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Iyengar Name Meaning

Indian (Tamil Nadu): Hindu (Brahman) name, aiyangar in Tamil, from aiyan ‘sage’, ‘priest’, ‘Brahman’, ‘lord’ (from Indo-Aryan ayya, from Sanskrit arya ‘Aryan’, ‘master’, ‘preceptor’, or ‘father-in-law’) + the Telugu honorific plural suffix -garu. The Telugu form of the word is ayyagaru, meaning ‘father’, ‘sir’. The Tamil word ayyan consists of the noun stem ayya + the masculine singular suffix -n. The Iyengar Brahmans are a prominent community from Tamil Nadu and votaries of the god Vishnu; only some members of the community use Iyengar as a surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Iyer, Winegar, Enger, Zegar, Melgar, Insinga, Tengan, Menger, Bregar

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