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Scriptsהֵרצְל, هِرتْزْل, הערצל
PronouncedPron.Herəzəl, Hɛrtsəl (Hebrew), Hɛrtsəl (Yiddish)
Other FormsFormsHertzl, Hirtzl
ContributorContrib.שְׁלֻמִיאֵל הֵרצְל|Shelumiel Herzl on 4/9/2013
Meaning & History
Herzl is originally a Yiddish given name. Currently it is both given and surname for both Hebrew-speaking and Yiddish-speaking Jews. The most famous Herzl is Benyamin Ze'ev "Theodor" Herzl, a Hungarian journalist who founded Modern Zionism.