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Tikka may refer to:

  • Tikka (food), a type of South Asian food
  • Tikka (forehead mark), a mark made on the forehead by Hindu Indians
  • A line of hunting rifles manufactured by Finnish firearms manufacturer SAKO
  • A model of headlamp by Petzl
  • Title of the heir apparent, used predominantly in the Hill States of India (also styled Tikka Sahib)


Family name
Meaning "woodpecker", from tikka ("woodpecker")
Region of origin Finland
Language(s) of origin Finnish
Related names Tikkanen
Family name
Region of origin Hindustan (now in India and Pakistan)

Tikka is a surname originating in Finland (in Finnish, it means "woodpecker"), and a surname originating in Hindustan (before the partition of India and Pakistan). It may also refer to, alphabetically on first name:

  • Iqbal Tikka (living), Pakistani politician
  • Kari S. Tikka (1944–2006), Finnish legal scholar, professor of finance law
  • Pertti Tikka (living), Finnish ski-orienteer, world champion
  • Pia Tikka (born 1961), Finnish film director and screenwriter
  • Taneli Tikka (born 1978), Finnish entrepreneur in technology
  • Tikka Khan (1915-2002), Pakistani military general

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