are used in Bangladesh and eastern India.
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ABDUL আব্দুল Arabic, Urdu, Pashto, Bengali, Punjabi
From Arabic عبد ال (abdul
) meaning "servant of the", commonly used as a prefix for given names (such as عبد العزيز ('Abd al-'Aziz
) meaning "servant of the powerful").
ALAM আলম Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
Means "world, universe" (عالم) or "flag, sign, mark" (علم) in Arabic. This spelling represents two separate words in Arabic.
ANJUM আনজুম Urdu, Bengali
Means "stars", the plural of Arabic نَجْم (najm)
BAIG বাইগ Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Assamese, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Punjabi, Turkish, Arabic
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg
) (modern Turkish bey
) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master". It is especially common in Pakistan and the Maghreb.
BAKSHI বক্সী Indian, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Persian بخشی (baxši)
meaning "paymaster, scribe, secretary", used as a title for officials who distributed wages in Muslim armies.
BANGLA বাংলা Bengali
From বাংলা (Bangla)
, the endonym of the Bengali people, the region of Bengal (including Bangladesh), and the Bengali language. The word itself is derived either from Vanga
, the name of an ancient kingdom on the Indian subcontinent, or from an Austric word meaning "sun god".
BHOWMIK ভৌমিক Indian, Bengali
Means "landowner, landlord" in Bengali, ultimately derived from Sanskrit भूमि (bhūmi)
"earth, soil, ground".
CHAKRABORTY চক্রবর্তী 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.
CHATTOPADHYAY চট্টোপাধ্যায় Bengali
, the name of a village, and Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya)
meaning "teacher, instructor".
CHHETRI ছেত্ৰী Nepali, Indian, Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit क्षत्रिय (kṣatríya)
, the name of the Hindu social class consisting of warriors and rulers.
DEBNATH দেবনাথ Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit देव (devá)
meaning "deity, god" combined with नाथ (nāthá)
meaning "possessor, owner".
DEO দেও Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Malayalam, Kannada
Variant of DEV
DEY দে Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Either a variant or DEV
meaning "deity, god" (from the Sanskrit देव (devá)
) or derived from the Sanskrit deya
meaning "suitable for a gift".
DHAR ধর Indian, Bengali
Most likely from Bengali ধার (dhāra)
meaning "credit"; ultimately from Sanskrit उद्धार (uddhara)
"deliverance, salvation, release".
ELLYAS এলিয়াস Arabic, Somali, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Punjabi, Indian (Muslim), Ethiopian, Ge'ez, Amharic, Filipino, Malay, Indonesian, Turkish
Form of ILYAS
found in several languages.
GANGOPADHYAY গঙ্গোপাধ্যায় Bengali
From the name of the Ganges River (also the name of a villge) combined with Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya)
meaning "teacher, instructor, priest".
GHOSH ঘোষ Bengali, Indian
Means "cowherder" or "milkman" from Sanskrit गो (gó)
meaning "cow, cattle, ox".
HAQ হক Urdu, Bengali
From Arabic حَقّ (ḥaqq)
meaning "true, right, real".
HAZRA হাজরা Indian, Bengali
Possibly from the name of a location near Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
KAJAL কাজল Indian, Gujarati, Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit कज्जल (kajjala)
meaning "collyrium, lotion" or "ink, soot", though it also refers to kohl
, a dark powder used as a eye makeup.
KARAL Indian, Bengali
This Surname was given in honour by the Britishers to Nikhil Chandra Banerjee to recognize his efforts in constructing The Karali Kali temple in Dhaka,now the capital of Bangladesh. It was a very expensive construction and still attracts tourists every year... [more]
KARMAKAR কর্মকার Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Perhaps derived from Sanskrit कर्म (kárma)
meaning "action, performance, deed". This is the name of a Bengali Hindu caste of blacksmiths.
KHATUN খাতুন Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia
Derived from Persian خاتون (xātūn)
referring to a title of nobility and the feminine equivalent of the Turkic title khan
meaning "leader, ruler".
KUMARI কুমারী Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Sinhalese, Pakistani
From the given name KUMARI
, the feminine form of KUMAR
. It is exclusively used by women.
MOSA মোসা Arabic, Somali, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Assamese, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi, Dhivehi, Turkish
From the given name MUSA
MUKHOPADHYAY মুখোপাধ্যায় Bengali
From Sanskrit मुख्य (mukhya)
meaning "chief" combined with उपाध्याय (upadhyaya)
meaning "teacher, instructor, priest".
NAYAK নায়ক Indian, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit नायक (nāyaka)
meaning "hero" or perhaps "leader, chief".
PATHAN পাঠান Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Urdu, Pashto
Derived from Hindustani पठान (paṭhān)
meaning "a Pashtun (person)", referring to the Pashtun ethnic group inhabiting present-day Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is sometimes used by Pashtuns who ancestrally migrated to India.
PRASAD প্রসাদ Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Odia, Kannada
From Sanskrit प्रसाद (prasadā)
meaning "clearness, brightness, purity, graciousness", ultimately from प्रसद् (prasad)
"to fall into the power of". In Hinduism and Sikhism, the term refers to a type of religious food... [more]
RAI রাই Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhutanese, Urdu
From Sanskrit राज (rāja)
meaning "king, chief, sovereign" (see RAJ
, or RAJAN
RAJ রাজ Indian, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Odia, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhalese
From Sanskrit राज (rāja)
meaning "king, chief, sovereign", ultimately from राजन् (rājan)
meaning "king, sovereign, prince, chief".
RAJAL রাজাল Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
Variant of RAJA
RAJANI রজনী Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Malaysian
Meaning unknown, either from the titles RAJAN
, or RAJ
, or from the given name RAJANI
RAJUL রাজুল Indian, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Odia
Variant of RAJU
RAMADHAN রমজান Arabic, Somali, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, Pashto, Afghani, Sindhi, Balochi, Dhivehi, Filipino, Maranao, Maguindanao, Tausug, Malay, Indonesian, Swahili, Albanian, Kosovar
From the given name RAMADAN
RAMAZANI রমজান Persian, Kurdish, Gurani, Gilaki, Mazanderani, Luri, Laki, Dari, Shina, Chitrali, Talysh, Tati, Afghani, Urdu, Pashto, Arabic, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Sindhi, Balochi, Turkish, Uyghur, Albanian, Kosovar
From the given name RAMADAN
SAHU সাহু 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.
SHEIKH শেখ Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the Arabic title شَيْخ (šayḵ)
meaning "chief, chieftain, head". It is used to denote a political or spiritual leader of a Muslim community.
SHERPA শেরপা Nepali, Indian, Tibetan, Bengali
From the name of the Sherpa
people, a Tibetic ethnic group inhabiting Nepal, China, Bhutan, and the Himalayas. The name itself is derived from Sherpa ཤར (shar)
meaning "east" and wa
"people" (thus, "people of the east" or "eastern people"), a reference to their origin in northeastern Nepal... [more]
SIDDIQUI সিদ্দিকা Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From Arabic صَادِق (ṣādiq)
meaning "true, truthful, veracious". It was traditionally used as an honorific title or a nickname for a trustworthy person.
SINGHAL সিংহল Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Odia, Burmese
Derived from Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá
) meaning "lion" (see SINGH
SURYA সূর্য Indian, Urdu, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Odia, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Indonesian, Javanese
Derived from Sanskrit सूर्य (sū́rya
) meaning "sun" (see the given name SURYA
THAKUR ঠাকুর Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Odia, Assamese, Gujarati, Nepali
From an feudal title used for noble classes in India and Nepal derived from Sanskrit ठक्कुर (ṭhakkura)
meaning "deity, chief, lord".
UDDIN উদ্দিন Bengali, Urdu, Tausug
From Arabic الدين (ad-dīn)
meaning "the religion", commonly used as a suffix for given names.
ULLAH উল্লাহ Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Means "of Allah, of God" from Arabic اللّٰه (Allah)
referring to the monotheistic god in Islam. It is commonly used as a component in given names.
WALI ওয়ালি Urdu, Pashto, Bengali, Arabic
Derived from Arabic وَلِيّ (waliyy)
meaning "helper, friend, protector", used in Islam to describe a saint.
XATUN জাটুন Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Odia, Punjabi, Kurdish, Azerbaijani, Albanian, Bosnian
Alternate transcription of KHATUN
. It is common in Xinjiang, China. It is also sometimes borne by Georgians and Armenians of Azerbaijani descent.