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Srivastava (IAST: Śrīvāstava) is a common surname in Northern India & Southern part (Terai) of Nepal, notably among Kayasthas.[1]

According to one explanation, the name "Srivastava" originates from "Suvastu", the former name of the Swat River, said to be the place of origin of this clan.[2]

Notable people with this name[edit]

Notable people named Srivastava (or its variations) include:

Notable Srivastavas who changed their name


  1. ^ Lucy Carroll (1977). "Caste, Community and Caste(s) Association: A Note on the Organization of the Kayastha Conference and the Definition of a Kayastha Community". Contributions to Asian studies, Volume 10. Brill Archive. p. 3. ISBN 978-90-04-04926-0. 
  2. ^ S. S. Shashi, ed. (1996). Encyclopaedia Indica: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh: Volume 100. Anmol. p. 117. ISBN 978-81-7041-859-7.