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.
AKBAR     Pakistani, Bengali (Muslim), Indonesian, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Arabic, Persian
From the given name Akbar, itself derived from the Arabic أَكْبَر (’akbar) "greater, greatest", the elative degree of كَبِير (kabīr) "big, large, great". It is most widely used in the Islamic takbir: الله أكبر (Allāhu Akbar) meaning "God is the greatest".
ALAM     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Indonesian, Afghani
Means "flag, banner, emblem", derived from the Arabic علم ('alam).
AMEEN     Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Amin.
ANJUM     Pakistani, Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From the Arabic نَجْم (najm) meaning "celestial body, star, planet".
ARIF     Urdu, Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Malay, Arabic
From the given name Arif.
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".
BEGUM     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Pakistani, Kashmiri, Urdu, Telugu, Assamese, Hindi, Odia, Punjabi
From Persian بیگم (beygom), Urdu بیگم (begam), and Hindi बेगम (begam) all meaning "lady, madam"; used as a royal title for Muslim females in Central and South Asia... [more]
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 everywhere without hindrance or obstruction.
CHANDRA     Indian, Bengali, Indonesian, Hindi, Telugu, Fijian
Derived from the Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) "glittering, shining" or "moon" (see the given name Chandra). In Hinduism, this is the name of a lunar deity. This surname is also used in Indonesia and Fiji.
CHATTOPADHYAY     Bengali
From the name of the village of Chaṭṭa combined with the Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) "teacher, instructor, priest".
DASGUPTA     Indian, 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".
GANGOPADHYAY     Bengali
From the name of the village or river Ganges combined with the 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 (Hindu), 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.
HAQUE     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Pakistani
Derived from Arabic حَقَّ (ḥaqqa) meaning "true, right, correct".
HAZRA     Indian, Bengali
Possibly from the name of a location near Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
HOSSAIN     Bengali (Muslim)
Derived from the given name Hossain, a variant of Husayn.
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), Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Assamese, Hindi
Derived directly from the name of the religion of Islam, which is from Arabic الإسلام (al-ʾIslām), which in turn is derived from the Arabic إسلام (ʾislām) meaning "submission".
JHA     Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Nepali
Shortened form of the Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) meaning "teacher, instructor, priest".
KABIR     Bengali (Muslim), Nigerian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Persian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great" (see Akbar).
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]
KHAN     Pakistani, Muslim, Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Pashto, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kashmiri, Odia, Assamese, Punjabi
Derived from the given name Khan, which is from the Turkic title khan meaning "leader, ruler". It is Mongolian in origin, but is primarily used in Muslim-majority countries such as Pakistan.
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.
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 the Sanskrit lala meaning "cajoling". It can also mean "boy" (see Lal; used as an epithet of the Hindu god Krishna) or "red, ruby" in Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali.
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), Odia, Bengali (Muslim), Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Arabic, Indonesian, Nigerian
From the Arabic ملك (malik) meaning "king, sovereign, monarch" (see Malik (1)).
MALLICK     Indian, Bengali, Odia
Variant of Malick also used in Odisha.
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.
MUKHERJEE     Bengali
Variant of Mukhopadhyay. A notable bearer is Pranab Mukherjee (1935-), the current President of India.
MUKHOPADHYAY     Bengali
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".
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.
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.
PRADHAN     Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Assamese
From the Hindu title प्रधान (pradhan) meaning "major, prime", the equivalent to the title vizier.
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]
RAHMAN     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Pakistani, Malay, Arabic, Afghani, Assamese, Malayalam, Hindi, Urdu
From the given name Rahman, used throughout the Muslim world.
RAI     Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhutanese, Pakistani
From the 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, Malaysian
From the Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign"; ultimately from राजन् (rājan) "king, sovereign, prince, chief" (see the given name Raj or Raja).
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.
RAM     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Kashmiri, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Indian (Sikh)
Derived from the given name Ram (2).
RASUL     Pakistani, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Indonesian, Pashto
From the Arabic رَسُول (rasūl) meaning "messenger, apostle, prophet" (see Rasul). This was applied to the Islamic Propet Muhammad, who was also called رسول الله (Rasūl Allāh) meaning "messenger of Allah (God)".
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.
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     Bengali, Indian
Hindu surname derived from the Persian title سرکار (sarkâr) meaning "lord, supervisor, overseer".
SARKER     Bengali
Variant of Sarkar (chiefly Bangladeshi).
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.
SHANKAR     Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali
From the given name Shankar. Famous bearers are Rabindra Shankar "Ravi" Chowdhury (1920-2012), an Indian musician of Bengali origin, Geetali "Norah Jones" Shankar (1979-), an Indian-American singer, and Anoushka Shankar (1981-), an Indian-British sitar player.
SHEIKH     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Assamese, Urdu, Marathi, Pakistani, Somali, Arabic, Persian, Punjabi
From the Arabic شَيْخ (šayḵ) meaning "chief, chieftain, head, patriarch"; used as title for a political or spiritual leader of a community.
SIDDIQUI     Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim)
From Arabic صدیق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend" or "truthful". It was traditionally used as an honorific title or a nickname for a trustworthy person.
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.
UDDIN     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Hindi, Telugu, Pakistani, Urdu
From Arabic الدين (ad-dīn) meaning "the religion", in most cases referring to Islam.
ULLAH     Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Afghani, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From Arabic اللّٰه (allāh), referring to the monotheistic god in Islam (see Allah).
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.
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, Arabic
From the given name Zahid.
ZAHIR     Bengali (Muslim), Muslim, Arabic, Afghani
From the given name Zahir.
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