Nepali Submitted Surnames

Nepali names are used in the country of Nepal in southern Asia.
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ACHARYA आचार्य Indian, Odia, Bengali, Marathi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit आचार्य (ācārya) meaning "teacher, instructor".
ADHIKARI अधिकारी Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Hindi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit अधिकारिन् (adhikārin) meaning "official, authority, officer".
ADHIKARY अधिकारी Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali
Variant transcription of ADHIKARI.
ARYAL अर्याल Nepali
Nepali Hindu surname of unknown meaning.
BHAGAT भगत Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit भक्त (bhákta) meaning "devotee, worshiper".
BHATT भट्ट Indian, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Nepali
Variant of BUTT.
CHHETRI क्षत्री Nepali, Indian, Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit क्षत्रिय (kṣatríya), the name of the Hindu social class consisting of warriors and rulers.
DANGAL दङ्गाल Nepali (Modern)
The surname Dangal is supposed to be the shortened form of the demonym Dangali (pronounced DHAA-NGAA-LEE) for Dang (pronounced DHAA-NG), a district in Mid-Western Nepal. The surname is found to have been adopted by various communities, especially the Tiwaris (for the surname Tiwari), after they migrated to various regions of the countries and the locals in those regions referred to them as Dangalis (later shortened to Dangal) instead of their original surnames.
DHUNGANA ढुङगाना Nepali
From the name of a village in Nepal called Dhungani.
GAUTAM गौतम Nepali, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
From the given name GAUTAMA.
JHA झा Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit अध्यापक (adhyāpaka) meaning "teacher".
KHATIWADA खतिवडा Nepali
From the name of a village in the Doti District of Nepal.
KOIRALA कोइराला Nepali
From the name of the village of Koirali in Nepal.
LAMA Tibetan, Nepali
A Buddhist name found among people of Tibet and Nepal, from the Tibetan blama, meaning "priest" or "monk".
LAMICHHANE लामिछाने Nepali
Means "long roof" from Nepali लामो (lāmo) meaning "long" and छाना (chānā) meaning "roof". It was traditionally used to refer to families that lived in houses with longer roofs.
MAHARJAN महर्जन Nepali
Meaning uncertain.
MAHATO महतो Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Odia
From a secular title given to the head or chief of a village, possibly taken from Sanskrit महत् (mahát) meaning "great, large, big".
MAHTO महतो Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Variant transcription of MAHATO.
MANDAL मंडल Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Odia, Marathi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit मण्डल (máṇḍala) meaning "circular, round" or "halo".
NARAYAN Indian, Nepali, Fijian, Hindi
From the given name NARAYAN.
NAYAK Indian, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit नायक (nāyaka) meaning "hero" or perhaps "leader, chief".
NEPAL नेपाल Nepali, Indian, Hindi, Bhutanese, Filipino, Malay, Indonesian, Acehnese, Italian, Catalan, Spanish, Galician, Portuguese, French
Ethnic name or regional name for someone from Nepal or who had connections with Nepal. The name of the country is ultimately derived from Sanskrit नेपाल (Nepal), of unknown meaning.
PANDEY पाण्डे 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 पण्डित Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "learned, wise" or "scholar, teacher".
PARAJULI पराजुली Nepali
From the name of a village in Dailekh District called Parajul.
PATHAK पाठक Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit पाठक (pāṭhaka) meaning "reader, learner".
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.
RAI राय Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhutanese, Urdu
From Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign" (see RAJ, RAJA, or RAJAN).
RAJ राज 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".
RAJANI रजनी 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 राजीव Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
From the given name RAJIV.
RAY राय Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Nepali
Variant of RAJ.
RAYAMAJHI रायमाझी Nepali
Probably a portmanteau of the Nepali words meaning 'Royal Fishmongers'. A member of the Rajput-Chhetri subcaste of Nepali family names.
ROSHAN रोशन Persian, Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati
From the given name ROSHAN.
SHAKYA शाक्‍य Nepali, Indian, Hindi
From the name of an ancient clan that inhabited parts of present-day Nepal and northern India. The name may have been derived from Sanskrit शाक (śāka) or शक (śaka) referring to the Sakas, a group of nomadic Iranian peoples, or from शक्य (śakya) meaning "possible, capable".
SHERPA शेर्पा Nepali, Indian, Tibetan, Bengali
From the name of the Sherpa people, a Tibetic ethnic group inhabiting Nepal, China, Bhutan, and the Himalayas. The name itself is derived from Sherpa ཤར (shar) meaning "east" and wa "people" (thus, "people of the east" or "eastern people"), a reference to their origin in northeastern Nepal... [more]
SHRESTHA श्रेष्ठ Nepali
Means "excellent" in Nepali, ultimately from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (śréṣṭha) meaning "best, most excellent".
SHRIVASTAV श्रीवास्तव Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Hindu Kayasth surname meaning "from Srivasta" in Sanskrit, referring to the Srivasta (श्रीवत्स) subgroup of the the Kayasth caste. The name itself means "beloved of Sri" or "child of Sri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI (LAKSHMI) combined with वत्स (vatsá) meaning "child, offspring, son".
SHRIVASTAVA श्रीवास्तव Indian, Nepali, Marathi, Hindi
Variant transcription of SHRIVASTAV.
SINGHAL सिंघल Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Odia, Burmese
Derived from Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion" (see SINGH).
SINGKH सिंख Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Nepali, Indian (Sikh)
Alternate transcription of SINGH.
SINHA सिन्हा Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion" (see SINGH).
SRIVASTAV श्रीवास्तव Indian, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Telugu
Variant transcription of SHRIVASTAV.
SURYA सूर्य 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).
THAKUR ठाकुर 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".
THAPA थापा 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.
THARU थारू, थारु Nepali
Possibly refers to the Tharu, an indigenous ethnic group of Nepal.
UPADHYAY उपाध्याय Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upādhyāya) meaning "teacher".
UPADHYAYA उपाध्याय Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Assamese
Variant transcription of UPADHYAY.
YADAV यादव Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi, Nepali
From Sanskrit यादव (yādava) meaning "descendant of Yadu", referring to a legendary king in Hindu mythology.
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