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Baral is a surname found in people from Nepal, India, and individuals of Persian ancestry.

There are over 100,000 Nepalese Barals who mainly constitute of the chetriya, brahmin and magar castes in Nepal. The surname Baral is found predominantly in India in individuals from Orissa and Bengal. Many Barals are also found in Israel, Europe, USA and in Latin America. The vast majority of non-South Asian Barals are of Persian ancestry.

There is no tangible historical evidence as to the place of origin of the Barals or how such diverse groups of people came to share the same surname. It has been speculated that the Indian and Persian Barals may share a common ancestry somewhere along the line, although it is not clear whether the Indians are Persian descendants or vice versa, thereby making any assumption intangible.

There is also a separate group of Jewish Barals with a name potentially derived from the Israeli Bar-el. Barals tend to represent Ashkenazi Jews and were predominantly from Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.


Nepalese British, Executive Head Chef, Binod Baral, The Bombay Bicycle Club ( CHG PLC) . Currently travel around the world for high Profile International Events and Food Shows .


Rai Chand Baral - aka Rai Chand Boral, Indian composer, considered by music conoisseurs to be the father of Bollywood film music



Saurabh Ranjan Baral, Trainer in aviation, amateur singer


  • William Baral - famous oil company executive, holds 7 patents for oil refinement
  • Deodatta Baral - Successful Computer programmer from Denver Colorado