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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage Tamil
Scripts முதலியார்(Tamil)
Other Forms FormsMuthaliar, Muthaliyar.

Meaning & History

"Mudaliar" is a combination of a Tamil word "Mudali" which means "First" and "yar" which is an honorific suffix. So the surname means "First People" or "Elite People" in Tamil.
Added 12/12/2018 by Arcot Mudaliar