Bengali Submitted Surnames

Bengali names are used in Bangladesh and eastern India.
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ADHIKARI     Nepali, Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Indo-Nepalese surname with an unknown meaning.
AGARWAL     Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain surname meaning "people of Agroha", referring to a town in the Indian state of Haryana.
AKHTAR     Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Pashto
Derived from Persian اختر (axtar) meaning "star".
ALAM     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Indonesian, Afghani
Means "flag, banner, emblem", derived from the Arabic علم ('alam).
ALVI     Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic علوي (ʿalawiyy) meaning "pertaining to Ali (1)". The Alvi are a Muslim clan from India and Pakistan claiming descent from Ali ibn Abi Talib (601-661), a cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.
AMEEN     Urdu, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Amin.
ANJUM     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From Arabic نَجْم (najm) meaning "celestial body, star, planet".
ARIF     Urdu, Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Malay, Arabic
From the given name Arif.
AZAM     Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic أَعْظَم (ʾaʿẓam) meaning "greater, greatest".
BANGLA     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".
BARMAN     Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit वर्मा (varman) meaning "armour, shield, protection".
BEGUM     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Kashmiri, Urdu, Punjabi
From the Persian title بیگم (beygom) meaning "lady, madam", traditionally used as a royal title for Muslim females in Central and South Asia. It is the feminine equivalent of the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg).
BHAGAT     Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain name derived from Sanskrit भक्त (bhákta) meaning "devotee, adorer".
BISWAS     Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit विश्वास (viśvāsá) meaning "trust, confidence, faith".
CHAKRABARTI     Indian, Bengali
Variant transcription of Chakraborty.
CHAKRABARTY     Indian, Bengali
Variant transcription of Chakraborty.
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.
CHAND     Indian, Fijian, Nepali, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon" (see Chand).
CHANDRA     Indian, Bengali, Indonesian, Hindi, Telugu, Fijian
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon". In Hindu belief, this is the name of a lunar deity.
From the name of the village of Chaṭṭa combined with Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) meaning "teacher, instructor, priest".
CHAWDHURI     Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHAWDHURY     Bengali
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
DASGUPTA     Bengali
Combination of Das and Gupta.
DATTA     Bengali, Indian, Odia
Variant of Dutta used in Bangladesh.
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".
DHAR     Indian, Bengali
Most likely from Bengali ধার (dhāra) meaning "credit"; ultimately from Sanskrit उद्धार (uddhara) "deliverance, salvation, release".
DUTTA     Indian, Bengali, Assamese
From the Sanskrit दत्त (datta) meaning "given, granted".
From the name of the Ganges River (also the name of a villge) combined with Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) meaning "teacher, instructor, priest".
GANGULY     Bengali
Variant of Gangopadhyay.
GHOSH     Indian, Bengali (Hindu)
Bengali Hindu derived from Sanskrit घोष (ghoṣa) "noise, sound or "cry, holler, yell". Alternatively, it could mean "cowherd" or "milkman", also from Sanskrit.
GHOSHAL     Indian, Bengali
Possibly derived from the surname Ghosh.
GOSWAMI     Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi
Hindu surname derived from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "cow, ox" or "earth" combined with स्वामी (svāmī) meaning "master, lord".
HAIDER     Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Haider.
HAQ     Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Punjabi
Variant spelling of Haque.
HAQUE     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu
Derived from Arabic حَقَّ (ḥaqqa) meaning "true, right, correct".
HASSAN     Arabic, Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From the given name Hassan.
HAZRA     Indian, Bengali
Possibly from the name of a location near Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
HOSSAIN     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Husayn.
HUSAIN     Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Bengali (Muslim)
From the given name Husain.
IMAM     Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Nigerian, Arabic, Indonesian
From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām) meaning "leader, guide", used to denote a leader within a Muslim community.
ISLAM     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Arabic
Derived from the name of the religion of Islam, itself from Arabic إسلام (ʾislām) meaning "submission (to God)".
JHA     Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upādhyāya) meaning "teacher (of the Vedas)".
KABIR     Bengali (Muslim), Nigerian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Persian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great" (see Akbar).
KAJAL     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     Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Perhaps derived from Sanskrit कर्म (kárma) meaning "action, performance, deed". This is the name of a Bengali Hindu caste of blacksmiths.
KHALIL     Arabic, Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From the given name Khalil.
KHAN     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Pashto, Kashmiri, Punjabi
Derived from the Turkic military title khan, which is ultimately of Mongolian origin from ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ (qaɣan) meaning "king, emperor, sovereign".
KHATUN     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     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.
LAL     Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Nepali, Bengali
Means "darling, precious, beloved", from Sanskrit lala meaning "cajoling". It can also mean "boy" or "red, ruby" in Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali.
MAHATO     Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Odia
From a secular title given to the head or chief of a village, possibly taken from Sanskrit महत् (mahát) meaning "great, large, big".
MAJHI     Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese
Possibly from the Bengali মাঝি (mājhi) meaning "boatman, oarsman, waterman".
MALEK     Indian (Muslim), Gujarati, Persian, Bengali (Muslim), Arabic
Variant of Malik. A notable bearer is Rami Malek (1981-), an Egyptian-American actor.
MALICK     Indian, Bengali, Pakistani, Western African
From the Arabic ملك (malik) meaning "king, sovereign, monarch" (see Malik (1)), used by Indian Hindus and Muslims.
MALIK     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Indonesian
From the Arabic title ملك (malik) meaning "king, sovereign, monarch".
MALLICK     Indian, Bengali, Odia, Urdu
Variant transcription of Malick.
MIRZA     Muslim, Pakistani, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Marathi
Derived from the given name Mirza, taken directly from the Persian title of the same name denoting a prince.
MOSHARRAF     Bengali (Muslim)
Bengali variant of Musharraf.
MOSTAFA     Arabic, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Mustafa.
MUKERJEE     Bengali
Variant transcription of Mukherjee.
MUKHERJEE     Bengali
Variant of Mukhopadhyay.... [more]
From Sanskrit मुख्य (mukhya) meaning "chief" combined with उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) meaning "teacher, instructor, priest".
MUSHARRAF     Pakistani, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim)
From the Arabic مشرف (musharaf) meaning "supervisor, overseer" or "honourable, dominant".
NATH     Indian, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Khmer
From Sanskrit नाथ (nātha) meaning "refuge, help" or "protector, owner".
NAYAK     Indian, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit नायक (nāyaka) meaning "hero" or perhaps "leader, chief".
NOOR     Pakistani, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Punjabi, Malay, Pashto, Arabic, Indian (Muslim), Muslim
From the given name Noor, from the Arabic نُور (nūr) "light".
OMAR     Arabic, Somali, African, Malaysian, Pakistani, Bengali (Muslim), Muslim
From the Arabic given name Omar.
PANDEY     Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "scholar, teacher". In Hindi, the word also refers to a Brahman who either teaches or cooks.
PANDIT     Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Odia, Kashmiri
From Sanskrit पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "learned, wise" and "scholar, teacher". It is used as a title for a teacher or scholar of Hinduism and Hindu philosophy.
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.
PRAMANIK     Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Odia, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit प्रामाणिक (prāmāṇik) meaning "genuine, authentic, credible".
PRASAD     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     Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhutanese, Urdu
From Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign" (see Raj, Raja, or Rajan).
RAJ     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".
RAJA     Pakistani, Indian, Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil, Malaysian, Bengali, Urdu
Variant of Raj; also a South Asian title of Indian origin used to denote a prince or ruler.
RAJAN     Indian, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Malaysian
From the title Raja or Raj denoting a South Asian king or prince; mainly used in Southern India.
RAJU     Indian, Bengali, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Odia, Punjabi
Means "king" from Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, sovereign, chief".
RAM     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Kashmiri, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Indian (Sikh)
Derived from the given name Ram (2).
RASHEED     Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Rashid.
RASUL     Urdu, Pashto, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Indonesian
From Arabic رَسُول (rasūl) meaning "messenger, apostle, prophet" (see Rasul).
RAY     Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Nepali
Variant of Raj.
SAHOO     Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi
Variant transcription of Sahu.
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.
SAMIR     Arabic, Bengali, Indian
From the given name Samir (1).
SARDAR     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Marathi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Afghani
From the Persian title سردار (sardâr) meaning "commander, headmaster", traditionally denoting a prince, nobleman, or aristocrat.
SARKAR     Indian, Bengali
Hindu surname derived from the Persian title سرکار (sarkâr) meaning "lord, supervisor, overseer".
SARKER     Bengali
Variant transcription of Sarkar.
SARWAR     Pakistani, Bengali (Muslim)
From the Persian title سرور (sarvar) meaning "master, leader, chief".
SERKER     Bengali
Variant of Sarkar.
SHAH     Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sādhú) meaning "gentleman, virtuous man". Not to be confused with the Persian surname Shah.
SHAHEEN     Arabic, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Shahin.
SHAHIN     Bengali (Muslim), Arabic, Persian
From the given name Shahin.
SHAIKH     Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Sheikh.
SHAKUR     Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Urdu
From the given name Shakur.
SHEIKH     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Somali, Arabic, Persian, Punjabi
From the Arabic title شَيْخ (šayḵ) meaning "chief, chieftain, head", used as title for a political or spiritual leader of a Muslim community.
SHERPA     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]
SHUKLA     Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit शुक्ल (śukla) meaning "white, bright, pure".
SIDDIQUI     Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Bengali, Indian (Muslim)
From Arabic صَادِق (ṣādiq) meaning "true, truthful, veracious". It was traditionally used as an honorific title or a nickname for a trustworthy person.
SINGHA     Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Thai
Derived from Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
SINHA     Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi
From Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
SRIVASTAVA     Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Nepali, Kannada
Variant transcription of Shrivastav.
THAPA     Nepali, Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi, Odia
Means "warrior" in Nepali. This was the name of an aristocratic dynasty in Nepal.
UDDIN     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu
From Arabic الدين (ad-dīn) meaning "the religion" (referring to Islam).
ULLAH     Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Afghani, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From Arabic اللّٰه (allāh), referring to the monotheistic god in Islam (see Allah).
UPADHYAY     Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Hindu Brahmin surname derived from Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upādhyāya) meaning "teacher (of the Vedas)".
YADAV     Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali, Punjabi
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.
YAMEEN     Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
Variant transcription of Yamin.
YASMIN     Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Yasmin.
YESMIN     Bengali
Variant of Yasmin.
ZAHEED     Bengali (Muslim)
Variant of Zahid used in Bangladesh.
ZAHID     Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali (Muslim), Afghani
From the given name Zahid.
ZAHIR     Bengali (Muslim), Muslim, Arabic, Afghani
From the given name Zahir.
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