Bachchan बच्चन Indian, Hindi
From Hindi बच्चा (bachcha)
, a word of Persian origin. This surname was adopted by the Indian poet Harivansh Rai Srivastava (1907-2003).
Bandyopadhyay বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায Bengali
From the name of the village of Bandoghat
combined with upadhaya
Bhattacharya ভট্টাচার্য, भट्टाचार्य Bengali
From a Bengali title composed of the Sanskrit words भट्ट (bhatta)
meaning "scholar, lord" and आचार्य (acharya)
Gupta गुप्त, গুপ্তা, ગુપ્તા, ਗੁਪਤਾ, గుప్తా Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu
Iyer ஐயர் Tamil
Referred to a person belonging to the Iyer subcaste of the larger Brahmin caste. The Iyer subcaste is traditionally devoted to the God Vishnu.
Jain जैन, જૈન Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Referred to a person who followed the principles of Jainism, a religion practiced in India. Jains are the followers of Lord Mahavira (599-527 BC).
Kaur ਕੌਰ Indian (Sikh)
, ultimately from Sanskrit कुमारी (kumari)
meaning "girl". In 1699 Guru Gobind Singh gave all his Sikh female followers the surname Kaur
and all males Singh
. In many instances, it is also used as a middle name with the family name serving as the surname.
Khan খান, خان Bengali, Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "king, ruler"
, probably of Mongolian origin but used in many languages.
Korrapati కొర్రపాటి Indian, Telugu
From an area called Korra
combined with Telugu పతి (pati)
meaning "belongs to".
Kumar कुमार, కుమార్, ಕುಮಾರ್, ਕੁਮਾਰ, কুমার, কুমাৰ, કુમાર, କୁମାର, കുമാർ, குமார் Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Odia, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "boy, prince"
Narang नारंग Indian, Hindi
From the name of a Pakistani town that was in undivided India.
Sharma शर्मा, শর্মা, শৰ্মা, શર્મા, ਸ਼ਰਮਾ, శర్మ, ಶರ್ಮಾ, ശർമ്മ, சர்மா Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Means "joy, shelter, comfort"
Tamboli तांबोळी Indian, Marathi
From the Sanskrit word ताम्बूल (tambula)
meaning "betel leaves"
. These leaves are used in rituals and worship, and the name was originally given to a person who grew or sold them.
Vemulakonda వేములకొండ Indian, Telugu
Indicated a person from the city of Vemula in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.