Meaning and Origin of: Banik

Family name origins & meanings

  • Polish and Slovak (Baník) : occupational name for a miner.
  • Polish : from a reduced form of Benedikt orBenedykt, vernacular forms of Benedictus (seeBenedict).
  • Indian (Bengal, Assam, and Orissa) and Bangladeshi : Hindu (Baishya) name, from Sanskrit vạnik‘merchant’.