Hegde is a surname from Karnataka, India. It is found amongst Hindus of the Bunt community,[1] Goud Saraswat Brahmins, Havyaka Brahmins, Vokkaligas[2] and Kurubas[2] in Karnataka.


The word Hegde is derived from the Old Kannada word Pergade which means chief.[3]

Notable peopleEdit

The following is a list of notable people with last name Hegde.


  1. ^ "Hegde Name Meaning & Hegde Family History at Ancestry.com®". www.ancestry.com. Retrieved 2020-07-16.
  2. ^ a b Whitworth, George Clifford (1885). An Anglo-Indian Dictionary: A Glossary of Indian Terms Used in English, and of Such English Or Other Non-Indian Terms as Have Obtained Special Meanings in India. London: K. Paul, Trench. p. 120.
  3. ^ "Hegde Family History". Oxford University Press. Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press.