Gupta

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Gupta
Pronunciation/ˈɡptə/
Language(s)Bengali, Hindi
Origin
MeaningProtector or Governor
Region of originIndia, Bangladesh
Other names
Variant form(s)Sengupta, Dasgupta, Duttagupta

Gupta (/ˈɡptə/) is a common surname of Indian origin, the surname is derived from Sanskrit word Goptri, means Protector or Governor.[1]

According to historian R. C. Majumdar, the surname Gupta was adopted by several different communities in northern and eastern India at different times.[2] In Bengal region, the surname is used by Baidyas and Kayasthas.[3]

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  1. ^ GUPTA - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Gupta Genealogy. Genealogy.about.com (2013-07-14). Retrieved on 2013-07-18.
  2. ^ Majumdar, Ramesh Chandra; Anant Sadashiv Altekar (1986). Vakataka Gupta Age: circa 200–550 A.D. Motilal Banarsidass Publ. p. 126. ISBN 81-208-0026-5.
  3. ^ Sahay, Keshari N. Ambastha Kayastha: The Evolution of a Family and Its Socio-cultural Dimensions. Commonwealth Publishers. p. 11. ISBN 978-81-7169-660-4.