਲ, ലാൽ, লাল 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.
Lānda (ਲਾਨਦਾ) is a Punjabi surname that is used amongst families belonging to the Bhat tribe. The bearers of this surname belong to the gotra Lākhanpal, which is of Kshatriya origin.
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.
MADRASWALA Indian (Parsi)
(presently Chennai), the name of the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
MAHAJAN महाजन, ਮਹਾਜਨ, مہجن, મહાજન Indian, Marathi, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati
Means "great people", from Sanskrit महा (mahā)
meaning "great, large, big" combined with जन (jána)
MAHAPATRA ମହାପାତ୍ର Indian, Odia
From the Sanskrit महत् (mahat)
"great, large, big" possibly combined with पात्र (pātra)
"drinking-vessel, goblet, bowl, cup".
MAHARAJ महाराज South African, Indian, Trinidadian Creole, Fijian
Means "great king, great ruler", from Sanskrit महा (mahā)
meaning "great, large, big" combined with राज (rāja)
meaning "king, sovereign". It is also found among Indian communities abroad.
MAHARANA ମହାରଣା Indian, Odia
From a title meaning "king of kings" or "great king", derived from Sanskrit महा (mahā)
meaning "great, large, big" combined with राणा (rana)
, a Rajput title meaning "king" (see RANA (2)
MAHATO महतो, মাহাতো, ମାହାତୋ Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Odia
From a secular title given to the head or chief of a village, possibly taken from Sanskrit महत् (mahát)
meaning "great, large, big".
Manans come from Lahore . They belong to Punjabi Brahmin caste of Hinduism.
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.
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]
MIAH মিঞা Bengali
Derived from a Bengali word meaning "gentleman".
MOHANTY ମହାନ୍ତି Indian, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit महत् (mahát)
meaning "great, large".
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]
MUDALIAR முதலியார் Tamil
"Mudaliar" is a combination of a Tamil word "Mudali" which means "First" and "yar" which is an honorific suffix. So the surname means "First People" or "Elite People" in Tamil.
MUKHOPADHYAY মুখোপাধ্যায় Bengali
From Sanskrit मुख्य (mukhya)
meaning "chief" combined with उपाध्याय (upadhyaya)
meaning "teacher, instructor, priest".
MUSLIM مسلم 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.
Hindu surname meaning ‘chief’, ‘leader’, from Sanskrit nayaka.
NAIR നായർ Indian, Malayalam
, 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.
NATH নাথ, नाथ, ନାଥ, ਨਾਥ Indian, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Khmer
From Sanskrit नाथ (nātha)
meaning "refuge, help" or "protector, owner".
NAYAK ନାୟକ, નાયક, नायक, নায়ক, ನಾಯಕ್ Indian, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit नायक (nāyaka)
meaning "hero" or perhaps "leader, chief".
NISHANT ನಿಶಾಂತ್ 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.
NONGRUM Khasi, Indian
"Nongrum" is the name given for the "Title/Surname" of a persons. It is famous only in Khasi Hills, Meghalaya,shillong, the land of the "Khasis".
ODDA Indian, Tamil
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
PAMIREDDY పామిరెడ్డి Indian, Telugu
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
PANDEY पांडे, পান্ডে, ਪਾਂਡੇ Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (paṇḍitá)
meaning "scholar, teacher". In Hindi, the word also refers to a Brahman who either teaches or cooks.
PANDIT पण्डित, পণ্ডিত, पंडित, ପଣ୍ଡିତ Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Odia, Kashmiri
From Sanskrit पण्डित (paṇḍitá)
meaning "learned, wise" and "scholar, teacher". It is used as a title for a teacher or scholar of Hinduism and Hindu philosophy.
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 પરમાર Indian, Gujarati
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]
PARSI पारशी, પારસી Persian, Indian (Parsi)
Derived from Persian پارسی (pârsi)
literally meaning "Persian", though it also refers to the Parsi (or Parsee), a Zoroastrian community in India.
PATHAK पाठक, পাঠক, પાઠક, ਪਾਠਕ Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit पाठक (pāṭhaka)
meaning "reader, learner".
PATHAN পাঠান, پٹھان, पठान Indian (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.
PRADHAN ପଧାନ, প্রধান, प्रधान Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रधान (pradhāna)
meaning "chief, foremost", used as a Hindu title equivalent to the Arabic وَزِير (wazīr)
PRASAD प्रसाद, প্রসাদ, ప్రసాద్, പ്രസാദ, பிரசாதம் 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]
QAYYUM قیوم Urdu
Derived from Arabic قيوم (qayyum)
meaning "subsistence, independent, sustainer".
QURESHI قریشی Arabic, Urdu
Originally denoted a member of the Quraysh, a historical Arab tribe that the Prophet Muhammad
belonged to. The name itself is derived from Arabic قَرَشَ (qaraša)
meaning "to gnash, to grind, to chew".
RAI राय, রাই, ਰਾਏ, رائے Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhutanese, Urdu
From Sanskrit राज (rāja)
meaning "king, chief, sovereign" (see RAJ
, or RAJAN
RAJ राज, راج, ਰਾਜ, ராஜ், രാജ് 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 راجپوت, राजपूत, ਰਾਜਪੂਤ 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.
RAJU রাজু, రాజు, രാജു, ராஜூ, ರಾಜು Indian, Bengali, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Odia, Punjabi
Means "king" from Sanskrit राज (rāja)
meaning "king, sovereign, chief".
RAM राम, ਰਾਮ, رام, রাম, ராம் Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Kashmiri, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Indian (Sikh)
Derived from the given name RAM (2)
RAMAMURTHY ராமமூர்த்தி Indian, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit राम (rāma)
meaning "pleasing, pleasant, charming" or "dark, black" (see RAMA
) combined with मूर्ति (mūrti)
meaning "idol, icon".
RASTOGI रस्तोगी Indian, Hindi
Possibly derived from Rohtas
, the name of a district in Bihar, India, itself from the name of a Hindu deity.
ROY রায়, ৰয়, राय, रॉय, റോയ് Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali, Urdu
Variant of RAJ
SACHAN सचान Indian, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit सचान (sácāna)
meaning "kind, friendly".
SAHU ସାହୁ, साहू, সাহু, సాహు, સાહુ 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 শইকীয়া Indian, Assamese
Derived from Assamese শইকীয়া (Xôykiya)
, which was a title used for military officials during the Ahom dynasty of Assam. It is ultimately derived from the Assamese word এশ (exô)
SANDHU ਸੰਧੂ Indian (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’).
SAXENA सक्सेना Indian, Hindi
Believed to mean "friend of the army" from Sanskrit सखा (sakhā)
meaning "friend, companion" and सेना (sénā)
SEEDAT Indian (Muslim)
“Lord” in Hindustani. Comes from "Sidi". May be Egyptian, Arabic or Persian in origin.
SETH ଶେଠ, सेठ, ਸੇਠ Indian, Odia, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh)
meaning "merchant, banker", ultimately from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (śreṣṭh)
meaning "excellent, best".
SETHNA સેઠના, सेठना Indian (Parsi)
Gujarati Parsi name meaning "pertaining to the banker", derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh)
meaning "merchant, banker" (see SETH
SHAH شاه Persian, Urdu
Derived from Persian شاه (šâh)
meaning "king, monarch", referring to a title used by former Iranian monarchs.
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.