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Information about "Kaur"

For Kaur there are {FIRSTCOUNT} on Yasni with different names.

Among the most common last names on Yasni Kaur is on position {NAMERANK}.

Meaning of "Kaur"

The literal meaning of the word 'Kaur' is Prince. It is believed to be a derivative of the word 'Kanwar' meaning Prince, whereas, 'Singh' is derived from the word 'Simha' meaning lion. It is rather interesting to note, that even Male Sikhs in the past have used (and possibly even today use) 'Kaur' in their names. in 1699, Sikh Women were given the last name 'Kaur' and and Men 'Singh' by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. This initiate intended to end the caste system, social stratification and much of the apparatus of Hindu ritual and legalism. In Indian society, an individual's name reveals his or her caste, and Sikhs were freed from the caste system by having all men incorporate Singh in their names and all women, Kaur. Based on the premises of gender equality, Kaur was also given to Sikh Women to establish an identity independent of their father or husband. Gender Neutrality of the First Name Most Sikh first names are gender-neutral. For example, Harpreet could be a male or female's first name. What identifies Harpreet Kaur as a female is the word Kaur following the first name Religious Ideology Versus Reality Even though Sikhism is an ideally progressive social structure, ironically, some still find it difficult to let go of the caste system and the use of last names. The use of Family Names is still prevalent and most people tend to use Kaur and Singh as middle names. A recommended action plan is stop using the last names like Aurora, Sodhi etc. Not to reiterate, but if you are still wondering why you should go about changing a name you have become accustomed to? We are all created equal and hence eliminating the basis for discrimination (family name, caste association, village or clan identifiers, academic or social stratification factors). It is ever more imperative for women to use the last name KAUR for self-reliance and autonomy. It's difficult to part from a tradition that we have become so accustomed to. It's a challenging task, but pioneers are needed! For those of you who have expressed concern regarding incest and genetic problems in the progeny, precipitated by eliminating last names: The problem can be easily eliminated by ensuring stronger family ties and familiarity between siblings.

(Sent from: geet kaur)

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