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.
ARORA Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh), 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 روهڙي (Rohri)
). The name itself is derived from the Hindi and Punjabi Aur
meaning "someone else", used by the past Aroras to escape persecution.
ASHIQ Pakistani, 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.
BEGUM Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Pakistani, Kashmiri, Urdu, Telugu, Assamese, Hindi, Odia, Punjabi
From Persian بیگم (beygom)
, Urdu بیگم (begam)
, and Hindi बेगम (begam)
all meaning "lady, madam"; used as a royal title for Muslim females in Central and South Asia... [more]
BUTT Pakistani, Punjabi, Urdu
Most likely derived from the Sanskrit भटट (bhatt)
meaning "scholar". This particular spelling is more common among Punjabis and Pakistanis.
CHOPRA Indian, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh), Hindi
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Khatri Sikh Punjabi clan, but the surname is also used in Punjabi Hindus and Jains. A notable bearer is Priyanka
Chopra (1982-), an Indian actress and former Miss World of 2000.
DEVI 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. In 2014, this was the second most common surname in the world and the most common in several Indian states.
GANDHI Indian, Punjabi, Gujarati
Surname found in Modh Vanik caste of Gujarat and Khatri caste of Punjab. A famous bearer of this surname is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
, Indian civil rights leader.
IQBAL Pakistani, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Punjabi, Kashmiri, Arabic, Afghani, Pashto, Indonesian, Muslim
From the given name Iqbal
KHAN Pakistani, Muslim, Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Pashto, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kashmiri, Odia, Assamese, Punjabi
Derived from the given name Khan
, which is from the Turkic title khan
meaning "leader, ruler". It is Mongolian in origin, but is primarily used in Muslim-majority countries such as Pakistan.
KUMARI 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 Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Nepali, Bengali
Means "darling, precious, beloved", from the Sanskrit lala
meaning "cajoling". It can also mean "boy" (see Lal
; used as an epithet of the Hindu god Krishna
) or "red, ruby" in Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali.
MOHAMMAD Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Kashmiri, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Pakistani, Arabic, Persian, Afghani, Pashto, Punjabi
From the given name Mohammad
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.
RAI Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhutanese, Pakistani
From the 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, Malaysian
From the Sanskrit राज (rāja)
meaning "king, chief, sovereign"; ultimately from राजन् (rājan)
"king, sovereign, prince, chief" (see the given name Raj
SANDHU 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.
SHEIKH Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Assamese, Urdu, Marathi, Pakistani, Somali, Arabic, Persian, Punjabi
From the Arabic شَيْخ (šayḵ)
meaning "chief, chieftain, head, patriarch"; used as title for a political or spiritual leader of a community.
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.