Assamese Submitted Surnames

Assamese names are used in Assam in eastern India. See also about Indian names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ADHIKARI     Nepali, Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Indo-Nepalese surname with an unknown meaning.
BASUMATARY     Indian, Bodo, Assamese
Means "mother earth" or "earthly folks", a Sanskritized form of the Bodo name Baisamatari.
BEY     Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
CHAKRABORTY     Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Means "ruler of a country" or "emperor", from Sanskrit चक्र (cakrá) meaning "wheel, circle" combined with वर्तते (vártate) meaning "to turn, to roll". The name literally means "turning wheels" or "rolling wheels", but metaphorically denotes a ruler whose chariot's wheels roll without hindrance or obstruction.
CHAWDHURI     Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
DEVI     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Odia
From Sanskrit देवी (devī́) meaning "goddess, female deity" (see the given name Devi). It is used as a surname by women who did not originally have a family name. In 2014, this was the second most common surname in the world and the most common in several Indian states.
DEY     Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Either a variant or Dev or Deva meaning "deity, god" (from the Sanskrit देव (devá)) or derived from the Sanskrit deya meaning "suitable for a gift".
DUTTA     Indian, Bengali, Assamese
From the Sanskrit दत्त (datta) meaning "given, granted".
GOGOI     Indian, Assamese
Assamese name of unknown meaning.
GOSWAMI     Indian, Bengali (Hindu), Hindi, Assamese, Marathi
Hindu surname derived from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "cow, ox" or "earth" combined with स्वामी (svāmī) meaning "master, lord".
KALITA     Indian, Assamese
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Hindu caste in the Indian state of Assam.
KHATUN     Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia
From the Persian خاتون (xātūn), the feminine equivalent of خان‎ (xân), referring to the Turkic title khan (see Khan) or khagan.
MAJHI     Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese
Possibly from the Bengali মাঝি (mājhi) meaning "boatman, oarsman, waterman".
NATH     Indian, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Khmer
From Sanskrit नाथ (nātha) meaning "refuge, help" or "protector, owner".
PATHAK     Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit पाठक (pāṭhaka) meaning "reader, learner".
PRADHAN     Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Assamese
From the Hindu title प्रधान (pradhan) meaning "major, prime", the equivalent to the title vizier.
RAI     Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhutanese, Urdu
From Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign" (see Raj, Raja, or Rajan).
RAY     Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Nepali
Variant of Raj.
SAHU     Indian, Odia, Hindi, Pakistani, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Telugu, Gujarati
Generally means "businessman, moneylender", but also means "gentle, patient" among Jats. Most commonly used by the Odia people in India.
SAIKIA     Indian, Assamese
From Assamese শইকীয়া (Xôykiya), a derivative of the word এশ (exô) meaning "one-hundred". During the Ahom dynasty, it was used as a military title for officials.
SINGHA     Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
SINHA     Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi
From Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
THAPA     Nepali, Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi, Odia
Means "warrior" in Nepali. This was the name of an aristocratic dynasty in Nepal.
UPADHYAYA     Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Assamese
Variant transcription of Upadhyay.
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