Indian Submitted Surnames

Indian names are used in India and in Indian communities throughout the world. See also about Indian names.
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ACHARYAIndian, Odia, Bengali, Marathi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit आचार्य (ācārya) meaning "knowing, teaching" or "teacher, instructor".
ADHIKARINepali, Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit अधिकार (adhi-kāra) meaning "authority, right, government, rule".
ADHIKARYIndian, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali
Variant transcription of Adhikari.
ADILUrdu, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Adil.
ADVANISindhi, Indian
Sindhi Hindu surname meaning "descendant of Adu", most likely referring to the name of a past ancestor of the clan.
AGARWALIndian, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain surname meaning "people of Agroha", referring to a town in the Indian state of Haryana.
AHUJAIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Indian (Sikh)
Sikh name meaning "descendant of Ahu", based on the name of a clan in these communities (see Arora). Ahu is presumably the name of an ancestor; the suffix -jā is patronymic.
AKHTARUrdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Pashto
Derived from Persian اختر (axtar) meaning "star".
ALAMBengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Indonesian, Afghani
Means "flag, banner, emblem", derived from the Arabic علم ('alam).
ALVIUrdu, 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.
AMEENUrdu, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Amin.
AMERArabic, Urdu
Variant of 'Aamir.
ANGADIIndian, Kannada
From Kannada ಅಂಗಡಿ (aṃgaḍi) meaning "store, shop".
ANJUMIndian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From Arabic نَجْم (najm) meaning "celestial body, star, planet".
ANNEIndian
Indian (Andhra Pradesh); pronounced as two syllables: Hindu name of unknown meaning.
ANWERUrdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of Anwar.
ARADHYAIndian, Sanskrit
Means "one who worships god". Commonly seen in India, Karnataka and other parts of India like kashi. They wear holy thread (yagnopaveetha).
ARIGETelugu
This name is famous surname in telugu states of South India.
ARORAIndian, Hindi, Punjabi, Sindhi
Hindu and Sikh name derived from اروهڙ (Aror), the name of the former capital of Sindh, India (now a part of Pakistan and known as Rohri). The name itself is derived from Hindi and Punjabi Aur meaning "someone else", used by the past Aroras to escape persecution.
ASHIQPunjabi, Urdu
Derived from Arabic عَاشِق (ʿāšiq) meaning "enamored, infatuated" or "admirer, lover", ultimately from عِشْق (ʿišq) "being in love".
AURANGZEBUrdu
From the given name Aurangzeb.
AYUBIPersian, Pashto, Urdu
Variant transcription of Ayoubi.
AYYAGARIIndian
Owner, Teacher
AZAMUrdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic أَعْظَم (ʾaʿẓam) meaning "greater, greatest".
AZMATUrdu
Derived from the Arabic عَظَمَة (ʿaẓama) meaning "majesty, glory".
BAIIndian, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Malayalam
Perhaps derived from Hindi बाई (bāī) meaning "lady".
BAJWAPakistani, Urdu, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
From the Persian باز (bâz) meaning "hawk, falcon". Used by both Pakistani Muslims and Indian Sikhs.
BALIJAIndian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting either "traders/merchants" or "agriculturists".
BALJIIndian, Telugu
Another form of Balija.
BANGLABengali
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".
BANSALIndian, Hindi, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Most likely from Sanskrit वंश (vaṃśa) meaning "bamboo, sugar cane" or "lineage, stock, pedigree".
BARMANIndian, Bengali, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit वर्मा (varman) meaning "armour, shield, protection".
BASRAIndian, Punjabi
From the name of a city in present-day Iraq, Basra (البصرة‎).
BASUMATARYIndian, Bodo, Assamese
From a Sanskritized form of the Bodo name बसुमातारी (Baisamatari), which meant "mother earth" or "earthly folks". The name was originally used by landowners or landlords.
BATRAIndian, Hindi, Punjabi
Of unknown meaning, based on a clan of the Hindu and Sikh Arora community.
BAWAPunjabi
Sikh name based on the name of a Jat clan. It is also a title given to the male descendants of the first three Sikh gurus.
BEGUMIndian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Kashmiri, Urdu, Punjabi, Turkish
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).
BEYIndian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
BHAGATIndian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain name derived from Sanskrit भक्त (bhákta) meaning "devotee, adorer".
BHARUCHAIndian (Parsi)
Refers to the city of Bharuch in Gujarat, India, which is thought to be derived from the name of a figure in Hindu mythology.
BHASINIndian, Hindi, Punjabi
Believed to be derived from Sanskrit भानु (bhānu) meaning "ray of light" or "sun".
BHATTIPunjabi, Sindhi, Indian
Punjabi Rajput name derived from Sanskrit भट्ट (bhaṭṭa) meaning "lord".
BHAUMIKBengali, Indian
Variant transcription of Bhowmik.
BHOWMICKBengali, Indian
Variant transcription of Bhowmik.
BHOWMIKBengali, Indian
Means "landowner, landlord" in Bengali, ultimately derived from Sanskrit भूमि (bhūmi) "earth, soil, ground".
BISWASIndian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit विश्वास (viśvāsá) meaning "trust, confidence, faith".
BOURASSAIndian
Seems to be an Indian name. I am in touch with a relative whose family were Pottawatomi Indians in Oklahoma. This name comes from that reservation.
BULSARAIndian (Parsi)
Indian Parsi surname derived from the name of the city of Bulsar (today known as Valsad) in Gujarat, which served as a centre for Zoroastrian culture in the 17th century. A notable bearer was British singer and songwriter Freddie Mercury (1946-1991), who was born as Farrokh Bulsara.
BUTTPunjabi, Urdu
Most likely derived from Sanskrit भटट (bhatt) meaning "scholar".
BUXSindhi, Urdu, Balochi, Punjabi
Derived from Persian بخش (baxš) meaning "part, district, section" or "fortune".
CAVARAIIndian, Tamil
Variant transcription of Kavarai.
CHADHARIIndian, Gujarati
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHAKKILIYANIndian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting "cobblers" and "leatherworkers".
CHAKRABARTIIndian, Bengali
Variant transcription of Chakraborty.
CHAKRABARTYIndian, Bengali
Variant transcription of Chakraborty.
CHAKRABORTYIndian, 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.
CHANDIndian, Fijian, Nepali, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon" (see Chand).
CHANDIAPunjabi
Surname rarely used in Pakistani Punjab. The origin of Chandia is Pali. Chandia is a variation of the name Chanda (English and Indian).
CHANDIOPakistani, Sindhi, Balochi
From the given name Chand, referring to a past ancestor of Kurdish-Balochi origin. This is the name of a Sindhi and Balochi tribe in Pakistan.
CHANDRAIndian, 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.
CHANDRANIndian, Malayalam, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon".
CHANDRASEKHARIndian
A Hindu name meaning literally "holder of the moon" (an epithet of the god Shiva). A notable bearer of this surname was the Indian-born US physicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910-1995); the Chandrasekhar limit, i.e. the upper limit for the mass of a white dwarf star beyond which the star collapses to a neutron star or a black hole, is named after him.
CHATTOPADHYAYBengali
From the name of the village of Chaṭṭa combined with Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) meaning "teacher, instructor, priest".
CHAUDARIIndian, Telugu
Variant transcription of Chaudhary used in Southern India.
CHAUDARYUrdu
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHAUDHRYUrdu, Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHAUHANIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Assamese, Punjabi, Gujarati
Of unknown meaning. Folk etymologies derive it from Sanskrit चतुर् (cátur) meaning "four" or possibly from a hero named Chahamana (of whom members of the caste trace their ancestry from).
CHAVALITelugu
Brahmin last name of South India, Andhra Pradesh
CHAWDHURIIndian, Bengali, Assamese
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHAWDHURYBengali
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHEEMAPunjabi
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Punjabi-speaking subclan of the Jat people found in India and Pakistan, with most members being either Muslim or Sikh.
CHETTIIndian, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil
Variant transcription of Chetty.
CHETTYIndian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting a trader.
CHOPRAIndian, Punjabi
Khatri Sikh, Hindu, and Jain name of unknown meaning.
CHOUREYHindi
chourey surname basically belongs to kurmi caste
CHOWDARYIndian, Telugu, Tamil
Variant of Chaudhary used in Southern India.
CHOWDHARYIndian, Bengali, Urdu, Hindi
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHOWDHRYUrdu, Bengali, Hindi
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHUCKLERIndian, Telugu
Telugu occupational name for a leather worker, a job historically considered spiritually polluting and impure in India, where the surname belongs to Dalit, or "Untouchables" - members of the lowest caste.
CONTRACTORIndian (Parsi)
Parsi occupational surname for a contractor, or someone who works on the basis of a contract. As the British rule of India demanded for all Parsees to adopt a surname, many adopted English vocabulary based on their occupation (i.e. Engineer or Merchant).
DANIGujarati, Sanskrit
Indian (Gujarat): Hindu Vania name, from the Sanskrit epithet dani ‘liberal in giving’.
DARKashmiri, Pakistani, Indian
Variant of Dhar used by Kashmiris in Pakistan.
DARUWALAIndian (Parsi)
Derived from Hindi दारू (dārū) meaning "liquor, wine, alcohol" (borrowing from Persian) combined with the suffix -वाला (-vālā) denoting an occupation. It was used to refer to someone who sold or brewed alcohol.
DASGUPTABengali
Combination of Das and Gupta.
DATTABengali, Indian, Odia
Variant transcription of Dutta.
DAVEIndian
Who knows Vedas that known as Dave
DAWOODUrdu, Arabic
From the given name Dawud.
DAYALIndian, Hindi, Punjabi
Means "kind, compassionate", derived from Sanskrit दया (dayā) meaning "compassion, pity".
D'COSTAIndian (Christian)
Form of Da Costa more common among Christians from India.
DEBNATHIndian, Bengali, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit देव (devá) meaning "deity, god" combined with नाथ (nāthá) meaning "possessor, owner".
DESAIIndian, Marathi, Gujarati
From Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "province, country, kingdom" combined with स्वामिन् (svāmin) meaning "lord, master, owner".
DESHMUKHIndian, Marathi
From the historical title देशमुख (deśmukh) meaning "district head", derived from Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "country, district" combined with मुख (múkha) meaning "face".
DESHPANDEIndian, Marathi
Means "district accountant", derived from Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "country, kingdom, province" combined with पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "learned, wise man".
DEVAIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देव (devá) meaning "heavenly, divine" or "deity, god".
DEVIIndian, 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.
DEWANIndian, Pakistani
Status name for a treasurer or court official, from Arabic diwan "royal court", "tribunal of justice", or "treasury". Under the Mughal administration in India the dewan was usually the highest official in a state.
DEWIIndonesian, Javanese, Indian, Hindi, Malay
Means "goddess, deity" in Malay and Indonesian, of Sanskrit origin. In India, it can also be a variant transcription of Devi.
DEYIndian, 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".
DHALIWALIndian (Sikh), Punjabi
Sikh name possibly from Daranagar, the name of an ancestral town in India.
DHARIndian, Bengali
Most likely from Bengali ধার (dhāra) meaning "credit"; ultimately from Sanskrit उद्धार (uddhara) "deliverance, salvation, release".
DHARIndian, Urdu, Kashmiri
Kashmiri Brahmin surname of unknown meaning.
D'MELLOIndian (Christian)
Variant of Mello more common among Christians from India.
DOSHIIndian, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "cloth seller" derived from Persian دوش (duš) meaning "shoulder".
D'SAIndian (Christian)
Form of de Sá more common among Christians from India.
D'SILVAIndian (Christian)
Variant of Silva more common among Christians from India.
D'SOUZAIndian (Christian)
Form of de Souza used by Christians in India.
DURGAIndian, Odia, Telugu
From the given name Durga, the name of a Hindu warrior goddess.
DUTTAIndian, Bengali, Assamese
From the Sanskrit दत्त (datta) meaning "given, granted".
DWIVEDIIndian
This surname has multiple meanings, the most commonly accepted etymology is that Dwivedi means a person who has the knowledge of two Vedas, but there exists a conflicting view since Dwivedis are given higher status than Chaturvedis or Chaubeys... [more]
ELAMKUNNAPUZHAMalayalam (Rare)
Elamkunnapuzha is a village in Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala.... [more]
ENGINEERIndian (Parsi)
Parsi name literally meaning "engineer", referring to someone who made machines or engines. As the British rule of India demanded for all Parsees to adopt a surname, many used English vocabulary based on their occupation.
GANDHIIndian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil
Means "perfume seller", derived from Sanskrit गन्ध (gandha) meaning "odour, fragrance, perfume". Notable bearers include Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), an Indian civil rights and independence leader, and Indira Gandhi (1917-1984), the first female Prime Minister of India.
GANGOPADHYAYBengali
From the name of the Ganges River (also the name of a villge) combined with Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) meaning "teacher, instructor, priest".
GANJOOIndian, Urdu, Persian
Ganjoo is a surname from Kashmiri Pandit clan . The original name was Ganwar, meaning Person in charge of Treasury in Kings court. This name gradually changed to Ganjoo or Ganju.
GEEVARGHESEIndian (Christian)
From the given name Geevarghese, used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians.
GENTOOIndian, Telugu, Portuguese
It is a Telugu name, most likely meaning "Gentile". It was first used by the Portuguese.
GHOSHBengali, Indian
Means "cowherder" or "milkman" from Sanskrit गो (gó) meaning "cow, cattle, ox".
GHOSHALIndian, Bengali
Possibly derived from the surname Ghosh.
GOELIndian
Indian (northern states): Hindu (Bania) and Jain name of unknown origin, based on the name of a clan in the Agarwal Bania community.
GOGOIIndian, Assamese
Assamese name of unknown meaning.
GOGULAIndian, Telugu
Possibly from Telugu గోగు (gōgu) "hemp plant".
GOSWAMIIndian, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi
Hindu surname derived from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "cow, ox" or "earth" combined with स्वामी (svāmī) meaning "master, lord".
GOVANIIndian
The meaning of the word is made up of two parts i.e. Go and vani ... [more]
GOYALIndian
Variant of Goel.
GULPakistani, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi, Urdu, Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" or "rose".
HAMDANIUrdu, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Hamdan.
HAQUEBengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu
Derived from Arabic حَقَّ (ḥaqqa) meaning "true, right, correct".
HASHMIUrdu, Punjabi, Indian (Muslim), Arabic
From Arabic هاشم (hashim) meaning "crusher, breaker of bread" (see Hashim). It also refers to the Banu Hashim clan (also called Hashemites) of the Quraysh tribe that the Islamic Prophet Muhammad belonged to.
HAZRAIndian, Bengali
Possibly from the name of a location near Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
HEMANIndian
The name 'Heman' is a Jewish name, meaning 'Faithfull'.... [more]
HIDAYATIndonesian, Javanese, Urdu
From the given name Hidayat.
HIMALAYAIndian (Rare), Indonesian (Rare)
Possibly from the name of the Himalaya mountain range in Asia, derived from Sanskrit हिमालय (himā-laya) meaning "snow dwelling".
HIREMATHIndian, Kannada
Hindu surname from Karnataka with an unknown meaning.
HUSSAINIPersian, Afghani, Urdu, Arabic
From the given name Hussain.
IBRAHIMArabic, Somali, Urdu
From the given name Ibrahim.
IMAMBengali (Muslim), Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Nigerian, Arabic, Indonesian
From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām) meaning "leader, guide", used to denote a leader within a Muslim community.
IRANIPersian, Indian (Parsi)
Denotes an Iranian person or something from Iran, as well as the Irani Zoroastrian ethnic group in India. It is widely used among Indian Parsis.
ISLAMBengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Arabic
Derived from the name of the religion of Islam, itself from Arabic إسلام (ʾislām) meaning "submission (to God)".
JALALIPersian, Urdu
From the given name Jalal.
JANIIndian, Odia, Gujarati
Derived from Sanskrit ज्ञानिन् (jñānin) meaning "knowing, learned, wise".
JHAIndian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upādhyāya) meaning "teacher (of the Vedas)".
JHALAIndian, Gujarati
Gujarati clan name of unknown meaning.
JOLAHAIndian, Muslim
Means "weaver".
JUNEJOPakistani, Sindhi
Means "(sons) of Juno", derived from the name of a past ancestor, Jam Juno, combined with Sindhi جي (jy) meaning "of". The Junejo are a Sindhi tribe mainly concentrated in Pakistan and parts of India.
KABARIAIndian, Muslim
Means "greengrocer".
KABIRBengali (Muslim), Nigerian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Persian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great" (see Akbar).
KAJALIndian, 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.
KALITAIndian, Assamese
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Hindu caste in the Indian state of Assam.
KALLAIndian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "priest".
KALLANIndian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Kalla.
KALSIPunjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Meaning unknown. Kalsi is a clan to Sikhs while it is a sub-caste to Lohars.
KAMATIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Konkani
Means "people who work in soil" from काम (kām) meaning "work, task, labour" combined with मिट्टी (miṭṭī) meaning "soil, earth".
KAMBLEIndian, Marathi, Telugu, Konkani
Occupational name for a weaver of blankets, derived from Marathi कंबल (kãmbal) meaning "blanket".
KANDHALIndian, Gujarati
People with the last name of "Kandhal" are commonly descendants of Rao Kandhal who belonged to the "Rathore" clan of Rajputs (warrior class) in India. "Rao" is a royal title. Rao Kandhal was younger brother of Rao Jodha who founded the princely state of Jodhpur in western Rajasthan, India... [more]
KANNANIndian, Tamil
From the given name Kannan, the Tamil variant of Krishna.
KAPADIAIndian (Parsi), Indian, Gujarati
Means "cloth maker" from Gujarati કાપડ (kāpaḍ) meaning "cloth, fabric".
KAPOORIndian, Punjabi, Hindi
Punjabi Kshatriya name derived from Sanskrit कर्पूर (karpūra) meaning "camphor" (referring to a white crystalline substance used in medicine), itself possibly of Proto-Austronesian origin.
KAPUIndian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting an "agricultural worker".
KAPURIndian
Alternate spelling of Kapoor.
KARALIndian, 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]
KARIFinnish, German (Austrian), Slovene (?), Hungarian, Indian, Marathi
As a Finnish name, it is a topographic and ornamental name from kari "small island", "stony rapids", "sandbar", or "rocky place in a field". This name is found throughout Finland.... [more]
KARMAKARIndian, Bengali, Assamese
Perhaps derived from Sanskrit कर्म (kárma) meaning "action, performance, deed". This is the name of a Bengali Hindu caste of blacksmiths.
KASHIFUrdu, Arabic
From the given name Kashif.
KAVARAIIndian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "landowner".
KAZIMUrdu, Punjabi, Arabic
From the given name Kazim.
KHALSAIndian (Sikh), Punjabi
Theorised to be derived from Arabic خَلَصَ (ḵalaṣa) meaning "to be pure, to be clear". In Sikhism, the term refers baptised or initiated Sikhs.
KHANPunjabi, Pashto, Sindhi, Balochi, Urdu, Kashmiri, Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim)
Derived from the Turkic military title khan, which is ultimately from Mongolian ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ (qaɣan) meaning "king, emperor, sovereign".
KHAREIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "pure, true" in Hindi and Marathi.
KHATEEBArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of Khatib.
KHATUNIndian, 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".
KHAWAJAUrdu, Arabic, Bengali
From the Persian title خواجه (xâje) meaning "lord, master, owner".
KOIREEIndian
Denotes "weaver" in Hindi.
KOMATIIndian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting "trader".
KONDATelugu
Hindu name meaning ‘hill’ in Telugu.
KRISHIndian
Shortened form of Krishna or of any other name beginning with Krishna (such as Krishnan, Krishnaswami, Krishnamurthy, etc.), used in the U.S. by families from southern India. It is not in use in India.
KRISHNAKUMARIndian
Combination of Krishna and Kumar.
KRISHNAMURTHYIndian
Hindu name from Sanskrit kṛṣnamūrti meaning ‘manifestation of the god Krishna’, from krisna ‘black’ (epithet of an incarnation of the god Vishnu) + murti ‘image’, ‘manifestation’... [more]
KRISHNANIndian, Malayalam, Tamil
Derived from the given name Krishna, used in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
KULAKARNIIndian, Kannada
Kannada variant of Kulkarni.
KUMARIIndian, 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.
KUNNATHUPARAMBILMalayalam (Rare)
Elamkunnapuzha-Kunnathuparambil Family has a rich history of around 200 years and traces its origins to a small village called Elamkunnapuzha in Ernakulam District. It was at that time one of our ancestors migrated from Elamkunnapuzha to a small village called Vennoor, near Mala in Thrissur District for his livelihood... [more]
LAKSHMIIndian, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi
From the given name Lakshmi, the name of a Hindu goddess.
LALIndian, 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.
LĀNDAPunjabi
Lānda (ਲਾਨਦਾ) is a Punjabi surname that is used amongst families belonging to the Bhat tribe. The bearers of this surname belong to the gotra Lākhanpal, which is of Kshatriya origin.
LATHEEFIndian (Muslim), Dhivehi
From a Dhivehi and South Indian form of the given name Latif.
LUNDIndian
Lund is also a Punjabi last name (i.e. from Punjab state of India/Pakistan)
MADANPOTRAIndian (Rare), Sindhi (Rare), Punjabi (Rare)
Surname of the Arora caste of the Punjab and Sindh.
MADIGAIndian, Telugu
Telugu occupational name for a leather worker, a job historically considered polluting and impure in India, where the surname belongs to Dalit, or "Untouchables" - members of the lowest caste.
MADRASWALAIndian (Parsi)
From Madras (presently Chennai), the name of the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
MAHABIRTrinidadian Creole, Indian
From Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, massive" combined with वीर (vīrá) meaning "heroic, powerful, strong".
MAHAJANIndian, Marathi, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati
Means "great people", from Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, large, big" combined with जन (jána) "people, subjects".
MAHAPATRAIndian, Odia
From the Sanskrit महत् (mahat) "great, large, big" possibly combined with पात्र (pātra) "drinking-vessel, goblet, bowl, cup".
MAHARAJSouth African, Indian, Trinidadian Creole, Fijian
Means "great king, great ruler", from Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, large, big" combined with राज (rāja) meaning "king, sovereign". It is also found among Indian communities abroad.
MAHARANAIndian, Odia
From a title meaning "king of kings" or "great king", derived from Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, large, big" combined with राणा (rana), a Rajput title meaning "king" (see Rana (2))... [more]
MAHATOIndian, 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".
MAHMOODUrdu, Punjabi, Bengali (Muslim), Arabic
Variant transcription of Mahmud.
MAHTOIndian, Hindi, Nepali
Variant transcription of Mahato.
MAJHIIndian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese
Possibly from the Bengali মাঝি (mājhi) meaning "boatman, oarsman, waterman".
MALEKIndian (Muslim), Gujarati, Persian, Bengali (Muslim), Arabic
Variant of Malik. A notable bearer is Rami Malek (1981-), an Egyptian-American actor.
MALICKIndian, Bengali, Pakistani, Western African
From the Arabic ملك (malik) meaning "king, sovereign, monarch" (see Malik (1)), used by Indian Hindus and Muslims.
MALIKIndian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Indonesian
From the Arabic title ملك (malik) meaning "king, sovereign, monarch".
MALLICKIndian, Bengali, Odia, Urdu
Variant transcription of Malick.
MANANIndian
Manans come from Lahore . They belong to Punjabi Brahmin caste of Hinduism.
MANDALIndian, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Odia, Marathi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit मण्डल (máṇḍala) meaning "circular, round" or "halo".