Type Surname (from nickname)
Scripts বেগম(Bengali) بیگم(Kashmiri Arabic, Urdu, Shahmukhi) बेगम(Hindi)
Other Forms FormsBegam (Hindi, Urdu), Begüm (Turkish)
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Meaning & History
From the Persian title بیگم (beygom) meaning "lady, madam", traditionally used as a royal title for Muslim females in Central and South Asia. It is the feminine equivalent of the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg).