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Type Surname (from occupation)
Scripts ગાંધી(Gujarati) गांधी(Marathi, Hindi) ਗਾਂਧੀ(Gurmukhi)
Pronounced Pron. GAN-dee(English) GAHN-dee(Hindi)  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsGandhy

Meaning & History

Derived from Sanskrit गान्धिक (gandhika) meaning "perfumier, perfume seller". Notable bearers include Indian civil rights leader Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi, and Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi (1917-1984).
Added 8/12/2017 by Nicholas
Edited 12/14/2020 by Mike C and HL