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Type Surname (from nickname)
Scripts शाक्‍य(Nepali, Hindi)

Meaning & History

From the name of an ancient clan that inhabited parts of present-day Nepal and northern India. The name may have been derived from Sanskrit शाक (shaka) or शक (shaka) referring to the Sakas, a group of nomadic Iranian peoples, or from शक्य (shakya) meaning "possible, capable".
Added 12/30/2017 by HL
Edited 11/30/2020 by HL