Last name origins & meanings:
- Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic mannān
‘benevolent’, ‘bountiful’. Al-Mannān ‘the Bountiful’ is an
attribute of Allah, and this name is found in combinations such as
‛Abd-ul Mannān ‘servant of the Bountiful’. This is a
common name in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India.
- Indian (Tamil
Nadu): Hindu name meaning ‘king’ in Tamil. It is found as a personal
name in India, but is also used as a family name in the U.S. among
families from Tamil Nadu.
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