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Is sandhu a muslim name?

I think its indian but can a muslim be named that? Like there are muslims who are patels
Reply 1
No - sounds hindu to me.
Reply 2
It's Sikh.
There are a few muslims who are Patels, but i think most of them are Gujarati, but i don't think Sandhu is a muslim name
Reply 5
i know hindus and sikhs with the surname sandhu, no muslims tho


It says Sikhism and Islam.
(edited 11 years ago)
Reply 7
The only Sandhu's I know are Sikh.
Surnames don't necessarily come from religion. They are often words with meanings, from a language or dialect of a language, which in turn varies geographically (at least originally). This explains why Patel is common amongst Gujaratis who are Muslim or Hindu (I personally have met a lot of both). Therefore Sandhu could be a Muslim name but is evidently not exclusive to it.
Reply 9
All the Sandhus I know are Sikh
Reply 10
Nashra Sandhu is a female cricketer from Pakistan not sure if she is Sikh or Muslim
Sounds like a Hindu name to me.
Reply 12
Might her family has forced to convert in Muslims
Original post by bmqib
I think its indian but can a muslim be named that? Like there are muslims who are patels

Yes indeed many of our surnames are shared. Remember Pakistan was a part of India for thousands of years until the British partitioned it off. So surnames, music, poetry, history - all Indian. Besides thankfully many Muslims also chose to stay in India so surnames will come from castes and villages as usual.

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