Family name origins & meanings
- Muslim : from a personal name based on Arabic kamāl ‘perfection’, ‘integrity’. It is found in compound names such as Kamāl ud-Dīn ‘perfection of religion’.
- Hindu name found among people from Sind, Pakistan, which goes back to the personal name of an ancestor, derived from Sanskrit kamala ‘lotus’. The personal name is common in India, and has become a family name in the U.S. among South Indians.