Hindi Submitted Surnames

Hindi names are used in India by speakers of Hindi. See also about Indian names.
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ADHIKARI अधिकारी Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Hindi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit अधिकारिन् (adhikarin) meaning "official, authority, officer".
AGARWAL अग्रवाल Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Denotes someone originally from the town of Agroha in Haryana state, India.
AHUJA आहूजा Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi
Means "descendant of Ahu", Ahu probably being the name of an ancestor.
ARORA अरोड़ा Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
From the name of the ancient city of Aror in what is now the Sindh province, Pakistan. The city's name may have been derived from Hindi और (aur) meaning "more, also".
ARYA आर्य, आर्या Persian, Afghani, Urdu, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Odia, Malayalam, Thai, Khmer, Lao, Burmese, Malay, Indonesian
From the given name ARYA (1).
BAI बाई Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Malayalam
Perhaps derived from Hindi बाई (bāī) meaning "lady".
BANSAL बंसल Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Most likely derived from Sanskrit वंश (vansha) meaning "lineage, clan, race" or "bamboo".
BATRA बत्रा Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Of uncertain meaning.
BEGAM बेगम Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Kashmiri, Assamese, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish
Alternate transcription of BEGUM.
BHAGAT भगत Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit भक्त (bhákta) meaning "devotee, worshiper".
BHANDARI भंडारी Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit भाण्डागारिक (bhandagarika) meaning "storekeeper, treasurer", ultimately from भाण्डागार (bhandagara) meaning "storeroom, storehouse, treasury".
BHASIN भसीन Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Believed to be derived from Sanskrit भानु (bhānu) meaning "ray of light" or "sun".
BHATIA भाटिया Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant of BHATT.
BHATNAGAR Indian, Hindi
Derived from the name of a subgroup of the Kayasth community, denoting association with Hanumangarh (formerly named Bhatner), a city in Rajasthan, India.
BHATT भट्ट Indian, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit भट्ट (bhatta) meaning "lord" or "learned one".
BHUIYAN भुइयां Indian, Bengali, Hindi
Alternate transcription of BHUYAN.
CHAKRAVARTI चक्रवर्ती Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit चक्रवर्तिन् (chakravartin) meaning "world-ruler, emperor, monarch" (literally "wheel-turner" or "one who's wheels are turning"), from चक्र (chakra) meaning "wheel, circle" and वर्तिन् (vartin) meaning "abiding, moving, turning"... [more]
CHAND चन्द Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu
From Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "moon".
CHANDA चंदा Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "moon".
CHANDER चंदर Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant of CHANDRA.
CHANDRA चंद्रा Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu
From Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon".
CHAUDHRY चौधरी Indian, Hindi, Urdu
Alternate transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHAUHAN चौहान Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Punjabi, Gujarati
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Sanskrit चतुर् (chatur) meaning "four" or from the name of a legendary hero, Chahamana.
CHOHAN चौहान Urdu, Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of CHAUHAN.
CHOUDHRY चौधरी Indian, Hindi, Urdu
Alternate transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHOUHAN चौहान Indian, Assamese, Bengali, Hindi
Alternate transcription of CHAUHAN.
CHOUREY Hindi
chourey surname basically belongs to kurmi caste
CHOWDHRY चौधरी Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Alternate transcription of CHAUDHARY.
DASS दास Indian, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu
Alternate transcription of DAS.
DAYAL दयाल Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
From Sanskrit दयालु (dayālu) meaning "kind, compassionate, merciful".
DEV देव Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" (see the given name DEV).
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]
DEWA देव Indonesian, Javanese, Sundanese, Balinese, Acehnese, Indian, Hindi, Malay
Means "god, deity" in Malay and Indonesian, of Sanskrit origin (see the given name DEWA). In India, it can also be a variant transcription of DEVA.
DHAWAN धवन Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
Means "runner, messenger" from Sanskrit धाव् (dhav) meaning "to run".
DIKSHIT दीक्षित Indian, Hindi, Odia
From Sanskrit दीक्षित (dikshita) meaning "one who is initiated", ultimately from दीक्षा (diksha) meaning "initiation, dedication". The term was historically used to refer to teachers and scholars of the Brahmin caste.
DIXIT दीक्षित Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Odia
Alternate transcription of DIKSHIT.
DUBEY दुबे Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Variant of DWIVEDI.
DWIVEDI द्विवेदी Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit द्विवेदी (dvivedi) meaning "one who has studied two Vedas", from द्वि (dvi) meaning "two" and वेद (veda) meaning "Veda".
GANDHI गांधी Indian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit गान्धिक (gandhika) meaning "perfumier, perfume seller". Notable bearers include Indian civil rights leader Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi, and Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi (1917-1984).
GAUTAM गौतम Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Nepali
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
Derived from Sanskrit गोस्वामिन् (gosvamin) meaning "religious mendicant" (literally "owner of cows" or "lord of cows"), from गो (go) meaning "cow" and स्वामिन् (svamin) meaning "owner, lord, master".
JAHAN जहान Bengali, Urdu, Persian, Indian, Hindi
From the given name JAHAN.
JHA झा Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit अध्यापक (adhyapaka) meaning "teacher".
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, Hindi, Punjabi
From Sanskrit कर्पूर (karpura) meaning "camphor".
KAPUR कपूर Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of KAPOOR.
KASHYAP कश्यप Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
From the given name KASHYAPA.
KHARE खरे Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "pure, true" in Hindi and Marathi.
KHATON खातून Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Odia, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of KHATUN.
KHATRI खत्री Indian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi, Nepali
Name for a member of the Kshatriya caste, derived from Sanskrit क्षत्रिय (kshatriya) referring to the Hindu caste consisting of kings, warriors and soldiers, ultimately from क्षत्र (kshatra) meaning "power, might, dominion".
KHATUN ख़ातून Bengali, Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Odia, Nepali
From the Persian title خاتون‎ (khatun) meaning "lady, noblewoman", the feminine counterpart to Khan.
KHURANA खुराना Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
Meaning uncertain.
KISHOR किशोर Indian, Hindi
From the given name KISHOR.
KUMARI कुमारी Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Tamil, Nepali, Sinhalese
Means "(young) girl, daughter, princess" in Sanskrit.
LAL लाल Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi
From Sanskrit लाला (lālā) meaning "caressing, cajoling". It can also be interpreted to mean "garnet" or "red, ruby" from Persian لال (lâl) or لعل (la'l).
MAHAJAN महाजन Indian, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali
Means "great (number of) people" or "tradesman, merchant" from Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" combined with जन (jána) meaning "person, people".
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, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Odia, Nepali
From a title given to the head of a village or a well-to-do peasant, possibly derived from Sanskrit महत् (mahat) 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".
MALHOTRA मल्होत्रा Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant of MEHROTRA.
MANDAL मंडल Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Odia, Marathi, Nepali
Derived either from a title given to the head of a village or from Sanskrit मण्डल (mandala) meaning "circle, wheel, disk, halo".
MASIH मसीह Urdu, Indian (Christian), Hindi
From Urdu مسیح (masih) or Hindi मसीह (masih) referring to the Christian messiah (Jesus Christ), both ultimately from Arabic مسيح (masih). This name is common among Pakistani and North Indian Christians.
MEHRA मेहरा Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Either derived from Middle Persian mihr meaning "friendship, sun" or from a Punjabi word meaning "chief, master".
MEHROTRA मेहरोत्रा Indian, Hindi
Variant of MEHRA.
MEHTA मेहता Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit महित (mahita) meaning "honoured, worshipped, esteemed".
NANDA नंदा Indian, Odia, Hindi, Punjabi
From the given name NANDA.
NARAYAN नारायण Indian, Nepali, Fijian, Hindi
From the given name NARAYAN.
NAT नेट Indian, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Khmer
Variant of NATH.
NATH नाथ Indian, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi
From Sanskrit नाथ (natha) meaning "lord, owner, protector".
NATIKAR नाटिकार Indian (Rare), Hindi (Rare)
NAYAK नायक Indian, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Nepali
From a title derived from Sanskrit नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
PANDEY पांडे, पांडेय Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (pandita) meaning "scholar, teacher".
PANDIT पंडित, पण्डित Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (pandita) meaning "learned, wise" or "scholar, teacher".
PATHAK पाठक Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit पाठक (pathaka) meaning "reader, learner".
PRADHAN प्रधान Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Nepali
From a title derived from Sanskrit प्रधान (pradhana) meaning "chief, head".
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]
RADZHA राधा Indian, Gujarati, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of RAJA.
RAI राय Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Punjabi, Marathi, Nepali
Variant of RAJ.
RAJ राज Indian, Punjabi, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king".
RAJA राजा Indian, Gujarati, Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi
Variant of RAJ.
RAJABIAN राजबियन Indian, Hindi
Derived from Hindi राजबियन (raajabiyan), possibly from Arabic رجب (rajab) meaning "respect".
RAJAH राजा Indian, Gujarati, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of RAJA.
RAJANI रजनी Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Malaysian
Meaning unknown, either from the titles RAJAN, RAJA, or RAJ, or from the given name RAJANI.
RAJEEV राजीव Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
From the given name RAJIV.
RAJESWARAN राजेस्वरन Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam, Gujarati
RAJNEESH रजनीश Indian, Hindi
From the given name RAJNISH. Can also be taken directly from the title रजनीश (rajanish) meaning "lord of the night".
RAJPUT राजपूत Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Assamese, Punjabi, Pakistani, Urdu
From Sanskrit राजपुत्र (rajaputra) meaning "prince" (literally "son of the king"), derived from राज (raja) meaning "king" combined with पुत्र (putra) meaning "child, son".
RAM राम Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from the given name RAM (1).
RAMANI रमानी Indian, Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil
RANA राणा Indian, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Nepali, Urdu
From the Sanskrit title राणा (rana) meaning "king".
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.
ROSHAN रोशन Persian, Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati
From the given name ROSHAN.
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
Alternate transcription of SAHU.
SAHU साहू Indian, Odia, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sadhu) meaning "merchant, money-lender, banker".
SANKARANARAYANAN संकरनारायणं Hindi
SATHI साथी Indian, Odia, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Urdu, Thai
Alternate transcription of SETHI.
SAXENA सक्सेना Indian, Hindi
Traditionally believed to be derived from Sanskrit सखिसेना (sakhisena) meaning "friend of the army", from सखा (sakha) meaning "friend, companion" and सेना (sena) meaning "army"... [more]
SETH सेठ Indian, Hindi, Odia, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi
Means "merchant, banker" in Hindi, ultimately from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (shreshtha) meaning "best, chief, most excellent".
SETHI सेठी Indian, Odia, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu
Occupational name for a merchant from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (shreshtha) meaning "best, chief, most excellent".
SHAH शाह Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sādhú) meaning "gentleman, virtuous man".
SHAKYA शाक्‍य Nepali, Indian, Hindi
From the name of an ancient clan that inhabited parts of present-day Nepal and northern India. The name may have been derived from Sanskrit शाक (shaka) or शक (shaka) referring to the Sakas, a group of nomadic Iranian peoples, or from शक्य (shakya) meaning "possible, capable".
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.
SHROFF Indian, Hindi
Derived from Hindustani saraf meaning "bullion merchant", which in turn, is ultimately derived from Arabic ṣarrāf. It is a name originally given to a cashier (especially in a car park or identity card, car licensing offices and public service agents) in East Asia, and a money changer or banker in South Asia.
SHUKLA शुक्ला Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit शुक्ल (shukla) meaning "white, bright, pure".
SINGHAL सिंघल Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Means "leonine, like a lion", derived from Sanskrit सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
SINGKH सिंगख Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Nepali, Indian (Sikh)
Alternate transcription of SINGH.
SINHA सिन्हा Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion" (see SINGH).
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, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi
Alternate 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.
SURYA सूर्य Indian, Urdu, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Odia, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Indonesian, Javanese
Derived from Sanskrit सूर्य (sū́rya) meaning "sun" (see the given name SURYA).
TANDON टंडन Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
Of unknown meaning.
THAKUR ठाकुर Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Odia, Assamese, Gujarati, Nepali
From a feudal title meaning "lord, master", derived from Sanskrit ठक्कुर (thakkura) meaning "deity".
THAPA थापा Nepali, Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi, Odia
From an ancient military rank used in the Khasa Kingdom, which ruled parts of South Asia from the 11th to 14th centuries.
TRIKHA त्रिखा Indian, Hindi
TRIPATHI त्रिपाठी Indian, Hindi, Odia, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
From Sanskrit त्रिपाठिन् (tripathin) meaning "one who has studied three Vedas".
TRIVEDI त्रिवेदी Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "one who knows the three Vedas", derived from Sanskrit त्रि (tri) meaning "three" and वेद (veda) meaning "Veda".
UPADHYAY उपाध्याय Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) meaning "teacher".
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.
VIKRAM विक्रम Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Cook Islands Maori
From the given name VIKRAM.
VINDA वृंदा Hindi
Taken from Mitravinda, one of the eight principal queen-consorts of the Hindu god Krishna.
XATUN क्षतुं Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Odia, Punjabi, Kurdish, Azerbaijani, Albanian, Bosnian
Alternate transcription of KHATUN. It is common in Xinjiang, China. It is also sometimes borne by Georgians and Armenians of Azerbaijani descent.
YADAV यादव Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi, Nepali
From Sanskrit यादव (yādava) meaning "descendant of Yadu", referring to a legendary king in Hindu mythology.
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