Meaning and Origin of: Gopal

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Hindi : Lord Krishna

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Indian (southern states) : Hindu name, from Sanskrit gopāla ‘cowherd’ (from go ‘cow’ + pāla ‘protector’), an epithet of the god Krishna. It is only a male given name in India, but has come to be used as a surname among South Indians in the U.S.