25+ Indian Last Names That Will Make You Wanna Visit The Taj Mahal
Last names create a connection between a family’s present and their past. Indian last names have made their way around the globe. As rich as the culture they come from, these names reflect an ancestor’s occupation, place of residence or personality.
Not all Indian last names have definitive meanings, and each name isn’t reduced to one particular origin. Because of India’s diverse history and population, origins of last names can depend on religions, castes, areas, or languages and scripts.
We’ve compiled this list of Indian last names and their meanings. We’ve also included any relevant religious, caste or regional ties so if your name is here, you’ll have a clearer idea of its origins. Take a look and see!
Religion: Hindu Caste: Kshatriya Meaning: Hero.
Language: Gujarati Caste: Bania Meaning: Perfume seller, pharmacist, or grocer.
Religion: Hindu Language: Prakrit, Sanskrit Meaning: Father.
Religion: Hindu Region: Punjab Meaning: Crown prince.
Region: Gujarat Religion: Hindu Meaning: Of the village Varad.
Region: Rajasthan Language: Gujarati Meaning: Teacher or accountant.
Region: Gujarat Language: Hindi Meaning: Young boy or young man.
Caste: Kayasth Language: Bengali Meaning: Credit.
Region: Gujarat Religion: Hindu Meaning: Village chief or head.
Language: Hindi, Urdu Caste: Brahmin Meaning: The learned one.
Region: Maharashtra Caste: Maratha Meaning: Sun.
Caste: Brahmin Religion: Hindu Meaning: Versed in three vedas.
Religion: Sikh Caste: Khatri Meaning: Camphor.
Caste: Brahmin Language: Bengali Meaning: Teacher from the village of Bandoghat.
Caste: Kshatriya Language: Sanskrit Meaning: Armor.
Religion: Hindu Language: Sanskrit Meaning: Kind or compassionate.
Religion: Hindu Language: Sanskrit Meaning: Joy.
Religion: Hindu Caste: Khatri Meaning: Runner or messenger.
Caste: Khatri Language: Punjabi Meaning: Small town.
Language: Sanskrit Religion: Hindu Meaning: Auspicious.
Caste: Brahmin Language: Marathi Meaning: Family archivist.
Religion: Sikh Caste: Khatri Meaning: Sun.
Caste: Brahmin Language: Sanskrit Meaning: Teacher.
Religion: Hindu Language: Sanskrit, Bengali Meaning: Emperor.
Religion: Hindu Language: Sanskrit Meaning: Beautiful.
Religion: Hindu Language: Sanskrit Meaning: Great king.
Religion: Hindu Language: Sanskrit Meaning: Black.
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