Type Surname (from nickname)
Scripts بیگم(Urdu, Shahmukhi) बेगम(Hindi) বেগম(Bengali) ਬੇਗਮ(Gurmukhi)

Meaning & History

From a title traditionally used as an honorific for Muslim women in India and other parts of southern Asia. It is derived from a feminine form of the Turkic title beg meaning "chieftain" (modern Turkish bey).

Related Names

VariantsBegam(Indian (Muslim)) Begam(Bengali (Muslim)) Begam(Urdu) Begam(Punjabi)
User SubmissionBegüm


Entry updated April 23, 2024