Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. Check marks indicate the level to which a name has been verified.
not set
Type Settlement
Scripts સુરત(Gujarati)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈsu.ɾət̪/(Gujarati)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

A city in India, derived from Arabic سورة (surah) meaning "surah", the name for the chapters of the Qur'an.

According to legend, a local merchant originally suggested for the city to be named Suraj or Suryapur, from the Sanskrit word for "sun". Feeling that the name was too closely associated with Hinduism, the local Muslim king altered it to Surat.
Added 2/2/2024 by anonymous