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Varghese, Varughese, Verghese, Geevarghese, Varughis, and Varkey are SyriacMalayalam variants of the Assyrian Syriac/Aramaic Christian name Giwargis/Gewargis/Givargis (George). The pronunciation from Syriac/Aramaic was naturally adapted to fit the vowels of the local dialect. It is given as first, middle, or last name among the Syrian Christians.[1][2] Many names of this community are a combination of Hebrew and Aramaic names that have been adapted into the local dialect.

People named Varghese[edit]

Varghese as given name[edit]

Varghese as last name[edit]

Varughese as last name[edit]

Notable people with the surname Varughese:

  • Sugith Varughese (born 1958), Indian-born Canadian writer, director, and actor
  • Sunil Varughese(born 1968), Indian -born branding consultant, was Chief Brand & Sustainability Officer of XLRI.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Volume 5 by Erwin Fahlbusch. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing – 2008. p. 285. ISBN 978-0-8028-2417-2.
  2. ^ The Jews of India: A Story of Three Communities by Orpa Slapak. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. 2003. p. 27. ISBN 965-278-179-7.
  3. ^ "BG Verghese Writings and Commentaries – Outlook magazine excerpt on the 1966 rupee devaluation rollercoaster, from B G Verghese's memoirs, First Draft: The Making of Modern India, to be published by Tranquebar Press, Westland Ltd, in February 2010, also articles on water issues, big dams, hydel power, hydro-electricity in India, water power, rural change, Gujarat, caste problems, religion tensions, social change in India, Naxalite movement, Naxals, solutions, foreign policy, Pakistan, Kashmir border issue, China trade, Kargil War, dialogue with Pakistan, political process, peace talks, and politics, and more by B G Verghese, George Verghese".
  4. ^ "Mr Peter N Varghese AO – Biographical details". Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Commonwealth of Australia. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Joshiy sir found a commanding power in my body language: Sijoy Varghese". The Times of India. 3 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Liturgy Symposium | Fr. Baby Varghese | Institute of Sacred Music". Retrieved 2020-08-31.