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HALYNA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of GALINA.
HAM   m   Biblical
Means "hot, warm" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Ham is one of Noah's three sons, along with Shem and Japheth. He was the ancestor of the Egyptians and Canaanites.
HAMED   m   Arabic, Persian
Variant transcription of HAMID (2).
HAMEED   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of HAMID (1).
HAMID (1)   m   Arabic, Persian
Means "praised" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحميد (al-Hamid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
HAMID (2)   m   Arabic, Persian
Means "praiser" in Arabic.
HAMIDA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of HAMID (1).
HAMİDE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of HAMID (1).
HAMIDE   f   Persian
Persian feminine form of HAMID (1).
HAMILCAR   m   Ancient Near Eastern (Latinized), History
Means "brother of Melqart" from Phoenician ha "brother" combined with the name of the god MELQART. Hamilcar was a 3rd-century BC Carthaginian general, the father of Hannibal.
HAMILTON   m   English
From a surname which was derived from Old English hamel "crooked, mutilated" and dun "hill". The surname was originally taken from the name of a town in Leicestershire, England (which no longer exists). A famous bearer of the surname was Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), a founding father of the United States who was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr.
HAMISH   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of a Sheumais, the vocative case of SEUMAS.
HAMİT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of HAMID (1).
HAMLET   m   Literature, Armenian
Anglicized form of the Danish name Amleth. Shakespeare used this name for the Prince of Denmark in his play 'Hamlet' (1600), which he based upon earlier Danish tales.
HAMMOND   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from either the Germanic given name Haimund which meant "home protection" or else from the Old Norse given name Hámundr which meant "high protection".
HAMMURABI   m   Ancient Near Eastern, History
From the Akkadian name Hammu-rapi, possibly derived from Amorite meaning "uncle is a healer". This was the name of an 18th-century BC king of Babylon who conquered Sumer and Akkad. He is also known for devising a written code of laws.
HAMNET   m   English (Archaic)
Diminutive of HAMO. This was the name of a son of Shakespeare who died in childhood. His death may have provided the inspiration for his father's play 'Hamlet'.
HAMO   m   Medieval English
Norman form of HAIMO. The Normans brought this name to Britain.
HAMON   m   Medieval English
Variant of HAMO.
HAMPUS   m   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of HANS.
HAMZA   m   Arabic
Possibly derived from Arabic hamuza meaning "strong, steadfast". This was the name of the uncle of the Prophet Muhammad who was killed in battle.
HANA (1)   f   Arabic, Bosnian
Means "bliss, happiness" in Arabic.
HANA (2)   f   Czech, Slovak, Croatian
Czech, Slovak and Croatian form of HANNAH.
HANA (3)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (hana) or (hana) which both mean "flower". Other kanji or kanji combinations can form this name as well.
HANA (4)   f   Korean
Means "one" in Korean.
HANAA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of HANA (1).
HANAE   f   Japanese
From Japanese (hana) or (hana), which both mean "flower", combined with (e) meaning "picture" or (e) meaning "favour, benefit". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HANAKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (hana) meaning "flower" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
HANAN (1)   m   Biblical
Means "gracious" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
HANAN (2)   f   Arabic
Means "mercy, compassion" in Arabic.
HANANIAH   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH is gracious" in Hebrew. This name appears frequently in the Old Testament. It is the Hebrew name of Shadrach.
HANANIAS   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of ANANIAS.
HANDAN   f   Turkish
From Persian خندان (khandan) meaning "laughing, smiling".
HANDE   f   Turkish
From Persian خنده (khandeh) meaning "laughter, smile".
HANEUL   m & f   Korean
Means "heaven, sky" in Korean.
HẰNG   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hằng) meaning "lady".
HANGA   f   Hungarian
Means "heather" in Hungarian.
HANI   m   Arabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
HANIA (1)   f   Polish
Polish diminutive of HANNA (1).
HANIA (2)   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of HANIYYA.
HANIF   m   Arabic
Means "true, upright" in Arabic.
HANIFA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of HANIF.
HANİFE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of HANIF.
HANIYAH   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of HANIYYA.
HANIYYA   f   Arabic
Means "pleasant" in Arabic.
HANK   m   English
Originally a short form of Hankin which was a medieval diminutive of JOHN. Since the 17th century in the United States this name has also been used as a diminutive of HENRY, probably under the influence of the Dutch diminutive HENK. A famous bearer is the American former baseball player Hank Aaron (1934-).
HANKE   m   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of JOHAN.
HANKIN   m   Medieval English
Diminutive of HANN.
HANN   m   Medieval English
Medieval English form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
HANNAH   f   English, Hebrew, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) meaning "favour" or "grace". In the Old Testament this is the name of the wife of Elkanah. Her rival was Elkanah's other wife Peninnah, who had children while Hannah remained barren. After a blessing from Eli she finally became pregnant with Samuel.... [more]
HANNAS   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of ANNAS.
HANNE (1)   f & m   Danish, Norwegian, German, Dutch
Danish and Norwegian short form of JOHANNE, or a German and Dutch short form of JOHANNA. This can also be a Dutch short form of JOHANNES (masculine).
HANNELE   f   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of JOHANNA or HANNAH.
HANNELORE   f   German
Combination of HANNE (1) and ELEONORE.
HANNES   m   German, Swedish, Dutch, Finnish
Short form of JOHANNES.
HANNIBAL   m   Ancient Near Eastern (Latinized), History
Means "grace of Ba'al" from Phoenician hann "grace" combined with the name of the god BA'AL. Hannibal was the Carthaginian general who threatened Rome during the Second Punic War in the 3rd century BC.
HANNIE   f   Dutch
Diminutive of JOHANNA.
HANNU   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of JOHANNES.
HANS   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German, Dutch and Scandinavian short form of JOHANNES. Two famous bearers were Hans Holbein (1497-1543), a Renaissance portrait painter from Germany, and Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), a Danish writer of fairy tales.
HAPPY   f & m   English (Rare)
From the English word happy.
HARALAMB   m   Romanian
Romanian form of CHARALAMPOS.
HARALAMBI   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of CHARALAMPOS.
HARALD   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Scandinavian and German cognate of HAROLD. This was the name of several kings of Norway and Denmark.
HARALDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HAROLD.
HARALDUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic cognate of HAROLD.
HARAN   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "hill, mountain" in Hebrew. This is the name of the brother of Abraham and father of Lot in the Old Testament.
HARDEEP   m   Indian (Sikh)
From the name of the Hindu god HARI and Sanskrit दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
HARDING   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from the Old English given name HEARD. A famous bearer of the surname was American president Warren G. Harding (1865-1923).
HARDMAN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTMANN.
HARDMOD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTMUT.
HARDUWICH   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTWIG.
HARDWIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTWIN.
HARDY   m   English
From a surname which was derived from Middle English hardi "brave, hardy".
HARENDRA   m   Indian, Hindi
Combination of the names of the Hindu gods HARI (referring to Vishnu) and INDRA.
HARI   m   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali
Means "brown, yellow, tawny" in Sanskrit, and by extension "monkey, horse, lion". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu, and sometimes of Krishna. It is also borne by the son of the Garuda, the bird-like mount of Vishnu.
HARIBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HERBERT.
HARIMAN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HERMAN.
HARINDER   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
Variant of HARENDRA used by Sikhs.
HARIS (1)   m   Bosnian, Urdu, Arabic
Bosnian and Urdu form of HARITH, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
HARIS (2)   m & f   Greek
Modern Greek form of CHARES or CHARIS.
HARISHA   m   Hinduism
Means "lord of monkeys" from Sanskrit हरि (hari) meaning "monkey" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu.
HARITH   m   Arabic
Means "plowman, cultivator" in Arabic.
HARIWALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HAROLD.
HARIWINI   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ERWIN.
HARKAITZ   m   Basque
Variant of ARKAITZ.
HARLAN   m   English
From a surname which was from a place name meaning "hare land" in Old English. In America it has sometimes been given in honour of Supreme Court justice John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911).
HARLAND   m   English
From a surname which was a variant of HARLAN.
HARLEY   m & f   English
From a surname which was from a place name, itself derived from Old English hara "hare" and leah "woodland, clearing".
HARLOW   f & m   English
From a surname which was from a place name which was derived from Old English hær "rock" or here "army", combined with hlaw "hill".
HARM   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of HERMAN.
HARMON   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the given name HERMAN.
HARMONIA   f   Greek Mythology
Means "harmony, agreement" in Greek. She was the daughter of Ares and Aphrodite, given by Zeus to Cadmus to be his wife.
HARMONIE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of HARMONY.
HARMONY   f   English
From the English word harmony, ultimately deriving from Greek ‘αρμονια (harmonia).
HAROLD   m   English
From the Old English name Hereweald, derived from the elements here "army" and weald "power, leader, ruler". The Old Norse cognate Haraldr was also common among Scandinavian settlers in England. This was the name of five kings of Norway and three kings of Denmark. It was also borne by two kings of England, both of whom were from mixed Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon backgrounds, including Harold II who lost the Battle of Hastings (and was killed in it), which led to the Norman conquest. After the conquest the name died out, but it was eventually revived in the 19th century.
HAROLDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HAROLD.
HAROON   m   Urdu
Urdu form of HARUN.
HAROUN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of HARUN.
HARPER   f & m   English
From an Old English surname which originally belonged to a person who played the harp or who made harps. A notable bearer was the American author Harper Lee (1926-2016), who wrote 'To Kill a Mockingbird'.
HARRI   m   Finnish, Welsh
Finnish and Welsh form of HARRY.
HARRIET   f   English
English form of HENRIETTE, and thus a feminine form of HARRY. It was first used in the 17th century, becoming very common in the English-speaking world by the 18th century. A famous bearer was Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), the American author who wrote 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'.
HARRIETT   f   English
Variant of HARRIET.
HARRIETTA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of HARRIET.
HARRIETTE   f   English
Variant of HARRIET.
HARRIS   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the given name HARRY.
HARRISON   m   English
From an English surname which meant "son of HARRY". This was the surname of two American presidents, William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) and his grandson Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901). The actor Harrison Ford (1942-), who starred in such movies as 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones', is a famous bearer.
HARRY   m   English
Medieval English form of HENRY. In modern times it is used as a diminutive of both Henry and HAROLD. A famous bearer was American president Harry S. Truman (1884-1972). It is also the name of the boy wizard in J. K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' series of books, first released in 1997.
HARSH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Northern Indian form of HARSHA.
HARSHA   m   Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Sanskrit
Means "happiness" in Sanskrit. This was the name of a 7th-century emperor of northern India. He was also noted as an author.
HARSHAD   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit हर्ष (harsha) meaning "happiness".
HARSHADA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of HARSHAD.
HARSHAL   m   Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Derived from Sanskrit हर्ष (harsha) meaning "happiness".
HARTA   m   Indonesian
Means "wealth, treasure, property" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit अर्थ (artha).
HARTLEY   m   English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "hart clearing" in Old English.
HARTMANN   m   German
Means "brave man", derived from the Germanic element hard "brave, hardy" combined with man.
HARTMUT   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave mind", derived from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and muot "mind, spirit".
HARTWIG   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and wig "battle".
HARTWIN   m   German (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Means "brave friend" from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and win "friend".
HARU   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "light, sun, male", (haru) meaning "spring" or (haru) meaning "clear weather". Other kanji or kanji combinations can form this name as well.
HARUKA   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese (haruka) meaning "distant, remote". It can also come from (haru) meaning "spring" or (haru) meaning "clear weather" combined with (ka) meaning "flower, blossom" or (ka) meaning "fragrance". Additionally, other kanji combinations can form this name.
HARUKI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "clear weather" or (haru) meaning "light, sun, male" combined with (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "living". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HARUKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "spring" or (haru) meaning "light, sun, male" combined with (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
HARUN   m   Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian
Arabic form of AARON. Harun al-Rashid was a 9th-century Abbasid caliph featured in the stories of 'The 1001 Nights'.
HARUNA   f   Japanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "clear weather", (haru) meaning "distant, remote" or (haru) meaning "spring" combined with (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HARUTO   m   Japanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "light, sun, male", (haru) meaning "distant, remote" or (haru) meaning "clear weather" combined with (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation, or (to) meaning "soar, fly". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
HARVE   m   English
Short form of HARVEY.
HARVEY   m   English
From the Breton given name Haerviu, which meant "battle worthy", from haer "battle" and viu "worthy". This was the name of a 6th-century Breton hermit who is the patron saint of the blind. Settlers from Brittany introduced it to England after the Norman conquest. During the later Middle Ages it became rare, but it was revived in the 19th century.
HARVIE   m   English
Variant of HARVEY.
HASAN   m   Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Indonesian
Means "handsome", derived from Arabic حسن (hasuna) "to be beautiful, to be good". Hasan was the son of Ali and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. He was poisoned by one of his wives and is regarded as a martyr by Shia Muslims. This was also the name of two kings of Morocco. It is sometimes transcribed as Hassan, though this is a distinct name in Arabic.
HASDRUBAL   m   Ancient Near Eastern (Latinized), History
Means "Ba'al helps" from Phoenician azru "help" combined with the name of the god BA'AL. Hasdrubal was a Carthaginian general, the brother of Hannibal.
HASHIM   m   Arabic
Means "crusher, breaker" in Arabic. This was the nickname of a great-grandfather of the Prophet Muhammad. He acquired this nickname because of his practice of crumbling bread and giving it to pilgrims.
HASIB   m   Arabic
Means "noble, respected" in Arabic.
HAŞİM   m   Turkish
Turkish form of HASHIM.
HASIM   m   Arabic
Means "decisive" in Arabic, derived from حسم (hasama) meaning "to sever, to finish, to decide".
HASİP   m   Turkish
Turkish form of HASIB.
HASKEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of EZEKIEL.
HASNA   f   Arabic
Means "beauty" in Arabic.
HASSAN   m   Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "beautifier, improver" in Arabic. Hassan ibn Thabit was a 7th-century poet who was a companion of the Prophet Muhammad. This name is sometimes transcribed as Hasan, though the two names are spelled distinctly in Arabic.
HASSE   m   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of HANS.
HATHOR   f   Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Egyptian Het-Heru which means "the house of Horus", derived from Egyptian hwt "house" combined with Hr the god HORUS. In Egyptian mythology she was the goddess of love, often depicted with the head of a cow.
HATİCE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of KHADIJA.
HATIM   m   Arabic
Means "determined, decisive" in Arabic.
HATSHEPSUT   f   Ancient Egyptian
Means "foremost of noble women" in Egyptian. This was the name of a pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. She may have been the first woman to take the title of Pharaoh.
HATTIE   f   English
Diminutive of HARRIET.
HATTY   f   English
Diminutive of HARRIET.
HAUKEA   f   Hawaiian
Means "white snow" from Hawaiian hau "snow" and kea "white".
HAUL   m   Welsh
Means "sun" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
HAUNANI   f   Hawaiian
Means "beautiful snow" from Hawaiian hau "snow" and nani "beauty, glory".
HAURVATAT   f   Persian Mythology
Means "health, perfection, wholeness" in Avestan. This was the name of a Zoroastrian goddess (one of the Amesha Spenta) of health and water.
HAVA   f   Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of EVE.
HÅVARD   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of HÁVARÐR.
HÁVARÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
From the Old Norse elements "high" and varðr "guardian, defender".
HAVEL   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of GALLUS.
HAVEN   f & m   English
From the English word for a safe place, derived ultimately from Old English hæfen.
HAVILAH   f & m   Biblical
Probably means "to dance, to circle, to twist" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is both a place name and a masculine personal name.
HAVRYIL   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of GABRIEL.
HAVVA   f   Turkish
Turkish form of EVE.
HAWA   f   Arabic
Arabic form of EVE.
HAYATE   m   Japanese
From Japanese (hayate) meaning "sudden, sound of the wind". Other kanji with the same pronunciation can also form this name.
HAYATİ   m   Turkish
Means "vital" in Turkish.
HAYATO   m   Japanese
From Japanese (haya) meaning "falcon" and (to) meaning "person". Other kanji combinations can also make up this name.
HAYDAR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of HAIDAR.
HAYDÉE   f   Spanish, French (Rare)
Spanish and French form of HAIDEE, from Byron's 'Don Juan' (1819). It was later used by Alexander Dumas for a character in 'The Count of Monte Cristo' (1844).
HAYDEN   m & f   English
From an English surname which was derived from place names meaning either "hay valley" or "hay hill", derived from Old English heg "hay" and denu "valley" or dun "hill".
HAYDER   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of HAIDAR.
HAYDN   m   English (British)
From a German surname meaning "heathen". It is used in honour of the Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809).
HAYFA   f   Arabic
Means "slender" in Arabic.
HAYIM   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
HAYK   m   Armenian
Possibly derived from the Armenian word հայ (hay) meaning "Armenian". This was the name of the legendary forefather of the Armenian people, supposedly a great-great-grandson of Noah.
HAYLEE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of HAYLEY.
HAYLEIGH   f   English (Modern)
Variant of HAYLEY.
HAYLEY   f   English (Modern)
From a surname which was originally derived from the name of an English town (meaning "hay clearing" from Old English heg "hay" and leah "clearing"). It was popularized by the British child actress Hayley Mills (1946-), though the name did not become common until over a decade after she first became famous.
HAYLIE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of HAYLEY.
HAYRİ   m   Turkish
Means "useful man" in Turkish.
HAYTHAM   m   Arabic
Means "young eagle" in Arabic.
HA-YUN   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (ha) meaning "summer, name" combined with (yun) meaning "sunlight". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
HAYWOOD   m   English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "fenced wood" in Old English.
HAYYIM   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
HAZAEL   m   Biblical
Means "God sees" in Hebrew. This was the name of a king of Aram in the Old Testament.
HAZAN   f   Turkish
Means "autumn" in Turkish.
HAZE   f   English (Rare)
Short form of HAZEL.
HAZEL   f   English
From the English word hazel for the tree or the light brown colour, derived ultimately from Old English hæsel. It was coined as a given name in the 19th century.
HE   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "river, stream", () meaning "harmony, peace", or () meaning "lotus, water lily" (which is usually only feminine). Other characters can form this name as well. A famous bearer was the 15th-century explorer Zheng He.
HEADLEY   m   English (Rare)
Variant of HEDLEY.
HEARD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Short form of various Old English names containing the element heard meaning "brave, hardy".
HEATH   m   English
From an English surname which denoted one who lived on a heath. It was popularized as a given name by the character Heath Barkley from the 1960s television series 'The Big Valley'.
HEATHER   f   English
From the English word heather for the variety of small shrubs with pink or white flowers which commonly grow in rocky areas. It is derived from Middle English hather. It was first used as a given name in the late 19th century, though it did not become popular until the last half of the 20th century.
HEAVEN   f   English (Modern)
From the English vocabulary word meaning "paradise".
HEBE   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ‘ηβη (hebe) meaning "youth". In Greek mythology Hebe was the daughter of Zeus and Hera. She was a goddess of youth who acted as the cupbearer to the gods.
HEBEL   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of HEVEL.
HEBER (1)   m   Irish
Anglicized form of ÉIBHEAR.
HEBER (2)   m   Biblical
Means "enclave" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name is borne by a great-grandson of Jacob and also by the husband of Jael.
HECATE   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek ‘Εκατη (Hekate), possibly derived from ‘εκας (hekas) meaning "far off". In Greek mythology Hecate was a goddess associated with witchcraft, crossroads, tombs, demons and the underworld.
HECK   m   Scottish
Scottish short form of HECTOR.
HECKIE   m   Scottish
Scottish diminutive of HECTOR.
HÉCTOR   m   Spanish
Spanish form of HECTOR.
HÈCTOR   m   Catalan
Catalan form of HECTOR.
HECTOR   m   English, French, Greek Mythology (Latinized), Arthurian Romance
Latinized form of Greek ‘Εκτωρ (Hektor), which was derived from ‘εκτωρ (hektor) "holding fast", ultimately from εχω (echo) meaning "to hold, to possess". In Greek legend Hector was one of the Trojan champions who fought against the Greeks. After he killed Achilles' friend Patroclus in battle, he was himself brutally slain by Achilles, who proceeded to tie his dead body to a chariot and drag it about. This name also appears in Arthurian legends belonging to King Arthur's foster father.... [more]
HECUBA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek ‘Εκαβη (Hekabe), which is of uncertain meaning. In Greek mythology this is the name of the wife of Priam of Troy.
HED   m & f   Hebrew
Means "echo" in Hebrew.
HEDDA   f   Norwegian, Swedish
Diminutive of HEDVIG. This is the name of the heroine of the play 'Hedda Gabler' (1890) by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen.
HEDDWYN   m   Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements hedd "peace" and gwyn "white, fair, blessed".
HEDIİYE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of HADIYYA.
HEDLEY   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "heather clearing" in Old English.
HEDVIG   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of HEDWIG.
HEDVIGA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of HEDWIG.
HEDVIKA   f   Czech, Slovene
Czech and Slovene form of HEDWIG.
HEDWIG   f   German
From the Germanic name Hadewig, derived from the Germanic elements hadu "battle, combat" and wig "war". This was the name of a 13th-century German saint, the wife of the Polish duke Henry the Bearded. It was subsequently borne by a 14th-century Polish queen (usually known by her Polish name Jadwiga) who is now also regarded as a saint.
HEDY   f   German, Dutch
Diminutive of HEDWIG and other Germanic names beginning with the element hadu meaning "battle, combat".
HEFIN   m   Welsh
Means "summer" in Welsh.
HEFINA   f   Welsh
Feminine form of HEFIN.
HEGE   f   Norwegian, Danish
Diminutive of HELGA.
HEIDA   f   German
German diminutive of ADELHEID.
HEIDI   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English
German diminutive of ADELHEID. This is the name of the title character in the children's novel 'Heidi' (1880) by Johanna Spyri. The name began to be used in the English-speaking world shortly after the 1937 release of the movie adaptation, which starred Shirley Temple.
HEIDRUN   f   Norse Mythology, German
Derived from Old Norse heiðr meaning "bright, clear" and rún meaning "secret". In Norse mythology this was the name of a goat that would eat the leaves from the tree of life and produce mead in her udder.
HEIKE   f & m   Low German, Frisian, Dutch
Low German diminutive of HENRIKE or HEINRICH.
HEIKKI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of HENRY.
HEIKO   m   Low German, Frisian, Dutch
Low German diminutive of HEINRICH.
HEILWIG   f   German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements heil "happy, hearty, healthy" and wig "war".
HEILYN   m   Welsh
Means "winebearer" in Welsh.
HEIMIRICH   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HENRY.
HEIN   m   Dutch
Diminutive of HENDRIK.
HEINER   m   German
Diminutive of HEINRICH.
HEINO   m   German, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Estonian
German form of Haimo (see HAMO).
HEINRICH   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of HENRY. This was the name of several German kings.
HEINRIKE   f   German (Rare)
Feminine form of HEINRICH.
HEINTJE   f   Dutch
Feminine diminutive of HENDRIK.
HEINZ   m   German
Diminutive of HEINRICH.
HEIÐRÚN   f   Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of HEIDRUN.
HEITOR   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of HECTOR.
HEKABE   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of HECUBA.
HEKATE   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of HECATE.
HEKTOR   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of HECTOR.
HEL   f   Norse Mythology
In Norse mythology this was the name of the daughter of Loki. She got her name from the underworld, also called Hel, where she ruled, which meant "to conceal, to cover" in Old Norse (related to the English word hell).
HELAH   f   Biblical
Means "rust" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name is mentioned as one of the wives of Asher.
HÉLDER   m   Portuguese
Meaning uncertain. It was borne by the Brazilian archbishop Dom Hélder Câmara (1909-1999) who was noted for his charity. It could be from the name of the Dutch town of Den Helder (possibly meaning "hell's door" in Dutch). Alternatively, it might be derived from the Germanic given name HULDERIC.
HELDER   m   Portuguese
Variant of HÉLDER.
HELEDD   f   Welsh
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a semi-legendary 7th-century Welsh princess.
HELEEN   f   Dutch
Dutch variant of HELEN.
HELEENA   f   Finnish
Finnish variant of HELENA.
HELEENTJE   f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of HELEN.
HELEN   f   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Greek Mythology (Anglicized)
English form of the Greek ‘Ελενη (Helene), probably from Greek ‘ελενη (helene) "torch" or "corposant", or possibly related to σεληνη (selene) "moon". In Greek mythology Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, whose kidnapping by Paris was the cause of the Trojan War. The name was also borne by the 4th-century Saint Helena, mother of the Roman emperor Constantine, who supposedly found the True Cross during a trip to Jerusalem.... [more]
HELÉNA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of HELEN.
HELĒNA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of HELEN.
HÉLÈNE   f   French
French form of HELEN.
HELENE   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Ancient Greek form of HELEN, as well as the modern Scandinavian and German form.
HELEWIDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ELOISE.
HELFRIED   m   German
Variant of HELMFRIED.
HELGE   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Helgi, derived from heilagr meaning "holy, blessed".
HELGI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HELGE.
HELI (1)   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latin form of ELI (1) used in the Old and New Testament. This form of the name is used in most English versions of the New Testament to refer to the father of Joseph (husband of Mary) in the genealogy in the Gospel of Luke.
HELI (2)   f   Finnish
Diminutive of HELENA.
HELIAS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of ELIJAH used in some versions of the Vulgate.
HELIODORO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
From the Greek name ‘Ηλιοδωρος (Heliodoros), derived from the elements ‘ηλιος (helios) "sun" and δωρον (doron) "gift". Saint Heliodoro was a 4th-century bishop of Altino.
HELIODOROS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of HELIODORO.
HELIOS   m   Greek Mythology
Means "sun" in Greek. This was the name of the young Greek sun god, who rode across the sky each day in a chariot pulled by four horses.
HELKA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of HELGA.
HELLA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Variant of HELGA.
HELLÄ   f   Finnish
Means "gentle, tender" in Finnish.
HELLADIOS   m   Late Greek
Greek form of HELLADIUS.
HELLADIUS   m   Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Late Greek name ‘Ελλαδιος (Helladios), which was derived from ‘Ελλαδος (Hellados) meaning "of Greece". Saint Helladius was a 7th-century archbishop of Toledo.
HELLE (1)   f   Danish
Danish variant of HELGA.
HELLE (2)   f   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology Helle was the daughter of Athamus and Nephele. She and her brother Phrixus escaped sacrifice by fleeing on the back of a golden ram, but during their flight she fell off and drowned in the strait that connects the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara, which was thereafter called the Hellespont ("the sea of Helle").
HELLEN   f   English
Variant of HELEN.
HELMA   f   German, Dutch
Short form of WILHELMINA.
HELMFRID   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HELMFRIED.
HELMFRIED   m   German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements helm "helmet" and frid "peace".
HELMI   f   Finnish, Swedish
Diminutive of VILHELMIINA or VILHELMINA. It also means "pearl" in Finnish.
HELMINE   f   German
Short form of WILHELMINE.
HELMO   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ELMO.
HELMOLD   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements helm "helmet" and wald "rule".
HELMUT   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element helm "helmet" or heil "healthy" combined with muot "spirit, mind".
HELMUTH   m   German
Variant of HELMUT.
HÉLOÏSE   f   French
French form of ELOISE.
HEMA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada
Means "golden" in Sanskrit.
HEMERA   f   Greek Mythology
Means "day" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess who personified the daytime. According to Hesiod she was the daughter of Nyx, the personification of the night.
HEMI   m   Maori
Maori form of JAMES.
HEMINGR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HEMMING.
HEMMING   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Perhaps derived from Old Norse hamr "shape", and possibly originally a nickname for a person believed to be a shape changer.
HENA   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of HANNAH.
HENDA   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of HANNAH.
HENDEL   f   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of HANNAH.
HENDERSON   m   English
From a Scottish surname meaning "son of HENRY".
HENDRIK   m   Dutch, German, Estonian
Dutch and Estonian cognate of HENRY.
HENDRIKA   f   Dutch
Feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENDRIKJE   f   Dutch
Feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENDRINA   f   Dutch
Feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENDRY   m   Scottish
Scots variant of HENRY.
HENE   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of HANNAH.
HENG   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (héng) meaning "constant, persistent", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
HENGIST   m   Ancient Germanic
Of Germanic origin, meaning "stallion". Hengist and his brother Horsa were the leaders of the first Germanic settlers in Britain. Hengist established a kingdom in Kent in the 5th century.
HENK   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of HENDRIK.
HENNA   f   Finnish
Finnish feminine form of HENRY.
HENNIE   m & f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive and feminine form of HENDRIK.
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