Narayan Family History
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Narayan Name Meaning
Indian (northern and southern states): Hindu name from Sanskrit naraya?na, an epithet of the god Vishnu. In the northern states, it appears to have evolved into a family name from the final element of compound personal names such as Ramnarayan (from Ram, name of an incarnation of Vishnu, + Narayan). In South India, it is used only as a male given name, but has become a family name among South Indians in the U.S. It is a variant of Narayanan among Tamil and Malayalam speakers who have migrated from their home state.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Narayanan, Norman, Natarajan, Rajan, Bryan, Arya, Karan, Dragan