Punjabi Submitted Surnames
are used in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ARORAIndian, Hindi, Punjabi, Sindhi
Hindu and Sikh name derived from اروهڙ (Aror)
, the name of the former capital of Sindh, India (now a part of Pakistan and known as Rohri). The name itself is derived from Hindi and Punjabi Aur
meaning "someone else", used by the past Aroras to escape persecution.
ASHIQPakistani, Punjabi, Urdu
From Arabic عَاشِق (ʿāšiq)
meaning "in love with, enamored, infatuated" or "admirer, lover, adorer", ultimately from عِشْق (ʿišq)
"being in love".
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.
Most likely derived from Sanskrit भटट (bhatt)
Surname rarely used in Pakistani Punjab. The origin of Chandia is Pali. Chandia is a variation of the name Chanda (English and Indian).
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.
DEVIIndian, 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. In 2014, this was the second most common surname in the world and the most common in several Indian states.
GANDHIIndian, 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.
KAPOORIndian, Punjabi, Hindi
Punjabi Kshatriya name derived from Sanskrit कर्पूर (karpūra)
meaning "camphor" (referring to a white crystalline substance used in medicine), itself possibly of Proto-Austronesian origin.
KHALSAIndian (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.
KUMARIIndian, 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.
LALIndian, 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.
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.
RAIIndian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhutanese, Urdu
From Sanskrit राज (rāja)
meaning "king, chief, sovereign" (see Raj
, or Rajan
RAJIndian, 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".
RAJPUTUrdu, 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.
SANDHUIndian (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.
SETHIndian, Odia, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh)
meaning "merchant, banker", ultimately from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (śreṣṭh)
meaning "excellent, best".
SHARIFBengali (Muslim), Urdu, Punjabi, Kashmiri, Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic, Somali
From the Arabic title شَرِيف (šarīf)
meaning "noble, honoured, excellent", denoting a Muslim ruler, religious leader, or descendant of Muhammad
SURIPunjabi, 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.