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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Mookhey Indian
Meaning unknown.
Moosa موسی Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Musa.
Mosa موسا, মোসা Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Sindhi, Dhivehi
From the given name Musa.
Mosharraf মশাররফ Bengali
Bengali form of Musharraf.
Mostafa মোস্তাফা Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of Mustafa.
Mudaliar முதலியார் Tamil
"Mudaliar" is a combination of a Tamil word "Mudali" which means "First" and "yar" which is an honorific suffix. So the surname means "First People" or "Elite People" in Tamil.
Mukerjee মুখার্জী Bengali
Variant transcription of Mukherjee.
Mukherjee মুখার্জি Bengali
Variant of Mukhopadhyay. A notable bearer was Pranab Mukherjee (1935-2020), the 13th president of India.
Mukhopadhyay মুখোপাধ্যায় Bengali
From Sanskrit मुख्य (mukhya) meaning "chief" and उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) meaning "teacher, instructor, priest".
Murad مراد, মুরাদ Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Murad.
Musharraf مشرف, মোশাররফ Urdu, Bengali (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic مُشْرِف (mušrif) meaning "supervisor, overseer" or "honourable, dominant".
Muslim مسلم Arabic, Indonesian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim)
From the Arabic مُسْلِم (muslim), the active participle of أَسْلَمَ (ʾaslama) "to surrender, expose" (from the same root of the word Islam). The term denotes a follower of Islam.
Mustafa مصطفی, মুস্তাফা Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Mustafa.
Nadeem ندیم Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Nadim.
Nadir نادر Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Nadir.
Naeem نعیم, নাঈম Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
From the given name Na'im.
Nagarajan Indian
From "Naga" meaning cobra and "Raja" meaning king.
Nai Indian, Muslim
Means "barber".
Naidoo South African, Indian (Expatriate)
Variant of Naidu used by South Africans of Indian descent.
Naidu Indian
The surname Naidu occurs in communities of Andhra Pradesh. It is composed of a stem word ‘naya’, which means leader or chief. The suffix ‘du’ is a third person masculine suffix in Telegu.
Naik ନାୟକ, नाईक, నాయక్ Indian, Odia, Marathi, Konkani, Telugu
Variant of Nayak.
Nair നായർ Indian, Malayalam
From Nair, the name of a group of Hindu castes concentrated in the Indian state of Kerala. The origin of the word itself is somewhat disputed. Some believe it is derived from nayaka, an honorific meaning "leader of the people", while another theory suggests that is is derived from the Sanskrit नाग (nāgá) "snake, serpent" (a reference to the practice of snake worship)... [more]
Najeeb نجیب Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Najib.
Nakai Punjabi
This surname originates from the Punjab. It is a sub-cast of Sandhu Jats and are descendants of Nakai Misl, a principality of the Sikh Empire from 1748 to 1810.
Nanda ନନ୍ଦ, नंदा, ਨੰਦਾ Indian, Odia, Hindi, Punjabi
From the given name Nanda.
Narain نارائن, नारायण, নারায়ণ, ਨਾਰਾਇਣ, નારાયણ Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Odia, Fijian, Cook Islands Maori, Trinidadian Creole, Mauritian Creole
From the given name Narayan.
Narayan नारायण Indian, Nepali, Fijian, Hindi
From the given name Narayan.
Narayanan நாராயணன், നാരായണൻ Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name Narayanan. A famous bearer was Kocheril Raman Narayanan (1921–2005), the 10th President of India.
Nasim نسیم, নাসিম Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Nasim.
Nat নাট, नेट, ନାଟ୍, ਨੈਟ Indian, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Khmer
Variant of Nath.
Nath নাথ, नाथ, ନାଥ, ਨਾਥ Indian, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi
From Sanskrit नाथ (natha) meaning "lord, owner, protector".
Nathan നാഥൻ Jewish, English, French, German, Indian (Christian)
From the given name Nathan.
Nathaniel നഥാനിയേൽ Jewish, English, Indian (Christian)
From the given name Nathaniel.
Natikar नाटिकार Indian (Rare), Hindi (Rare)
Nawaz نواز Urdu
From the given name Nawaz.
Nayak ନାୟକ, નાયક, नायक, নায়ক, ನಾಯಕ್ Indian, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Nepali
From a title derived from Sanskrit नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Nishant ನಿಶಾಂತ್ Indian
Derived from the Sanskrit name for dawn or the end of night. In Sanskrit Nisha (निशा) means 'Night' and Ant (अन्त) means 'End', which can be alliterated as the end of night or the first ray of the morning sun.
Noh نوح Arabic, Urdu, Malay, Indonesian
From the given name Nuh.
Nongrum Khasi, Indian
"Nongrum" is the name given for the "Title/Surname" of a persons. It is famous only in Khasi Hills, Meghalaya,shillong, the land of the "Khasis".
Noor نور, নুর Arabic, Urdu, Somali, Bengali, Persian
Variant transcription of Nur.
Noori نوری Persian, Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Noor 1.
Nour نور Arabic, Persian, Urdu
From the given name Nur.
Nur নূর Arabic, Bengali, Turkish
From the given name Nur.
Odda Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agriculture, such as workers and laborers.
Oddai Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
Oddar Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
Odde Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, meaning "earthworker".
Omanakuttan ഓമനക്കുട്ടൻ Indian, Malayalam
Oppara Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting an agricultural occupation.
Osman ওসমান Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Uthman.
Padaiyachi படையாச்சி Indian (Rare), Tamil (Rare)
Variant transcription of Padiachy.
Padiachy Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting a footsoldier of the Palli caste.
Padukone ಪಡುಕೋಣೆ Indian, Kannada (Rare), Konkani (Rare)
From the name of ಕುಂದಾಪುರ (Kundapur), a coastal town in the state of Karnataka in India. This is the surname of Deepika Padukone (1986–), an Indian actress.
Pal পাল, पाल, ਪਾਲ, ପାଲ Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit पाल (pala) meaning "guard, protector".
Palla Indian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
Pallan Indian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
Palle Telugu
This Surname usually belong to Fisherman Sect in Andhra Pradesh State of India
Palli Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "agricultural laborers".
Pamireddy పామిరెడ్డి Indian, Telugu
From the name of the village of Pamidi in Andhra Pradesh, India, combined with Telugu రెడ్డి (reddi) meaning "village headman". The village's name means "snake killer" from Telugu పాము (pamu) meaning "snake, serpent".
Pandey पांडे, पांडेय, পাণ্ডে, ਪਾਂਡੇ Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (pandita) meaning "scholar, teacher".
Pandit पंडित, पण्डित, পণ্ডিত, ପଣ୍ଡିତ Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (pandita) meaning "learned, wise" or "scholar, teacher".
Paraiya Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting laborers in agriculture and/or industry. This is a surname belonging to Dalit, or "Untouchables," in the Hindu caste system.
Paramar પરમાર Indian, Gujarati
Means "one who strikes the enemy" from Sanskrit पर (para) meaning "other, alien, foreigner, enemy" and मार (mā́ra) meaning "killing, slaying, destroying".
Parekh Indian
Parekh is the variant of the name Parikh. It means ‘assayer’ in Gujarati. The Porwal Banias and Oswal have clans called Parekh.
Parikh Indian
Variant of Parekh
Parsi पारशी, પારસી Persian, Indian (Parsi)
Derived from Persian پارسی (pârsi) literally meaning "Persian", though it also refers to the Parsi (or Parsee), a Zoroastrian community in India.
Parvez পারবেজ, پرویز Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Parviz.
Parwaz Urdu
Meaning... [more]
Pathak पाठक, পাঠক, પાઠક, ਪਾਠਕ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit पाठक (pathaka) meaning "reader, learner".
Pathan পাঠান, پٹھان, पठान Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Urdu, Pashto
Derived from Hindustani पठान (paṭhān) meaning "a Pashtun (person)", referring to the Pashtun ethnic group inhabiting present-day Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is sometimes used by Pashtuns who ancestrally migrated to India.
Pathappan പത്തപ്പൻ Indian (Christian), Malayalam
From the given name Pathappan, used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians.
Pathrose പത്രോസ് Indian (Christian), Malayalam
Derived from a variant of the given name Peter (chiefly used by Malayalam Christians).
Paul পাল, पॉल, ਪਾਲ Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi
Variant of Pal.
Peeri പീരി Indian (Christian), Malayalam
From the given name Peeri, used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians.
Persad प्रसाद Indian, Trinidadian Creole
Indo-Trinidadian variant of Prasad.
Persaud प्रसाद Indian, South American
Indo-Guyanese form of Prasad. This is the most common surname in Guyana.
Pervaiz پرویز Urdu
From the given name Parviz.
Pervez پرویز Urdu
From the given name Parviz.
Pitta Tamil
Not available.
Powale पोवले Indian, Marathi
Meaning unknown, of Marathi or Konkani origin.
Pradhan ପଧାନ, প্রধান, प्रधान, প্ৰধান Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Nepali
From a title derived from Sanskrit प्रधान (pradhana) meaning "chief, head".
Pramanik প্রামাণিক, ପ୍ରାମାଣିକ Indian, Bengali, Odia, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit प्रामाणिक (pramanika) meaning "genuine, authentic".
Prasad प्रसाद, প্রসাদ, ప్రసాద్, പ്രസാദ, பிரசாதம் 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]
Purohit Indian
Purohit means ‘one placed foremost’.
Qamar قمر Urdu
From the given name Qamar.
Qasim قاسم Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Qasim.
Qassab Indian, Muslim
Means "butcher".
Qayyum قیوم Urdu
Derived from Arabic قيوم (qayyum) meaning "subsistence, independent, sustainer".
Quraishi قریشی, কোরেশী Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Qureshi.
Qurashi قریشی Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Qureshi.
Qureshi قریشی Arabic, Urdu
Denotes a member of the Quraysh, a mercantile Arab tribe that the Prophet Muhammad belonged to, itself is derived from Arabic قرش (qarasha) meaning "to gnash, to grind, to chew".
Radhakrishnan இராதாக்கிருட்டிணன், രാധാകൃഷ്ണൻ Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit राधा कृष्ण (rādhā-kṛṣṇa), a combination of Radha and Krishna... [more]
Radzha રડ્ઝા, ராட்ஷா, राधा, رادھا, রাদজা Indian, Gujarati, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Raja.
Radzhan ராட்ஜான், റാഡ്‌ജാൻ, রাদজা Indian, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Malaysian
Alternate transcription of Rajan.
Raees رئیس, रईस Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Indonesian
From the Arabic tile رَئِيس (raʾīs) meaning "chief, leader".
Rafiq رفیق Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Rafiq.
Rafique رفیق, রফিক Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Rafiq.
Ragbir रगबीर Indian
Raghvani રઘ્વનિ Indian (Rare)
Rahaman রহমান, रहमान Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Hindi, Assamese
Variant of Rahman.
Rahim رحیم, রহিম Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Rahim.
Rahman رحمان, রহমান Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Rahman.
Rai রাই, राय, ৰায়, ਰਾਏ Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Punjabi, Marathi, Nepali
Variant of Raj.
Raj ਰਾਜ, राज, ராஜ், രാജ്, రాజ్ Indian, Punjabi, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king".
Raja રાજા, ராஜா, राजा, রাজা, راجا Indian, Gujarati, Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi
Variant of Raj.
Rajabian राजबियन Indian, Hindi
Derived from Hindi राजबियन (raajabiyan), possibly from Arabic رجب (rajab) meaning "respect".
Rajah રાજાહ, ராஜா, राजा, راجہ, রাজা Indian, Gujarati, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Raja.
Rajal رجال, राजल, ਰਾਜਾਲ, રાજલ, রাজাল Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
Variant of Raja.
Rajan ராஜன், രാജൻ, রাজন Indian, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Malaysian
From the title Raja or Raj denoting a South Asian king or prince; mainly used in Southern India.
Rajani رجانی, रजनी, రజని, ரஜனி, ರಜನಿ Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Malaysian
Meaning unknown, either from the titles Rajan, Raja, or Raj, or from the given name Rajani.
Rajeev राजीव, രാജീവ്, ராஜீவ் Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
From the given name Rajiv.
Rajeswaran राजेस्वरन, ராஜேஸ்வரன், రాజేశ్వరన్, രാജേശ്വരൻ, રાજેશ્વરન Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam, Gujarati
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, ৰাজপুত, ਰਾਜਪੂਤ, راجپوت Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Assamese, Punjabi, Pakistani, Urdu
From Sanskrit राजपुत्र (rajaputra) meaning "prince" (literally "son of the king"), derived from राज (raja) meaning "king" combined with पुत्र (putra) meaning "child, son".
Raju రాజు, രാജു, ರಾಜು, ராஜூ Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Variant of Raj chiefly used in Southern India.
Rajul راجول, राजुल, রাজুল, ਰਾਜੂਲ, రాజుల్ Indian, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Odia
Variant of Raju.
Ram राम, ਰਾਮ, রাম, రామ్, ராம் Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from the given name Ram 1.
Ramachandran இராமச்சந்திரன், രാമചന്ദ്രൻ Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name Ramachandran, a combination of Rama and Chandra.
Ramadan رمضان Arabic, Urdu, Persian
From the given name Ramadan.
Ramadani رمضاني Arabic, Urdu, Persian
Variant of Ramadan.
Ramadhan رمضان, রমজান Arabic, Urdu, Somali, Persian, Bengali, Dhivehi
From the given name Ramadan.
Ramakrishnan ராமகிருஷ்ணன் Indian, Tamil
From the given name Ramakrishna. A notable bearer is Tamil-American structural biologist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (1952-).
Ramamurthy ராமமூர்த்தி Indian, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit राम (rāma) meaning "pleasing, pleasant, charming" or "dark, black" (see Rama) combined with मूर्ति (mūrti) meaning "idol, icon".
Ramani રામાણી, रमानी, ரமணி Indian, Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil
Ramazan رمازاني Arabic, Urdu, Persian
Variant of Ramadan.
Ramnarine रामनारायण Indian, Trinidadian Creole
From Sanskrit राम (rāma) meaning "pleasing, pleasant" combined with a form of the given name Narayana.
Rampersad रामप्रसाद Indian, Trinidadian Creole, Mauritian Creole
From Sanskrit राम (rāma) meaning "pleasing, pleasant, charming" combined with प्रसाद (prasāda) meaning "clearness, brightness, purity". It is primarily used by the Indian community in Trinidad and Tobago as well as Mauritius.
Rampersaud रामप्रसाद Indian, South American
Indo-Guyanese variant of Rampersad.
Ramzan رمضان Urdu
From the given name Ramzan.
Rana রানা, ରାଣା, રાણા, राणा, ਰਾਣਾ Indian, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Nepali, Urdu
From the Sanskrit title राणा (rana) meaning "king".
Randhawa ਰੰਧਾਵਾ Pakistani, Indian, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Sikh and Jat tribe in Punjab.
Ranj Indian
From the given name 'Ranj'
Rasheed رشید Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Rashid.
Rashid রশিদ, رشید Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
From the given name Rashid.
Rasool رسول Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Rasul.
Rastogi रस्तोगी Indian, Hindi
Possibly derived from Rohtas, the name of a district in Bihar, India, itself from the name of a Hindu deity.
Rasul رسول, রসুল Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
From the given name Rasul.
Rathor राठौड Indian, Hindi, Urdu
Variant of Rathore.
Ratnasamy ரத்னசாமி Tamil
Rau Indian
Variant of RAO.
Raval Gujarati
"Bramhin King"
Ravi Indian
From the given name Ravi
Ray राय, রায়, ৰয়, ରାୟ Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Variant of Raj.
Rayan ریان, রায়ান Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Rayyan.
Raza رضا, রাজা Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Ridha.
Reddi రెడ్డి Indian, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Reddy.
Reddy రెడ్డి Indian, Telugu
Derived from Telugu రెడ్డి (reddi) meaning "village headman".
Rehman رحمن, رحمان Urdu
From the given name Rehman.
Remtulla Indian, Arabic
Unknown meaning.
Rizwan رضوان Urdu, Arabic
From the given name Ridwan.
Roshan روشن, रोशन, রোশন, ਰੋਸ਼ਨ, રોશન Persian, Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati
From the given name Roshan.
Roy রায়, ৰয় Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Bengali and Assamese form of Raj.
Rushdie Kashmiri (Rare)
Derived from Arabic رَشَدَ (rašada) meaning "to go the right way, to follow the right course" or "to be well guided" (related to the given names Rashad and Rashid)... [more]
Sabah صباح, সাবাহঃ Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Turkish
From the given name Sabah.
Sachan सचान Indian, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit सचान (sácāna) meaning "kind, friendly".
Sachdev सचदेव, ਸਚਦੇਵਾ Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi
From Sanskrit सत्य (satya) meaning "true, virtuous, good" and देव (devá) meaning "deity, god".
Sachdeva सचदेवा, ਸਚਦੇਵਾ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant transcription of Sachdev.
Sadangi Indian
Sadhangi :- Who knows the six Angas(parts)... [more]
Saed سیڈ, সেড, ਸੇਡ Arabic, Somali, Persian, Urdu, Sindhi, Bengali, Punjabi, Dhivehi
From the given name Sa'id.
Saeed سعید Arabic, Urdu, Persian, Dhivehi
Alternate transcription of Sa'id.
Saeedi سعیدی Persian, Urdu
From the given name Saeed.
Safa صفا Persian, Turkish, Arabic, Urdu
From the given names Safaa or Safaa'.
Sagrika Gujarati
Sagarika patel
Saha সাহা, ସାହା Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sadhu) meaning "merchant, money-lender, banker".
Sahni ਸਾਹਨੀ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Possibly from Sahni, the name of a village in Punjab.
Sahoo ସାହୁ, সাহু, साहू Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Sahu.
Sahota Indian (Sikh)
A sikh surname meaning ‘hare’, derived from the name of a Jat clan.
Sahu ସାହୁ, साहू, সাহু, સાહુ Indian, Odia, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sadhu) meaning "merchant, money-lender, banker".
Said سعید Arabic, Somali, Urdu
From the given name Sa'id.
Saif সাইফ, سیف Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Saif.
Saikia শইকীয়া Indian, Assamese
From the Assamese military title শইকীয়া (xôykiya) that was used by officials of the Ahom kingdom (1228–1826). The title is ultimately derived from Assamese শ (xo) meaning "hundred".
Salahuddin সালাহউদ্দিন, صلاح الدین Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Salah al-Din.
Salam سلام, সালাম Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Salam.
Saleem سلیم Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Salim.
Salih صالح Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Salih.
Salim সেলিম, سالم, سلیم Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Filipino, Tausug, Maguindanao
From the given name Salim.
Salman سلمان Arabic, Urdu, Turkish
From the given name Salman.
Sameer سمیر Arabic, Dhivehi, Urdu
From the given name Samir 1.
Samrajyam సమ్రాజ్యం Indian
It means "a kingdom".
Samreen سمرین Arabic, Indian, Urdu
From the given name Samrin.
Sanagala సనగాలా Indian, Telugu
Sandhu ਸੰਧੂ Indian, Punjabi
From Sindhu, the Sanskrit name for the Indus River.
Sankaranarayanan संकरनारायणं Hindi
Sarakar ସରକାର Indian, Odia
Odia variant of Sarkar.
Sardar সরদার, सरदार, سردار Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu
From a title meaning "chief, leader", derived from Persian سر (sar) meaning "head, authority" and the suffix دار (dar) meaning "possessor".
Sarkar সরকার, চৰকাৰ Indian, Bengali, Assamese
From the Persian title سرکار (sarkar) meaning "lord, supervisor, overseer".
Sarker সরকার Bengali
Variant transcription of Sarkar.
Sastry Indian
Hindu (Brahman) name, from Sanskrit šāstrī ‘versed in the Shastras’ (from šāstra ‘book of rules’, ‘religious treatise’).
Sathi ସାଥି, साथी, ਸਾਥੀ, ساٹھھی Indian, Odia, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Urdu, Thai
Alternate transcription of Sethi.
Sawhney ਸਾਹਨੀ Indian, Punjabi
Variant of Sahni.
Saxena सक्सेना Indian, Hindi
Traditionally believed to be derived from Sanskrit सखिसेना (sakhisena) meaning "friend of the army", from सखा (sakha) meaning "friend, companion" and सेना (sena) meaning "army"... [more]
Sayed سید Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Sayyid.
Seedat Indian (Muslim)
“Lord” in Hindustani. Comes from "Sidi". May be Egyptian, Arabic or Persian in origin.
Seelan சீலன் Indian, Tamil
Sen সেন Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit सेना (sena) meaning "army, armament".
Sengupta সেনগুপ্ত Bengali, Indian
Derived from Sanskrit सेना (sénā) meaning "army, armament" combined with Gupta.
Serker সরকার Bengali
Variant of Sarkar.
Seth सेठ, ଶେଠ, শেঠ, ਸੇਠ Indian, Hindi, Odia, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi
Means "merchant, banker" in Hindi, ultimately from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (shreshtha) meaning "best, chief, most excellent".
Sethi ସେଠୀ, सेठी, ਸੇਠੀ, سیٹھی Indian, Odia, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu
Occupational name for a merchant from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (shreshtha) meaning "best, chief, most excellent".
Sethna સેઠના, सेठना Indian (Parsi)
Gujarati Parsi name meaning "pertaining to the banker", derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh) meaning "merchant, banker" (see Seth).
Shah शाह, શાહ, শাহ, ਸ਼ਾਹ Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sādhú) meaning "gentleman, virtuous man".
Shahbaz شہباز Urdu
From the given name Shahbaz.
Shaheed شاہد, শহীদ Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
From the given name Shahid.
Shaheen شاہین, শাহীন Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Shahin.
Shahin শাহীন Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Shahin.
Shahzad شہزاد Urdu, Pashto
From the given name Shahzad.
Shaikh شیخ‎, শেখ Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Sheikh.
Shakir شاکر Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Shakir.
Shakoor شکور Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Shakur.
Shakur শাকুর, शकूर Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Urdu
From the given name Shakur.
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 (shaka) or शक (shaka) referring to the Sakas, a group of nomadic Iranian peoples, or from शक्य (shakya) meaning "possible, capable".
Shan Gujarati, Hindi
A Gujarati and Hindi surname with an unknown meaning.
Shankar शंकर, ஷங்கர், శంకర్, ರವಿಶಂಕರ್ Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
From the given name Shankar.
Shareef شریف Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Sharif.
Sharif شریف, শরীফ Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Sharif.
Shehan ஶெஹந் Sinhalese, Dhivehi, Tamil
From the given name Shehan.
Sheikh শেখ, شیخ Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the Arabic title شَيْخ (šayḵ) meaning "chief, chieftain, head". It is used to denote a political or spiritual leader of a Muslim community.
Sherpa শেরপা Nepali, Indian, Tibetan, Bengali
From the name of the Sherpa people, a Tibetic ethnic group inhabiting Nepal, China, Bhutan, and the Himalayas. The name itself is derived from Sherpa ཤར (shar) meaning "east" and wa "people" (thus, "people of the east" or "eastern people"), a reference to their origin in northeastern Nepal... [more]
Shinde शिंदे Indian, Marathi
Meaning unknown; this was also the name of a Indian dynasty from Maharashtra.
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 (Lakshmi) combined with वत्स (vatsá) meaning "child, offspring, son".
Shrivastava श्रीवास्तव Indian, Nepali, Marathi, Hindi
Variant transcription of Shrivastav.
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.
Shukla शुक्ला, শুক্লা, શુક્લ, ਸ਼ੁਕਲਾ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit शुक्ल (shukla) meaning "white, bright, pure".
Shyamalan ശ്യാമളൻ Indian (Rare), Malayalam (Rare)
Derived from the given name Shyamal or Shyama. This is the surname of Manoj "M... [more]
Siddiq صدیق, সিদ্দিক Arabic, Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Bengali
Derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣiddīq) meaning "truthful, veracious".
Siddiqi صدیقی‎, সিদ্দিকী Persian, Urdu, Sindhi, Balochi, Bengali
Variant transcription of Siddiqui.
Siddique صدیق, সিদ্দিক Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Siddiqui.
Siddiqui صدیقی, সিদ্দিকা Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From Arabic صَادِق (ṣādiq) meaning "true, truthful, veracious". It was traditionally used as an honorific title or a nickname for a trustworthy person.
Sidhu ਸਿੱਧੂ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
From Sanskrit सिद्ध (siddha) meaning "accomplished, proven".
Siingh ਸਿੰਘ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Variant of Singh.
Sikandar سکندر Persian, Urdu, Pashto
From the given name Sikandar.
Simha ସିଂହ, సింహ Indian, Odia, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Sinha.
Sing German, Chinese (Cantonese), Indian
German: probably a variant of Seng. ... [more]
Singha সিংহ Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Singhal सिंघल, ਸਿੰਘਲ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Means "leonine, like a lion", derived from Sanskrit सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Singkh सिंगख, सिंघ, ਸਿੰਘ Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Nepali, Indian (Sikh)
Alternate transcription of Singh.
Sinha सिन्हा, সিনহা, সিংহ Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion" (see Singh).
Sitar Indian
A type of Indian musical instrumen.