Punjabi Submitted Surnames

Punjabi names are used in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan.
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ABDUL عبدال, ਅਬਦੁਲ Arabic, Urdu, Pashto, Bengali, Punjabi
From Arabic عبد ال (abdul) meaning "servant of the", commonly used as a prefix for given names (such as عبد العزيز ('Abd al-'Aziz) meaning "servant of the powerful").
AGARWAL ਅਗਰਵਾਲ Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Denotes someone originally from the town of Agroha in Haryana state, India.
AHAMAD احمد, ਅਹਮਾਦ Indian (Muslim), Tamil, Bengali, Punjabi, Sinhalese
Variant of AHMAD, particularly used in South India and Sri Lanka.
AHAMED احمد, ਸ਼ਰਮਿੰਦਾ Indian (Muslim), Tamil, Bengali, Punjabi, Sinhalese
Variant of AHMED, particularly used in South India and Sri Lanka.
AHLUWALIA ਆਹਲੂਵਾਲੀਆ Indian, Punjabi
From a village named Ahlu that existed as a misl (state) of the Sikh Confederacy during the 18th century.
AHUJA ਆਹੂਜਾ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi
Means "descendant of AHU", probably from the name of an ancestor.
ANWER انور Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of ANWAR.
ARORA ਅਰੋੜਾ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
From the name of the ancient city of Aror in what is now the Sindh province, Pakistan. The city's name may have been derived from Hindi और (aur) meaning "more, also".
ASHIQ عاشق Punjabi, Urdu
Derived from Arabic عَاشِق (ʿāšiq) meaning "enamored, infatuated" or "admirer, lover", ultimately from عِشْق (ʿišq) "being in love".
BAI ਬਾਈ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Malayalam
Perhaps derived from Hindi बाई (bāī) meaning "lady".
BAIG بیگ, ਬੇਗ Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Assamese, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Punjabi, Turkish, Arabic
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master". It is especially common in Pakistan and the Maghreb.
BAJWA باجوہ, ਬਾਜਵਾ Punjabi
Derived from Persian باز والا (bâz vâlâ) meaning "great hawk, great falcon".
BAKSHI ਬਖਸ਼ੀ Indian, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Persian بخشی (baxši) meaning "paymaster, scribe, secretary", used as a title for officials who distributed wages in Muslim armies.
BAL Punjabi
Bal is an sikh and muslim jat family. they will few found in Pakistan and India Punjab. Basically they will found from bal kalan tehsil verka 5 District Sri Amritsar Punjab India. In the 2011 Census Bal Kalan Local Language is Punjabi... [more]
BAL Punjabi
Bal is an sikh and muslim jat family. they will few found in Pakistan and India Punjab. Basically they will found from bal kalan tehsil verka 5 District Sri Amritsar Punjab India. In the 2011 Census Bal Kalan Local Language is Punjabi... [more]
BANSAL ਬਾਂਸਲ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Most likely derived from Sanskrit वंश (vaṃśa) meaning "lineage, clan, race" or "bamboo".
BASRA ਬਸਰਾ Indian, Punjabi
From the name of a city in present-day Iraq, Basra (البصرة‎).
BATRA ਬੱਤਰਾ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Of uncertain meaning.
BAWA Punjabi
Sikh name based on the name of a Jat clan. It is also a title given to the male descendants of the first three Sikh gurus.
BEGAM بیگم, बेगम Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Kashmiri, Assamese, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish
Alternate transcription of BEGUM.
BEGUM بیگم Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Kashmiri, Urdu, Punjabi, Turkish
From the Persian title بیگم (beygom) meaning "lady, madam", traditionally used as a royal title for Muslim females in Central and South Asia. It is the feminine equivalent of the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg).
BHAGAT ਭਗਤ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit भक्त (bhákta) meaning "devotee, worshiper".
BHALLI بھلی Punjabi
Meaning uncertain. This is the name of a clan found in Punjab, Pakistan.
BHASIN ਭਸੀਨ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Believed to be derived from Sanskrit भानु (bhānu) meaning "ray of light" or "sun".
BHATTI ਭੱਟੀ, بھٹی Punjabi, Sindhi, Indian
Punjabi Rajput name derived from Sanskrit भट्ट (bhaṭṭa) meaning "lord".
BHULLAR ਭੁੱਲਰ Indian, Punjabi
Probably from the name of a village in Punjab, India, which is of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a Jat clan found in India and Pakistan.
BUTT بٹ, ਬੱਟ Punjabi, Urdu
Most likely derived from Sanskrit भटट (bhatt) meaning "scholar".
BUX بخش Sindhi, Urdu, Balochi, Punjabi
Derived from Persian بخش (baxš) meaning "part, district, section" or "fortune".
CHAND ਚੰਦ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu
From Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "moon".
CHANDA ਚੰਦਾ, چندا Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "moon".
CHANDER ਚੰਦਰ Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant of CHANDRA.
CHANDIA Punjabi
Surname rarely used in Pakistani Punjab. The origin of Chandia is Pali. Chandia is a variation of the name Chanda (English and Indian).
CHAUHAN ਚੌਹਾਨ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Punjabi, Gujarati
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Sanskrit चतुर् (cátur) meaning "four" or from Chahamana, the name of a legendary hero.
CHEEMA چیمہ, ਚੀਮਾ Punjabi
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Punjabi-speaking subclan of the Jat people found in India and Pakistan, with most members being either Muslim or Sikh.
CHOHAN چوہان, ਚੌਹਾਨ Urdu, Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of CHAUHAN.
CHOPRA ਚੋਪੜਾ Indian, Punjabi
Khatri Sikh, Hindu, and Jain name of unknown meaning.
DASS ਦਾਸ Indian, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu
Alternate transcription of DAS.
DAYAL ਦਯਾਲ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
From Sanskrit दयालु (dayālu) meaning "kind, compassionate, merciful".
DEO دیو, ਡੀਈਓ Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Malayalam
Variant of DEV.
DEVI ਦੇਵੀ 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]
DHALIWAL ਧਾਲੀਵਾਲ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Sikh name possibly from Daranagar, the name of an ancestral town in India.
ELLYAS ایلیاس, ਏਲੀਅਸ Arabic, Somali, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Punjabi, Indian (Muslim), Ethiopian, Ge'ez, Amharic, Filipino, Malay, Indonesian, Turkish
Form of ILYAS or ELIAS found in several languages.
GANDHI ਗਾਂਧੀ Indian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit गान्धिक (gāndhika) meaning "perfumier, perfume seller". Notable bearers include Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian civil rights leader, and Indira Gandhi (1917-1984), the first female prime minister of India.
GAUTAM ਗੌਤਮ Nepali, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
From the given name GAUTAMA.
GOPAL ਗੋਪਾਲ Indian, Hindi, Odia, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi
From the given name GOPAL.
GUL گُل Pakistani, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi, Urdu, Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" or "rose".
HAIDER حیدر Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi, Bengali, Arabic
From the given name HAIDER.
IMAN ایمان, ਇਮਾਨ Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Bengali, Punjabi, Somali, Indonesian, Malay
From the given name IMAN.
JAHAN جہان Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Persian, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi
From the given name JAHAN.
JAHANGIR جہانگیر Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Persian
From the given name JAHANGIR.
JHA ਝਾਅ Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit अध्यापक (adhyāpaka) meaning "teacher".
KALSI ਕਲਸੀ Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Meaning unknown. Kalsi is a clan to Sikhs while it is a sub-caste to Lohars.
KAPOOR ਕਪੂਰ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
From Sanskrit कर्पूर (karpūra) meaning "camphor".
KAPUR ਕਪੂਰ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of KAPOOR.
KAZIM کاظم Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic
From the given name KAZIM.
KHALSA ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Theorised to be derived from Arabic خَلَصَ (ḵalaṣa) meaning "to be pure, to be clear". In Sikhism, the term refers baptised or initiated Sikhs.
KHATON ਖਤੋਂ, خاتون Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Odia, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of KHATUN.
KUMARI ਕੁਮਾਰੀ 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.
LAL لال‎, ਲਾਲ Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi
From Sanskrit लाला (lālā) meaning "caressing, cajoling". It can also be interpreted to mean "garnet" or "red, ruby" from Persian لال (lâl) or لعل (la'l).
LĀNDA Punjabi
Lānda (ਲਾਨਦਾ) is a Punjabi surname that is used amongst families belonging to the Bhat tribe. The bearers of this surname belong to the gotra Lākhanpal, which is of Kshatriya origin.
MADANPOTRA Indian (Rare), Sindhi (Rare), Punjabi (Rare)
Surname of the Arora caste of the Punjab and Sindh.
MAHAJAN ਮਹਾਜਨ Indian, Marathi, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati
Means "great people", from Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, large, big" combined with जन (jána) "people, subjects".
MEHTA ਮੇਹਤਾ Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit महत् (mahát) meaning "great, large, big".
MOSA موسا, ਮੋਸਾ Arabic, Somali, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Assamese, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi, Dhivehi, Turkish
From the given name MUSA.
NAKAI Punjabi
This surname originates from the Punjab. It is a sub-cast of Sandhu Jats and are descendants of Nakai Misl, a principality of the Sikh Empire from 1748 to 1810.
NANDA ਨੰਦਾ Indian, Odia, Hindi, Punjabi
From the given name NANDA.
NAT ਨੈਟ, نیٹ Indian, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Khmer
Variant of NATH.
NATH ਨਾਥ Indian, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi
From Sanskrit नाथ (nātha) meaning "lord, owner, protector".
PANDEY ਪਾਂਡੇ 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.
PARVEZ پرویز Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Punjabi, Kashmiri
From the given name PARVEZ.
PATHAK ਪਾਠਕ Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit पाठक (pāṭhaka) meaning "reader, learner".
PERVAIZ پرویز Urdu, Punjabi
Variant transcription of PARVEZ.
RAFIQUE رفیق Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Variant of RAFIQ used in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
RAI ਰਾਏ, رائے Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhutanese, Urdu
From Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign" (see RAJ, RAJA, or RAJAN).
RAJ ਰਾਜ 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".
RAJAL رجال, ਰਾਜਾਲ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
Variant of RAJA.
RAJPUT ਰਾਜਪੂਤ 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.
RAJU ਰਾਜੂ Indian, Bengali, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Odia, Punjabi
Means "king" from Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, sovereign, chief".
RAJUL راجول, ਰਾਜੂਲ Indian, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Odia
Variant of RAJU.
RAM ਰਾਮ, رام Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Kashmiri, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Indian (Sikh)
Derived from the given name RAM (2).
RANDHAWA ਰੰਧਾਵਾ, رندھاوا Pakistani, Indian, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Sikh and Jat tribe in Punjab.
ROSHAN روشن, ਰੋਸ਼ਨ Persian, Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati
From the given name ROSHAN.
SACHDEV ਸਚਦੇਵਾ Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi
From Sanskrit सत्य (satya) meaning "true, virtuous, good" and देव (devá) meaning "deity, god".
SACHDEVA ਸਚਦੇਵਾ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant transcription of SACHDEV.
SAHNI ਸਾਹਨੀ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Possibly from Sahni, the name of a village in Punjab.
SANDHU ਸੰਧੂ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Sikh name derived from Sindhu, a historical name of the Indus River flowing through Pakistan, ultimately from Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu) meaning "river, stream". The Sandhus are the largest Jat clan in Punjab.
SATHI ਸਾਥੀ, ساٹھھی Indian, Odia, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Urdu, Thai
Alternate transcription of SETHI.
SAWHNEY ਸਾਹਨੀ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Variant of SAHNI, which is possibly from Sahni, a village in Punjab.
SETH ਸੇਠ Indian, Odia, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh) meaning "merchant, banker", ultimately from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (śreṣṭh) meaning "excellent, best".
SETHI ਸੇਠੀ, سیٹھی Indian, Odia, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Thai
Contraction of Sanskrit श्रेष्ठी (śreṣṭhi) denoting the head of a mercantile or other guild.
SHAH ਸ਼ਾਹ Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sādhú) meaning "gentleman, virtuous man".
SHUKLA ਸ਼ੁਕਲਾ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit शुक्ल (śukla) meaning "white, bright, pure".
SIDDIQ صدیق Arabic, Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Bengali
Derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣiddīq) meaning "truthful, veracious".
SIDHU ਸਿੱਧੂ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Sikh clan name derived from Sanskrit सिद्ध (siddha) meaning "accomplished, proven".
SIINGH ਸਿੰਘ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Variant of SINGH.
SINGHAL سنگھل, سنگھال, ਸਿੰਘਲ Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Odia, Burmese
Derived from Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion" (see SINGH).
SINGKH ਸਿੰਘ Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Nepali, Indian (Sikh)
Alternate transcription of SINGH.
SRIVASTAV ਸ੍ਰੀਵਾਸਤਵ Indian, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Telugu
Variant transcription of SHRIVASTAV.
SRIVASTAVA ਸ਼੍ਰੀਵਾਸਤਵ Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of SHRIVASTAV.
SURI Punjabi, Hindi, Indian (Sikh)
Based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community, from Sanskrit suri "sun", ‘priest’, ‘sage’. It is also an epithet of Krishna.
SURYA سوریا, ਸੂਰਿਆ 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).
TANDON ਟੰਡਨ Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
Of unknown meaning.
THAKUR ਠਾਕੁਰ 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 ਤ੍ਰਿਪਾਠੀ Indian, Hindi, Odia, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
From Sanskrit त्रिपाठिन् (tripāṭhin) meaning "one who has studied three Vedas".
VERMA ਵਰਮਾ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali
Alternate transcription of VARMA.
WALIA ਵਾਲੀਆ Indian, Punjabi
Punjabi name of unknown meaning.
XATUN ਜ਼ੈਟੂਨ, زاتون Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Odia, Punjabi, Kurdish, Azerbaijani, Albanian, Bosnian
Alternate transcription of KHATUN. It is common in Xinjiang, China. It is also sometimes borne by Georgians and Armenians of Azerbaijani descent.
YADAV ਯਾਦਵ 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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