Type Surname (from given name)
Scripts यादव (Hindi, Marathi, Nepali), યાદવ (Gujarati), যাদব (Bengali), యాదవ్ (Telugu), ಯಾದವ್ (Kannada), ਯਾਦਵ (Gurmukhi)
Other Forms FormsYadava
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 7/14/2017
From Sanskrit यादव (yādava) meaning "descendant of Yadu", referring to a legendary Hindu king and an alleged ancestor of KRISHNA. The term traditionally refers to a peasant caste in India and Nepal.