Indian surnames starting with C and their meanings
April 8, 2017
Naming matters is a series of explorations that looks at the stories and meanings behind popular Indian names and surnames. Every episode will dig into...
Indian surnames starting with B and their meanings
February 7, 2017
Indian surnames starting with A and their meanings
January 19, 2017
Why do some surnames have two capital letters?
May 10, 2016
In this article we try to unearth why some surnames have two capital letters. e.g. FitzGerald, McDonald, MacIntyre, O Henry. ...
The Story of the Nehru Surname
April 30, 2016
What are the origins of the Nehru surname? Also, is there only one Nehru family? ...
The Story of the Bachchan Surname
April 2, 2016
Amitabh Bachchan's family surname was Shrivastav. His father was Harivansh Rai Shrivastav. So how did the Bachchan surname come about? ...
Why do people from Maharashtra have surnames that end with ‘kar’?
February 7, 2016
We have taken up 6 popular surnames ending in -kar and undertaken online/offline research on each of these surnames - Ambedkar, Gavaskar, Holkar, Mangeshkar, Savarkar...
Why do Sindhi surnames end with ani?
January 24, 2016
This question has been researched by Sundar Iyer & Dr. Baldev Matlani in their piece titled 'Unraveling the genesis of Sindhi Surnames' which has been...
Are the surnames – Dwivedi, Trivedi & Chaturvedi – related?
January 7, 2016
TL;DR Version: No. Dwivedi, Trivedi & Chaturvedi are surnames with similar meanings but they aren't related or interchangeable. ...
Which is the most common first and last name in India?
September 16, 2015
Modak Analytics, a start-up in the big data space, collected and sifted through 18 tera bytes of data which was made public by Election Commission...