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On the T.V. show "Malcom in the Middle" Hal is the name of the inept father. He's played by Bryan Cranston.
-- breakofday  12/22/2005
Another famous bearer of this name is HAL, the creepy computer in Stanley Kubrik's movie, "2001 A Space Odessey."
-- breakofday  12/22/2005
I always thought this was a nickname for Harold. Guess I was wrong.
-- wefrox  10/28/2006
Short, and simple. I like it.
-- Anonymous User  11/13/2006
There is a novelist named Hal Friedman.
-- Anonymous User  11/28/2006
I've always loved this name, it's my eldest brother's name, to me it sounds very playful and loyal guy, but sincere and protective, my brother is the only young Hal I know (my father is also a Hal). I think it should make a comeback. Very nice name. It means Ruler of the House.
-- poncho264  3/22/2007
This name makes me think about loudmouthed, balding, obese men who act like jerks. And didn't that man, Hal Turner or whatever, lead to the murder of a person? Not a very nice association.
-- slight night shiver  4/23/2008
Hal is an okay name. It just doesn't strike me as interesting though. To be exact it's downright boring in my book. I think that the simplicity is fitting for some people but it strikes me as just an average name.
-- Anonymous User  7/17/2008
Famous bearer is comedian/actor/musician Hal Harry Magee Sparks III, or better known as Hal Sparks. Known for portraying Michael Novotny on "Queer as Folk".
-- veronica.voodoo  9/26/2009
Hal Incandenza is one of the protagonists in David Foster Wallace's book Infinite Jest.
-- eostre  10/13/2009
Hal is the real name for Green Lantern.
-- Anonymous User  10/26/2009
Hal Emmerich, better known as "Otacon," is a character in Metal Gear Solid.
-- Anonymous User  7/11/2012
I've seen it as a nickname for Hamish. It's a bit out there, but it's no closer to it than Harry, I suppose.
-- Rainears  1/31/2013
Also a nickname for Harold.
-- Anonymous User  6/18/2013
Hal was the nickname of King Henry V of England.
-- Lady_Skywalker  2/7/2014
This will always remind me of the dad from Malcom in the Middle.
-- lilpimpteller  2/9/2016
Two famous bearers of this name are Sir Arthur C. Clarke's character HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: Odyssey Two, 2061: Odyssey Three and 3001: The Final Odyssey, as well as Li'l Hal from the webcomic Homestuck.
-- disarrays  6/1/2016
The name Hal was given to 19 boys born in the US in 2015.
-- HerculePoirot  6/21/2016

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