Marathi Submitted Surnames

Marathi names are used by the Marathi people in western India. See also about Indian names.
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ACHARYA आचार्य Indian, Odia, Bengali, Marathi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit आचार्य (ācārya) meaning "knowing, teaching" or "teacher, instructor".
AGARWAL अग्रवाल Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain surname meaning "people of Agroha", referring to a town in the Indian state of Haryana.
AHUJA आहुजा Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Indian (Sikh)
Sikh name meaning "descendant of Ahu", based on the name of a clan in these communities (see ARORA). Ahu is presumably the name of an ancestor; the suffix -jā is patronymic.
BHAGAT भगत Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain name derived from Sanskrit भक्त (bhákta) meaning "devotee, adorer".
BHATT भट्ट Indian, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Nepali
Variant of BUTT.
CHAKRAVARTI चक्रवर्ती Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Variant of CHAKRABORTY.
CHAUHAN चौहान Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Assamese, Punjabi, Gujarati
Of unknown meaning. Folk etymologies derive it from Sanskrit चतुर् (cátur) meaning "four" or possibly from a hero named Chahamana (of whom members of the caste trace their ancestry from).
DESAI देसाई Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
From Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "province, country, kingdom" combined with स्वामिन् (svāmin) meaning "lord, master, owner".
DESHMUKH देशमुख Indian, Marathi
From the historical title देशमुख (deśmukh) meaning "district head", derived from Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "country, district" combined with मुख (múkha) meaning "face".
DESHPANDE देशपांडे Indian, Marathi
Means "district accountant", derived from Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "country, kingdom, province" combined with पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "learned, wise man".
DOSHI दोशी Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "cloth seller" derived from Persian دوش (duš) meaning "shoulder".
GANDHI गांधी Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil
Means "perfume seller", derived from Sanskrit गन्ध (gandha) meaning "odour, fragrance, perfume". Notable bearers include Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), an Indian civil rights and independence leader, and Indira Gandhi (1917-1984), the first female Prime Minister of India.
GAUTAM गौतम Nepali, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
From the given name GAUTAMA.
GOPAL गोपाळ Indian, Hindi, Odia, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi
From the given name GOPAL.
GOSWAMI गोस्वामी Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi
Hindu surname derived from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "cow, ox" or "earth" combined with स्वामी (svāmī) meaning "master, lord".
JADHAV जाधव Indian, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Konkani
Meaning unknown.
JHA झा Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upādhyāya) meaning "teacher (of the Vedas)".
KAMAT कामत 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".
KAMBLE कांबळे Indian, Marathi, Telugu, Konkani
Occupational name for a weaver of blankets, derived from Marathi कंबल (kãmbal) meaning "blanket".
KARI Finnish, German (Austrian), Slovene (?), Hungarian, Indian, Marathi
As a Finnish name, it is a topographic and ornamental name from kari "small island", "stony rapids", "sandbar", or "rocky place in a field". This name is found throughout Finland.... [more]
KHARE खरे Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "pure, true" in Hindi and Marathi.
MAHAJAN महाजन Indian, Marathi, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati
Means "great people", from Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, large, big" combined with जन (jána) "people, subjects".
MANDAL मंडल Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Odia, Marathi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit मण्डल (máṇḍala) meaning "circular, round" or "halo".
MEHENDALE Indian (Rare), Marathi (Rare)
An Indian Brahmin surname of unknown meaning from the Indian state of Maharashtra.
MEHTA मेहता Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit महत् (mahát) meaning "great, large, big".
NAYAK नायक Indian, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit नायक (nāyaka) meaning "hero" or perhaps "leader, chief".
PANDEY पांडे Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "scholar, teacher". In Hindi, the word also refers to a Brahman who either teaches or cooks.
PANDIT पंडित Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Odia, Kashmiri
From Sanskrit पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "learned, wise" and "scholar, teacher". It is used as a title for a teacher or scholar of Hinduism and Hindu philosophy.
PATHAK पाठक Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit पाठक (pāṭhaka) meaning "reader, learner".
POWALE पोवले Indian, Marathi
Meaning unknown, of Marathi or Konkani origin.
PRADHAN प्रधान Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रधान (pradhāna) meaning "chief, foremost", used as a Hindu title equivalent to the Arabic وَزِير (wazīr) or vizier.
PRASAD प्रसाद 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]
RAI राय Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhutanese, Urdu
From Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign" (see RAJ, RAJA, or RAJAN).
RAJPUT राजपूत Urdu, Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Assamese, Punjabi
Means "son of the king", derived from Sanskrit राजा (rājā) meaning "king, sovereign, prince" combined with पुत्र (putrá) meaning "son, child". This is also the name of a caste originating from the Indian subcontinent.
RAM राम Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Kashmiri, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Indian (Sikh)
Derived from the given name RAM (2).
SACHDEV सचदेव Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi
From Sanskrit सत्य (satya) meaning "true, virtuous, good" and देव (devá) meaning "deity, god".
SAHU साहू Indian, Odia, Hindi, Pakistani, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Telugu, Gujarati
Generally means "businessman, moneylender", but also means "gentle, patient" among Jats. Most commonly used by the Odia people in India.
SETH सेठ Indian, Odia, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh) meaning "merchant, banker", ultimately from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (śreṣṭh) meaning "excellent, best".
SHAH शाह Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sādhú) meaning "gentleman, virtuous man".
SHINDE शिंदे Indian, Marathi
Meaning unknown; this was also the name of a Indian dynasty from Maharashtra.
SHRIVASTAVA श्रीवास्तव Indian, Nepali, Marathi, Hindi
Variant transcription of SHRIVASTAV.
SHUKLA शुक्ला Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit शुक्ल (śukla) meaning "white, bright, pure".
SINHA सिन्हा Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi
From Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
SOLANKI सोलंकी Indian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi
Either from the name of the Rajput Solanki clan of India or the Solanki (Chaulukya) dynasty that once ruled Gujarat and Rajasthan.
SRIVASTAVA श्रीवास्तव Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Nepali, Kannada
Variant transcription of SHRIVASTAV.
THAKKAR ठक्कर Indian, Gujarati, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit or Middle Indo-Aryan thakkura meaning "deity, lord, god".
THAKUR ठाकूर Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Odia, Assamese, Gujarati, Nepali
From an feudal title used for noble classes in India and Nepal derived from Sanskrit ठक्कुर (ṭhakkura) meaning "deity, chief, lord".
TRIPATHI त्रिपाठी Indian, Hindi, Odia, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Means "one that has studied three Vedas", derived from Sanskrit त्रि (trí) meaning "three" combined with पाठ (pāṭha) meaning "recitation, reading, studying".
TRIVEDI त्रिवेदी Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "one who knows three Vedas", derived from Sanskrit त्रि (trí) "three" and वेद (véda) "Veda" or "knowledge".
UPADHYAY उपाध्याय Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Hindu Brahmin surname derived from Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upādhyāya) meaning "teacher (of the Vedas)".
VARMA वर्मा Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit वर्मन् (varman) meaning "armour, protection".
VERMA वर्मा Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali
Alternate transcription of VARMA.
VIDHANI विधानी Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Derived from Sanskrit विधान (vidhāna) meaning "disposing, arranging".
YADAV यादव Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali, Punjabi
From Sanskrit यादव (yādava) meaning "descendant of Yadu", referring to a legendary Hindu king and an alleged ancestor of KRISHNA... [more]
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