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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Muslim and Hindu name found in Gujarat, India, and among people from Sind, Pakistan, meaning ‘(descendant) of Lakh’. Lakh is most probably a shortened form of an ancestral name, perhaps Lakhman, which goes back to Sanskrit laḳsmạna ‘one who has auspicious marks’. In the Sanskrit epic Ramayana, this is the name of Rama’s brother.

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