Meaning and Origin of: Subramanian

Family name origins & meanings

  • Indian (Kerala, Tamil Nadu) : Hindu name from Sanskrit subrahmạnya ‘dear to Brahmans’ (an epithet of the god Kartikeya, son of Shiva) + the Tamil-Malayalam third-person masculine singular suffix -n. This is only a given name in India, but has come to be used as a family name in the U.S.