Thursday, August 07, 2008

Sindhi Surnames or Family Names

Sindhi Surnames or Family Names

If we consider contribution of Sindhis for the human world population surely this will not be more than 1% of entire but this is also fact that it is almost next to impossible to locate a geographical region or nation without Sindhi population this is a distinct indication for most dispersed status of Sindhi community.

Besides being the front runner for the business wisdom, talent and hard working nature Sindhis have yet another significant thing related with their surname or family names, as almost all of them ends with “ani”. This “ani” is in fact an ancient tradition of showing respect to elders as “ani” means belongs to and Sindhi surnames / family names are generated from suffixing “ani” to name of few generations ago elder family head, for instant my surname “Manghirmalani “ is originated by adding “ani” to Manghirmal.

Here is the list of Sindhi surnames/ family names known to me, the list is arranged in alphabetical order. If you are a Sindhi and your surname is not in the list, please click the link below to add to list.

http://www.thesindhuworld.com/form_directory.html


Sindhi Surnames Family Names
A
Achhara - Adnani - Advani - Adwani - Ahuja - Ailani - Amarani - Ambwani - Amlani - Arjnani - Asnani - Assudani - Aswani - Awatani - Awataney
B
Babani - Bachani - Bahrani - Bakthani - Bhatia - Bajaj - Balani - Balchandani - Balwani - Basantani - Bhagchandani - Bhagtani - Bharwani - Bherwani - Bhojwani - Bodwani - Budhwani - Bulchandani - Butani
C
Chadha - Chainanni - Chanchlani - Chandnani - Chandwani - Chandani - Chatwani - Chawala - Chetwani - Chhabada - Chhabdiya - Chhabria - Chhoda - Chugh - Chughani
D F
Dadlani - Dalwani - Dandwani - Daryanani - Daryani - Daswani - Daultani - Dayani - Devnani - Dhameja - Dhanjani - Dialani - Dingreja - Dudhani - Dulhani - Duseja - Fundwani
GHI
Galani - Gangtani - Gangwani - Gellani - Gulabani - Gulwani - Gurbani - Gurbaxani - Gurnani - Gursahaney - Guwalani - Guwlani - Harchandani - Hemnani - Hingorani - Hirani - Idnani - Israni
J
Jagyasi - Jagwani - Jaisinghani - Jawhrani - Jeswani - Jethanandani - Jhamnani - Jivani - Jodhwani - Jumnani
K
Kalwani - Kanal - Kanjani - Karamchandani - Karia - Katara - Kataria - Katari - Katariya - Khemtiyani - Keswani - Kewalramani - Kewlani - Khantani - Khatari - Khotwani - Khubchandani - Kriplani - Krishnani - Kukreja
L
Lakhani - Lakhmani - Lakhwani - Lal - Lalchandani - Lalwani - Lilani
M
Madhwani - Madnani - Makhija - Makhijani - Mamtani - Manchandani - Manglani - Manghirmalani - Mankani - Mansharamani - Mansukhani - Manwani - Matta - Menghani - Melwani - Mirchandani - Mohnani - Moolchandani - Moorjani - Motwani - Mulchandani
N
Nagdev - Nagpal - Nandwani - Nankany - Narang - Narsinghani - Narvani - Narwani - Nathani - Nebhani - Nihalani - Notani
P
Pahuja - Pamnani - Panjabi - Panjwani - Parmanandani - Parwani - Phulwani - Poptani - Premani - Punjabi - Punshi - Purswani
R
Raghani - Raheja - Raisinghani - Rajani - Rajdev - Rakhyni - Ramani - Ramchandani - Ramrakhyani - Ravlani - Rijhwani - Rochlani - Rohera - Rohida - Rohira -
S
Sachdev - Sadarangani - Sadhwani - Sakhrani - Samtani - Satnani - Santwani - Sata - Satwani - Savlani - Sharma - Shivani - Shivdasani - Somani - Sulkhwani - Sundrani
T
Tahalramani - Tahilani - Talreja - Tanwani - Tarachandani - Tehlyani - Tejwani - Tekwani - Thadani - Thavani - Thawani - Tirthani - Totwani - Tourani - Tulsiani
UV
Udasi - Uttamchandani - Valecha - Vabgani - Vanjani - Varandani - Varjani - Varliani - Varyani - Vasnani - Vaswani - Vasyani - Vatnani - Vatwani - Vishwani
W
Wadhwa - Wadhwani

Even, if you don’t belong to Sindhi community but know a Sindhi with a surname / family name other than listed above. Please inform me.

70 comments:

Anonymous said...

somani is a marwari surname and not a sindhi one.

Sushma said...

Hi Mr.Mangharamani,
You need to add to your list the following 2 well known sirnames

CHELLANEY
and GOLANI.

Thanks,
Sushma

Anonymous said...

Even Hotani is missing

Anonymous said...

You should add "Topdhansani" too.

Thanks,
KM

Anonymous said...

You should add Navlani

Thanks,

Anonymous said...

SAMNANI surname is missing, i am a sindhi and my surname is samnani

Anonymous said...

darira surname is missing

Lal said...

Please add following:

Hira,Hiranandani,Sujan

Anonymous said...

what about TILOKANI

Rockey said...

Please add 'Nebhwani' to the list.

Anonymous said...

well i got a frnd wid d surname 'SANGTANI' and she is a sindhi

Anonymous said...

my surname is JAMNANI... but m confused,as u hv written ''JHAMNANI'' &''JUMNANI'' in ur list. Is that a spelling mistake or else these 2 surnames also exist?? If so then plz also add JAMNANI.

Anonymous said...

i think even Karnani shud b added coz i knw a frnd hu's a sindhi n his surname is Karnani

david said...

Hello,
I guess, u missed few but covered most, in my observation u missed Asrani, Chandiramani, Bhogwani, Bhutani, Mansukhani and few more.

Anonymous said...

Is Kamani a sindhi surname?

Ghanshyam said...

I don't see my last name which is [ramnani} Please add this.



Thank You

Ghan shyam Ramnani is single living in
U.S.A
ramnanig@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr.Mangharamani
you forgot to add "HASSANI" sirname in your list

Anonymous said...

MIGLANI are also Sindhis ?
Pls confirm

kanchankumar said...

tekchandani, asarambapu's name asumal shirumalani.and punjabi is suranme in sindhis.ok hare krishna.

Anonymous said...

there is one more sindhi surname NAVANI
please do add this in your list.
thank you
himangi kewalramani

jay said...

U did forget to add ''Belani''

Anonymous said...

hey m sindhi ,N my lastname is LOKWANI... so if u r intrested to update ur site .. u cn add my surname to it... thnks...

Anonymous said...

Hi MR Mangharamani,
I am ramesh Ladkani, but in above list my surname is missing. you can add "LADKANI" surname to your list.
thanks

Anonymous said...

i am ramesh ladkani, but surname "LADKANI" is missing in your list.

Anonymous said...

GULRAJANI MY SURNAME AFTER MARRIAGE ADD THIS ALSO

Anonymous said...

r u miss a motiyani....
add this pls

vinita said...

u must add "DEMBANI" too.

MUKESH said...

We can add SINDHI surname "BHAGIA"
Respectfully
MUKESH BHAGIA
Email: mukeshyogi@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

"MANGTANI" is also missing.
Please update your list.

Anonymous said...

Hi, you're missing Alwani, Sagrani and Chulani

Roma said...

hello friends,,,,,i m Roma Chaudhary
and i m sindhi......but people disagree with me when i say them that i m sindhi just because my exceptional surname ,,,,,, so i would request to add this surname to the list,,,,,,thanks

Anonymous said...

1) Chooswani
2) Mootthwani
3) Hillwani
4) Thookwani
5) Pelwani
6) Dabaoani
7) Chodhwani

Anonymous said...

you should add sehwani. many thanks.

Rajesh Pritwani said...

Add Pritwani also
Rajesh Pritwani

Anonymous said...

Add Pritwani also
Rajesh Pritwani

Anonymous said...

pls add Karmiani

Anonymous said...

How can you miss sindhwani?

dr.s.k.punshi said...

the so called sindhi sirnames chellany and golani.manghermalani,etc.are not the real sirnames,it is just to perpituate the name and memory ofgrand ,grand father.-chellomal-to chellany,manghermal to-manghermalani,adumal-to-advani-etc.the real sirnames are-ahuja.pahuja.chugh,dembla.makhija,hinduja,mandhyian,etc-dr.s.k.punshi-mob-9850344540.-amravati.

S.P.Sir said...

I don't agree with Dr. S.K. Punshi as this is a social tradition of Sindhis for at least 2-3 decades and the long traditions are bound to become custom in the human society.

Munna said...

add also KATIRA

Anonymous said...

there are two surnames i can suggest to be included---WAGHNANI based at AJMER RAJASTHAN--- and MANDHYAN based at ALLAHABAD -- UTTAR PRADESH

cp.jethani said...

jethani
jethmalani
ramrakhyani

Anonymous said...

Jagger surname a Royal Family of Sindh before partion they are Brahmkshatriyas.Varahi Mata is their kul devi.

Jogi Asad said...

JOgi is the Surname of Sindhi Hindu of Sindh settled in Thar-parkar, Mithi, Umerkot,badin and across the Sindh.
The JOGI is also surname & sub-branch of Sindhi Muslim tribe Rajper who are from family SAMMA rulers. they are called in Sindh from SAMAAT.

regards: ASAD ALI JOGI
Hyderabad,Sidnh,pakistan
email:- JogiAsadMirwahi@facebook.com
sagar_asad125@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

"goindani" missing

-jaya goindani

Anonymous said...

HI i think you should also add Mohinani :)

Anonymous said...

HI,

You forgot about...
1.Sipahimalani (Sippy)
2.Rijsinghani
3.Dodani
4.Badlani
5.Gehani
6.Jashnani
7.Tolani
8.Khandchandani
9.Navani
10.Primalani
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

HI,

You forgot about...
1.Sipahimalani (Sippy)
2.Rijsinghani
3.Dodani
4.Badlani
5.Gehani
6.Jashnani
7.Tolani
8.Khandchandani
9.Navani
10.Primalani
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Please add
Chachlani
Awatramani
Motwani
Bellara

Anonymous said...

I have Indian sindhi friends who's surnames are: Mahbubani, Hathiramani, hiranandani

Anonymous said...

I have Indian sindhi friends who's surnames are: Mahbubani, Hathiramani, hiranandani

Anonymous said...

hi please note you have to add " PREMJANI" to your list , premjani's were the landlord of mirpurkhas, khipro, sambare, hatungo ,dengalbugdi , the real bhaibands of sindh

umesh said...

sir add TAGLANI PLSS

umesh said...

taglani plss add this surname

Anonymous said...

Khiani
Mahtani
Mirpuri
Nagrani

Kamal Nandlal said...

As per Sindhi Surnames usually people these days only follow "NI" as suffix. But i am disclosing Some Sindhi Bhramin Community Surnames: 1.Goswami, 2.Giri, 3.Puri, 4.Bhatt, 5.Bhrambhatt, 6.Udhas, 7.Vardhan 8.Bhagat, 9.Sharman. 10. Pushkarnas supposedely lived on both sides of Sindhu(Indus) river or Pushkarni river. Hence the community is also referred to as Sindhuvarni Brahmins. Spread across the world, Pushkarnas reside primarily in Rajasthan.
11.Sindhi Saraswat Bhramins Surnames are as Under
a.Butt
b.Bharadwaja
c.Vashishtha
d.Lakhanpal
e.Vishvamitra
f.Gautama
g.Jamadagni
h.Kashyap
i.Dhanwantari
j.Atri
k.Mohyal
l.Chhibber
m.Datt
n.Mohan
o.Pandit
p.Pathak
q.Bhanot
r.Sharda etc.
I am Sindhi Bhramin "Kamal Nandlal Goswami"

Shan said...

Pls add thakur as it it my sindhi friends name and also titliani

Anonymous said...

NANWANI please.

Anonymous said...

Pls Add SANTANI.

pbs007 said...

Pls Add SANTANI.

pbs007 said...

Pls Add SANTANI.

pbs007 said...

Pls Add SANTANI. Surname

Jitendra Gaglani said...

Pls add "Gaglani" to Sindhi surnames list.

Anonymous said...

pls also add "Sukheja"........

Asad Ali JOgi said...

Y not Add JOGI in Sindhi castes list.
JOgi are Sindhi Hindu and Sindhi Sammat Rajper caste Sub-branch(Nukh/Paro).
thanks

Anonymous said...

i m a sindhi & my last name is prethani .... is is missing in site. please update it.....

Anonymous said...

Motwani

Anonymous said...

Gangaramani

Anonymous said...

Sir plz add surnames pahelajani pahelamani bellani fudani pahuja

RAMESH luhana rughwani said...

Add the surname RUGHWANI
We are from mehrabpur dust nawabshah sindh