Hindi Submitted Surnames

Hindi names are used in northern India. See also about Indian names.
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AGARWAL     Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain surname meaning "people of Agroha", referring to a town in the Indian state of Haryana.
AHUJA     Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Indian (Sikh)
Sikh name meaning "descendant of Ahu", based on the name of a clan in these communities (see Arora). Ahu is presumably the name of an ancestor; the suffix -jā is patronymic.
ALAM     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Indonesian, Afghani
Means "flag, banner, emblem", derived from the Arabic علم ('alam).
ANAND     Indian, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Urdu, Kannada
From the given name Anand.
ARORA     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh), Sindhi
Hindu and Sikh name derived from اروهڙ (Aror), the name of the former capital of Sindh, India (now a part of Pakistan and known as روهڙي (Rohri)). The name itself is derived from the Hindi and Punjabi Aur meaning "someone else", used by the past Aroras to escape persecution.
BANSAL     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Most likely from Sanskrit वंश (vaṃśa) meaning "bamboo, sugar cane" or "lineage, stock, pedigree".
BEGUM     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Pakistani, Kashmiri, Urdu, Telugu, Assamese, Hindi, Odia, Punjabi
From Persian بیگم (beygom), Urdu بیگم (begam), and Hindi बेगम (begam) all meaning "lady, madam"; used as a royal title for Muslim females in Central and South Asia... [more]
BHATT     Indian, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Nepali
Variant of Butt used in India and Nepal.
CHANDER     Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant of Chandra.
CHANDRA     Indian, Bengali, Indonesian, Hindi, Telugu, Fijian
Derived from the Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) "glittering, shining" or "moon" (see the given name Chandra). In Hinduism, this is the name of a lunar deity. This surname is also used in Indonesia and Fiji.
CHOPRA     Indian, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh), Hindi
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Khatri Sikh Punjabi clan, but the surname is also used in Punjabi Hindus and Jains. A notable bearer is Priyanka Chopra (1982-), an Indian actress and former Miss World of 2000.
CHOUREY     Hindi
chourey surname basically belongs to kurmi caste
DASS     Indian, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Malaysian
Variant of Das.
DEVI     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Odia
From Sanskrit देवी (devī́) meaning "goddess, female deity" (see the given name Devi). It is used as a surname by women who did not originally have a family name. In 2014, this was the second most common surname in the world and the most common in several Indian states.
GOPAL     Indian, Hindi, Odia, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi
From the given name Gopal.
GOSWAMI     Indian, Bengali (Hindu), Hindi, Assamese, Marathi
Hindu surname derived from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "cow, ox" or "earth" combined with स्वामी (svāmī) meaning "master, lord".
ISLAM     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Assamese, Hindi
Derived directly from the name of the religion of Islam, which is from Arabic الإسلام (al-ʾIslām), which in turn is derived from the Arabic إسلام (ʾislām) meaning "submission".
JHA     Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Nepali
Shortened form of the Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) meaning "teacher, instructor, priest".
KAMAT     Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Konkani
Means "people who work in soil" from काम (kām) meaning "work, task, labour" combined with मिट्टी (miṭṭī) meaning "soil, earth".
KHAN     Pakistani, Muslim, Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Pashto, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kashmiri, Odia, Assamese, Punjabi
Derived from the given name Khan, which is from the Turkic title khan meaning "leader, ruler". It is Mongolian in origin, but is primarily used in Muslim-majority countries such as Pakistan.
KHARE     Indian, Marathi, Hindi
From Hindi and Marathi खरे (khare) meaning "pure, true".
KHATUN     Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia
From the Persian خاتون (xātūn), the feminine equivalent of خان‎ (xân), referring to the Turkic title khan (see Khan) or khagan.
KUMARI     Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Sinhalese, Pakistani
From the given name Kumari, the feminine form of Kumar. It is exclusively used by women.
LAHOT     Hindi
LAKSHMI     Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi
From the given name Lakshmi, the name of a Hindu goddess.
LAL     Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Nepali, Bengali
Means "darling, precious, beloved", from the Sanskrit lala meaning "cajoling". It can also mean "boy" (see Lal; used as an epithet of the Hindu god Krishna) or "red, ruby" in Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali.
LOHAT     Hindi
MAHAJAN     Indian, Marathi, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati
Means "great people", from Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, large, big" combined with जन (jána) "people, subjects".
MAJHI     Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese
Possibly from the Bengali মাঝি (mājhi) meaning "boatman, oarsman, waterman".
MALIK     Indian (Muslim), Odia, Bengali (Muslim), Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Arabic, Indonesian, Nigerian
From the Arabic ملك (malik) meaning "king, sovereign, monarch" (see Malik (1)).
NARAYAN     Indian, Nepali, Fijian, Hindi
From the given name Narayan.
NATH     Indian, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Khmer
From Sanskrit नाथ (nātha) meaning "refuge, help" or "protector, owner".
PANDIT     Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Odia, Kashmiri
From Sanskrit पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "learned, wise" and "scholar, teacher". It is used as a title for a teacher or scholar of Hinduism and Hindu philosophy.
PRADHAN     Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Assamese
From the Hindu title प्रधान (pradhan) meaning "major, prime", the equivalent to the title vizier.
PRASAD     Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Odia, Kannada
From Sanskrit प्रसाद (prasadā) meaning "clearness, brightness, purity, graciousness", ultimately from प्रसद् (prasad) "to fall into the power of". In Hinduism and Sikhism, the term refers to a type of religious food... [more]
RAHMAN     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Pakistani, Malay, Arabic, Afghani, Assamese, Malayalam, Hindi, Urdu
From the given name Rahman, used throughout the Muslim world.
RAI     Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhutanese, Pakistani
From the Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign" (see Raj, Raja, or Rajan).
RAJ     Indian, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Odia, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhalese, Malaysian
From the Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign"; ultimately from राजन् (rājan) "king, sovereign, prince, chief" (see the given name Raj or Raja).
RAJA     Pakistani, Indian, Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil, Malaysian, Bengali, Urdu
Variant of Raj; also a South Asian title of Indian origin used to denote a prince or ruler.
RAM     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Kashmiri, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Indian (Sikh)
Derived from the given name Ram (2).
RAY     Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Nepali
Variant of Raj.
SACHDEV     Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi
From Sanskrit सत्य (satya) meaning "true, virtuous, good" combined with देव (devá) meaning "deity, god".
SACHDEVA     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant transcription of Sachdev.
SAHOO     Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi
Variant transcription of Sahu.
SAHU     Indian, Odia, Hindi, Pakistani, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Telugu, Gujarati
Generally means "businessman, moneylender", but also means "gentle, patient" among Jats. Most commonly used by the Odia people in India.
SARDAR     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Marathi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Afghani
From the Persian title سردار (sardâr) meaning "commander, headmaster", traditionally denoting a prince, nobleman, or aristocrat.
SETHI     Indian, Odia, Hindi, Punjabi, Pakistani
Hindu surname; a contraction of Sanskrit श्रेष्ठी (śreṣṭhi) denoting the head of a mercantile or other guild.
SHAH     Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sādhú) meaning "gentleman, virtuous man". Not to be confused with the Persian surname Shah.
SHAN     Gujarati, Hindi
A Gujarati and Hindi surname with an unknown meaning.
SHANKAR     Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali
From the given name Shankar. Famous bearers are Rabindra Shankar "Ravi" Chowdhury (1920-2012), an Indian musician of Bengali origin, Geetali "Norah Jones" Shankar (1979-), an Indian-American singer, and Anoushka Shankar (1981-), an Indian-British sitar player.
SINHA     Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi
From Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
SOLANKI     Indian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi
Either from the name of the Rajput Solanki clan of India or the Solanki (Chaulukya) dynasty that once ruled Gujarat and Rajasthan.
SONI     Hindi
A Suryavanshi Khatri family, the surname originating from the Punjab region of India. In India the term caste creates a crucial distinction between Varna and Jāti, even though jati does not fit into any of the four varnas and is more often referred to as Sudras.
SURI     Punjabi, Hindi, Indian (Sikh)
Based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community, from Sanskrit suri "sun", ‘priest’, ‘sage’. It is also an epithet of Krishna.
TANDON     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Punjabi Hindu (Khatri) and Sikh surname of unknown meaning.
THAPA     Nepali, Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi, Odia
Means "warrior" in Nepali. This was the name of an aristocratic dynasty in Nepal.
UDDIN     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Hindi, Telugu, Pakistani, Urdu
From Arabic الدين (ad-dīn) meaning "the religion", in most cases referring to Islam.
VAID     Hindi
VINDA     Hindi
Taken from Mitravinda, one of the eight principal queen-consorts of the Hindu god Krishna.
YADAV     Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali, Punjabi
From Sanskrit यादव (yādava) meaning "descendant of Yadu", referring to a legendary Hindu king and an alleged ancestor of Krishna. The term traditionally refers to a peasant caste in India and Nepal.
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