Indian, Sanskrit, Gujarati

Patel Origin and Meaning

The name Patel is a girl's name meaning "landowner".

Patel is the most common Indian surname in the US, with nearly 10% of all Americans with Indian heritage having this surname in their family tree. It originated in Gujarat, where it is still a popular last name today, and was bestowed upon those in the Patidar, or landowner, caste.