Meaning and Origin of: Hari

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Hindi : Sun; Vishnu

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Swiss German : probably a variant of Harig.
  • Slovenian : perhaps a derivative of the personal name Zaharija (see Zacharias).
  • Indian (southern states) : Hindu name, from Sanskrit hari ‘one who takes away (evil)’, an epithet of the god Vishnu. It is only found as a male given name in India, but has come to be used as a surname in the U.S. among South Indians.