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Type Surname (from occupation)
Scripts செட்டியார்(Tamil) ചെട്ടിയാർ(Malayalam)
Other Forms FormsChettiyar, Chetti, Chetty

Meaning & History

Refers to a member of any of the various South Indian castes of traders, businessmen, and merchants. The name itself may be from the Tamil honorific எட்டி (eṭṭi) or from a Sanskrit word meaning "wealth".
Added 3/16/2020 by HL