- Indian Surname (Gujarat, Bombay city, Rajasthan)
- Hindu (Bania, Vania) and Parsi name meaning "cloth merchant" in Gujarati
- from kapa'd "cloth" (Sanskrit karpa'ta) + the adjectival suffix -ya

- The suffix of a perl script
- The country code for Poland

Simon Kapadia:
- A husband and father living in Sudbury, West London
- An employee of IBM
- Half Polish, Half Parsi, born and bred in West London
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