Nehra (Hindi: नेहरा) is an IndianJatsurname. It is based on gotra (clan) Nehra. Nehra gotra Jats are found in Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in India. The origin of Nehra is derived from Nehra mount in Sindh where they were the rulers. Nehras are descendant of Narishyanta (Narahari), son of Vaivasvata Manu and belong to solar race of Kshatriyas.Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudi, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar, Adhunik Jat Itihasa (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998 They are said to be a branch of the Sindhu gotra. Their last name is similar to other jatt surnames starting with N such as Nanhar, Nain, Nara, Nanrhe, etc.. all part of same clan.
After Sindh Nehras have been mentioned by James Tod to be living in Jangladesh area of Rajasthan when the Rathores annexed it. James Tod writes in Annals of Bikaner that:
"Moreover, the spot which he (Bika)selected for his capital, was the birthright of a Jat, who would only concede it for this purpose on the condition that his name should be linked in perpetuity with its surrender. Nehra, was the name of the proprietor, which Beeka added to his own, thus composing that of the future......