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Sardar Ram Krishna Kunwar, prominent male ancestor of Ranas of Nepal

Kunwar (also spelt Kanwar or Kaur or Kuar) is an Indian title denoting a prince.[1][2] It is derived from the Sanskrit word Kumar.[3] It was traditionally associated with the feudal Rajputs such as the son of a Rana, Babu and Thakur[4][5]

The following are notable uses of the name Kunwar.

In India[edit]

In Nepal[edit]

In Pakistan[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ulian, Eva (2010-03-23). Rajput. ISBN 9781449700614.
  2. ^ "Meaning of कुवँर in English". HinKhoj Dictionary. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  3. ^ Hanks, Patrick (2016). The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland. Oxford University Press. p. 1435. ISBN 9780199677764.
  4. ^ "Glossary". Indian Rajputs. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ "National Heroes / Personalities / Luminaries of Nepal". 23 December 2011.