Indian Surnames

In Southern India it is traditional to have three names: the name of the village, the father's name and the personal name (in that order). Many families are now adopting the Western style of personal name and family name but are using different strategies to convert their traditional names which leads to some confusion. Trade names are also used as surnames - some of these have developed quite recently from English, such as Merchant, Engineer and Contractor. Anglo-Indians (people of mixed English and Indian ancestry) were traditionally railway workers and used names which reflected this.

Adani Advani Agarkar Agarwal Agrawal Ahsen
Amarnath Amra Amroliwallah Anand Ankola Apte
Arasaratnam Aron Baboor Badesha Bahl Bai
Balakrishnan Banerjee Banker Barendran Barot Battacharjee
Bedi Behari Bhagwat Bhagyamma Bhanghoo Bhanjee
Bhaskar Bhatt Bhattacharya Bhatti Bhoola Bipen
Bisht Biswas Bonjani Boparai Buchar Buhpathi
Bux Cansai Chakrabarti Chandak Chandan Chandar
Chande Chander Chandiramani Chandna Chandra Chandrakala
Chandramouleeswaran Chandramouli Chandran Chandrark Chandrasekar Chandrasekaran
Chandrasekhar Chandrasekharan Chandrashaker Chandrashekar Channarayapatra Chapal
Charan Charu Chaterju Chatterjee Chatterji Chaudhari
Chaudhry Chaudhury Chauhan Chawd Cheenu Chella
Chellaiah Chellappa Chellappan Chengelpet Chennapragada Cheran
Cherukuri Cherupara Chet Chetan Chetana Chethan
Chetlapalli Chhachhi Chhavvi Chheda Chiba Chidambaram
Chidamber Chikodi Chinmay Chinnakannan Chinnappan Chippada
Chirag Chirimar Chitnis Chitrangda Chittibabu Chittoor
Chittor Chitturu Chivukula Chohan Choudhari Choudhary
Choudhury Choughoy Chowdhury Chowdry Chudasama Contractor
Dalmiya Dama Darisipudi Darsha Daruka Daryapurkar
Dasari Dasgupta Datar Datla Datta Davuluri
Dawar Dehiya Deivan Deol Desai Dhadda
Dhaliwal Dharuna Dhatri Dhawan Dhiri Dhrtiman
Dhruba Dhupam Dhurvasula Dibyendu Diggavi Dinath
Dinkar Dinkerrai Divecha Diwan Dosanjh Dravid
Dristi Dua Duleepsinhji Durai Duranjaya Durjaya
Durmada Duvvoori Dwijen Edulbehram Ekachakra Eknath
Elango Elayavalli Emankum Emankumar Engineer Eswara
Eswarapu Gadde Gade Gadepalli Gaekwad Gahlot
Gajaren Gajendra Gajraj Gala Gambhir Ganapathiraman
Ganapathy Ganesh Ganeshwaran Gangadharan Gangulee Ganguly
Gargeya Garikapaty Garlanka Gavarasana Gavaskar Ghandi
Ghani Ghazali Ghei Ghemawat Ghorpade Ghosal
Ghosh Ghoshal Ghoshdashtidar Ghouse Gidh Gilab
Giridhar Giridhara Giridharan Girish Girsh Godambe
Goel Goenka Gokaraju Goli Gopalakrishnan Gopalan
Gopinath Gopivallabha Gorantla Gorawala Gordha Gorti
Govindasvamy Govindraj Gowd Gowda Gowravaram Gridharan
Guha Gujral Gundamaraju Gundlapalli Gundugollu Gunendran
Guneratne Gungabissoon Guntupalli Guntur Gunturu Gupte
Guramurthy Gurbux Gurijala Gurinder Gurudutt Gutala
Gutta Halder Hamada Hament Harbir Harishandra
Harku Haryadi Hattangady Hazare Hemalatha Himani
Himanshu Hindocha Hinduja Hiranandani Hiten Hitendra
Honnenahalli Huggahalli Huggahilli Hynala Ilango Ilyas
Imani Indrani Innuganti Irani Iyer Jadeja
Jafferbhoy Jaffrey Jagarlamudi Jagder Jahnavi Jai
Jaishree Jaisimha Jana Jandhyala Janjua Jannavi
Jasmit Jaspal Jaspreet Jasthi Jayakar Jayantilal
Jayaram Jayasinghe Jayasurya Jeeri Jeevan Jeoomal
Jeyaseelan Jignesh Jimuta Jindal Jinen Jinturkar
Jitesh Joardar Jobanputra Jonnalagadda Joshi Joshipura
Junanker Jyothsna Jyotiradha Kaalki Kabir Kabra
Kachwaha Kadak Kadamuddi Kadowala Kaikini Kaisth
Kaith Kakde Kalanadhabhatla Kalirai Kallakuri Kallianpur
Kallichuran Kalluri Kalpak Kalpna Kambhampat Kambhampati
Kambhatla Kambli Kampan Kandadai Kandathil Kandula
Kanetkar Kanitkar Kanive Kankipati Kanmani Kansal
Kanwar Kapadia Kapoor Karapiet Karim Karkada
Karumuri Karuppia Kasavaraju Kasthurirangan Kasturirangan Kateel
Kathiravan Kathrada Katka Katragadda Kaul Kaushal
Kaushik Kawediya Kayeeda Kedar Kedarnath Kedia
Keerthana Keerthi Kelaka Kenchammana Keshab Keshav
Keshava Keshavan Keshaw Kesiraju Keskar Ketaki
Keyush Khadri Khanderia Kharbanda Khilnani Khodabhai
Khodaiji Khot Khursh Kirmani Kishen Kishore
Kittur Kitu Kity Kodali Kodanda Kodandarami
Kodi Kodumudi Koduri Koganti Kola Kolagunta
Kolala Kolar Kommana Konchady Konda Kondapalli
Kondapaneni Konduru Koneru Konkar Konkipudi Koothrappally
Koppala Koppale Koppolu Koppula Koritala Kosanam
Kosuri Kota Kothandaraman Kothari Kotla Koushika
Kripa Krishnamma Krishnamurthy Krithivas Kriti Kudesia
Kulasekaran Kulkarni Kumar Kumawagra Kumbla Kumble
Kumur Kunal Kunderan Kuntal Kunwarjit Kuram
Kurapati Kurian Kurinji Kurtha Kurupath Kuruvilla
Kusagra Kuttikkad Kutty Kutumbaka Labhsha Laddha
Lahan Lahiri Lakhani Lalima Lalit Lalita
Lalitesh Lalith Lalitha Lalji Lanka Lata
Latesh Lath Latha Laul Lavanis Lavanya
Laxmanan Lecamwasam Lokesh Lokhande Lolaksi Lolla
Loy Luthra Luthria Macharla Mackherdhuj Macwan
Madan Maddukuri Madduri Madhabi Madhana Madhani
Madugula Magesh Mageshkumar Mahabala Mahadeo Mahadevan
Mahajan Mahale Mahalingam Mahankali Mahanthapa Mahapatra
Mahatapa Mahatma Mahavira Mainak Maiti Maitreya
Maitryi Majety Majhi Maji Majoo Makam
Makarand Makhija Malavika Malhotra Malik Malini
Malipatlolla Malipeddi Malleshi Mallick Mallika Mallikarjun
Mallya Malti Mamgain Mamta Manandhar Manas
Manasa Manasi Manavendra Manavi Manchanda Manchapora
Mandar Mandava Mandayam Mandhatri Mandyam Maneesh
Manekshaw Manesh Mangalampally Mangalvedhe Mangalwadi Mangesh
Mangeshkar Mangina Manglorkar Manikkalingam Maninder Manivanan
Manjanatha Manjari Manjrekar Manju Manjunath Manjusha
Mankad Manmeet Mannem Manohar Manohari Mansey
Mantri Manushi Manyam Maqbool Maran Margasahayam
Marisa Marita Markandeya Markendaya Maruthi Maruti
Masrani Matanga Matangi Mathrubootham Mati Matta
Matu Maudgalya Mavalvala Maya Mayappan Mayekar
Mayur Mayuri Mecca Medapati Medha Medikonda
Meenakshi Meenakshisundaram Meenan Megana Meghana Mehendale
Meher Meherhomji Mehra Mehta Mehul Meka
Melliyal Merchant Merchia Meyappan Mhambrey Mhari
Michandani Mihir Milan Milind Minakshi Mirajkar
Mirchandani Mista Mitali Mitanu Mitra Mittal
Mittur Mitul Mitun Modi Mohaiemen Mohanty
Moidu Mokate Mona Mondem Mongia Moni
Monica Mooljee Moorthy More Motala Motiwala
Mounil Mousumi Mrudaya Muddiah Mudhol Mudigonda
Mukherjee Mukhi Mukku Muktheswara Mukti Mukul
Mukund Mukunda Mukundagiri Mukundan Mulla Multani
Munish Muniyappa Munusamy Muppala Muqtedar Murli
Murthy Murti Murtugudde Murty Murugan Murugappa
Murugesan Musunur Muthanna Muthiah Muthu Muthukaruppan
Muthukrishn Muthukrishnan Muthukumar Muthukumarasamy Muthupalaniappan Muthuswami
Naagesh Nabendu Nachik Nachiketa Nadhamuni Nadkarni
Naeem Nagabhushana Nagalingam Naganathan Nagappa Nagaraj
Nagaraja Nagarajan Nagarjuna Nagaswamy Nagedwaran Nagesh
Nageshwar Nageshwara Nageswar Nagi Nagin Nagpal
Nahid Naidoo Naik Nailadi Naimesh Naimish
Naini Nakul Nalini Nallamothu Namasri Namdev
Namrata Nandakishore Nandakumar Nandedkar Nandin Nandini
Nandita Nandkeolyar Nandy Nanga Naoomal Nara
Naran Narang Narasimban Narasimha Narasimhan Narasinha
Narayan Narayanaswamy Narayanswami Narmada Narsi Nartana
Naseer Nashier Nasir Natasha Nath Nathan
Natterraja Naueshwara Navarathna Navya Nayak Nayar
Nayna Nayudu Nayyar Neeharika Neel Neela
Neelakantachar Neelam Neelesh Neena Neeraj Neerja
Neeru Neha Nehru Neil Nelagadde Nema
Nergis Nerurkar Nidheesh Nidhi Nidra Nigam
Nihar Niharika Nikesh Nikhil Niki Nikitha
Nikunj Nilani Nilesh Nilima Nilini Nilofer
Nilu Nilufar Nimbalkar Nimesh Nira Niradhara
Niraj Niral Niramitra Nirav Nirguna Nirmal
Nirmala Nirupa Nirupama Nisha Nishar Nisheeth
Nishit Nishita Nishtha Nita Niten Nitesh
Nitesha Nithin Niti Nitin Nitu Nitya-Sundara
Niveda Nivedita Nizami Nuguru Nukala Nuregesan
Ogale Omarjeet Omesh Omkar Oruganti Padmakant
Padmanabh Padmanabhan Padmasola Padmesh Pahad Pahwa
Pai Pal Palam Palanirajan Palanisamy Palathingal
Palia Pallavan Pallavi Paloma Palomi Pals
Palshikar Pamela Pancholi Pandian Pandit Pandya
Panick Panjwani Pankaj Pankajakshan Pankharia Pant
Panth Panyala Paola Papa Papatranal Parag
Paramartha Parameswaran Parantap Paritosh Parmar Parnika
Parnita Partha Parthak Parthasarathi Parthasarathy Parthathy
Parthiban Parul Parvin Pasapuleti Pashupathy Pasram
Pasuma Patachli Patanjali Patankar Patel Pattabhiraman
Patterjee Pauravi Pavan Pavanaja Pavani Paveljit
Pavi Pavithran Pawan Payal Pedapudi Pendharkar
Pendyala Pennathur Persaud Perumal Perumbeti Pewar
Phadkar Phadnis Phalgun Phani Phutika Pichai
Pillalamarri Pillay Pivari Piyush Poduri Podury
Polamreddy Polavarapu Ponamgi Ponnada Ponnekanti Ponte
Pooja Poola Pothireddy Potla Potluri Prabhat
Prabhath Prachi Pradhan Pradip Prafull Pragalsingh
Praharaj Prajapati Prajna Pramath Pramila Pramsu
Prasad Prasai Prasana Prasanna Prasannakumar Prasanta
Prasanth Prasata Prasenjit Prashant Prashanth Prashun
Prasoon Prassana Prateek Pratima Pratyush Praveen
Praveenkumar Pravil Prayag Preeti Preetinder Preetish
Premkumar Prerana Primal Prisha Pritha Prithu
Prithvi Prithviraj Priti Pritish Privrata Priyabroto
Priyadarshi Priyadarshini Priyanka Priyavardhan Priyodarshi Probal
Profulla Progyan Promod Prudvi Puja Pujar
Pulavarti Puli Puliyur Pulkit Pullela Pummy
Punati Pundari Pundarik Punita Punith Punitha
Punj Punnoose Purandhri Puranjay Puri Purujit
Purva Pusan Pushkala Pushkar Pushkarini Puskara
Pusti Pyara Qamar Rabinder Rabindra Rabindran
Rachna Rachoor Radhabinod Radheshyam Radhey Radia
Ragha Raghavanpillai Raghavendra Raghavendran Raghunandan Raghunathan
Raghuram Raghuvir Raghvendra Ragunathan Raguraman Rai
Rajabhushan Rajagopal Rajagopalan Rajah Rajal Rajamani
Rajan Rajani Rajaram Rajarama Rajaraman Rajarshi
Rajashi Rajasimha Rajat Raje Raji Raju
Rakala Rakhi Ramadhin Ramadin Ramakan Ramalingam
Ramamani Ramamohan Ramamoorthy Ramamurthy Ramamurti Ramamuthe
Raman Ramana Ramanakoppa Ramanand Ramanathan Ramanuja
Ramanujam Ramaprasad Ramasamy Ramasubraman Ramasubramanian Ramaswami
Ramaswamy Ramchand Ramchander Ramchandra Ramdas Ramiah
Ramila Ramjee Ramji Ramkumar Rammohan Ramnarine
Ramprakash Ramprakesh Ramprasad Ramsamooj Ramsundar Rana
Ranadhir Ranadive Randeep Ranga Ranganathan Rangaraj
Rangarajan Rangarathnam Rangaswamy Rangnekar Rangwala Ranhotra
Ranjan Ranjana Ranjani Ranjini Ranjitsinhji Rantidev
Rasiah Rathiea Rathin Rathore Ratnasabapathi Ravandur
Raven Ravikanth Ravikumar Ravipati Raviprakash Raviraj
Raviram Ravuri Raychaudhari Raza Reba Rebani
Reema Rege Rekha Rema Rengarajan Renuka
Renukunta Resham Reshma Revathi Revati Rewari
Richa Riddhi Riju Rima Rishi Rishiyur
Rishmal Ritula Rob Robi Roopak Roshni
Roy Ruchi Ruchika Ruchir Ruchira Rudrani
Rudraraju Rukmini Ruma Rupa Rupali Rupesh
Rustagi Saandeep Sabeena Sabeer Sachi Sachin
Sadalge Sadaram Sadashiv Sadasivam Sadayappan Sadhwani
Saeed Sagar Sagdo Saginala Sagoo Sahadev
Sahar Sahgal Sahil Sahni Sai Saibal
Saidullah Saighiridhar Saikumar Sailendra Sailesh Saini
Sajal Sajan Sajeev Saji Sajid Sajja
Sakib Saklani Salagame Saldanha Saligrama Salil
Salim Saloni Saluja Sambandam Sambandan Samderiya
Sameer Samiksha Samir Samit Sammeta Sampath
Samrat Samudra Samuel Sanaka Sanat Sandeep
Sandip Sandipa Sandipan Sandy Sangal Sangam
Sangameswar Sangappa Sangawar Sangeeta Sangem Sangha
Sanghi Sangita Sangodkar Sanigepalli Sanjna Sanjukta
Sankait Sankaran Sankaranarayanan Sankrant Sankuratri Sanmugasunderam
Santanu Santhanakrishnan Santhanam Santharam Sanu Sanyogita
Sanyukta Sanzgiri Sapan Sapna Sapra Sapthotharan
Sara Saraf Sarangapani Sarangarajan Sarasvan Sarasvati
Saraswathi Sarat Sarath Saravati Sardesai Sarika
Sarin Saripella Sarita Sarmad Sarmistha Saru
Sarup Sarwate Saryu Sashekala Sashi Sashti
Sasthi Saswata Satayu Sathasivam Sathaye Sathiamoorthy
Sathianarayan Sathyanarayana Sathyanna Satin Satinder Satrujit
Satsangi Sattar Satwant Satyanarayana Satyavati Satyavolu
Satyavrat Satyen Saumya Saunak Saurin Savarna
Savdeep Sawalha Sawant Sawardekar Saxena Scindia
Seetamraju Seetharaman Sehgal Sekar Sekariapuram Sekhar
Selvam Selvi Semerkant Sen Senagala Senajit
Senapathy Senapati Sengupta Seri Seshaanath Seshadri
Seshadrinathan Seshan Seshu Sethi Sethuraman Setna
Setra Shaban Shabi Shachi Shadilya Shafiqul
Shahbaz Shahid Shaik Shail Shaila Shailaja
Shailendra Shailesh Shaina Shaje Shalabh Shalaby
Shally Shameem Shamir Shamshaard Shamsher Shan
Shanbhag Shantinath Sharda Shareeka Sharma Sharmistha
Shashank Shashidhar Shashikanth Shashwat Shastri Shaukat
Sheba Shefali Shetty Shibu Shikha Shiladitya
Shilpa Shindi Shingane Shinjinee Shinu Shirish
Shirishkumar Shirvaikar Shishir Shivaiah Shivakumar Shivani
Shivaprakash Shokrollahi Shomik Shorey Shourov Shraddha
Shradhdha Shreekant Shreenath Shreerang Shreeyash Shrestha
Shridhar Shriharsha Shrikant Shrinivas Shripati Shrirang
Shrisha Shrivastava Shroff Shruti Shubha Shubhabrata
Shubhashish Shubhendu Shujauddin Shukla Shukta Shurpali
Shvetank Shyamsundar Sibabrata Sidda Siddhi Sidhu
Simha Sinduvalli Singri Sira Sita Sitha
Sitipala Sivakumar Sivakumaran Sivaram Sivaramakrishnan Sivaraman
Sivasubramaniam Sivasubramanian Smirti Smita Smitha Snehasis
Snigdha Sobha Sodhani Sohal Sohoni Solaimathi
Solanki Solkar Soma Somasundara Somasundaram Somatra
Somayaji Somendra Somnath Sompalli Somu Soni
Sonia Sony Soogoor Sophia Sorabhjee Sornam
Soumen Soumitra Soumodip Soumyabrata Soundar Soundrapandian
Sourabh Sourajyoti Sourav Sowrirajan Sraddha Sravan
Sree Sreedevan Sreedhar Sreedharan Sreehari Sreekanth
Sreekanthan Sreenivas Sreenivasa Sreenivasan Sreeram Sreerupa
Sreevijayan Sridevan Srihari Srijata Srijoy Srikaran
Srikrishna Srikrisna Srikumar Srila Srimal Srinath
Srini Sripadam Sriramesh Sritharan Srivas Srivastav
Srivastava Srivaths Srivathsan Srivatsan Sruthi Sruti
Sthanumurthy Subas Subba Subbanna Subbarao Subbarat
Subbaratnam Subbarayan Subbarayudu Subhaga Subhangi Subhendu
Subhuja Subodh Subrahmanyam Subram Subramani Subramaniam
Subramanian Subramanien Subramanium Subramanya Subramanyan Subrata
Subudhi Sucharita Suchi Suchin Suchitra Sudarsan
Sudarshan Sudarshana Sudershan Sudesh Sudesha Sudeshna
Sudeva Sudevi Sudha Sudhakar Sudhanshu Sudhansu
Sudheer Sudhindranath Sughavanam Sugriva Suhas Sujan
Sujeet Sujeev Suji Sukanya Sukarman Suketu
Sukhjinder Suksma Sukumar Sulagna Sultana Suman
Sumanna Sumedh Sumeet Sumila Sumon Sunanda
Sundaramoorthy Sundararajan Sundhararajan Suneina Sunny Sunondo
Sunrita Sunthari Sunther Suppiah Supriya Suprotik
Surabhi Suranjan Surapanani Surapaneni Surati Suravinda
Surekha Surendar Surendra Surendran Surendranath Suri
Suriyaprakash Surnilla Surotama Surpur Surti Suruchi
Surujnarine Surupa Sury Suryadevara Suryanarayama Suryanarayan
Suryanarayana Suryanarayanan Susan Susarla Susumna Sutapa
Suthar Suvrata Swagat Swagato Swami Swaminathan
Swamy Swani Swanimathan Swarnkar Swathi Swati
Sweta Swetha Syamala Tagore Taksa Talip
Talwar Tamhane Tammana Tamragouri Tandekar Tanmaya
Tantry Tanu Tanuj Tanuja Tapan Tapas
Tapesh Tapi Tapti Tarang Tarit Tarpa
Tarpana Tasha Tasneem Tatat Tatavarti Tendulkar
Tetegni Thadigiri Thakarta Thakur Thamma Thamry
Thandray Thangaraj Thangavadivelu Thiagarajan Thimanniya Thirumalai
Thirumalaiswamy Thirunarayan Thirunavu Thiruvengadathan Thogulva Thommana
Thribhuvana Thukral Thulasidas Thundayal Thundyil Thuraisingham
Thuvaradran Thyagarajan Thyagaraju Tickoo Tikaram Tikekar
Tikku Tikoo Tilak Tina Tirumalai Tirumalesa
Toodi Trikha Trilochana Trisanu Trishna Trishwant
Trupti Trusha Tuhin Tuhina Tumkur Tummala
Tupil Tushar Tusti Tuteja Tyagi Tyagri
Ubriani Uday Udaya Udayan Uddin Udipi
Udit Udutha Ujjaval Ujjwal Ujjwala Ujwal
Ulind Ulla Ullas Umakanta Umesh Umrigar
Unmesh Unnikrishnan Upanishad Upender Upendra Uppalapati
Uppuluri Urimindi Urjavaha Utpal Utpat Uttanka
Uttara Vadakke Vadivelu Vadlamani Vaibhav Vaidheeswarran
Vaidhyanathan Vaidya Vaikuntam Vairaja Vaisakhi Vaish
Vaishnavi Vaithu Vajipeyajula Vajpayee Vajpeyi Vakil
Vallath Valli Vallurupa Vallurupalli Valsan Vamshi
Vamsi Vanchinathan Vandana Vandita Vani Vaninadh
Vaninadha Vanita Varad Varadarajan Varahabhotla Varati
Varganti Varghese Variya Varki Varsha Varun
Varuni Vasava Vasavi Vashisth Vasi Vasudev
Vasudha Vasudhara Vasuki Vasuman Vasumati Vattikota
Vattyam Vavveti Vedananda Vedanga Vedati Vedavyasa
Vedula Veena Veer Veera Veeramany Veeraraju
Veerasamy Veerender Velaga Vellanki Vellore Velusamy
Vemireddy Vemuganti Venkatadri Venkataraghavan Venkataraman Venkataramanan
Venkatasubramani Venkatasubramanian Venkatesan Venkatesann Venkateshwara Venkateswaran
Venkateswarn Venkatraman Venktesh Venu Venugopal Venugopalan
Verma Vibha Vibhuti Vichur Vidi Vidur
Vidvan Vidwans Vidya Vidyarthi Vidyasagar Vidyashankar
Vijaya Vijayabhas Vijayagopalan Vijayakumar Vijayalakshmi Vijayanath
Vijayarangan Vijayashree Vijaykrishna Vijaykumar Vijaysaradhi Vikriti
Vikul Vilok Vinata Vineet Vineeta Vinit
Vinita Vinuta Vinutha Vipin Vipperla Vipul
Viraf Viraj Viral Virani Virasana Virat
Virendra Viresh Virinchi Virini Virmani Visala
Visalakshi Vish Vishaal Vishal Vishnavi Vishnuraman
Vishwa Vishwamber Visvajit Visvakarman Visvanathan Visvayu
Viswanath Viswanathan Viswesh Visweswaramurthy Vittal Vivatma
Vivek Vivekanand Vonguru Vootla Vraman Vuppula
Vyapari Vyshali Wadekar Waman Yadavalli Yadgiri
Yaksha Yalamanchi Yalamanchili Yalamanchilli Yamini Yamni
Yamura Yanamandra Yarlagadda Yashodhar Yashodhara Yashovarman
Yateen Yauvani Yavar Yavatkar Yegammai Yellepeddy
Yelsangikar Yeluri Yerramilli Yesh Yeshonath Yogendra
Yogesh Yogish Yudhajit Zahin Zev