Malayalam Submitted Surnames

Malayalam names are used in southern India. See also about Indian names.
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BAI ഭായ് Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Malayalam
Perhaps derived from Hindi बाई (bāī) meaning "lady".
BALAKRISHNAN ബാലകൃഷ്ണൻ Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name BALAKRISHNA.
BHATT ഭട്ട് Indian, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Nepali
Variant of BUTT.
CHANDRAN ചന്ദ്രൻ Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon".
CHETTI ചെട്ടി Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil
Variant of CHETTIAR.
CHETTIAR ചെട്ടിയാർ Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
Refers to a member of any of the various South Indian castes of traders, businessmen, and merchants. The name itself may be from the Tamil honorific எட்டி (eṭṭi) or from a Sanskrit word meaning "wealth".
DEVI ദേവി Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Odia
From Sanskrit देवी (devī́) meaning "goddess, female deity" (see the given name DEVI). It is used as a surname by women who did not originally have a family name... [more]
ELAMKUNNAPUZHA എളങ്കുന്നപ്പുഴ Malayalam (Rare)
Elamkunnapuzha is a village in Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala.... [more]
GEEVARGHESE ഗീവർഗീസ് Indian (Christian), Malayalam
From the given name GEEVARGHESE, used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians.
GEEVARUGHESE ഗീവരുഗീസ് Indian (Christian), Malayalam
From the given name GEEVARUGHESE, used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians.
GOPAL ഗോപാൽ Indian, Hindi, Odia, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi
From the given name GOPAL.
GOPALAKRISHNAN ഗോപാലകൃഷ്ണൻ Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
Combination of GOPALA and KRISHNA.
KRISHNA കൃഷ്ണ Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
From the given name KRISHNA.
KRISHNAN കൃഷ്ണൻ Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Derived from the given name KRISHNA, used in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
KUMARI സെൽജ Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Sinhalese, Pakistani
From the given name KUMARI, the feminine form of KUMAR. It is exclusively used by women.
KUNNATHUPARAMBIL Malayalam (Rare)
Elamkunnapuzha-Kunnathuparambil Family has a rich history of around 200 years and traces its origins to a small village called Elamkunnapuzha in Ernakulam District. It was at that time one of our ancestors migrated from Elamkunnapuzha to a small village called Vennoor, near Mala in Thrissur District for his livelihood... [more]
LAKSHMI ലക്ഷ്മി Indian, Telugu, Odia, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name LAKSHMI.
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]
NARAYANAN നാരായണൻ Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name NARAYANAN. A famous bearer was Kocheril Raman Narayanan (1921–2005), the 10th President of India.
OMANAKUTTAN ഓമനക്കുട്ടൻ Indian, Malayalam
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).
PEERI പീരി Indian (Christian), Malayalam
From the given name PEERI, used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians.
PRASAD പ്രസാദ 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]
RADHAKRISHNAN രാധാകൃഷ്ണൻ Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit राधा कृष्ण (rādhā-kṛṣṇa), a combination of RADHA and KRISHNA... [more]
RADZHAN റാഡ്‌ജാൻ Indian, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Malaysian
Alternate transcription of RAJAN.
RAJ രാജ് Indian, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Odia, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhalese
From Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign", ultimately from राजन् (rājan) meaning "king, sovereign, prince, chief".
RAJAN രാജൻ Indian, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Malaysian
From the title RAJA or RAJ denoting a South Asian king or prince; mainly used in Southern India.
RAJANI രജനി 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 രാജീവ് Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
From the given name RAJIV.
RAJESWARAN രാജേശ്വരൻ Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam, Gujarati
RAJU രാജു Indian, Bengali, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Odia, Punjabi
Means "king" from Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, sovereign, chief".
RAMACHANDRAN രാമചന്ദ്രൻ Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name Ramachandran, a combination of RAMA and CHANDRA.
ROY റോയ് Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali, Urdu
Variant of RAJ.
SHYAMALAN ശ്യാമളൻ Indian (Rare), Malayalam (Rare)
Derived from the given name SHYAMAL or SHYAMA. This is the surname of MANOJ "M... [more]
SURESH സുരേഷ് Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada
From the given name SURESH.
SURYA സൂര്യ 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).
THANKAPPAN തങ്കപ്പൻ Malayalam
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.
VARGHESE വർഗീസ്, വർഗ്ഗീസ് Indian (Christian), Malayalam
From the given name VARGHESE, used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians.
VARMA വർമ്മ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam
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.
YOHANAN യോഹന്നാൻ Assyrian, Indian (Christian), Malayalam, Jewish
From the given name YOHANAN, used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians and Cochin Jews.
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