First name origin & meaning:
Hindi: Sun; Vishnu
First name variations: Harin
Last 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.
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