Meaning and Origin of: Reddy

Family name origins & meanings

  • Indian (Andhra Pradesh) : Hindu name, from Telugurẹḍdi ‘village headman’. The Kapus or Reddis are the largest caste in the former Madras Presidency (which included most of southern India before the reorganization of the Indian states on linguistic lines).
  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Roidigh, a variant of Ó Rodaigh (seeRoddy).