Meaning and Origin of: Malhotra

Family name origins & meanings

  • Indian (Panjab) : Hindu (Khatri) name based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community. It is a modified form of Mehrotra, which is itself an extended form of Mehra (Panjabi mérā‘chief’, ‘master’). The founder of the Malhotra clan is said to have been called Mehr Chand.