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Type Surname (from nickname)
Scripts বেগম(Bengali) بیگم(Kashmiri Arabic, Urdu, Shahmukhi) बेगम(Hindi)
Other Forms FormsBegam (Hindi, Urdu), Begüm (Turkish)

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).
Added 2/8/2014 by Randee15
Edited 3/3/2020 by Mike C and highexpectasians

See Also

Begum, and user submission Begüm