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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi : Hindu (Brahman) name, čokroborti in Bengali, from Sanskrit čakravartī ‘emperor’. Čakravartī means literally ‘wheels rolling’; metaphorically, it denotes a ruler whose chariot wheels roll everywhere without obstruction (čakra ‘wheel’ + vart- ‘to roll or turn’).

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