Background of the Sikh name `Singh'?

Dan Lusthaus dlusthau at MAILER.FSU.EDU
Thu Nov 18 17:30:53 UTC 1999

While I am not an expert in Sikh studies, my understanding is that Singh,
which means lion, was adopted during the tenure of the fifth Sikh Guru, in
part because of a militancy that social conditions demanded at the time.
Subsequently Sikhs have used that name.

Dan Lusthaus

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