Boy name origins & meanings
- Hindi : Sun; Vishnu
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- 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.