Shetty is a surname originating from Karnataka state of India. Found amongst the Bunt (community).[1] The word Shetty is derived from the Sanskrit word Śreṣṭha (Devanagari: श्रेष्ठ) or Śreṣṭhin (Devanagari: श्रेष्ठीन्) meaning superior, Prakritised as Seṭhī (Devanagari: सेठी), and then Śeṭ (Devanagari: शेट) or Śeṭī (Devanagari: शेटी).[2]

Notable peopleEdit

Notable people with the surname Shetty, include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ LLC, Books; LLC, General Books (May 2010). Tuluv: Beary, Bunt, Mogaveera, Nayak, Billava, Tuluva, Kodagu Gowda, Bhuta Kola, Sthanika Brahmins, Shivalli Brahmins, List of Tulu People. General Books LLC. ISBN 978-1-155-84815-0.
  2. ^ Gomantak Prakruti ani Sanskruti, Part-1, Page-221 by B.D. Satoskar, Shubhada Publication