Type Surname (from nickname)
Scripts सिंह(Hindi, Marathi, Nepali) ਸਿੰਘ(Gurmukhi)
Pronounced Pron. SINGG(Hindi)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Sanskrit सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion". In 1699 Guru Gobind Singh gave all his Sikh male followers the surname Singh and all females Kaur. It is among the most common surnames in India.


Entry updated January 21, 2022