Hindi Submitted Surnames

Hindi names are used in India by speakers of Hindi. See also about Indian names.
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AGARWAL अग्रवाल 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 आहूजा 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.
ARORA अरोड़ा Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, 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 Rohri). The name itself is derived from Hindi and Punjabi Aur meaning "someone else", used by the past Aroras to escape persecution.
BAI बाई Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Malayalam
Perhaps derived from Hindi बाई (bāī) meaning "lady".
BANSAL बंसल Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Most likely from Sanskrit वंश (vaṃśa) meaning "bamboo, sugar cane" or "lineage, stock, pedigree".
BATRA बत्रा Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Of unknown meaning, based on a clan of the Hindu and Sikh Arora community.
BHAGAT भगत Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain name derived from Sanskrit भक्त (bhákta) meaning "devotee, adorer".
BHASIN भसीन Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Believed to be derived from Sanskrit भानु (bhānu) meaning "ray of light" or "sun".
BHATNAGAR Indian, Hindi
A surname native to India, prevalent mainly among the Hindu Kayasthas.
BHATT भट्ट Indian, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Nepali
Variant of BUTT.
BHUIYAN भुइयां Indian, Bengali, Hindi
Variant transcription of BHUYAN.
CHAKRAVARTI चक्रवर्ती Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Variant of CHAKRABORTY.
CHAND चन्द, चांद Indian, Fijian, Nepali, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon" (see CHAND).
CHANDER चंदर Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant of CHANDRA.
CHANDRA चंद्रा Indian, Bengali, Indonesian, Hindi, Telugu, Fijian
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon". In Hindu belief, this is the name of a lunar deity.
CHAUDHRY चौधरी Urdu, Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHAUHAN चौहान Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Assamese, Punjabi, Gujarati
Of unknown meaning. Folk etymologies derive it from Sanskrit चतुर् (cátur) meaning "four" or possibly from a hero named Chahamana (of whom members of the caste trace their ancestry from).
CHHETRI छेत्री Hindi, Nepali
Chhetri was a caste of administrators, governor and military elites in medieval Khas Kingdom and Gorkha Kingdom (later unified Kingdom of Nepal). The nobility of Gorkha Kingdom were mainly based from Chhetri families and they had a strong presence in civil administration affairs.
CHOHAN चौहान Pakistani, Urdu, Sindhi, Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant of CHAUHAN.
CHOUDHRY चौधरी Urdu, Indian, Hindi
Variant of CHAUDHARY.
CHOUREY Hindi
chourey surname basically belongs to kurmi caste
CHOWDHARY चौधरी Indian, Bengali, Urdu, Hindi
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHOWDHRY चौधरी Urdu, Bengali, Hindi
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
DASS दास Indian, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu
Alternate transcription of DAS.
DAYAL दयाल Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Means "kind, compassionate", derived from Sanskrit दया (dayā) meaning "compassion, pity".
DEVA देवा Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देव (devá) meaning "heavenly, divine" or "deity, god".
DEVI देवी 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... [more]
DEWI देवी Indonesian, Javanese, Indian, Hindi, Malay
Means "goddess, deity" in Malay and Indonesian, of Sanskrit origin. In India, it can also be a variant transcription of DEVI.
DIKSHIT दीक्षित Indian, Hindi, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit दीक्षित (dīkṣita) meaning "one who is initiated", ultimately from दीक्षा (dīkṣā) "initiation, dedication". It was historically used to refer to teachers and scholars of the Brahmin caste.
GANDHI गांधी Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil
Means "perfume seller", derived from Sanskrit गन्ध (gandha) meaning "odour, fragrance, perfume". Notable bearers include Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), an Indian civil rights and independence leader, and Indira Gandhi (1917-1984), the first female Prime Minister of India.
GAUTAM गौतम Nepali, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
From the given name GAUTAMA.
GOPAL गोपाल Indian, Hindi, Odia, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi
From the given name GOPAL.
GOSWAMI गोस्वामी Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi
Hindu surname derived from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "cow, ox" or "earth" combined with स्वामी (svāmī) meaning "master, lord".
JAHAN जहान Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Persian, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi
From the given name JAHAN.
JHA झा Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upādhyāya) meaning "teacher (of the Vedas)".
KAMAT कामथ 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".
KAPOOR कपूर Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
From Sanskrit कर्पूर (karpūra) meaning "camphor", referring to a white crystalline substance used in medicines.
KAPUR कपूर Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of KAPOOR.
KHARE खरे Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "pure, true" in Hindi and Marathi.
KHATUN ख़ातून Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia
Derived from Persian خاتون (xātūn) referring to a title of nobility and the feminine equivalent of the Turkic title khan meaning "leader, ruler".
KUMARI शैलजा 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.
LAL लाल Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Nepali, Bengali
Means "darling, precious, beloved", from Sanskrit lala meaning "cajoling". It can also mean "boy" or "red, ruby" in Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali.
MAHAJAN महाजन Indian, Marathi, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati
Means "great people", from Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, large, big" combined with जन (jána) "people, subjects".
MAHARAJ महाराज Indian, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi, Trinidadian Creole
Means "great king" or "great ruler" from Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, large, big" combined with राज (rāja) meaning "king, sovereign".
MAHATO महतो Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Odia
From a secular title given to the head or chief of a village, possibly taken from Sanskrit महत् (mahát) meaning "great, large, big".
MAHTO महतो Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Variant transcription of MAHATO.
MAJHI माझी Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese
Possibly from the Bengali মাঝি (mājhi) meaning "boatman, oarsman, waterman".
MANDAL मंडल Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Odia, Marathi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit मण्डल (máṇḍala) meaning "circular, round" or "halo".
MEHTA मेहता Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit महत् (mahát) meaning "great, large, big".
NANDA नंदा Indian, Odia, Hindi, Punjabi
From the given name NANDA.
NARAYAN नारायण Indian, Nepali, Fijian, Hindi
From the given name NARAYAN.
NATH नाथ Indian, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Khmer
From Sanskrit नाथ (nātha) meaning "refuge, help" or "protector, owner".
NATIKAR नाटिकार Indian (Rare), Hindi (Rare)
NAYAK नायक Indian, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit नायक (nāyaka) meaning "hero" or perhaps "leader, chief".
PANDEY पांडे Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "scholar, teacher". In Hindi, the word also refers to a Brahman who either teaches or cooks.
PANDIT पण्डित 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.
PATHAK पाठक Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit पाठक (pāṭhaka) meaning "reader, learner".
PRADHAN प्रधान Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रधान (pradhāna) meaning "chief, foremost", used as a Hindu title equivalent to the Arabic وَزِير (wazīr) or vizier.
PRAMANIK प्रामाणिक Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Odia, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit प्रामाणिक (prāmāṇik) meaning "genuine, authentic, credible".
PRASAD प्रसाद 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]
RAI राय Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhutanese, Urdu
From Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign" (see RAJ, RAJA, or RAJAN).
RAJ राज Indian, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Odia, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhalese
From Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign", ultimately from राजन् (rājan) meaning "king, sovereign, prince, chief".
RAJA राजा Indian, Gujarati, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali
Variant of RAJ.
RAJABIAN राजबियन Indian, Hindi
Derived from Hindi राजबियन (raajabiyan).
RAJPUT राजपूत Urdu, Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Assamese, Punjabi
Means "son of the king", derived from Sanskrit राजा (rājā) meaning "king, sovereign, prince" combined with पुत्र (putrá) meaning "son, child". This is also the name of a caste originating from the Indian subcontinent.
RAM राम Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Kashmiri, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Indian (Sikh)
Derived from the given name RAM (2).
RASTOGI रस्तोगी Indian, Hindi
Possibly derived from Rohtas, the name of a district in Bihar, India, itself from the name of a Hindu deity.
RATHOR राठौड Indian, Hindi, Urdu
Variant of Rathore.
RAY राय Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Nepali
Variant of RAJ.
SACHAN सचान Indian, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit सचान (sácāna) meaning "kind, friendly".
SACHDEV सचदेव Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi
From Sanskrit सत्य (satya) meaning "true, virtuous, good" and देव (devá) meaning "deity, god".
SACHDEVA सचदेवा Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant transcription of SACHDEV.
SAHOO साहू Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi
Variant transcription of SAHU.
SAHU साहू 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.
SAXENA सक्सेना Indian, Hindi
Believed to mean "friend of the army" from Sanskrit सखा (sakhā) meaning "friend, companion" and सेना (sénā) meaning "army".
SETH सेठ Indian, Odia, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh) meaning "merchant, banker", ultimately from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (śreṣṭh) meaning "excellent, best".
SETHI सेठी Indian, Odia, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Thai
Contraction of Sanskrit श्रेष्ठी (śreṣṭhi) denoting the head of a mercantile or other guild.
SHAH शाह Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sādhú) meaning "gentleman, virtuous man".
SHAKYA शाक्‍य Nepali, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit शाक्य (Śākya) referring to the Shakya clan of India and Nepal during the Vedic period (1000-500 BCE). A noble member of the clan was Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha), the founder of Buddhism.
SHAN Gujarati, Hindi
A Gujarati and Hindi surname with an unknown meaning.
SHANKAR शंकर Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
From the given name SHANKAR.
SHRIVASTAV श्रीवास्तव Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Hindu Kayasth surname meaning "from Srivasta" in Sanskrit, referring to the Srivasta (श्रीवत्स) subgroup of the the Kayasth caste. The name itself means "beloved of Sri" or "child of Sri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI (LAKSHMI) combined with वत्स (vatsá) meaning "child, offspring, son".
SHRIVASTAVA श्रीवास्तव Indian, Nepali, Marathi, Hindi
Variant transcription of SHRIVASTAV.
SHUKLA शुक्ला Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit शुक्ल (śukla) meaning "white, bright, pure".
SINHA सिन्हा Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi
From Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
SOLANKI सोलंकी 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.
SOLOGAR Sanskrit, Indian, Hindi, Fijian
Sanskrit name of unknown origin, common in Fiji. May be related to Solgar.
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.
SRIVASTAV श्रीवास्तव Indian, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Telugu
Variant transcription of SHRIVASTAV.
SRIVASTAVA श्रीवास्तव Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Nepali, Kannada
Variant transcription of SHRIVASTAV.
SURESH सुरेश Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada
From the given name SURESH.
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 टंडन Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Punjabi Hindu (Khatri) and Sikh surname of unknown meaning.
THAKUR ठाकुर Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Odia, Assamese, Gujarati, Nepali
From an feudal title used for noble classes in India and Nepal derived from Sanskrit ठक्कुर (ṭhakkura) meaning "deity, chief, lord".
THAPA थापा Nepali, Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi, Odia
Means "warrior" in Nepali. This was the name of an aristocratic dynasty in Nepal.
TRIKHA त्रिखा Indian, Hindi
TRIPATHI त्रिपाठी Indian, Hindi, Odia, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Means "one that has studied three Vedas", derived from Sanskrit त्रि (trí) meaning "three" combined with पाठ (pāṭha) meaning "recitation, reading, studying".
TRIVEDI त्रिवेदी Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "one who knows three Vedas", derived from Sanskrit त्रि (trí) "three" and वेद (véda) "Veda" or "knowledge".
UPADHYAY उपाध्याय Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Hindu Brahmin surname derived from Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upādhyāya) meaning "teacher (of the Vedas)".
UPADHYAYA उपाध्याय Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Assamese
Variant transcription of UPADHYAY.
VARADARAJAN वरदराजन Indian, Hindi
Derived from Hindi वरदराजन (varadaraajan).
VARMA वर्मा Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit वर्मन् (varman) meaning "armour, protection".
VERMA वर्मा Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali
Alternate transcription of VARMA.
VINDA वृंदा Hindi
Taken from Mitravinda, one of the eight principal queen-consorts of the Hindu god Krishna.
YADAV यादव 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... [more]
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