are used in the country of Nepal in southern Asia.
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CHHETRI Hindi, Nepali
Chhetri was a caste of administrators, governor and military elites in medieval Khas Kingdom and Gorkha Kingdom (later unified Kingdom of Nepal). The nobility of Gorkha Kingdom were mainly based from Chhetri families and they had a strong presence in civil administration affairs.
DANGAL 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.
From the name of a village in Nepal called Koirali.
LAL Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Nepali, Bengali
Means "darling, precious, beloved", from Sanskrit lala
meaning "cajoling". It can also mean "boy" or "red, ruby" in Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali.
LAMA Tibetan, Nepali
A Buddhist name found among people of Tibet and Nepal, from the Tibetan blama
, meaning "priest" or "monk".
Means "long roof", derived from Nepali लामो (lāmo)
"long" and छाना (chānā)
"roof". It was traditionally used for families who lived in houses with longer roofs.
NAYAK Indian, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit नायक (nāyaka)
meaning "hero" or perhaps "leader, chief".
From the name of a village in Dailekh District called Parajul.
RAI Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhutanese, Urdu
From Sanskrit राज (rāja)
meaning "king, chief, sovereign" (see Raj
, or Rajan
RAJ 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".
SHAKYA Nepali, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit शाक्य (Śākya)
referring to the Shakya clan of India and Nepal during the Vedic period (1000-500 BCE). A noble member of the clan was Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha), the founder of Buddhism.
SHERPA 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]
Means "most excellent" or "noble" in Nepali, derived from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (śreṣṭha)
meaning "excellent, best".
SHRIVASTAV 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
) combined with वत्स (vatsá)
meaning "child, offspring, son".
THAKUR 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".
Possibly refers to the Tharu, an indigenous ethnic group of Nepal.