Tamil Submitted Surnames

Tamil names are used in southern India and Sri Lanka. See also about Indian names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Ahamad அஹமட் Indian (Muslim), Tamil, Bengali, Punjabi, Sinhalese
Variant of Ahmad, particularly used in South India and Sri Lanka.
Ahamed அகமது Indian (Muslim), Tamil, Bengali, Punjabi, Sinhalese
Variant of Ahmed, particularly used in South India and Sri Lanka.
Aravind அரவிந்த் Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil
From the given name Aravind.
Arjun அர்ஜுன் Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
From the given name Arjun.
Ashok அசோக் Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
From the given name Ashok.
Bai பாய் Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Malayalam
Perhaps derived from Hindi बाई (bāī) meaning "lady".
Balaji பாலாஜி Tamil, Telugu
From the given name Balaji.
Balakrishnan பாலகிருஷ்ணன் Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name Balakrishna.
Balasubramanian பாலசுப்பிரமணியன் Tamil
A Hindu name from Sanskrit bālasubrahmạnya ‘child Subrahmanya’ (from bāla ‘child’ + subrahmạnya ‘dear to Brahmans’, an epithet of the god Kartikeya, son of the god Shiva) + the Tamil-Malayalam third-person masculine singular suffix -n... [more]
Bharath பரத் Tamil, Indian, Malayalam, Telugu
From the given name Bharath.
Cavarai Indian, Tamil
Variant transcription of Kavarai.
Chandran சந்திரன் Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon".
Chetti செட்டியார் Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil
Variant of Chettiar.
Chettiar செட்டியார் Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
Refers to a member of any of the various South Indian castes of traders, businessmen, and merchants. The name itself may be from the Tamil honorific எட்டி (eṭṭi) or from a Sanskrit word meaning "wealth".
Chetty செட்டி Indian, Tamil, Telugu
Variant of Chettiar.
Chowdary சவுத்ரி Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Variant of Chaudhary used in Southern India.
Dev தேவ் Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" (see the given name Dev).
Deva தேவா Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देव (devá) meaning "heavenly, divine" or "deity, god".
Devi தேவி 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]
Gopal கோபால் Indian, Hindi, Odia, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi
From the given name Gopal.
Gopalakrishna கோபாலகிருஷ்ண Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
From the given name Gopalakrishna.
Gopalakrishnan கோபாலகிருஷ்ணன் Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
Combination of Gopala and Krishna.
Gopinath கோபிநாத் Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name Gopinath.
Hira ஹிரா Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Tamil
From the given name Hira.
Jaffna Tamil
Denotes the original bearer hailed from the city of Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka.
Kalla Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "priest".
Kallan Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Kalla.
Kannan கண்ணன் Indian, Tamil
From the given name Kannan, the Tamil variant of Krishna.
Kavarai Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "landowner".
Kishore கிஷோர் Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu
From the given name Kishor.
Krishna கிருசுணா Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
From the given name Krishna.
Krishnan கிருஷ்ணன் Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Derived from the given name Krishna, used in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Kumari குமாரி Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Tamil, Nepali, Sinhalese
Means "(young) girl, daughter, princess" in Sanskrit.
Lakshman லக்ஷ்மன் Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi
From the given name Lakshman.
Lakshmi லட்சுமி Indian, Telugu, Odia, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name Lakshmi.
Mahadevan மகாதேவன் Indian, Tamil
Mahesh மகேஷ் Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali
From the given name Mahesh.
Manoj மனோஜ் Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada
From the given name Manoj.
Mudaliar முதலியார் Tamil
"Mudaliar" is a combination of a Tamil word "Mudali" which means "First" and "yar" which is an honorific suffix. So the surname means "First People" or "Elite People" in Tamil.
Narayanan நாராயணன் Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name Narayanan. A famous bearer was Kocheril Raman Narayanan (1921–2005), the 10th President of India.
Odda Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agriculture, such as workers and laborers.
Oddai Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
Oddar Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
Oppara Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting an agricultural occupation.
Padaiyachi படையாச்சி Indian (Rare), Tamil (Rare)
Variant transcription of Padiachy.
Padiachy Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting a footsoldier of the Palli caste.
Palla Indian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
Pallan Indian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
Palli Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "agricultural laborers".
Paraiya Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting laborers in agriculture and/or industry. This is a surname belonging to Dalit, or "Untouchables," in the Hindu caste system.
Pitta Tamil
Not available.
Pradeep பிரதீப் Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
From the given name Pradip
Prasad பிரசாத் Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Odia, Assamese, Punjabi
From the given name Prasad.
Prem பிரேம் Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
From the given name Prem.
Radhakrishnan இராதாக்கிருட்டிணன் Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit राधा कृष्ण (rādhā-kṛṣṇa), a combination of Radha and Krishna... [more]
Radzha ராட்ஷா Indian, Gujarati, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Raja.
Radzhan ராட்ஜான் Indian, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Malaysian
Alternate transcription of Rajan.
Raj ராஜ் Indian, Punjabi, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king".
Raja ராஜா Indian, Gujarati, Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi
Variant of Raj.
Rajah ராஜா Indian, Gujarati, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Raja.
Rajan ராஜன் Indian, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Malaysian
From the title Raja or Raj denoting a South Asian king or prince; mainly used in Southern India.
Rajani ரஜனி Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Malaysian
Meaning unknown, either from the titles Rajan, Raja, or Raj, or from the given name Rajani.
Rajeev ராஜீவ் Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
From the given name Rajiv.
Rajeswaran ராஜேஸ்வரன் Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam, Gujarati
Raju ராஜூ Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Variant of Raj chiefly used in Southern India.
Ram ராம் Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from the given name Ram 1.
Ramachandran இராமச்சந்திரன் Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name Ramachandran, a combination of Rama and Chandra.
Ramakrishnan ராமகிருஷ்ணன் Indian, Tamil
From the given name Ramakrishna. A notable bearer is Tamil-American structural biologist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (1952-).
Ramamurthy ராமமூர்த்தி Indian, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit राम (rāma) meaning "pleasing, pleasant, charming" or "dark, black" (see Rama) combined with मूर्ति (mūrti) meaning "idol, icon".
Ramani ரமணி Indian, Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil
Ramesh ரமேஷ் Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Nepali
From the given name Ramesh.
Ratnasamy ரத்னசாமி Tamil
Seelan சீலன் Indian, Tamil
Shankar ஷங்கர் Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
From the given name Shankar.
Shehan ஶெஹந் Sinhalese, Dhivehi, Tamil
From the given name Shehan.
Srinivasan ஶ்ரீனிவாசன் Indian, Tamil
Tamil variant of Shrinivas.
Subramaniam சுப்பிரமணியம் Tamil
From the given name Subramaniam
Suresh சுரேஷ் Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada
From the given name Suresh.
Thondan தொண்டன் Tamil, Indian
Tamil for "devotee, votary".
Uppara Indian, Tamil
Another form of Oppara.
Vellala Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agricultural laborers.
Vellalan Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Vellala.
Venkatesh வெங்கடேஷ் Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
Means "lord of Venkata", from Venkata, the name of a hill in southern India (see Venkata), combined with Sanskrit ईश (īśa) meaning "lord, master, husband" (see Isha).
Vijay விஜய் Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Punjabi
From the given name Vijay.
Vikram விக்ரம் Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Cook Islands Maori
From the given name Vikram.
Vivek விவேக் Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali
From the given name Vivek.
Wappara Indian, Tamil
Another form of Oppara.
Wodda Indian, Tamil
Another form of Odda.