Indian (Sikh) Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of Indian names used more often by Sikhs. See also about Indian names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Chawla चावला, ਚਾਵਲਾ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Derived from the name of a clan in the Arora community, which is apparently named with Sanskrit तांडुल (cawal) 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.
Dhaliwal ਧਾਲੀਵਾਲ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
From the name of the ancient city of Dharanagar (currently Dhar) in present-day Madhya Pradesh, India.
Kalsi ਕਲਸੀ Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Meaning unknown. Kalsi is a clan to Sikhs while it is a sub-caste to Lohars.
Khalsa ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Derived from Arabic خلص (khalasa) meaning "pure, clear". This is also the term used to refer to initiated Sikhs.
Kour ਕੌਰ Indian (Sikh)
Alternate transcription of Punjabi Gurmukhi ਕੌਰ (see Kaur).
Matharu Indian (Sikh, Modern)
Matharus were fierce warriors especially during, the time when the Matharu tribe, had converted to Sikhism; they fought numbers of wars for Guru Gobind Singh, Banda Singh Bahadur and Jassa Singh Ramgarhia.... [more]
Randhawa ਰੰਧਾਵਾ Pakistani, Indian, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Sikh and Jat tribe in Punjab.
Sahni ਸਾਹਨੀ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Possibly from Sahni, the name of a village in Punjab.
Sahota Indian (Sikh)
A sikh surname meaning ‘hare’, derived from the name of a Jat clan.
Sidhu ਸਿੱਧੂ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
From Sanskrit सिद्ध (siddha) meaning "accomplished, proven".
Siingh ਸਿੰਘ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Variant of Singh.
Singkh सिंगख, ਸਿੰਘ Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Nepali, Indian (Sikh)
Alternate transcription of Singh.
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.
Virk विर्क Filipino, Indian (Sikh), Muslim, Urdu, Sanskrit, Tagalog, Indonesian, Malaysian, Spanish (Philippines)
Villages in the Punjab region of Subcontinent had the surname of “Virk” . Mostly occupied by Muslims and Sikhs of the Jat Clan. The name means “Wolf” or “Gift of God”, it’s meaning is unclear... [more]
Wadhwa Indian (Sikh)
Sikh name based on the name of an Arora clan.