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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AAMIR عامر Urdu
From the given name 'AAMIR.
ABDUL عبدال, আব্দুল, ਅਬਦੁਲ Arabic, Persian, 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").
ABDUL-JABBAR Arabic, Indian
This last name is famous for a basketball player, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
ABDULLA আবদুল্লাহ Arabic, Bengali, Filipino, Tausug, Dhivehi, Uyghur
From the given name ABD ALLAH.
ACHARYA ଆଚାର୍ଯ୍ୟ, আচার্য, आचार्य Indian, Odia, Bengali, Marathi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit आचार्य (acharya) meaning "teacher, instructor".
ADHIKARI अधिकारी, অধিকারী, অধিকাৰী, ଅଧିକାରୀ Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Hindi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit अधिकारिन् (adhikarin) meaning "official, authority, officer".
ADHIKARY অধিকারী, অধিকাৰী Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Alternate transcription of ADHIKARI.
ADIL عادل Arabic, Urdu
From the given name ADIL.
ADVANI Indian, Sindhi
Means "descendant of Adu" in Sindhi, Adu probably being the name of a past ancestor.
AFZAL افضل, আফজাল Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name AFZAL.
AGARWAL আগরওয়াল, अग्रवाल, ਅਗਰਵਾਲ Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Denotes someone originally from the town of Agroha in Haryana state, India.
AGASHE Indian
According to Wikipedia, Agashe is a surname used by Chitpavan Brahmins of the Kaushik gotra in the Marathi populated Deccan in India and by the Chitpavan Brahmin diaspora across the globe.
AGGARWAL अग्रवाल, ਅਗਰਵਾਲ, अगरवाल Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of AGARWAL.
AHAMAD अहमद, அஹமட், আহমাদ, ਅਹਮਾਦ Indian (Muslim), Tamil, Bengali, Punjabi, Sinhalese
Variant of AHMAD, particularly used in South India and Sri Lanka.
AHAMED अहमद, அகமது, আহমেদ, ਸ਼ਰਮਿੰਦਾ Indian (Muslim), Tamil, Bengali, Punjabi, Sinhalese
Variant of AHMED, particularly used in South India and Sri Lanka.
AHLUWALIA ਆਹਲੂਵਾਲੀਆ Indian, Punjabi
From a village named Ahlu that existed as a misl (state) of the Sikh Confederacy during the 18th century.
AHUJA आहूजा, ਆਹੂਜਾ, आहुजा Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi
Means "descendant of Ahu", Ahu probably being the name of an ancestor.
AISHA عائشہ, আয়শা Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name AISHA.
AKBAR اکبر, আকবর Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Persian
From the given name AKBAR.
AKHTAR اختر, আখতার, अख्तर Urdu, Bengali, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Persian اختر (akhtar) meaning "star".
AKHTER اخر, আখতার Persian, Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of AKHTAR.
AKKINENI అక్కినేని Telugu
The surname Akkineni (అక్కినేని) is derived from the Telugu and Kannada word "akki (అక్కి)" which means rice and the suffix "neni (నేని)" which means country or region... [more]
ALAM علم, عالم, আলম Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
Means "world, universe" (عالم) or "flag, sign, mark" (علم) in Arabic. This spelling represents two separate words in Arabic.
ALHASSAN الاحسان Arabic, Somali, Urdu
From the given name AL-HASAN.
ALVI علوی, আলভী Urdu, Bengali
From the given name ALI (1).
AMANI أماني Arabic, Urdu
From the given name AMANI.
AMEEN امین Arabic, Urdu
From the given name AMIN.
AMEER عامر Arabic, Urdu
From the given name AMIR (1).
AMER عامر Arabic, Urdu
Variant of 'AAMIR.
AMIN امین, আমিন Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
From the given name AMIN.
AMIR عامر, امیر‎ Arabic, Urdu
From the given name AMIR (1) or 'AAMIR.
ANDALIB Persian, Arabic, Urdu
From the given name ANDALIB.
ANEES انیس Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name ANIS.
ANGADI ಅಂಗಡಿ Indian, Kannada
From Kannada ಅಂಗಡಿ (aṃgaḍi) meaning "store, shop".
ANJUM انجم, আনজুম Urdu, Bengali
Means "stars", the plural of Arabic نَجْم‎ (najm) meaning "star".
ANNAM అన్నం Telugu
The surname is derived from the Telugu word అన్నం (annam) which means rice.
ANNE अन्ने Indian
Indian (Andhra Pradesh); pronounced as two syllables: Hindu name of unknown meaning.
ANSARI انصاری Arabic, Persian, Urdu
From the given name ANSAR.
ANWAR انور, আনোয়ার Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name ANWAR.
ANWER انور, আনোয়ার Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of ANWAR.
APTE Indian
Hindu (Brahman) name found among the Konkanasth Brahmans, probably from Marathi ap̣ta, denoting the tree Bauhinia tomentosa.
ARADHYA Indian, Sanskrit
Means "one who worships god". Commonly seen in India, Karnataka and other parts of India like kashi. They wear holy thread (yagnopaveetha).
ARIF عارف, আরিফ Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name ARIF.
ARIGE Telugu
This name is famous surname in telugu states of South India.
ARORA अरोड़ा, ਅਰੋੜਾ 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".
ARUNA అరుణ Indian, Telugu
ARYA आर्या Indian, Hindi
From the given name ARYA (1).
ASAD اسد, আসাদ Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name ASAD.
ASHIQ عاشق Punjabi, Urdu
Derived from Arabic عَاشِق (ʿāšiq) meaning "enamored, infatuated" or "admirer, lover", ultimately from عِشْق (ʿišq) "being in love".
ASHRAF اشرف, আশরাফ Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name ASHRAF.
AURANGZEB اورنگزیب Urdu
From the given name AURANGZEB.
AYUB ایوب, আইয়ুব Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name AYYUB.
AYUBI ایوبی Persian, Pashto, Urdu
Variant transcription of AYOUBI.
AYYAGARI Indian
Owner, Teacher
AZAD আজাদ, آزاد Bengali, Persian, Urdu
From the given name AZAD.
AZAM اعظم, আজম Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name AZAM.
AZEEZ عزیز Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name AZIZ.
AZIZ عزیز Arabic, Urdu
From the given name AZIZ.
AZMAT عظمت Urdu
Derived from the Arabic عَظَمَة (ʿaẓama) meaning "majesty, glory".
AZZIZ عزیز, আজিজ Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name AZIZ.
BADAMI Indian
The town of Badami is situated in the northern part of Karnataka. It was formerly known as Vatapi and was the capital of the Chalukya kingdom from the 6th to the 8th century ad.
BAI बाई, ਬਾਈ, బాయి, பாய், ഭായ് Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Malayalam
Perhaps derived from Hindi बाई (bāī) meaning "lady".
BAIG بیگ, ਬੇਗ, 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.
BAJWA ਬਾਜਵਾ Punjabi
Derived from Persian باز والا (bâz vâlâ) meaning "great hawk, great falcon".
BAKSHI বক্সী, ਬਖਸ਼ੀ Indian, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Persian بخشی (baxši) meaning "paymaster, scribe, secretary", used as a title for officials who distributed wages in Muslim armies.
BAL Punjabi
Bal is an sikh and muslim jat family. they will few found in Pakistan and India Punjab. Basically they will found from bal kalan tehsil verka 5 District Sri Amritsar Punjab India. In the 2011 Census Bal Kalan Local Language is Punjabi... [more]
BAL Punjabi
Bal is an sikh and muslim jat family. they will few found in Pakistan and India Punjab. Basically they will found from bal kalan tehsil verka 5 District Sri Amritsar Punjab India. In the 2011 Census Bal Kalan Local Language is Punjabi... [more]
BALA Indian
1 Indian (Gujarat and Bombay city): Parsi name, probably from Persian bālā ‘high’, ‘exalted’.... [more]
BALAKRISHNAN பாலகிருஷ்ணன், ബാലകൃഷ്ണൻ Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name BALAKRISHNA.
BALASUBRAMANIAN பாலசுப்பிரமணியன் Tamil
A Hindu name from Sanskrit bālasubrahmạnya ‘child Subrahmanya’ (from bāla ‘child’ + subrahmạnya ‘dear to Brahmans’, an epithet of the god Kartikeya, son of the god Shiva) + the Tamil-Malayalam third-person masculine singular suffix -n... [more]
BALIJA Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting either "traders/merchants" or "agriculturists".
BALJI Indian, Telugu
Another form of BALIJA.
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".
BANSAL बंसल, ਬਾਂਸਲ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Most likely derived from Sanskrit वंश (vansha) meaning "lineage, clan, race" or "bamboo".
BARMAN বর্মন, বৰ্মন Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit वर्मा (varman) meaning "armour, shield, protection".
BASHEER بشیر Arabic, Urdu
From the given name BASHIR.
BASHER বশির Arabic, Bengali, Filipino, Maranao
From the given name BASHIR.
BASHIR بشیر Arabic, Urdu
From the given name BASHIR.
BASRA ਬਸਰਾ Indian, Punjabi
From the name of a city in present-day Iraq, Basra (البصرة‎).
BASU বসু Indian, Bengali
Bengali form of Vasu.
BASUMATARY বসুমতাৰী Indian, 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.
BATRA बत्रा, ਬੱਤਰਾ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Of uncertain meaning.
BATTA Indian
Hindu name of unknown meaning, based on the name of a subgroup among the Tank goldsmiths of Panjab.
BAVA Indian
Variant of BAWA.
BAWA Punjabi
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.
BEDI Indian
Based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community. The name is derived from Sanskrit vedī ‘one who knows the Vedas’. Guru Nanak (1469–1539), the founder of the Sikh religion, was from the Bedi clan... [more]
BEGAM বেগম, بیگم, बेगम Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Kashmiri, Assamese, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish
Alternate transcription of BEGUM.
BEGUM বেগম, بیگم, बेगम Indian (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).
BEHERA ବେହେରା Indian, Odia
Means "owner, master, leader" in Odia.
BELLAMKONDA బెల్లంకొండ Telugu
BENJAMIN ബെന്യാമിൻ Jewish, English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Indian (Christian)
From the given name BENJAMIN.
BENYAMIN بنیامین, বেনিয়ামিন Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Bengali
From the given name BENYAMIN.
BEY Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
BHAGAT भगत, ভগত, ભગત, ਭਗਤ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit भक्त (bhákta) meaning "devotee, worshiper".
BHALLA Indian
This surname is derived from Sanskrit bhalla meaning (among other things) ‘auspicious’, ‘missile’, and ‘bear’.
BHALLI Punjabi
Meaning uncertain. This is the name of a clan found in Punjab, Pakistan.
BHANDARI भंडारी, ভান্ডারী, ભંડારી, ਭੰਡਾਰੀ Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit भाण्डागारिक (bhandagarika) meaning "storekeeper, treasurer", ultimately from भाण्डागार (bhandagara) meaning "storeroom, storehouse, treasury".
BHARDWAJ Indian
From Sanskrit bhāradvāja ‘descendant of bharadvāja’, bharadvāja meaning ‘one who has strength or vigor’ (a compound of bharat ‘bearing’ + vāja ‘vigor’). According to legend, Bharadvaja (bharadvāja) was the name of one of the great sages.
BHARGAVA Indian
From Sanskrit bhārgava ‘(descendant) of Bhrigu’. Bhrigu is the name of one of the great sages of Hindu legend.
BHARUCHA भरुचा, ભરુચા Indian (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.
BHASIN भसीन, ਭਸੀਨ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Believed to be derived from Sanskrit भानु (bhānu) meaning "ray of light" or "sun".
BHAT भट, ಭಟ್, بٹ Indian, Kashmiri, Marathi, Kannada, Konkani, Urdu
Alternate transcription of BHATT.
BHATIA भाटिया, ਭਾਟੀਆ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant of BHATT.
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.
BHATT भट्ट, ಭಟ್, ભટ્ટ, ഭട്ട് Indian, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit भट्ट (bhatta) meaning "lord" or "learned one".
BHATTACHARJEE ভট্টাচার্য Bengali
Variant of BHATTACHARYA.
BHATTACHARYYA ভট্টাচার্য Bengali
A variant spelling of BHATTACHARYA
BHATTI بھٹی, ਭੱਟੀ Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi
Variant of BHATT.
BHAUMIK ভৌমিক Bengali, Indian
Variant transcription of BHOWMIK.
BHOWMICK ভৌমিক Bengali, Indian
Variant transcription of BHOWMIK.
BHOWMIK ভৌমিক Indian, Bengali
Means "landowner, landlord" in Bengali, ultimately derived from Sanskrit भूमि (bhūmi) "earth, soil, ground".
BHUIYAN ভূঁইয়া, भुइयां Indian, Bengali, Hindi
Alternate transcription of BHUYAN.
BHULLAR ਭੁੱਲਰ Indian, Punjabi
Probably from the name of a village in Punjab, India, which is of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a Jat clan found in India and Pakistan.
BHUTTO Sindhi
Meaning uncertain. This is the name of a prominent Pakistani political family of Sindhi origin. Two of its members, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928-1979) and Benazir Bhutto (1953-2007) served as prime ministers of Pakistan.
BHUYAN ভূইয়া, ভূঞা, ଭୁୟାଁ Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Means "landlord, chieftain", derived from Sanskrit भूमि (bhumi) meaning "earth, soil".
BIRADAR ಬಿರಾದಾರ್ Indian, Kannada
BIRIDEPALLI బ్రిడిపాల్ Telugu
BISWAS বিশ্বাস, ବିଶ୍ୱାସ Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit विश्वास (vishvasha) meaning "trust, confidence, faith".
BOASE Indian
Variant of BOSE.
BOSE Indian
Anglicized form of BASU.
BOURASSA Indian
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.
BRAR बराड़ Hindi, Indian, Bengali
BULSARA બલસારા, बलसारा Indian (Parsi)
From the name of the city of Valsad (historically known as Bulsar) in Gujarat, India. A famous bearer was British singer Farrokh Bulsara (1946-1991), better known as Freddie Mercury.
BUMB Indian
From Marathi bəmb ‘stout’.
BUT بھٹ, بٹ, भट्ट, ਬੱਟ, ભટ્ટ Indian, Kashmiri, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Sindhi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Khmer
Variant of BUTT.
BUTT بٹ Urdu, Kashmiri
Urdu and Kashmiri form of BHATT.
BUTTE Indian
Variant of Bute.
BUX بخش Urdu, Sindhi
Derived from Persian بخش (bakhsh) meaning "fortune" or "section, portion, part".
CAVARAI Indian, Tamil
Variant transcription of KAVARAI.
CHAD Indian
Hindu (Bhatia) name of unknown meaning.
CHADA Indian
Variant of CHADHA.
CHADHA Indian
Based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community. Ramgarhia Sikhs also have a clan called Chadha.
CHADHARI ચૌધરી Indian, Gujarati
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHAKKILIYAN Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting "cobblers" and "leatherworkers".
CHAKRABARTI চক্রবর্তী Indian, Bengali
Bengali form of CHAKRAVARTI.
CHAKRABARTY চক্রবর্তী Indian, Bengali
Bengali form of CHAKRAVARTI.
CHAKRABORTI চক্রবর্তী Indian, Bengali
Bengali form of CHAKRAVARTI.
CHAKRABORTY চক্রবর্তী, চক্ৰৱৰ্তী Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Eastern Indian form of CHAKRAVARTI.
CHAKRAVARTI चक्रवर्ती Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit चक्रवर्तिन् (chakravartin) meaning "world-ruler, emperor, monarch" (literally "wheel-turner" or "one who's wheels are turning"), from चक्र (chakra) meaning "wheel, circle" and वर्तिन् (vartin) meaning "abiding, moving, turning"... [more]
CHAND चन्द, ਚੰਦ, চাদ, چند Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu
From Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "moon".
CHANDA चंदा, ਚੰਦਾ, চন্দা, چندا Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "moon".
CHANDER چندر, चंदर, ਚੰਦਰ Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant of CHANDRA.
CHANDIA Punjabi
Surname rarely used in Pakistani Punjab. The origin of Chandia is Pali. Chandia is a variation of the name Chanda (English and Indian).
CHANDIO Sindhi, Balochi
From the given name CHAND.
CHANDRA चंद्रा, চন্দ্র, చంద్ర Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu
From Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon".
CHANDRAN ചന്ദ്രൻ, சந்திரன் Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon".
CHANDRASEKHAR Indian
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.
CHATTERJEE চ্যাটার্জী, চট্টোপাধ্যায় Bengali
Variant of CHATTOPADHYAY.
CHATTOPADHYAY চট্টোপাধ্যায় Bengali
From Chatta, the name of a village, and Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) meaning "teacher, instructor".
CHAUDARI చౌదరి Indian, Telugu
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY used in Southern India.
CHAUDARY چودھری Urdu
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHAUDHRY चौधरी, چودھری Indian, Hindi, Urdu
Alternate transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHAUDRI چودھری Urdu
Variant of CHAUDHARY.
CHAUDRY چودھری Urdu
Variant of CHAUDHARY.
CHAUHAN चौहान, চৌহান, ਚੌਹਾਨ, ચૌહાણ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Punjabi, Gujarati
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Sanskrit चतुर् (chatur) meaning "four" or from the name of a legendary hero, Chahamana.
CHAVALI Telugu
Brahmin last name of South India, Andhra Pradesh
CHAVARA Indian (Christian)
Form of CHAVARRÍA used by Christians in India.
CHAWDHURI চৌধুরি, চৌধুৰী Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHAWDHURY চৌধুরী Bengali
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHAWLA चावला, ਚਾਵਲਾ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Derived from the name of a clan in the Arora community, which is apparently named with caw?l meaning "rice". Originating from the Punjab region of India and Pakistan, the name is also derived from Aror (now Rohri) a city in the Sukkur District, Sindh, Pakistan, and the community comprises both Hindus and Sikhs.
CHEEMA ਚੀਮਾ Punjabi
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.
CHETTI చెట్టి, ചെട്ടി, செட்டியார் Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil
Variant of CHETTIAR.
CHETTIAR செட்டியார், ചെട്ടിയാർ Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
Refers to a member of any of the various South Indian castes of traders, businessmen, and merchants. The name itself may be from the Tamil honorific எட்டி (eṭṭi) or from a Sanskrit word meaning "wealth".
CHETTY செட்டி, శెట్టి Indian, Tamil, Telugu
Variant of CHETTIAR.
CHHETRI ছেত্ৰী Nepali, Indian, Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit क्षत्रिय (kṣatríya), the name of the Hindu social class consisting of warriors and rulers.
CHOHAN چوہان, चौहान, ਚੌਹਾਨ Urdu, Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of CHAUHAN.
CHOKSHI Indian
From Gujarati čoksi ‘jeweler’, ‘assayer of gold and silver’, from čokəs ‘precise’, ‘circumspect’, a compound of čo- ‘four’, ‘four-way’, ‘all-round’ (Sanskrit čatus- ‘four’) + kəs ‘assaying’ (Sanskrit kạsa ‘rubbing’, ‘touchstone’).
CHOPRA ਚੋਪੜਾ Indian, Punjabi
Of unknown meaning.
CHOUDARY چودھری, చౌదరి Urdu, Indian, Telugu
Variant of CHAUDHARY.
CHOUDHRY चौधरी, چودھری Indian, Hindi, Urdu
Alternate transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHOUDHURI চৌধুরি, ଚୌଧୁରୀ, চৌধুৰী Indian, Bengali, Odia, Assamese
Variant of CHAUDHARY.
CHOUHAN চৌহান, चौहान Indian, Assamese, Bengali, Hindi
Alternate transcription of CHAUHAN.
CHOUREY Hindi
chourey surname basically belongs to kurmi caste
CHOWDARY చౌదరి, சவுத்ரி Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Variant of CHAUDHARY used in Southern India.
CHOWDHARY চৌধুরী Indian, Bengali
Alternate transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHOWDHRY चौधरी, চৌধুরী Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Alternate transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHUCKLER Indian, 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.
CONTRACTOR काँट्रॅक्टर Indian (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).
D'ALMEIDA Spanish, Portuguese, Indian (Christian)
Variant of ALMEIDA more commonly used by Indian Christians.
DANI Gujarati, Sanskrit
Indian (Gujarat): Hindu Vania name, from the Sanskrit epithet dani ‘liberal in giving’.
DANYAL دانیال, দানিয়াল Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Turkish
From the given name DANYAL.
DAR Kashmiri, Pakistani, Indian
Variant of DHAR used by Kashmiris in Pakistan.
DARUWALA दारूवाला Indian (Parsi)
Means "wine maker" or "wine seller" from Hindi दारू (dārū) meaning "liquor, wine, alcohol" and the suffix -वाला (-vālā) denoting an occupation.
DARUWALLA दारूवाला Indian (Parsi)
Alternate transcription of DARUWALA.
DASGUPTA দাশগুপ্ত Bengali
Combination of DAS and GUPTA.
DASS ਦਾਸ, दास, داس Indian, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu
Alternate transcription of DAS.
DATTA দত্ত Bengali, Indian, Odia
Variant transcription of DUTTA.
DAUD داؤد Arabic, Urdu, Filipino, Maguindanao, Maranao, Tausug
From the given name DAUD.
DAVE દવે Indian, Gujarati
Gujarati form of DWIVEDI.
DAWOOD داؤد Arabic, Urdu
From the given name DAWUD.
DAWUD داؤد Arabic, Urdu
From the given name DAWUD.
DAYAL दयाल, ਦਯਾਲ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
From Sanskrit दयालु (dayālu) meaning "kind, compassionate, merciful".
D'COSTA Indian (Christian)
Variant of COSTA more common among Christians from India.
D'CUNHA Indian (Christian)
Variant of CUNHA more commonly used by Indian Christians.
DE দে Indian, Bengali
Alternate transcription of DEY.
DEBNATH দেবনাথ Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" and नाथ (natha) meaning "master, lord".
DEO دیو, देव, ਡੀਈਓ, డియో, தியோ Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Malayalam, Kannada
Variant of DEV.
DESAI देसाई, દેસાઈ Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
From Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "province, country, kingdom" combined with स्वामिन् (svāmin) meaning "lord, master, owner".
DESHMUKH देशमुख Indian, Marathi
From the historical title देशमुख (deśmukh) meaning "district head", derived from Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "country, district" combined with मुख (múkha) meaning "face".
DESHPANDE देशपांडे Indian, Marathi
Means "district accountant", derived from Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "country, kingdom, province" combined with पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "learned, wise man".
DEV देव, దేవ్, தேவ் Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" (see the given name DEV).
DEVA देवा, దేవా, தேவா Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देव (devá) meaning "heavenly, divine" or "deity, god".
DEVI देवी, ਦੇਵੀ, দেৱী, దేవి, দেবী 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... [more]
DEWAN Indian, 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.
DEY দে, ଦେ Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Derived either from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" or देय (deya) meaning "fit or proper (for a gift)".
DHALIWAL ਧਾਲੀਵਾਲ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
From the name of the ancient city of Dharanagar (currently Dhar) in present-day Madhya Pradesh, India.
DHAR ধর Indian, Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit उद्धार (uddhara) meaning "credit, deliverance, redemption".
DHAR Indian, Kashmiri
Meaning uncertain, possibly from an honourific title given to a village head, a strongman or a warlord.
DHAWAN ਧਵਨ, धवन Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
Means "runner, messenger" from Sanskrit धाव् (dhav) meaning "to run".
DHILLON ਢਿੱਲੋਂ Indian, Punjabi
Of unknown meaning.
DIKSHIT दीक्षित, ଦୀକ୍ଷିତ Indian, Hindi, Odia
From Sanskrit दीक्षित (dikshita) meaning "one who is initiated", ultimately from दीक्षा (diksha) meaning "initiation, dedication". The term was historically used to refer to teachers and scholars of the Brahmin caste.
DIN دین, দিন Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Means "religion, faith, belief" in Arabic.
DIXIT दीक्षित, ଦୀକ୍ଷିତ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Odia
Alternate transcription of DIKSHIT.
D'KABRAL डी'काब्राल Indian (Christian), Marathi
Form of CABRAL more common among Marathi Christians.
D'MELLO Indian (Christian)
Variant of MELLO more common among Christians from India.
DOSHI दोशी, દોશી, দোশী Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "cloth seller" derived from Persian دوش (duš) meaning "shoulder".
D'SA Indian (Christian)
Form of DE SÁ more common among Christians from India.
D'SILVA Indian (Christian)
Variant of SILVA more common among Christians from India.
D'SOUZA Indian (Christian)
Form of DE SOUZA used by Christians in India.
DUBEY दुबे, দুবে, ਦੂਬੇ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Variant of DWIVEDI.
DUGAL Indian
Based on the name of a Khatri clan. In India the name is more commonly spelled DUGGAL.
DURGA ଦୁର୍ଗା, దుర్గ Indian, Odia, Telugu
From the given name DURGA, the name of a Hindu warrior goddess.
DUTTA দত্ত Indian, Bengali, Assamese
From the Sanskrit दत्त (datta) meaning "given, granted".
DWIVEDI द्विवेदी Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit द्विवेदी (dvivedi) meaning "one who has studied two Vedas", from द्वि (dvi) meaning "two" and वेद (veda) meaning "Veda".
ELAMKUNNAPUZHA എളങ്കുന്നപ്പുഴ Malayalam (Rare)
Elamkunnapuzha is a village in Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala.... [more]
ELLYAS ایلیاس, এলিয়াস, ਏਲੀਅਸ, एलियास Arabic, Somali, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Punjabi, Indian (Muslim), Ethiopian, Ge'ez, Amharic, Filipino, Malay, Indonesian, Turkish
Form of ILYAS or ELIAS found in several languages.
ENGINEER એન્જીનિયર Indian (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.
ETHAN ഏഥാൻ Jewish, English, French, German, Indian (Christian)
From the given name ETHAN.
FAISAL فیصل, ফয়সাল Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
From the given name FAYSAL.
FAREED فرید Arabic, Urdu
From the given name FARID.
FARID فرید, ফরিদ Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Persian
From the given name FARID.
FARIDI فریدی, फरीदी Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name FARID.
FAROOQ فاروق Arabic, Urdu
From the given name FARUQ.
FATIMA فاطمہ, ফাতেমা Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name FATIMAH.
FEROZ فیروز Urdu
From the given name FEROZ.
GADDAM గడ్డం Telugu
This surname means "on the hill" It is derived from the Telugu words "gadda (గడ్డ)" which means hill and "meeda (మీద)/meedi (మీది)" which means on. The two words were put together and shortened to Gaddam.
GADDAMU గడ్డము Telugu
Variant of Gaddam. This surname means "on the hill" It is derived from the Telugu words "gadda (గడ్డ)" which means hill and "meeda (మీద)/meedi (మీది)" which means on. The two words were put together and shortened to Gaddamu.
GANDHI ગાંધી, गांधी, ਗਾਂਧੀ Indian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit गान्धिक (gandhika) meaning "perfumier, perfume seller". Notable bearers include Indian civil rights leader Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi, and Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi (1917-1984).
GANESAN Indian
Indian (Kerala, Tamil Nadu): Hindu name from Sanskrit gaṇeṣa ‘lord of the army’ ( see Ganesh ) + the Tamil-Malayalam third-person masculine singular suffix -n. This is found only as a given name in India, but has come to be used as a family name in the U.S.
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".
GANGULY গাঙ্গুলী, গঙ্গোপাধ্যায় Bengali
Variant of GANGOPADHYAY.
GANJOO गंजू Indian, 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.
GARDE Indian
Found among the Konkanasth Brahmins, probably from Marathi gəṛda ‘belch’.