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Where do Indian names come from?
Indian names are based on a variety of systems and naming conventions, which vary from region to region. Names are also influenced by religion and caste and may come from epics. India’s population speaks a wide variety of languages and nearly every major religion in the world has a following in India.
How can you tell Indian names?
Gujarati family names follow First name, Father’s first name, Last name. The last name is commonly a caste name. For example: Narendra Damodardas Modi – Narendra is his first name, Damodardas is his father’s name and Modi is his last name, which is the same as that used by his ancestors.
Why do some people change their last names in India?
There was and still is a trend in north India to replace the last name with something like “kumar” so that they won’t be judged based on their caste. I had a college-mate who belonged to a so called “lower caste”, his family changed their last name to “Deshpande” sometime ago.
Why is India called the Golden Bird of India?
India had a rich history and there was a time it was known as the Golden Bird. The riches and glory of the country enticed invaders from all over the world throughout the history of the country, with the British ruling the country for a long, long time.
How do you identify Tamil names?
Tamil names can also be identified because they add an extra ‘h’ onto names. Preeti becomes Preethi. Shanti is Shanthi. Kartik is Karthik, etc. Many names also end with -samy or -swamy (Appasamy, Ponnusamy, Krishnaswamy, Appuswamy, etc.)
What do last names/surnames tell about the caste of a person?
In India a lot people still marry within the caste so their relatives are very commonly The last names or surnames generally give a good hint about the caste in a given region. Last names/surnames differ regionally. I can as well say “state” in place of region. So last name gives you a strong idea about the original living place of the family.