Meaning and Origin of: Krishnamurthy

Family name origins & meanings

  • Indian (southern states) : Hindu name from Sanskritkṛṣnamūrti meaning ‘manifestation of the god Krishna’, from krisna ‘black’ (epithet of an incarnation of the god Vishnu) + murti ‘image’, ‘manifestation’. It is only a given name in India, but has become a family name in the U.S. among South Indians.