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 or Benedykt, vernacular forms of Benedictus (see Benedict).
- Indian (Bengal, Assam, and Orissa) and Bangladeshi : Hindu (Baishya) name, from Sanskrit vạnik ‘merchant’.