Meaning and Origin of: Swamy

Family name origins & meanings

  • Indian (Karnataka) : Hindu name from Sanskrit svāmī‘lord’, ‘master’. It also refers to a learned Brahman or religious man. As a personal name, it appears to have evolved from use as the final element in compound personal names such as Ramaswamy‘lord Rama’ and Krishnaswamy ‘lord Krishna’. It is found only as a given name in India, but has come to be used as a family name in the U.S.