Hindi Surnames

Hindi names are used in India by speakers of Hindi. See also about Indian names.
Anand आनंद, आनन्द Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
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) meaning "bearing a burden".
Chaudhri चौधरी Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi चौधरी (see Chaudhary).
Choudhary चौधरी Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi चौधरी (see Chaudhary).
Das दास Bengali, Indian, Assamese, Odia, Hindi, Marathi
Means "servant, devotee" in Sanskrit.
Devi देवी Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Odia
From Sanskrit देवी (devi) meaning "goddess". It is used as a surname by Indian women who did not originally have a family name. This is the most common surname in several Indian states.
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
Alternate transcription of Hindi मिश्र (see Mishra).
Narang नारंग Indian, Hindi
From the name of a Pakistani town that 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, Nepali, 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. It is among the most common surnames in India.