Shah Family History
Shah Name Meaning
Indian (Gujarat Rajasthan): Bania Vani and Jain name from Gujarati sah ‘merchant’ (from Sanskrit sādhu ‘honest good’). The original form of this name was Sah ; it appears to have been altered under the influence of the Persian word for ‘king’ (see 2 below). Pakistani Afghanistani Bangladeshi Iranian and Muslim (also common among African Americans): from the Persian royal title shāh ‘king’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press