Meaning and Origin of: Handa

Family name origins & meanings

  • Indian (Panjab) : Hindu (Khatri) and Sikh name, probably from Panjabi hə̣ṇda ‘cooking pot’. It is based on the name of a Khatri clan.
  • Japanese : ‘half of a rice paddy’. The name originated in Yamato and Kawachi (now Nara and Ōsaka prefectures), and is found mostly in the Tōkyō and Ōsaka areas, and the island of Okinawa.