Indian Submitted Surnames

Indian names are used in India and in Indian communities throughout the world. See also about Indian names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Solanki સોલંકી, सोलंकी Indian, Gujarati, Marathi
From a vernacular name for the Chaulukya, a dynasty that ruled parts of northwestern India (in what is now Gujarat and Rajasthan) between the 10th and 13th centuries, of uncertain meaning.
Sologar Sanskrit, Indian, Hindi, Fijian
Sanskrit name of unknown origin, common in Fiji. May be related to Solgar.
Som সোঁ, ସୋଂ Khmer, Bengali, Odia
Soni Hindi
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.
Soomro Pakistani, Sindhi
From the name of the city of سامراء (Sāmarrāʾ) in present-day Iraq. This is the name of a Sindhi tribe in southeastern Pakistan, along with a historical regional dynasty in India (the Soomra).
Soudagar Urdu
soudagar is the word related to one who do the business
Srinivasan ஶ்ரீனிவாசன் Indian, Tamil
Tamil variant of Shrinivas.
Srivastav श्रीवास्तव, ਸ੍ਰੀਵਾਸਤਵ, శ్రీవాత్సవ Indian, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Telugu
Variant transcription of Shrivastav.
Srivastava श्रीवास्तव, শ্রীবাস্তব, ਸ਼੍ਰੀਵਾਸਤਵ Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of Shrivastav.
Subbiah Indian
Tamil Last Name
Subramaniam சுப்பிரமணியம் Tamil
From the given name Subramaniam
Subramanian Indian
A Hindu name, based on Sanskrit subrahmaṅya "dear to Brahmans".
Sulaiman سلیمان Arabic, Maguindanao, Urdu
From the given name Sulayman.
Sule Indian
1 Indian (Maharashtra); pronounced as two syllables: Hindu (Maratha) name, from Marathi suḷa ‘pointed tooth’, from Sanskrit šūla ‘spike’, ‘spear’.... [more]
Sur Indian, Bengali (Hindu), Sanskrit
A Hindu surname based on a nickname from Sanskrit šūra, which means ‘brave’.
Suresh సురేష్, സുരേഷ്, சுரேஷ், सुरेश, ಸುರೆಶ್ Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada
From the given name Suresh.
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 سوریا, सूर्य, সূর্য, ਸੂਰਿਆ, સૂર્ય 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).
Suryanarayana సూర్యనారాయణ Indian, Telugu
From the given name Suryanarayana.
Tachuri Telugu
Tagore ঠাকুর Indian, Bengali
Bengali form of Thakur.
Tahir طاہر‎ Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Tahir.
Talavar ತಲಾವರ್ Indian, Kannada
Tandon ਟੰਡਨ, टंडन Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
Of unknown meaning.
Tariq طارق Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Tariq.
Taynak Indian
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Telaga Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, mostly denoting agricultural laborers.
Thaker ઠાકર Indian, Gujarati
Variant of Thakkar.
Thakkar ઠક્કર, ठक्कर Indian, Gujarati, Marathi
From Sanskrit ठक्कुर (ṭhakkura) meaning "deity".
Thakur ठाकुर, ठाकूर, ঠাকুর, ਠਾਕੁਰ, ଠାକୁର Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Odia, Assamese, Gujarati, Nepali
From a feudal title meaning "lord, master", derived from Sanskrit ठक्कुर (thakkura) meaning "deity".
Thankappan തങ്കപ്പൻ Malayalam
Thapa थापा, থাপা, ଥାପା Nepali, Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi, Odia
From an ancient military rank used in the Khasa Kingdom, which ruled parts of South Asia from the 11th to 14th centuries.
Thondan தொண்டன் Tamil, Indian
Tamil for "devotee, votary".
Trikah Indian
Variant of Trikha.
Trikha त्रिखा Indian, Hindi
Tripathi त्रिपाठी, ତ୍ରିପାଠୀ, ত্রিপাঠি, ਤ੍ਰਿਪਾਠੀ Indian, Hindi, Odia, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
From Sanskrit त्रिपाठिन् (tripathin) meaning "one who has studied three Vedas".
Trivedi त्रिवेदी, ત્રિવેદી Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "one who knows the three Vedas", derived from Sanskrit त्रि (tri) meaning "three" and वेद (veda) meaning "Veda".
Tumas ٹوما Arabic, Somali, Urdu
From the given name Tumas.
Uddin উদ্দিন, الدین Bengali, Urdu, Tausug
From Arabic الدين (ad-dīn) meaning "the religion", commonly used as a suffix for given names.
Ullah اللہ, উল্লাহ Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Means "of Allah, of God" from Arabic اللّٰه (Allah) referring to the monotheistic god in Islam. It is commonly used as a component in given names.
Umar عمر Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Umar.
Undirmare Indian
Marathi name meaning "mice killer"
Unnikrishnan ഉണ്ണികൃഷ്ണന്‍ Malayalam
Means "Lord Krishna" or "young Krishna", a combination of the title and given name ഉണ്ണി (uṇṇi) meaning "infant boy, young boy" and the name of Krishna, Hindu deity.
Upadhyay उपाध्याय, উপাধ্যায়, ઉપાધ્યાય Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) meaning "teacher".
Upadhyaya उपाध्याय, উপাধ্যায় Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Assamese
Variant transcription of Upadhyay.
Uppadathil Malayalam
From Old Malayalam uppadam (sea), lit. "from over the Arabian sea," referring to the descendants of a group of Arab traders who settled in Kerala. Predominantly Muslim, although sizeable sections have branched away and practice Hinduism... [more]
Uppara Indian, Tamil
Another form of Oppara.
Usman عثمان Arabic, Urdu, Filipino, Maguindanao, Tausug, Maranao, Dhivehi
From the given name Uthman.
Usmani عثمانی, উসমানী Persian, Afghani, Urdu, Pashto, Arabic, Bengali, Albanian, Kosovar
From the given name Uthman. This is among the most common surnames in Albania.
Vanga వంగా Indian, Telugu
Vanniyan Indian
It denotes those belonging to the Palli caste.
Varadarajan वरदराजन Indian, Hindi
Derived from Hindi वरदराजन (varadaraajan).
Varghese വർഗീസ്, വർഗ്ഗീസ് Indian (Christian), Malayalam
From the given name Varghese, used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians.
Varma वर्मा, వర్మ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit वर्मन् (varman) meaning "armour, protection".
Varughese വരുഗീസ് Indian (Christian), Malayalam
From the given name Varughese, used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians.
Velama Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting mainly agricultural laborers.
Vellala Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agricultural laborers.
Vellalan Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Vellala.
Venkatesh వెంకటేష్, வெங்கடேஷ், ವೆಂಕಟೇಶ್ Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
Means "lord of Venkata", from Venkata, the name of a hill in southern India (see Venkata), combined with Sanskrit ईश (īśa) meaning "lord, master, husband" (see Isha).
Verma वर्मा, ਵਰਮਾ, বর্মা Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Varma.
Vidhani विधानी, વિદ્યાની Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Derived from Sanskrit विधान (vidhāna) meaning "disposing, arranging".
Vikram وکرم, विक्रम, વિક્રમ, విక్రమ్, விக்ரம் Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Cook Islands Maori
From the given name Vikram.
Vinda वृंदा Hindi
Taken from Mitravinda, one of the eight principal queen-consorts of the Hindu god Krishna.
Wadia वाडिया, વાડિયા Indian (Parsi)
Parsi surname possibly derived from Wadia, the name of a village in Gujarat.
Waghdhare Indian
A Marathi surname meaning "Tiger Catcher"
Waheed وحید Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Wahid.
Wali ولی, ওয়ালি Urdu, Pashto, Bengali, Arabic
Derived from Arabic وَلِيّ (waliyy) meaning "helper, friend, protector", used in Islam to describe a saint.
Walia ਵਾਲੀਆ Indian, Punjabi
Punjabi name of unknown meaning.
Wappara Indian, Tamil
Another form of Oppara.
Wodda Indian, Tamil
Another form of Odda.
Xatun क्षतुं, জাটুন, ਜ਼ੈਟੂਨ, ଜାଟୁନ୍, زاتون 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.
Yadav यादव, યાદવ, যাদব, యాదవ్, ಯಾದವ್ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi, Nepali
From Sanskrit यादव (yadava) meaning "descendant of Yadu", Yadu being a legendary king in Hindu mythology who was believed to be an ancestor of Krishna.
Yahya یحیی Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Yahya.
Yameen یمین, ইয়ামিন Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
Variant transcription of Yamin.
Yaqub یعقوب Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Yaqub.
Yaseen یاسین Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Yasin.
Yasin یاسین, ইয়াসিন Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Yasin.
Yasmin ইয়াসমিন, یاسمین Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Yasmin.
Yesmin ইয়াসমিন Bengali
Variant of Yasmin.
Yohanan യോഹന്നാൻ Assyrian, Indian (Christian), Malayalam, Jewish
From the given name Yohanan, used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians and Cochin Jews.
Yousaf یوسف Urdu
From the given name Yousaf.
Yousuf یوسف, ইউসুফ Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Yusuf.
Yunus یونس, ইউনূস Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Yunus.
Yusuf یوسف, ইউসুফ Arabic, Somali, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Yusuf.
Yusufi يوسفی Afghani, Tajik, Urdu
Cognate of Yousfi.
Zacharia സക്കറിയ Indian (Christian)
From the given name Zacharia.
Zacharias സക്കറിയാസ് German, Greek, English, Jewish, Assyrian, Indian (Christian), Malayalam
From the given name Zacharias.
Zafar ظفر, জাফর Urdu, Bengali, Persian
From the given name Zafar.
Zaheed জাহিদ, زاہد Bengali, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Zahid.
Zaheer ظہیر Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of Zahir.
Zahid زاہد, জাহিদ Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Zahid.
Zahir ظاہر, জহির Arabic, Urdu, Persian, Bengali
From the given name Zahir.
Zahra زہرہ, জহরা Maltese, Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Zahra.
Zaidi زیدی Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Zaid.
Zakaria জাকারিয়া Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Zakariyya.
Zubair زبیر Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Zubayr.