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Origin and Meaning of Hindi

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Hin"di
The name given by Europeans to that form of the Hindustani language which is chiefly spoken by native Hindus. In employs the Devanagari character, in which Sanskrit is written.

Etymology: Prop. a Per. adj. meaning, Indian, Hindoo

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The most widely spoken of modern Indic vernaculars; spoken mostly in the north of India; along with English it is the official language of India; usually written in Devanagari script
  2. Of or relating to or supporting Hinduism

From Persian هندی (hendi), from هند (hend, “India”), from Sanskrit सिन्धु (sindhu) + Persian adjectival suffix ی-.

  1. Modern Standard Hindi, a standardized and Sanskritized version of Hindustani
  2. the Central Zone of Indo-Aryan languages. These are also spoken in Fiji, Guyana and as a second language by Indians in many other countries.
  3. (linguistics) All the lects in the Hindi Belt, which also includes lects that do not belong to the Central Zone of Indo-Aryan languages

Hindi was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, German, and Swahili

Notable Persons Named Hindi

Hindi Zahra is a berber music, pop, soul, jazz, folk, blues, world music, soul music, and folk music musician. Her ongoing career started in 2009. Hindi was born on January 20th, 1979 in Khouribga. Hindi is also known as Zahra Hindi.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Hindi

Seyyed was born in 1790. He died in 1869.



Rand Hindi is an entrepreneurship, entrepreneur, and data scientist. Rand was born on January 25th, 1985.


Wael was born on June 25th, 1980 in Giza, Egypt.


His most notable accomplishments were from 1759 to 1796. Joseph was born on September 14th, 1726. He passed away on September 14th, 1726.


He died on April 3rd, 1827.


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Popularity of Hindi as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hindi U.S.
  White 83.59% 64.26%
  African American 2.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.83% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hindi

People with the last name Hindi are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Hindi

  • How Popular is the name Hindi? As a last name Hindi was the 41,959th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Hindi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Hindi is Tuesday, April 10th, 1900.
  • How unique is the name Hindi? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Hindi. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Hindi: Your name in reverse order is Idnih. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Idihn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hindi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 518 people with the last name Hindi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hindi? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hindi as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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