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HIROTO   m   Japanese
From Japanese (hiro) meaning "big, great" or (hiro) meaning "command, esteem" combined with (to) meaning "soar, glide" or (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation. Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
HIRSH   m   Yiddish
Variant transcription of HERSH.
HIRSHEL   m   Yiddish
Variant transcription of HERSHEL.
HIRUNE   f   Basque
Means "trinity" in Basque, derived from hiru meaning "three".
HISEIN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of HUSAYN.
HISHAM   m   Arabic
Means "generous" in Arabic, ultimately from hashama "to crush". The meaning derives from the traditional Arab act of crushing bread into crumbs in order to share it. This was the name of an 8th-century caliph of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain.
HITOMI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (hitomi) meaning "pupil of the eye". It can also come from (hito) meaning "history" and (mi) meaning "beautiful", as well as other kanji combinations. This name is often written with the hiragana writing system.
HIWOT   f   Eastern African, Amharic
From Amharic həywät meaning "life".
HIZKIAH   m   Biblical
Alternate form of the Hebrew name Chizqiyahu (see HEZEKIAH).
HJALMAR   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Hjálmarr meaning "helmeted warrior" from the element hjalmr "helmet" combined with arr "warrior".
HJÁLMARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HJALMAR.
HJÖRDÍS   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Means "sword goddess", derived from Old Norse hjörr "sword" and dís "goddess".
HJÖRDIS   f   Swedish
Modern Swedish form of HJÖRDÍS.
HJØRDIS   f   Danish, Norwegian
Modern Danish and Norwegian form of HJÖRDÍS.
HJÖRTUR   m   Icelandic
Means "deer" in Icelandic.
HLENGIWE   f   Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Swazi
Means "helped, rescued, redeemed" in Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele and Swazi.
HLÍF   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of LIV (1).
HLUDOWIG   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of LUDWIG.
HNUB   f   Hmong
Means "sun" in Hmong.
HOA   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hoa) meaning "flower".
HOB   m   Medieval English
Medieval short form of ROBERT.
HODE   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of HADASSAH.
HODEI   m   Basque
Means "cloud" in Basque.
HODEL   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of HODE.
HODIAH   f   Biblical
Means "majesty of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is the name of a wife of Ezra in the Old Testament.
HODIYAH   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HODIAH.
HOEBAER   m   Limburgish
Limburgish form of HUBERT. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Hubert.
HOHEPA   m   Maori
Maori form of JOSEPH.
HOKOLESQUA   m   Native American, Shawnee
Means "cornstalk" in Shawnee. This was the name of an 18th-century Shawnee chief.
HOKULANI   f   Hawaiian
Means "heavenly star" from Hawaiian hōkū "star" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
HOLDEN   m   English (Modern)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "deep valley" in Old English. This is the name of the main character in J. D. Salinger's novel 'The Catcher in the Rye' (1951), Holden Caufield.
HOLGER   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Hólmgeirr, derived from the elements hólmr "island" and geirr "spear". This was the name of one of Charlemagne's generals, a nobleman from Denmark.
HOLLIE   f   English
Variant of HOLLY.
HOLLIS   m & f   English
From an English surname which was derived from Middle English holis "holly trees". It was originally given to a person who lived near a group of those trees.
HOLLY   f   English
From the English word for the holly tree, ultimately derived from Old English holen.
HÓLMGEIRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HOLGER.
HOMER   m   English, Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name ‘Ομηρος (Homeros), derived from ‘ομηρος (homeros) meaning "hostage, pledge". Homer was the Greek epic poet who wrote the 'Iliad', about the Trojan War, and the 'Odyssey', about Odysseus's journey home after the war. There is some debate about when he lived, or if he was even a real person, though most scholars place him in the 8th century BC. In the modern era, Homer has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world (chiefly in America) since the 18th century. This name is borne by the cartoon father on the television series 'The Simpsons'.
HOMEROS   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of HOMER.
HONEY   f   English (Rare)
Simply from the English word honey, ultimately from Old English hunig. This was originally a nickname for a sweet person.
HỒNG   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hồng) meaning "pink, red".
HONG   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (hóng) meaning "rainbow", (hóng) meaning "enlarge, expand, great" (which is usually only masculine) or 鸿 (hóng) meaning "wild swan, great, vast" (also usually only masculine). Other characters can also form this name.
HONOKA   f   Japanese
From Japanese (hono) meaning "harmony" (using an obscure nanori reading) and (ka) meaning "flower", as well as other combinations of kanji which have the same pronunciation. Very often it is written using the hiragana writing system.
HONOR   f   English (Rare)
Variant of HONOUR, using the American spelling.
HONORA   f   Irish, English
Variant of HONORIA. It was brought to England and Ireland by the Normans.
HONORATA   f   Late Roman, Polish
Feminine form of HONORATUS.
HONORATUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name which meant "esteemed, distinguished". This was the name of at least seven saints, including a 5th-century archbishop of Arles and a 6th-century bishop of Amiens who is the patron saint of bakers.
HONORÉ   m   French
French form of HONORATUS. It is also sometimes used as a French form of HONORIUS.
HONORIA   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of HONORIUS.
HONORINA   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of HONORINUS.
HONORINE   f   French
French form of Honorina, a feminine form of the Roman name Honorinus, a derivative of HONORIUS. Saint Honorina was a 4th-century martyr from the Normandy region in France.
HONORINUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name which was a derivative of HONORIUS.
HONORIUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name which meant "honour". This was the name of an emperor of the Western Roman Empire. It was also borne by a few early saints and four popes.
HONOUR   f   English (Rare)
From the English word honour, which is of Latin origin. This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century. It can also be viewed as a form of HONORIA or HONORATA, which are ultimately derived from the same source.
HONZA   m   Czech
Czech form of HANS.
HOODA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of HUDA.
HOPCYN   m   Welsh
Welsh form of HOPKIN.
HOPE   f   English
From the English word hope, ultimately from Old English hopian. This name was first used by the Puritans in the 17th century.
HOPKIN   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of HOB.
HORACE   m   English, French
English and French form of HORATIUS, and the name by which the Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus is commonly known those languages. In the modern era it has been used as a given name since the Renaissance, in honour of the poet.
HORÁCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of HORATIUS.
HORACIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of HORATIUS.
HORATIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of HORATIUS.
HORATIO   m   English
Variant of HORATIUS. It was borne by the British admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), famous for his defeat of Napoleon's forces in the Battle of Trafalgar, in which he was himself killed. Since his time the name has been occasionally used in his honour.
HORAȚIU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of HORATIUS.
HORATIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was possibly derived from Latin hora "hour, time, season", though the name may actually be of Etruscan origin. A famous bearer was Quintus Horatius Flaccus, a Roman lyric poet of the 1st century BC who is better known as Horace in the English-speaking world.
HOREA   m   Romanian
From Romanian horă, a type of circle dance. This was the nickname of Vasile Ursu Nicola (1731-1785), a leader of a peasant rebellion in Romania. He was eventually captured, tortured and executed.
HORIA   m   Romanian
Variant of HOREA.
HORMAZD   m   Persian Mythology
Persian form of AHURA MAZDA.
HOROS   m   Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Heru (see HORUS).
HORSA   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic element hros or hors meaning "horse". Horsa and his brother Hengist were the leaders of the first Germanic settlers to arrive in Britain.
HORST   m   German
Means "wood, thicket" in German. Alternatively, it may derive from the Germanic element hros or hors meaning "horse".
HORTENSE   f   French, English
French form of HORTENSIA.
HORTENSIA   f   Ancient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of the Roman family name Hortensius, possibly derived from Latin hortus "garden".
HORTENSIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Masculine form of HORTENSIA.
HORUS   m   Egyptian Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of ‘Ωρος (Horos), the Greek form of Egyptian Hrw (reconstructed as Heru) possibly meaning "falcon" or "high". In Egyptian mythology Horus was the god of light, often depicted as a man with the head of a falcon. The son Osiris and Isis, he avenged his father's murder by killing Seth.
HORYMÍR   m   Czech (Rare)
Possibly from the Slavic elements gora meaning "mountain" and miru meaning "peace, world".
HOSANNA   f   Biblical
From the Aramaic religious expression הושע נא (Hosha' na') meaning "deliver us" in Hebrew. In the New Testament this is exclaimed by those around Jesus when he first enters Jerusalem.
HOSEA   m   Biblical
Variant transcription of Hoshe'a (see HOSHEA). Hosea is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Hosea. Written in the northern kingdom, it draws parallels between his relationship with his unfaithful wife and the relationship between God and his people.
HOSHEA   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name הוֹשֵׁעַ (Hoshe'a) meaning "salvation". In the Old Testament at Numbers 13:16, Moses gives the spy Hoshea the new name Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA), which has a related origin. This name was also borne by an 8th-century BC king of Israel, who was the last ruler of that state before it was conquered by Assyria.
HOSHI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (hoshi) meaning "star" or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
HOSHIKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (hoshi) meaning "star" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HOSNI   m & f   Arabic
Variant transcription of HUSNI.
HOSSAM   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of HUSAM.
HOSSEIN   m   Persian
Persian form of HUSAYN.
HOTARU   f   Japanese
From Japanese (hotaru) meaning "firefly".
HOUA   f   Hmong
Means "clouds" in Hmong.
HOUDA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of HUDA.
HOURIG   f   Armenian
Variant transcription of HURIK.
HOUSSAM   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of HUSAM.
HOVHANNES   m   Armenian
Armenian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
HOVIK   m   Armenian
Diminutive of HOVHANNES.
HOVO   m   Armenian
Diminutive of HOVHANNES.
HOVSEP   m   Armenian
Armenian form of JOSEPH.
HOWARD   m   English
From an English surname which can derive from several different sources: the Anglo-Norman given name Huard, which was from the Germanic name HUGHARD; the Anglo-Scandinavian given name Haward, from the Old Norse name HÁVARÐR; or the Middle English term ewehirde meaning "ewe herder". This is the surname of a British noble family, members of which have held the title Duke of Norfolk from the 15th century to the present. A famous bearer of the given name was the American industrialist Howard Hughes (1905-1976).
HOWELL   m   Welsh
Anglicized form of HYWEL.
HOWIE   m   English
Diminutive of HOWARD.
HOYT   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from Middle English hoit "stick", originally a nickname for a thin person.
HRAFN   m   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "raven" in Old Norse.
HREIÐARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of REIDAR.
HREIÐUNN   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of REIDUN.
HRISTIJAN   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of CHRISTIAN.
HRISTINA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian form of CHRISTINA.
HRISTO   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian short form of CHRISTOPHER.
HRISTOFOR   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of CHRISTOPHER.
HRÓALDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ROALD.
HRÓARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name, derived from the element hróðr "fame" combined with either geirr "spear" (making it a relation of HRÓÐGEIRR), arr "warrior" or varr "vigilant, cautious". This is the name of a legendary Danish king, the same one who is featured in the Anglo-Saxon poem 'Beowulf' with the name Hroðgar.
HRODEBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROBERT.
HRODERICH   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RODERICK.
HRODGER   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROGER.
HRODLAND   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROLAND.
HRODOHAIDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type" (see ROSE).
HRODULF   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RUDOLF.
HRŒREKR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hroderich (see RODERICK).
HROLF   m   Ancient Germanic
Contracted form of HRODULF.
HRÓLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Contracted form of HRÓÐÓLFR.
HROÐGAR   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of Hrodger (see ROGER). The name became unused after the Normans introduced Hrodger after their invasion. In the Old English poem 'Beowulf' this is the name of the Danish king.
HRÓÐGEIRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hrodger (see ROGER).
HRÓÐÓLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hrodulf (see RUDOLF).
HROÐULF   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of Hrodulf (see RUDOLF). This name appears in 'Beowulf' belonging to the nephew of Hroðgar.
HRÓÐVALDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ROALD.
HROTSUITHA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROSWITHA.
HRUODNAND   m   Ancient Germanic
Possible Germanic form of ROLAND.
HRVOJE   m   Croatian
Derived from Croatian Hrvat meaning "Croat".
HRYHORIY   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of GREGORY.
HUA   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (huá) meaning "splendid, illustrious, Chinese" or (huā) meaning "flower, blossom" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well.
HUAN   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (huān) meaning "happy, pleased", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
HUANG   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (huáng) meaning "bright, shining, luminous" (which is usually only masculine) or (huáng) meaning "phoenix" (usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are also possible.
HUBERT   m   English, German, Dutch, French, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Means "bright heart", derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and beraht "bright". Saint Hubert was an 8th-century bishop of Maastricht who is considered the patron saint of hunters. The Normans brought the name to England, where it replaced an Old English cognate Hygebeorht. It died out during the Middle Ages but was revived in the 19th century.
HUBRECHT   m   Dutch (Archaic)
Dutch variant of HUBERT.
HUDA   f   Arabic
Means "right guidance" in Arabic.
HUDDE   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of HUGH or possibly RICHARD.
HUDES   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of JUDITH.
HUDSON   m   English
From an English surname which meant "son of HUDDE". A famous bearer of the surname was the English explorer Henry Hudson (1570-1611).
HUỆ   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (huệ) meaning "bright, intelligent" or (huệ) meaning "orchid".
HUEY   m   English
Variant of HUGHIE.
HUGH   m   English
From the Germanic element hug, meaning "heart, mind, spirit". It was common among Frankish and French nobility, being borne by Hugh Capet, a 10th-century king of France who founded the Capetian dynasty. The Normans brought the name to England and it became common there, even more so after the time of the 12th-century bishop Saint Hugh of Lincoln, who was known for his charity. This was also the name of kings of Cyprus and the crusader kingdom of Jerusalem. The name is used in Ireland and Scotland as the Anglicized form of Aodh and Ùisdean.
HUGHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and hard "brave, hardy".
HUGHIE   m   English
Diminutive of HUGH.
HUGLEIKR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from hugr "heart, mind, spirit" and leikr "play".
HUGO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of HUGH. As a surname it has belonged to the French author Victor Hugo (1802-1885), the writer of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Les Misérables'.
HUGUBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HUBERT.
HUGUES   m   French
French form of HUGH.
HUGUETTE   f   French
Feminine form of HUGUES.
HUGUO   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HUGH.
HUHANA   f   Maori
Maori form of SUSAN.
HUI   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (huì) meaning "intelligent, wise" (which is usually only feminine), (huī) meaning "brightness", besides other characters which are pronounced similarly.
HUITZILOPOCHTLI   m   Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "southern hummingbird" or "left-handed hummingbird" in Nahuatl. In Aztec mythology he was the god of the sun and war. He was a patron deity of the city of Tenochtitlan (at the site of modern Mexico City).
HULD   f   Norse Mythology
Old Norse variant of HULDA (1).
HULDA (1)   f   Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse hulda meaning "hiding, secrecy". This was the name of a sorceress in Norse mythology. As a modern name, it can also derive from archaic Swedish huld meaning "sweet, lovable".
HULDA (2)   f   Biblical
Variant of HULDAH.
HULDAH   f   Biblical
Means "weasel, mole" in Hebrew. This name appears in the Old Testament belonging to a prophetess.
HULDERIC   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hulda "merciful, graceful" and ric "power, rule". It has long been confused with the Germanic name Ulrich.
HÜLYA   f   Turkish
Means "daydream" in Turkish.
HUMAIRA   f   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of HUMAYRA.
HUMAYRA   f   Arabic
Means "red" in Arabic. This was a name given by the Prophet Muhammad to his wife Aisha.
HUMBERT   m   German, French, English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Means "bright warrior", derived from the Germanic elements hun "warrior, bear cub" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to England, though it has always been uncommon there. It was borne by two kings of Italy (called Umberto in Italian), who ruled in the 19th and 20th centuries.
HUMPHREY   m   English
Means "peaceful warrior" from the Germanic elements hun "warrior, bear cub" and frid "peace". The Normans introduced this name to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hunfrith, and it was regularly used through the Middle Ages. A famous bearer was the American actor Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957), who starred in 'The Maltese Falcon' and 'Casablanca'.
HUMPHRY   m   English (Rare)
Variant of HUMPHREY.
HUNBERCT   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of HUMBERT.
HUNFRID   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of HUMPHREY.
HÙNG   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hùng) meaning "brave, manly".
HUNOR   m   Hungarian
Derived from the ethnic term Hun, which refers to the nomadic people from Central Asia who expanded into Europe in the 4th century. The word Hun is from Latin Hunnus, which is possibly of Turkic origin.
HUNTER   m & f   English
From an occupational English surname for a hunter, derived from Old English hunta. A famous bearer was the eccentric American journalist Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005).
HƯƠNG   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hương) meaning "fragrant".
HƯỜNG   f   Vietnamese
Variant of HỒNG.
HURI   m   Biblical
Means "linen weaver" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Abihail in the Old Testament.
HURIK   f   Armenian
Means "small fire" in Armenian.
HURŞİT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of KHURSHID.
HUSAIN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of HUSAYN.
HUSAM   m   Arabic
Means "sword" in Arabic, a derivative of the verb حسم (hasama) meaning "to sever, to finish, to decide".
HUSAYN   m   Arabic
Diminutive of HASAN. Husayn ibn Ali (also commonly transliterated Hussein) was the son of Ali and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. His older brother was named Hasan. The massacre of Husayn and his family was a major event in the split between Shia and Sunni Muslims, which continues to this day. In more recent times this was the name of a king of Jordan (1935-1999).
HUSEIN   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of HUSAYN.
HÜSEYİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of HUSAYN.
HÜSEYN   m   Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of HUSAYN.
HUSNA   f   Arabic
Means "more beautiful" in Arabic.
HUSNI   m & f   Arabic
Derived from Arabic حسن (husn) meaning "beauty, excellence, goodness".
HUSNIYA   f   Arabic
Strictly feminine form of HUSNI.
HÜSNİYE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of HUSNI.
HÜSNÜ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of HUSNI.
HUSSAIN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of HUSAYN.
HUSSEIN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of HUSAYN.
HỮU   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hữu) meaning "friend, companion".
HUUB   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of HUBERT.
HUW   m   Welsh
Welsh form of HUGH.
HVARE KHSHAETA   m   Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of KHURSHID.
HWAN   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (hwan) meaning "shining, brilliant, lustrous" or other characters which are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character.
HYACINTH (2)   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the flower (or the precious stone which also bears this name), ultimately from Greek ‘υακινθος (hyakinthos).
HYACINTHA   f   History
Latinate feminine form of HYACINTHUS, used to refer to the 17th-century Italian saint Hyacintha Mariscotti (real name Giacinta).
HYACINTHE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
HYACINTHUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Υακινθος (Hyakinthos), which was derived from the name of the hyacinth flower. In Greek legend Hyakinthos was accidentally killed by Apollo, who caused a lily to arise from his blood. The name was also borne by several early saints, notably a 3rd-century martyr who was killed with his brother Protus.
HYAM   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
HYDER   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of HAIDAR.
HYE   m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (hye) meaning "bright, intelligent" or other characters which are pronounced in the same way. Although it does appear rarely as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character. A notable bearer was a 6th-century king of Baekje.
HYE-JIN   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (hye) meaning "bright, intelligent" or (hye) meaning "favour, benefit" combined with (jin) meaning "precious, rare". This name can be formed by a variety of other hanja character combinations as well.
HYEON   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or other characters which are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
HYEON-JEONG   f & m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or (hyeon) meaning "shine, glitter" combined with (jeong) meaning "court" or (jeong) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
HYEON-JU   f & m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" and (ju) meaning "jewel, pearl". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
HYEON-U   m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or (hyeon) meaning "manifest, clear" combined with (u) meaning "divine intervention, protection" or (u) meaning "rain". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
HYGINOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of HYGINUS.
HYGINUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of ‘Υγινος (Hyginos), a Greek name derived from ‘υγιεινος (hygieinos) meaning "healthy". This was the name of the ninth pope.
HYLDA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of HILDA.
HYLEDD   f   Welsh
Variant of HELEDD.
HYMAN   m   Yiddish
Alteration of HYAM influenced by Yiddish man "man".
HYMIE   m   Yiddish
Diminutive of HYMAN.
HYNEK   m   Czech
Diminutive of HEINRICH.
HYPATIA   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ‘υπατος (hypatos) meaning "highest, supreme". Hypatia of Alexandria was a 5th-century philosopher and mathematician, daughter of the mathematician Theon.
HYPATOS   m   Ancient Greek
Masculine form of HYPATIA.
HYPERION   m   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ‘υπερ (hyper) "over". In Greek myth this was the name of a Titan who presided over the sun and light. By Theia he was the father of the sun god Helios, the moon goddess Selene, and the dawn goddess Eos.
HYRAM   m   English (Rare)
Variant of HIRAM.
HYRUM   m   English (Rare)
Variant of HIRAM. This name was borne by Hyrum Smith (1800-1844), an early leader within the Mormon church.
HYUN   m & f   Korean
Variant transcription of HYEON.
HYUN-JOO   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of HYEON-JU.
HYUN-JUNG   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of HYEON-JEONG.
HYUN-WOO   m   Korean
Variant transcription of HYEON-U.
HYWEL   m   Welsh
Means "eminent" in Welsh. This was the name of a 10th-century king of Wales.
IACCHUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ιακχος (Iakchos), derived from ιαχω (iacho) meaning "to shout". This was the solemn name of the Greek god Dionysos as used in the Eleusinian mysteries.
IACHIN   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JACHIN used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IACOB   m   Romanian
Romanian form of JACOB.
IACOBUS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of JACOB.
IACOMUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin form of JACOB.
IACOPO   m   Italian
Variant of JACOPO.
IAEL   f   Biblical Greek
Form of JAEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
IAFETH   m   Biblical Latin
Form of JAPHETH used in the Latin Old Testament.
IAGAN   m   Scottish
Variant of Aodhagán, a diminutive of AODH.
IAGO   m   Welsh, Galician, Portuguese
Welsh and Galician form of JACOB. This was the name of two early Welsh kings of Gwynedd. It is also the name of the villain in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Othello' (1603).
IAH   m   Egyptian Mythology
Means "moon" in Egyptian. In Egyptian mythology this was the name of a god of the moon, later identified with Thoth.
IAHEL   f   Biblical Latin
Form of JAEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
IAHMESU   m   Ancient Egyptian
Reconstructed Egyptian form of AHMOSE.
IAIN   m   Scottish
Scottish form of JOHN.
IAIR   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JAIR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IAIROS   m   Biblical Greek
New Testament Greek form of JAIRUS.
IAIRUS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of JAIRUS.
IAKOB   m   Georgian
Georgian form of JACOB.
IAKOBOS   m   Biblical Greek
Form of JACOB used in the Greek Bible.
IAKOPA   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of JACOB.
IAKOVOS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of JACOB (or JAMES).
IAKOVU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of JACOB.
IAN   m   Scottish, English
Scottish form of JOHN.
IANCU   m   Romanian
Romanian diminutive of JOHN.
IANTHA   f   Various
Variant of IANTHE.
IANTHE   f   Greek Mythology
Means "violet flower", derived from Greek ιον (ion) "violet" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". This was the name of an ocean nymph in Greek mythology.
IANTO   m   Welsh
Diminutive of IFAN.
IANUARIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman form of JANUARIUS.
IANUS   m   Roman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JANUS.
IAPETOS   m   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ιαπτω (iapto) "to wound, to pierce". In Greek mythology this was the name of a Titan, the father of Atlas, Prometheus and Epimetheus.
IAPETUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of IAPETOS. This is the name of one of Saturn's moons.
IAPHETH   m   Biblical Greek
Form of JAPHETH used in the Greek Old Testament.
IARA   f   Native American, Tupi
From Tupi y "water" and îara "lady, mistress". In Brazilian legend this is the name of a beautiful river nymph who would lure men into the water. She may have been based upon earlier Tupi legends.
IARED   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JARED used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IARFHLAITH   m   Irish
Composed of the Irish elements ior, of unknown meaning, and flaith "lord". Saint Iarfhlaith was a 6th-century bishop from Galway, Ireland.
IARLAITH   m   Irish
Variant of IARFHLAITH.
IB   m   Danish
Danish diminutive of JAKOB.
IBAI   m   Basque
Means "river" in Basque.
IBB   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of ISABEL.
IBBIE   f   English
Diminutive of ISABEL.
IBOLYA   f   Hungarian
Means "violet" in Hungarian, ultimately from Latin viola.
IBRAGIM   m   Chechen, Ossetian
Chechen and Ossetian form of ABRAHAM.
IBRAHEEM   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of IBRAHIM.
İBRAHİM   m   Turkish
Turkish form of ABRAHAM.
IBRAHIM   m   Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Bosnian
Arabic, Malay and Indonesian form of ABRAHAM.
IBRAHIMA   m   Western African, Fula, Serer, Wolof
Form of IBRAHIM used in parts of western Africa.
IBRO   m   Bosnian
Bosnian diminutive of IBRAHIM.
IBTIHAJ   f   Arabic
Means "joy" in Arabic.
IBTISAM   f   Arabic
Means "smile" in Arabic.
ICARUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ικαρος (Ikaros), of unknown meaning. In Greek myth Icarus was the son of Daedalus, locked with his father inside the Labyrinth by Minos. They escaped from the maze using wings devised from wax, but Icarus flew too close to the sun and the wax melted, plunging him to his death.
ICHABOD   m   Biblical
Means "no glory" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the grandson of Eli and the son of Phinehas. This name was also used by Washington Irving for Ichabod Crane, the main character in his short story 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' (1820).
ICHIRO   m   Japanese
Variant transcription of ICHIROU.
ICHIROU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (ichi) meaning "one" and (rou) meaning "son". This was traditionally a name given to the first son. Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
IDA   f   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element id meaning "work, labour". The Normans brought this name to England, though it eventually died out there in the Middle Ages. It was strongly revived in the 19th century, in part due to the heroine in Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem 'The Princess' (1847), which was later adapted into the play 'Princess Ida' (1884) by Gilbert and Sullivan.... [more]
IDAN   m   Hebrew
Means "era" in Hebrew.
ÍDE   f   Irish
Possibly derived from Old Irish ítu "thirst". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
IDELLA   f   English
Elaboration of IDA.
IDELLE   f   English (Rare)
Elaboration of IDA.
IDIDA   f   Biblical Latin
Form of JEDIDAH used in the Latin Old Testament.
IDIR   m   Northern African, Berber
Means "alive" in Tamazight.
IDONEA   f   English (Archaic)
Medieval English name, probably a Latinized form of IÐUNN. The spelling may have been influenced by Latin idonea "suitable". It was common in England from the 12th century.
IDONY   f   English (Archaic)
Medieval English vernacular form of IDONEA.
IDOWU   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "born after twins" in Yoruba.
IDOYA   f   Spanish
From the Spanish place name Idoia, possibly meaning "pond" in Basque, an important place of worship of the Virgin Mary.
IDRIL   f   Literature
Means "sparkle brilliance" in Sindarin. In the 'Silmarillion' (1977) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Idril was the daughter of Turgon, the king of Gondolin. She escaped the destruction of that place with her husband Tuor and sailed with him into the west.
İDRİS   m   Turkish
Turkish form of IDRIS (1).
IDRIS (1)   m   Arabic
Possibly means "interpreter" in Arabic. In the Qur'an this is the name of an ancient prophet. He is traditionally equated with the Hebrew prophet Enoch.
IDRIS (2)   m   Welsh
Means "ardent lord" from Welsh udd "lord, prince" combined with ris "ardent, enthusiastic, impulsive".
IDUN   f   Norse Mythology
Modern Scandinavian form of IÐUNN.
IDWAL   m   Welsh
Means "lord of the wall", derived from Welsh udd "lord, prince" combined with gwal "wall, rampart".
IEDIDA   f   Biblical Greek
Form of JEDIDAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
IEFAN   m   Welsh
Welsh form of JOHN.
IEKIKA   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of JESSICA.
IEPHTHAE   m   Biblical Greek
Form of JEPHTHAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
IEPTHAE   m   Biblical Latin
Form of JEPHTHAH used in the Latin Old Testament.
IEREMIAS   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of JEREMIAH.
IERONIMUS   m   Late Roman
Medieval Latin form of JEROME.
IESHA   f   African American (Modern)
Variant of AISHA. It was popularized by the song 'Iesha' (1991) by Another Bad Creation.
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