Given Name HERSHEL

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: הֶערשֶׁעל, הֶרשֶׁל (Yiddish)

Meaning & History

Yiddish diminutive of HERSH. As a non-Jewish American name (somewhat common around the end of the 19th century), it was likely inspired by the German surname HERSCHEL, borne for instance by the British astronomer William Herschel (1738-1822).
VARIANTS: Herschel, Heshel, Hirshel (Yiddish), Herschel (American)
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