Punjabi Submitted Surnames

Punjabi names are used in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan.
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ABDUL عبدال, ਅਬਦੁਲ Arabic, Persian, 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.
AGGARWAL ਅਗਰਵਾਲ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of AGARWAL.
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", Ahu probably being 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 (vansha) 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.
BHANDARI ਭੰਡਾਰੀ Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit भाण्डागारिक (bhandagarika) meaning "storekeeper, treasurer", ultimately from भाण्डागार (bhandagara) meaning "storeroom, storehouse, treasury".
BHASIN ਭਸੀਨ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Believed to be derived from Sanskrit भानु (bhānu) meaning "ray of light" or "sun".
BHATIA ਭਾਟੀਆ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant of BHATT.
BHATTI بھٹی, ਭੱਟੀ Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi
Variant of BHATT.
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.
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 (chatur) meaning "four" or from the name of a legendary hero, Chahamana.
CHAWLA ਚਾਵਲਾ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Derived from the name of a clan in the Arora community, which is apparently named with caw?l meaning "rice". Originating from the Punjab region of India and Pakistan, the name is also derived from Aror (now Rohri) a city in the Sukkur District, Sindh, Pakistan, and the community comprises both Hindus and Sikhs.
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
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, Kannada
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
From the name of the ancient city of Dharanagar (currently Dhar) in present-day Madhya Pradesh, India.
DHAWAN ਧਵਨ Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
Means "runner, messenger" from Sanskrit धाव् (dhav) meaning "to run".
DHILLON ਢਿੱਲੋਂ Indian, Punjabi
Of unknown meaning.
DUBEY ਦੂਬੇ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Variant of DWIVEDI.
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 (gandhika) meaning "perfumier, perfume seller". Notable bearers include Indian civil rights leader Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi, and Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi (1917-1984).
GARG ਗਰਗ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
From Garga, the name of an ancient Hindu sage.
GAUTAM ਗੌਤਮ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Nepali
From the given name GAUTAMA.
GILL ਗਿੱਲ Indian, Punjabi
Derived from Punjabi ਗਿੱਲਾ (gila) meaning "wet, damp, moist".
GOEL ਗੋਇਲ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant of GOYAL.
GOPAL ਗੋਪਾਲ Indian, Hindi, Odia, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi
From the given name GOPAL.
GOYAL ਗੋਇਲ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Meaning uncertain, possibly a form of AGARWAL.
GUL گُل Pakistani, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi, Urdu, Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" or "rose".
HEIDER ہیڈر Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi, Bengali, Arabic
From the given name HAIDAR.
HIRA ਹੀਰਾ Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Tamil
From the given name HIRA.
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 (adhyapaka) meaning "teacher".
JINDAL ਜਿੰਦਲ Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
Meaning uncertain.
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 (karpura) meaning "camphor".
KAPUR ਕਪੂਰ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of KAPOOR.
KASHYAP ਕਸ਼ਿਅਪ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
From the given name KASHYAPA.
KAZIM کاظم Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic
From the given name KAZIM.
KHALSA ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Derived from Arabic خلص (khalasa) meaning "pure, clear". This is also the term used to refer to initiated Sikhs.
KHATON ਖਤੋਂ, خاتون Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Odia, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of KHATUN.
KHATRI ਖੱਤਰੀ Indian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi, Nepali
Name for a member of the Kshatriya caste, derived from Sanskrit क्षत्रिय (kshatriya) referring to the Hindu caste consisting of kings, warriors and soldiers, ultimately from क्षत्र (kshatra) meaning "power, might, dominion".
KHURANA ਖੁਰਾਣਾ Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
Meaning uncertain.
KUL کل, ਕੁਲ Pakistani, Pashto, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Sindhi, Balochi, Urdu, Persian, Kurdish, Odia, Thai, Khmer, Lao
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" or "rose".
KUMARI ਕੁਮਾਰੀ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Tamil, Nepali, Sinhalese
Means "(young) girl, daughter, princess" in Sanskrit.
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, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali
Means "great (number of) people" or "tradesman, merchant" from Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" combined with जन (jána) meaning "person, people".
MALHOTRA ਮਲਹੋਤਰਾ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant of MEHROTRA.
MEHRA ਮਹਿਰਾ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Either derived from Middle Persian mihr meaning "friendship, sun" or from a Punjabi word meaning "chief, master".
MEHTA ਮੇਹਤਾ Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit महित (mahita) meaning "honoured, worshipped, esteemed".
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 (natha) meaning "lord, owner, protector".
PAL ਪਾਲ Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit पाल (pala) meaning "guard, protector".
PANDEY ਪਾਂਡੇ Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (pandita) meaning "scholar, teacher".
PATHAK ਪਾਠਕ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit पाठक (pathaka) meaning "reader, learner".
PAUL ਪਾਲ Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi
Variant of PAL.
RAI ਰਾਏ Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Punjabi, Marathi, Nepali
Variant of RAJ.
RAJ ਰਾਜ Indian, Punjabi, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king".
RAJA راجہ Indian, Gujarati, Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi
Variant of RAJ.
RAJAL رجال, ਰਾਜਾਲ Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
Variant of RAJA.
RAJPUT ਰਾਜਪੂਤ Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Assamese, Punjabi, Pakistani, Urdu
From Sanskrit राजपुत्र (rajaputra) meaning "prince" (literally "son of the king"), derived from राज (raja) meaning "king" combined with पुत्र (putra) meaning "child, son".
RAJUL راجول, ਰਾਜੂਲ Indian, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Odia
Variant of RAJU.
RAM ਰਾਮ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from the given name RAM (1).
RANA ਰਾਣਾ, رانا Indian, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Nepali, Urdu
From the Sanskrit title राणा (rana) meaning "king".
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.
SAED سیڈ, ਸੇਡ Arabic, Somali, Persian, Urdu, Sindhi, Bengali, Punjabi, Dhivehi
From the given name SA'ID.
SAHNI ਸਾਹਨੀ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Possibly from Sahni, the name of a village in Punjab.
SANDHU ਸੰਧੂ Indian, Punjabi
From SINDHU, the Sanskrit name for the Indus River.
SATHI ਸਾਥੀ, ساٹھھی Indian, Odia, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Urdu, Thai
Alternate transcription of SETHI.
SAWHNEY ਸਾਹਨੀ Indian, Punjabi
Variant of SAHNI.
SETH ਸੇਠ Indian, Hindi, Odia, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi
Means "merchant, banker" in Hindi, ultimately from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (shreshtha) meaning "best, chief, most excellent".
SETHI ਸੇਠੀ, سیٹھی Indian, Odia, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu
Occupational name for a merchant from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (shreshtha) meaning "best, chief, most excellent".
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 (shukla) meaning "white, bright, pure".
SIDDIQ صدیق Arabic, Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Bengali
Derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣiddīq) meaning "truthful, veracious".
SIDHU ਸਿੱਧੂ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
From Sanskrit सिद्ध (siddha) meaning "accomplished, proven".
SIINGH ਸਿੰਘ Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Variant of SINGH.
SINGHAL ਸਿੰਘਲ Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Means "leonine, like a lion", derived from Sanskrit सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
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 a feudal title meaning "lord, master", derived from Sanskrit ठक्कुर (thakkura) meaning "deity".
TRIPATHI ਤ੍ਰਿਪਾਠੀ Indian, Hindi, Odia, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
From Sanskrit त्रिपाठिन् (tripathin) 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 (yadava) meaning "descendant of Yadu", Yadu being a legendary king in Hindu mythology who was believed to be an ancestor of Krishna.