Hindi Surnames

Hindi names are used in northern India. See also about Indian names.
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BACHCHAN   बच्चन     Indian, 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).
CHAUDHARY   चौधरी     Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
From a title meaning "holder of four", from Sanskrit चतुर् (chatur) meaning "four" and धुरीय (dhuriya) "bearing a burden".
CHAUDHRI   चौधरी     Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHOUDHARY   चौधरी     Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
DAS   दास     Bengali, Indian, Assamese, Odia, Hindi, Marathi
Means "servant, devotee" in Sanskrit.
GUPTA   गुप्त     Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu
Means "protected" in Sanskrit.
JAIN   जैन     Indian, 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).
JOSHI   जोशी     Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
From Sanskrit ज्योतिश (jyotisha) meaning "astronomer".
KUMAR   कुमार     Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Odia, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "boy, prince" in Sanskrit.
MISHRA   मिश्र     Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "mixed, mingled, honourable" in Sanskrit.
MISRA   मिश्र     Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of MISHRA.
NARANG   नारंग     Indian, Hindi
From the name of a town in Pakistan which was in undivided India.
SHARMA   शर्मा     Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Means "joy, shelter, comfort" in Sanskrit.
SINGH   सिंह     Hindi, 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.
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