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Chakraborty is a surname from the Indian subcontinent meaning ′Ruler of the country′ or 'Emperor'.[1][2] It is derived from the Sanskrit words cakra (wheel) and 'vart' (to roll or turn) which metaphorically denotes a ruler whose chariot wheels roll without obstruction.[2] Chakraborty is commonly found among Bengali Hindus in India and Bangladesh especially within Brahmins and Kshatriyas.[3] It is spelled in various ways, including Chakravartty, Chakravertty Chakraverty, Chakraborty, Chakraborti, Chokroborti, Chakrabarti, Chakrabarty, Chakraverty, Chakravarty, Chakravarti, Chakravartin, Chakravorti, Chakrabortty, Chakravorty and Chuckreverty.

Origin and meaning[edit]

Sanskrit čakravartī literally means ‘wheels rolling’ (čakra ‘wheel’ + vart ‘to roll or turn’); metaphorically, it describes a ruler whose chariot wheels roll everywhere without obstruction.[2]

Notable persons with this surname[edit]



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  1. ^ Meaning of চক্রবর্তী (Chokroborti) in an online dictionary website
  2. ^ a b c "Chakrabarti Name Meaning & Chakrabarti Family History at®". Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Chakraborty surname". Retrieved 26 June 2019.