Kannada Submitted Surnames

Kannada names are used in western India. See also about Indian names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Angadi ಅಂಗಡಿ Indian, Kannada
From Kannada ಅಂಗಡಿ (aṃgaḍi) meaning "store, shop".
Arjun ಅರ್ಜುನ್ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
From the given name Arjun.
Bhat ಭಟ್ Indian, Kashmiri, Marathi, Kannada, Konkani, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Bhatt.
Bhatt ಭಟ್ Indian, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit भट्ट (bhatta) meaning "lord" or "learned one".
Biradar ಬಿರಾದಾರ್ Indian, Kannada
Halivar ಹಲಿವರ್ Kannada (Rare)
Hira ಹೀರಾ Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Tamil
From the given name Hira.
Hiremath ಹಿರೇಮಠ Indian, Kannada
Of uncertain meaning.
Kamat ಕಾಮತ್ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Konkani
Means "people who work in soil" from काम (kām) meaning "work, task, labour" combined with मिट्टी (miṭṭī) meaning "soil, earth".
Krishna ಕೃಷ್ಣ Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
From the given name Krishna.
Kulakarni ಕುಲಕರ್ಣಿ Indian, Kannada
Kannada variant of Kulkarni.
Nayak ನಾಯಕ್ Indian, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Nepali
From a title derived from Sanskrit नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
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.
Pradeep ಪ್ರದೀಪ್ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
From the given name Pradip
Prasad ಪ್ರಸಾದ 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]
Raj ರಾಜ್ Indian, Punjabi, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king".
Rajani 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.
Raju ರಾಜು Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Variant of Raj chiefly used in Southern India.
Shankar ರವಿಶಂಕರ್ Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
From the given name Shankar.
Suresh ಸುರೆಶ್ Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada
From the given name Suresh.
Surya ಸೂರ್ಯ 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).
Talavar ತಲಾವರ್ Indian, Kannada
Venkatesh 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).
Vikram ವಿಕ್ರಮ್ Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Cook Islands Maori
From the given name Vikram.
Yadav 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.