Kunwar (surname)

Kunwar or Kanwar or Kamar or Kaur or Kuar (Nepali: कुँवर) is a surname of Nepalese and Indian people belonging to Mian Rajput caste. The name Kunwar is coined to denote a young prince in South Asia region.[1] Kunwar family is a dynasty of Nepalese Khas-Chhetri[2] nobility of Gorkha Kingdom bearing the surname. Kanwar is also found as a Rajput or Kshatriya surname in certain areas of Nepal,Rajasthan,Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab respectively.

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a young Kunwar Rana prince; name Kunwar is coined to denote a young prince[1]
Language(s)Nepali, Hindi, Kumaoni, Doteli, Rajasthani, Punjabi
Word/nameSouth Asia
Other names
Variant form(s)Kuwar, Kuar, Kaur, Kamar, Kanwar, Kunwar
Derivative(s)Rana Kanwar, Kanwar Mian/
See alsoMian, Rana, Kanwar

Notable people with surname KunwarEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Meaning of कुवँर in English". HinKhoj Dictionary. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  2. ^ Regmi, Mahesh Chandra (May 1, 1975b), "Preliminary Notes on the Nature of Rana Law and Government" (PDF), Regmi Research Series, 7 (5): 88–97
  3. ^ "National Heroes / Personalities / Luminaries of Nepal". 23 December 2011.