Kannada Submitted Surnames

Kannada names are used in western India. See also about Indian names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Anandteerth Kannada
Madhvacharya (IAST: Madhvācārya; Sanskrit pronunciation: mɐdʱʋaːˈtɕaːɽjɐ; CE 1199-12785 or CE 1238–13176), sometimes anglicised as Madhva Acharya, and also known as Purna Prajna (IAST: Pūrṇa-Prajña) and Ānanda Tīrtha, was a Hindu philosopher and the chief proponent of the Dvaita (dualism) school of Vedanta.17 Madhva called his philosophy Tattvavāda meaning "arguments from a realist viewpoint".7
Angadi ಅಂಗಡಿ Indian, Kannada
From Kannada ಅಂಗಡಿ (aṃgaḍi) meaning "store, shop".
Aravind ಅರವಿಂದ Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil
From the given name Aravind.
Arjun ಅರ್ಜುನ್ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
From the given name Arjun.
Ashok ಅಶೋಕ್ Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
From the given name Ashok.
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
Deepak ದೀಪಕ್ Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
From the given name Dipak.
Gopalakrishna ಗೋಪಾಲಕೃಷ್ಣ Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
From the given name Gopalakrishna.
Halivar ಹಲಿವರ್ Kannada (Rare)
Hegde ಹೆಗ್ಡೆ Kannada
Hegde means the Headman of the village. Hegde or Heggade Pergade is a surname from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kasargod district of Kerala and Karnataka in India. It is found amongst Hindus of the Bunt community, Jain bunt community, Havyaka Brahmins, Vokkaligas in Karnataka.... [more]
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.
Mahesh ಮಹೇಶ್ Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali
From the given name Mahesh.
Manoj ಮನೋಜ್ Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada
From the given name Manoj.
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 ಪ್ರಸಾದ್ Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Odia, Assamese, Punjabi
From the given name Prasad.
Prem ಪ್ರೇಂ Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
From the given name Prem.
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.
Ramesh ರಮೇಶ್ Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Nepali
From the given name Ramesh.
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.
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).
Vijay ವಿಜಯ್ Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Punjabi
From the given name Vijay.
Vikram ವಿಕ್ರಮ್ Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Cook Islands Maori
From the given name Vikram.
Vivek ವಿವೇಕ್ Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali
From the given name Vivek.
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.