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Lal (Persian: لعل‎, Hindi: लाल, Bengali: লাল, Urdu: لال‎, Pashto: Lāl‎) is an Indo-Iranian surname and given name, which means "darling", "precious", or "beloved", from the Sanskrit lala ("cajoling").[1] In addition, Lal means "garnet" or "ruby" in Persian, "ruby" in Pashto, and "red" in Hindi-Urdu and Bengali.[1] The name Lal may refer to mainly Kayastha as well as used by other communities:


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  1. ^ a b Dictionary of American Family Names. "Lal Family History", Oxford University Press, 2013. Retrieved on 19 January 2016.