Hari Family History
Hari Name Meaning
Hungarian (also Hári): habitational name for someone from a place called Hár or Haró. Compare Hary . Swiss German: probably a variant of Harig . Slovenian: probably from a short form of the personal name Zaharija (see Zacharias ). Indian (southern states): from a personal name based on Sanskrit hari ‘destroyer’ i.e. one who takes away evil an epithet of the god Vishnu. — Note: Since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames this name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press