For other uses, see Lal (disambiguation).

Lal (Persian: لعل, Hindi: लाल, Urdu: لال, Pashto: Lāl) is an Indo-Iranian surname and given name, which means "darling", " precious," or "beloved," from the Sanskrit lala ("cajoling").[1] In addition, Lal means "garnet" or "ruby" in Persian, "ruby" in Pashto, and "red" in Hindustani.[1] The name Lal may refer to:


Given name


  1. 1 2 Dictionary of American Family Names. "Lal Family History", Oxford University Press, 2013. Retrieved on 19 January 2016.
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