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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Iranian and Indian (Gujarat) : Muslim name, from an adjectival form of Persian bādām ‘almond’.
  • Indian (Karnataka) : Hindu name, which goes back to a place name. The town of Badami is situated in the northern part of Karnataka. It was formerly known as Vatapi and was the capital of the Chalukya kingdom from the 6th to the 8th century ad.
  • Italian (Sicily) : patronymic or plural form of Badamo.

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