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Gupta (/ˈɡptə/) is a common surname of Indian origin.

According to some academics, the name Gupta is derived from Goptri, meaning 'protector' or 'governor'.[1] According to historian R. C. Majumdar, the surname Gupta was adopted by several different communities in northern and eastern India at different times.[2]




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In law[edit]

  • Deepak Gupta, a judge of the Supreme Court of India and former Chief Justice of the Tripura and the Chhattisgarh High Courts
  • Rajiv Gupta, former Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand and Kerala High Courts
  • Vanita Gupta, former head of the Civil Rights Division at the United States Department of Justice

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  1. ^ GUPTA - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Gupta Genealogy. (2013-07-14). Retrieved on 2013-07-18.
  2. ^ Majumdar, Ramesh Chandra; Anant Sadashiv Altekar (1986). Vakataka Gupta Age: circa 200–550 A.D. Motilal Banarsidass Publ. p. 126. ISBN 81-208-0026-5.