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. Kunwar family is a dynasty of Nepalese Khas-Chhetri 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.
|Language(s)||Nepali, Hindi, Kumaoni, Doteli, Rajasthani, Punjabi|
|Variant form(s)||Kuwar, Kuar, Kaur, Kamar, Kanwar, Kunwar|
|Derivative(s)||Rana Kanwar, Kanwar Mian/|
|See also||Mian, Rana, Kanwar|
Notable people with surname KunwarEdit
- Ram Krishna Kunwar, Nepalese warlord during rule of King Prithvi Narayan Shah
- Ranajit Kunwar, Nepalese military commander and governor
- Chandrabir Kunwar, Nepalese governor and military commander
- Kunwar Nau Nihal Singh, 3rd Maharaja of Sikh Emipre
- Bal Narsingh Kunwar, Nepalese military officer and courtier
- Kuwar Virk, Punjabi Rajput
- Balbhadra Kunwar; Nepalese military commander, One of the National heroes of Nepal
- Jung Bahadur Kunwar Rana; Eighth Prime Minister of Nepal and Founder of 104 years old Rana dynasty in Nepal
- Bam Bahadur Kunwar, Ninth Prime Minister of Nepal
- Ranodip Singh Kunwar; Tenth Prime Minister of Nepal. Fifth Brother of Jung Bahadur
- Dhir Shamsher Kunwar Rana, Commander-in-chief of the Nepalese Army, youngest brother of Jung Bahadur
- Ramjee Kunwar, Nepalese politician
- Anita Kanwar, Indian
- Kabita Kunwar, Nepalese cricketer
- Baburam Kunwar, first governor of Gandaki Province
- "Meaning of कुवँर in English". HinKhoj Dictionary. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
- Regmi, Mahesh Chandra (May 1, 1975b), "Preliminary Notes on the Nature of Rana Law and Government" (PDF), Regmi Research Series, 7 (5): 88–97
- "National Heroes / Personalities / Luminaries of Nepal". 23 December 2011.