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Yadav - Meaning, People, Gotra, Religion, Origin, Caste, Samaj, Sub Caste & History

Ideal Lord Krishna
Religions Hinduism
Languages Hindi, Urdu, Haryanvi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Rajasthani, Bhojpuri, Marwari, Kannada, Odia, Bengali
Country India
Populated States Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, West Bengal, Assam, Odisha Bihar, Jharkhand, Nepal Delhi, Mauritius, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh
Region All over India
Population 60 Million
Surnames Yadav, Kumar, Singh, Gawli
Alternative Names Ahir, Gavli
Festivals Krishna Janmashtami and Hindu Festivals

Who are Yadav

The term 'yadav' has been interpreted to mean a descendant of 'Yadu', who is a mythological king. their original profession used to be dairy business and using 'very broad generalisations', jayant gadkari says that it is 'almost certain' from analysis of the puranas that satvata, vrishni, andhaka and abhira were collectively known as yadavas and worshipped krishna. yadav population in uttar pradesh is 14.2 million and in bihar 13.3 million.

Yadav clans (Gotra)

The term Yadav now covers many traditional peasant-pastoral castes such as Ahirs of the Hindi belt and the Gavli of Maharashtra.

The Ahir community of India has several sub-groups or clans (gotra).
1. Yaduvanshi Ahir
2. Nandvanshi Ahir
3. Gwalvanshi Ahir
4. Hindu communities known as Ghosi and Hindu Ghosi.
5. Phatak Ahirs claim to be descended from Digpal, the Ahir Raja of Mahaban.
6. Krishnaut are Ahirs clan that inhabits the state of Bihar.
7. Majhraut are Ahirs clan that inhabits the state of Bihar

The Gavli community of India has several sub-groups or clans (gotra).
1. Lingayat Gavli
2. Dabholis and Chevlis
3. Nagarkar and Vajarkar
4. Dhangar Gavli

Famous People of the Yadav Community

NameProfession / Popular
Arun GawliIndian Politician
Shekhar GawliIndian Cricketer
Vandana GawliIndian Politician
Dinesh Lal YadavActor
Khesari Lal YadavActor
Parul YadavActress, Producer
Pragya YadavActress, Producer
Rajkummar RaoActor
Rajpal YadavActor, Comedian
Santosh YadavFirst Woman in the world to climb Mount Everest Twice
Ram Baran YadavNepali President
Akhilesh YadavIndian Politician
Dimple YadavIndian Politician
Mulayam Singh YadavIndian politician and the Founder-Patron of the Samajwadi Party
Pappu YadavIndian Politician
Tejashwi YadavIndian Politician
Yogendra Singh YadavParam Vir Chakra Awarded
Kaushal YadavVir Chakra Awarded
Kulbhushan JadhavCommander, Indian Navy

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Ques 1. Who is known as Yadav?
Ans.: The term 'yadav' has been interpreted to mean a descendant of 'Yadu', who is a mythological king. their original profession used to be dairy business.

Ques 2. What does the surname Yadav mean?
Ans.: People from Yadav community and belong to india.

Ques 3.: Is Yadav high caste?
Ans.: Koiris, Kurmis, Yadavs and Banias are considered as upper caste and other various yadav groups are in the lower caste according to indian caste reservation.

Ques 4. What is last name for Yadav?
Ans.: Last name for Yadav are based on Yadav, Kumar, Singh, Gawli.

Ques 5. In which state Yadav population is more?
Ans.: The Yadav population are found in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, West Bengal, Assam, Odisha Bihar, Jharkhand, Nepal Delhi, Mauritius, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh.

Ques 6. What is the population of Yadav?
Ans.: Most of Yadav community live in india, Nepal and Mauritius. total population of Yadav is 60 Million approximately.

Ques 7. What is other names for Yadav?
Ans.: Yadav are also known as Ahir, Gavli.

Ques 8. Who are famous Yadav?
Ans.: List of Famous Personalities of Yadav community.
Arun Gawli - Indian Politician
Shekhar Gawli - Indian Cricketer
Vandana Gawli - Indian Politician
Dinesh Lal Yadav - Actor
Khesari Lal Yadav - Actor
Parul Yadav - Actress, Producer
Pragya Yadav - Actress, Producer
Rajkummar Rao - Actor
Rajpal Yadav - Actor, Comedian.


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