Kunwar (also spelt Kanwar or Kuar) is an Indian title denoting a prince. It is derived from the Sanskrit term Kumar. It was traditionally associated with the feudal Rajputs such as the son of a Rana or Thakur
The following are notable uses of the name Kunwar.
- Babu Kunwar Singh (1777-1858; also known as Babu Kunwar Singh and Kuer Singh), leader during the Indian Rebellion of 1857
- Kunwar Amar, Indian dancer and actor
- Kunwar Narayan (1927-2017), Indian poet
- Kunwar Natwar Singh (born 1931), Indian politician
- Kunwar Vikram Singh (born 1970), Indian royal
- Kunwar Sone Singh Ponwar (died 1816), Indian raja
- Kunwar Manvendra Singh (born 1950), Indian politician
- Kunwar Digvijay Singh (1922-1978), popularly known as "Babu", Indian field hockey player
- Kunwar Sarvraj Singh (born 1952), Indian politician
- Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar Singh (born 1952), Indian businessman and politician
- Lal Kunwar, Empress of Mughal Empire
- Kunwar Pranav Singh (born 1966), Indian politician
- Kunwar Rewati Raman Singh (born 1943), Indian politician
- Kunwar Singh (cricketer) (1878-1959), first Indian Governor of Bombay, Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir (during Maharaja Hari Singh’s rule) and also Dewan of Jodhpur
- Kunwar Jitin Prasad (born 1973), Indian politician
- Anita Kunwar, Indian actor
- Khan Shein Kunwar (born 1955), Indian writer
- Kunwar Bhim Singh (born 1941), Indian politician, activist, lawyer and author
- Kunwar Nau Nihal Singh (1821-1840), ruler of the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent
- Kunwar family of Gorkha, a political Chhetri family of Nepal
- Ram Krishna Kunwar (died 1771), Nepalese warlord during rule of King Prithvi Narayan Shah
- Ranajit Kunwar (1753-c.1815), Nepalese military commander and governor
- Chandrabir Kunwar (died 1814), Nepalese governor and military commander
- Bal Narsingh Kunwar (1783-1841), Nepalese military officer and courtier
- Balbhadra Kunwar (1789-1823), Nepalese military commander, One of the National heroes of Nepal
- Jung Bahadur Kunwar Rana (1817-1877), Eighth Prime Minister of Nepal and Founder of Rana dynasty in Nepal
- Bam Bahadur Kunwar (1818-1857), Ninth Prime Minister of Nepal
- Ranodip Singh Kunwar (1825-1885), Tenth Prime Minister of Nepal and Fifth Brother of Jung Bahadur
- Dhir Shamsher Kunwar Rana (1828-1884), Commander-in-chief of the Nepalese Army, youngest brother of Jung Bahadur
- Kunwar Inderjit Singh (1906-1982), 20th Prime Minister of Nepal. Royalty of Doti Region. Born as Indradhwoj Shahi later adopted title of Kunwar
- Uttam Kunwar (1938–1982), Nepalese journalist and writer
- Ramjee Kunwar (born 1956), Trade Union Activist and politician
- Baburam Kunwar (born 1960), first governor of Gandaki Province
- Kabita Kunwar (born 2003), Nepalese cricketer
- Veer Kunwar Singh University, a university in India
- Kunwar family, Nepalese dynasty of nobles of Gorkha Kingdom
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- Hanks, Patrick (2016). The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland. Oxford University Press. p. 1435. ISBN 9780199677764.
- "Glossary". Indian Rajputs. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
- Lethbridge, Sir Roper (1893). The Golden Book of India: A Genealogical and Biographical Dictionary of the Ruling Princes, Chiefs, Nobles, and Other Personages, Titled Or Decorated of the Indian Empire. Aakar Books. ISBN 9788187879541.
The Thakur has two sons, Kunwar Takhtsinghji and Kunwar Jawansinghji
- "National Heroes / Personalities / Luminaries of Nepal". 23 December 2011.