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Subject: Nadar - what is the etymology/meaning?
Author: Ashok Nadar   (guest, 203.200.35.5)
Date: October 27, 2003 at 8:58:48 AM
Nadar is my last name; am not sure of the etymology and origin, though. I am from Tamil Nadu, India.

I have heard these readings for the name:
Nadar = Someone who does not seek (i.e., seek material wealth etc, I assume :) )
Nadar = Person from the country (=Nadu in the Tamil language)

I would be grateful if anyone could give me any pointers/etymologies/origins...

Thanks.

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