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ARORA अरोड़ा Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
From the name of the ancient city of Aror in what is now the Sindh province, Pakistan. The city's name may have been derived from Hindi और (aur)
meaning "more, also".
BANSAL बंसल Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Most likely derived from Sanskrit वंश (vaṃśa)
meaning "lineage, clan, race" or "bamboo".
BHATNAGAR Indian, Hindi
Derived from the name of a subgroup of the Kayasth community, denoting association with Hanumangarh
(formerly named Bhatner
), a city in Rajasthan, India.
BUT भट्ट Indian, Kashmiri, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Sindhi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Khmer
Variant of BUTT
chourey surname basically belongs to kurmi caste
DEO देव Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Malayalam
Variant of DEV
DIKSHIT दीक्षित Indian, Hindi, Odia
From Sanskrit दीक्षित (dīkṣita)
meaning "one who is initiated", ultimately from दीक्षा (dīkṣā)
meaning "initiation, dedication". The term was historically used to refer to teachers and scholars of the Brahmin caste.
GANDHI गांधी Indian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit गान्धिक (gāndhika)
meaning "perfumier, perfume seller". Notable bearers include Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian civil rights leader, and Indira Gandhi (1917-1984), the first female prime minister of India.
KHATUN ख़ातून 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 शैलजा 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 लाल Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi
From Sanskrit लाला (lālā)
meaning "caressing, cajoling". It can also be interpreted to mean "garnet" or "red, ruby" from Persian لال (lâl)
or لعل (la'l)
MASIH मसीह Urdu, Hindi
From Urdu مسیح (masīh)
and Hindi मसीह (masīh)
referring to the Christian messiah (Jesus Christ), of Arabic origin. This is a common surname among Pakistani and Indian Christians.
NAYAK नायक Indian, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit नायक (nāyaka)
meaning "hero" or perhaps "leader, chief".
NEPAL नेपाल Nepali, Indian, Hindi, Bhutanese, Filipino, Malay, Indonesian, Acehnese, Italian, Catalan, Spanish, Galician, Portuguese, French
Ethnic name or regional name for someone from Nepal or who had connections with Nepal. The name of the country is ultimately derived from Sanskrit नेपाल (Nepal
), of unknown meaning.
PRASAD प्रसाद 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 राय Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhutanese, Urdu
From Sanskrit राज (rāja)
meaning "king, chief, sovereign" (see RAJ
, or RAJAN
RAJ राज 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".
RAJABIAN राजबियन Indian, Hindi
Derived from Hindi राजबियन (raajabiyan
), possibly from Arabic رجب (rajab
) meaning "respect".
RAJAL राजल Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
Variant of RAJA
RAJANI रजनी 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
RAJNEESH रजनीश Indian, Hindi
From the given name RAJNISH
. Can also be taken directly from the title रजनीश (rajanish
) meaning "lord of the night".
RAJPUT राजपूत Urdu, Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Assamese, Punjabi
Means "son of the king", derived from Sanskrit राजा (rājā)
meaning "king, sovereign, prince" combined with पुत्र (putrá)
meaning "son, child". This is also the name of a caste originating from the Indian subcontinent.
RAJUL राजुल Indian, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Odia
Variant of RAJU
RAMANI Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Balochi, Pashto, Dari, Kurdish, Sindhi, Gilaki, Luri, Mazanderani, Shina, Chitrali, Talysh, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Tati, Malay, Nepali, Punjabi, Qashqai, Assamese, Dhivehi, Indonesian, Hindi, Uyghur, Turkmen, Uzbek, Maranao, Filipino, Maguindanao, Tagalog, Cebuano, Tausūg
Possibly from the Given Name RAMADAN
. Other Theories possible.
RASTOGI रस्तोगी Indian, Hindi
Possibly derived from Rohtas
, the name of a district in Bihar, India, itself from the name of a Hindu deity.
SACHAN सचान Indian, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit सचान (sácāna)
meaning "kind, friendly".
SAHU साहू 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.
SAXENA सक्सेना Indian, Hindi
Traditionally believed to be derived from Sanskrit सखिसेना (sakhisenā)
meaning "friend of the army", from सखा (sakhā)
meaning "friend, companion" and सेना (sénā)
meaning "army"... [more]
SETH सेठ Indian, Odia, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh)
meaning "merchant, banker", ultimately from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (śreṣṭh)
meaning "excellent, best".
SHAKYA शाक्य Nepali, Indian, Hindi
From the name of an ancient clan that inhabited parts of present-day Nepal and northern India. The name may have been derived from Sanskrit शाक (śāka)
or शक (śaka)
referring to the Sakas, a group of nomadic Iranian peoples, or from शक्य (śakya)
meaning "possible, capable".
SHRIVASTAV श्रीवास्तव Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Hindu Kayasth surname meaning "from Srivasta" in Sanskrit, referring to the Srivasta (श्रीवत्स) subgroup of the the Kayasth caste. The name itself means "beloved of Sri" or "child of Sri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI
) combined with वत्स (vatsá)
meaning "child, offspring, son".
SHROFF Indian, Hindi
Derived from Hindustani saraf
meaning "bullion merchant", which in turn, is ultimately derived from Arabic ṣarrāf
. It is a name originally given to a cashier (especially in a car park or identity card, car licensing offices and public service agents) in East Asia, and a money changer or banker in South Asia.
SINGHAL सिंघल Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Odia, Burmese
Derived from Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá
) meaning "lion" (see SINGH
SOLANKI सोलंकी Indian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi
Either from the name of the Rajput Solanki clan of India or the Solanki (Chaulukya) dynasty that once ruled Gujarat and Rajasthan.
A Suryavanshi Khatri family, the surname originating from the Punjab region of India. In India the term caste creates a crucial distinction between Varna and Jāti, even though jati does not fit into any of the four varnas and is more often referred to as Sudras.
SURI Punjabi, Hindi, Indian (Sikh)
Based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community, from Sanskrit suri
"sun", ‘priest’, ‘sage’. It is also an epithet of Krishna.
SURYA सूर्य 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 ठाकुर 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".
VINDA वृंदा Hindi
Taken from Mitravinda, one of the eight principal queen-consorts of the Hindu god Krishna.
XATUN क्षतुं 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.