Hindi Surnames

Hindi names are used in northern India. See also about Indian names.
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ANANDआनंद, आनन्दIndian, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
BACHCHANबच्चनIndian, Hindi
From Hindi बच्चा (bachcha) meaning "child", a word of Persian origin. This surname was adopted by the Indian poet Harivansh Rai Srivastava (1907-2003).
CHAUDHARYचौधरीIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
From a title meaning "holder of four", from Sanskrit चतुर् (chatur) meaning "four" and धुरीय (dhuriya) "bearing a burden".
CHAUDHRIचौधरीIndian, Hindi
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHOUDHARYचौधरीIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
DASदासBengali, Indian, Assamese, Odia, Hindi, Marathi
Means "servant, devotee" in Sanskrit.
GUPTAगुप्तIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu
Means "protected" in Sanskrit.
JAINजैनIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Referred to a person who followed the principles of Jainism, a religion practiced in India. Jains are the followers of Lord Mahavira (599-527 BC).
JOSHIजोशीIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
From Sanskrit ज्योतिश (jyotisha) meaning "astronomer".
KUMARकुमारIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Odia, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "boy, prince" in Sanskrit.
MISHRAमिश्रIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "mixed, mingled, honourable" in Sanskrit.
MISRAमिश्रIndian, Hindi
Variant transcription of MISHRA.
NARANGनारंगIndian, Hindi
From the name of a town in Pakistan which was in undivided India.
SHARMAशर्माIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Means "joy, shelter, comfort" in Sanskrit.
SINGHसिंहHindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion". In 1699 Guru Gobind Singh gave all his Sikh male followers the surname Singh and all females Kaur.