Feminine Names

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HADYAfArabic
Variant transcription of HADIYA.
HAFfWelsh
Means "summer" in Welsh.
HAFSAfArabic
Means "gathering" in Arabic. This was the name of the daughter of Umar, the second caliph, and a wife of Muhammad.
HAFSAHfArabic
Variant transcription of HAFSA.
HAFZAfArabic
Variant transcription of HAFSA.
HAGARfBiblical, Biblical German, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "flight" in Hebrew, though it could also be of unknown Egyptian origin. In the Old Testament she is the concubine of Abraham and the mother of Ishmael, the founder of the Arab people. After Abraham's wife Sarah finally gave birth to a child, she had Hagar and Ishmael expelled into the desert. However, God heard their crying and saved them.
HAGGITHfBiblical
Means "festive" in Hebrew, derived from the root חָגַג (chagag). In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's wives.
HAGIRfArabic
Variant transcription of HAJAR.
HAGITfHebrew
Hebrew form of HAGGITH.
HAGNEfAncient Greek
Greek form of AGNES.
HAIm & fChinese
From Chinese (hǎi) meaning "sea, ocean" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
HAIDEEfLiterature
Perhaps intended to derive from Greek αιδοιος (aidoios) "modest, reverent". This name was created by Byron for a character in his poem 'Don Juan' (1819).
HAIFAfArabic
Variant transcription of HAYFA.
HAILWICfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HEILWIG.
HAIZEAfBasque
Means "wind" in Basque.
HAJARfArabic
Arabic form of HAGAR.
HAJNAfHungarian
Shortened form of HAJNAL. The Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty used it in his epic poem 'Zalán Futása' (1825).
HAJNALfHungarian
Means "dawn" in Hungarian.
HAJNALKAfHungarian
Means "morning glory (flower)" in Hungarian.
HAJNIfHungarian
Diminutive of HAJNAL or HAJNALKA.
HALAfArabic
Means "halo around the moon" in Arabic. This was the name of a sister-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad.
HALCYONfVarious
From the name of a genus of kingfisher birds, derived from Greek αλκυων (from the same source as Alcyone).
HALCYONEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek ‘Αλκυονη (Halkyone), a variant of Αλκυονη (see ALCYONE).
HALE (1)fTurkish
Turkish form of HALA.
HALİDEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of KHALID.
HALIMAfArabic
Feminine form of HALIM. Halima was the name of the foster mother of the Prophet Muhammad.
HALİMEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of HALIM.
HALINAfPolish
Polish form of GALINA.
HALLDÓRAfIcelandic
Icelandic feminine form of HALDOR.
HALLE (2)fEnglish (Modern)
In the case of American actress Halle Berry (1966-), it is from the name of a department store in Cleveland where she was born (the store was founded by brothers bearing the German surname Halle, a cognate of HALL).
HALLIEfEnglish
Diminutive of HARRIET.
HALYNAfUkrainian
Ukrainian form of GALINA.
HAMIDAfArabic
Feminine form of HAMID (1).
HAMİDEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of HAMID (1).
HAMIDEfPersian
Persian feminine form of HAMID (1).
HANA (1)fArabic, Bosnian
Means "bliss, happiness" in Arabic.
HANA (2)fCzech, Slovak, Croatian
Czech, Slovak and Croatian form of HANNAH.
HANA (3)fJapanese
From Japanese (hana) or (hana) which both mean "flower". Other kanji or kanji combinations can form this name as well.
HANA (4)fKorean
Means "one" in Korean.
HANAAfArabic
Variant transcription of HANA (1).
HANAEfJapanese
From Japanese (hana) or (hana), which both mean "flower", combined with (e) meaning "picture" or (e) meaning "favour, benefit". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HANAKOfJapanese
From Japanese (hana) meaning "flower" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
HANAN (2)fArabic
Means "mercy, compassion" in Arabic.
HANDANfTurkish
From Persian خندان (khandan) meaning "laughing, smiling".
HANDEfTurkish
From Persian خنده (khandeh) meaning "laughter, smile".
HANEULm & fKorean
Means "heaven, sky" in Korean.
HẰNGfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hằng) meaning "lady".
HANGAfHungarian
Means "heather" in Hungarian.
HANIA (1)fPolish
Polish diminutive of HANNA (1).
HANIA (2)fArabic
Variant transcription of HANIYYA.
HANIFAfArabic
Feminine form of HANIF.
HANİFEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of HANIF.
HANIYAHfArabic
Variant transcription of HANIYYA.
HANIYYAfArabic
Means "pleasant" in Arabic.
HANNAHfEnglish, Hebrew, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Arabic, Biblical
From the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) meaning "favour, grace", derived from the root חָנַן (chanan). 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]
HANNE (1)f & mDanish, 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).
HANNELEfFinnish
Finnish diminutive of JOHANNA or HANNAH.
HANNELOREfGerman
Combination of HANNE (1) and ELEONORE.
HANNIEfDutch
Diminutive of JOHANNA.
HAPPYf & mEnglish (Rare)
From the English word happy.
HAREGEWOINfEastern African, Amharic
Means "grape vine" in Amharic.
HARINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
Variant of HARENDRA used by Sikhs.
HARIS (2)m & fGreek
Modern Greek form of CHARES or CHARIS.
HARLEYm & fEnglish
From a surname which was from a place name, itself derived from Old English hara "hare" and leah "woodland, clearing".
HARLOWf & mEnglish
From a surname which was from a place name which was derived from Old English hær "rock" or here "army", combined with hlaw "hill".
HARMONIAfGreek Mythology
Means "harmony, agreement" in Greek. She was the daughter of Ares and Aphrodite, given by Zeus to Cadmus to be his wife.
HARMONYfEnglish
From the English word harmony, ultimately deriving from Greek ‘αρμονια (harmonia).
HARPERf & mEnglish
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'.
HARRIETfEnglish
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'.
HARSHADAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of HARSHAD.
HARUm & fJapanese
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.
HARUKAf & mJapanese
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.
HARUKOfJapanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "spring" or (haru) meaning "light, sun, male" combined with (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
HARUNAfJapanese
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.
HASNAfArabic
Means "beauty" in Arabic.
HATHORfEgyptian 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.
HATİCEfTurkish
Turkish form of KHADIJA.
HATSHEPSUTfAncient 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.
HATTIEfEnglish
Diminutive of HARRIET.
HATTYfEnglish
Diminutive of HARRIET.
HAUKEAfHawaiian
Means "white snow" from Hawaiian hau "snow" and kea "white".
HAUNANIfHawaiian
Means "beautiful snow" from Hawaiian hau "snow" and nani "beauty, glory".
HAURVATATfPersian Mythology
Means "health, perfection, wholeness" in Avestan. This was the name of a Zoroastrian goddess (one of the Amesha Spenta) of health and water.
HAVAfHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of EVE.
HAVENf & mEnglish
From the English word for a safe place, derived ultimately from Old English hæfen.
HAVVAfTurkish
Turkish form of EVE.
HAWAfArabic
Arabic form of EVE.
HAYDÉEfSpanish, 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).
HAYDENm & fEnglish
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".
HAYFAfArabic
Means "slender" in Arabic.
HAYLEYfEnglish (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.
HA-YUNfKorean
From Sino-Korean (ha) meaning "summer, name" combined with (yun) meaning "sunlight". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
HAZANfTurkish
Means "autumn" in Turkish.
HAZEfEnglish (Rare)
Short form of HAZEL.
HAZELfEnglish
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.
HEf & mChinese
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.
HEATHERfEnglish
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.
HEAVENfEnglish (Modern)
From the English vocabulary word meaning "paradise".
HEBEfGreek 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.
HECATEfGreek 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.
HECUBAfGreek 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.
HEDm & fHebrew
Means "echo" in Hebrew.
HEDDAfNorwegian, Swedish
Diminutive of HEDVIG. This is the name of the heroine of the play 'Hedda Gabler' (1890) by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen.
HEDIİYEfTurkish
Turkish form of HADIYYA.
HEDVIGfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Hungarian
Scandinavian and Hungarian form of HEDWIG.
HEDVIGAfSlovak
Slovak form of HEDWIG.
HEDVIKAfCzech, Slovene
Czech and Slovene form of HEDWIG.
HEDWIGfGerman
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.
HEDYfGerman, Dutch
Diminutive of HEDWIG and other Germanic names beginning with the element hadu meaning "battle, combat".
HEFINAfWelsh
Feminine form of HEFIN.
HEGEfNorwegian, Danish
Diminutive of HELGA.
HEIDAfGerman
German diminutive of ADELHEID.
HEIDIfGerman, 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.
HEIDRUNfNorse 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.
HEIKEf & mLow German, Frisian, Dutch
Low German diminutive of HENRIKE or HEINRICH.
HEILWIGfGerman (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements heil "happy, hearty, healthy" and wig "war".
HEINTJEfDutch
Feminine diminutive of HENDRIK.
HEIRANIfTahitian
From Tahitian hei "crown, garland" and rani "heaven, sky".
HEIÐRÚNfNorse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of HEIDRUN.
HEITIAREfTahitian
From Tahitian hei "crown, garland" and tiare "flower".
HELfNorse 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).
HELAHfBiblical
Means "rust" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name is mentioned as one of the wives of Asher.
HELEDDfWelsh
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a semi-legendary 7th-century Welsh princess.
HELEENfDutch
Dutch variant of HELEN.
HELEENAfFinnish
Finnish variant of HELENA.
HELEENTJEfDutch
Dutch diminutive of HELEN.
HELENfEnglish, 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]
HELÉNAfHungarian
Hungarian form of HELEN.
HELĒNAfLatvian
Latvian form of HELEN.
HÉLÈNEfFrench
French form of HELEN.
HELENEfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Ancient Greek form of HELEN, as well as the modern Scandinavian and German form.
HELEWIDISfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ELOISE.
HELI (2)fFinnish
Diminutive of HELENA.
HELKAfFinnish
Finnish form of HELGA.
HELLÄfFinnish
Means "gentle, tender" in Finnish.
HELLE (1)fDanish
Danish variant of HELGA.
HELLE (2)fGreek 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").
HELLENfEnglish
Variant of HELEN.
HELMAfGerman, Dutch
Short form of WILHELMINA.
HELMIfFinnish, Swedish
Diminutive of VILHELMIINA or VILHELMINA. It also means "pearl" in Finnish.
HELMINEfGerman
Short form of WILHELMINE.
HÉLOÏSEfFrench
French form of ELOISE.
HEMAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada
Means "golden" in Sanskrit.
HEMERAfGreek 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.
HENAfYiddish
Yiddish form of HANNAH.
HENDAfYiddish
Yiddish form of HANNAH.
HENDELfYiddish
Yiddish diminutive of HANNAH.
HENDRIKAfDutch
Feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENDRIKJEfDutch
Feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENDRINAfDutch
Feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENEfYiddish
Yiddish form of HANNAH.
HENGm & fChinese
From Chinese (héng) meaning "constant, persistent", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
HENNAfFinnish
Finnish feminine form of HENRY.
HENNIEm & fDutch
Dutch diminutive and feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENNYm & fDutch
Dutch diminutive and feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENRIETTAfEnglish, Hungarian, Finnish, Swedish, Dutch
Latinate form of HENRIETTE. It was introduced to England by Henriette Marie, the wife of the 17th-century English king Charles I. The name Henriette was also Anglicized as Harriet, a form which was initially more popular.
HENRIËTTEfDutch
Dutch form of HENRIETTE.
HENRIETTEfFrench, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
French feminine diminutive of HENRY.
HENRIIKKAfFinnish
Finnish feminine form of HENRY.
HENRIKAfSwedish
Swedish feminine form of HENRY.
HENRIKEfGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian feminine form of HENRY.
HENRYKAfPolish
Polish feminine form of HENRY.
HENYEfYiddish
Yiddish form of HANNAH.
HEPHZIBAHfBiblical
Means "my delight is in her" in Hebrew. She is a queen and the mother of Manasseh in the Old Testament.
HERAfGreek Mythology
Uncertain meaning, possibly from either Greek ‘ηρως (heros) "hero, warrior"; ‘ωρα (hora) "period of time"; or ‘αιρεω (haireo) "to be chosen". In Greek mythology Hera was the queen of the gods, the sister and wife of Zeus. She presided over marriage and childbirth.
HERAISfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name which was probably derived from the name of the Greek goddess HERA.
HERENUIfTahitian
From Tahitian here "loved, dear" and nui "big".
HERLEVAfAncient Germanic
Germanic name, possibly a derivative of hari "army", era "honour", or erla "noble" (or their Old Norse cognates). This was the name of the mother of William the Conqueror, who, according to tradition, was a commoner.
HERMIAfLiterature
Feminine form of HERMES. Shakespeare used this name in his comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595).
HERMINEfGerman, French
Feminine form of HERMAN.
HERMÍNIAfPortuguese
Portuguese feminine form of HERMINIUS.
HERMIONEfGreek Mythology
Derived from the name of the Greek messenger god HERMES. In Greek myth Hermione was the daughter of Menelaus and Helen. This is also the name of the wife of Leontes in Shakespeare's play 'The Winter's Tale' (1610). It is now closely associated with the character Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series of books, first released in 1997.
HERO (1)fGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek ‘ηρως (heros) meaning "hero". In Greek legend she was the lover of Leander, who would swim across the Hellespont each night to meet her. He was killed on one such occasion when he got caught in a storm while in the water, and when Hero saw his dead body she drowned herself. This is also the name of a character in Shakespeare's play 'Much Ado About Nothing' (1599).
HERODIASfBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Feminine form of HEROD. This was the name of a member of the Herodian ruling family of Judea, a sister of Herod Agrippa and the wife of Herod Antipas. She appears in the New Testament, where she contrives to have her husband Antipas imprison and execute John the Baptist.
HEROIDIASfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of HERODIAS.
HERSILIAfRoman Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Roman legend this was the name of a Sabine woman who became the wife of Romulus.
HERTAfGerman
Variant of HERTHA.
HERTHAfGerman
Form of NERTHUS. The spelling change from N to H resulted from a misreading of Tacitus's text.
HERUTfHebrew
Means "freedom" in Hebrew.
HESTERfEnglish, Biblical Latin
Latin form of ESTHER. Like Esther, it has been used in England since the Protestant Reformation. Nathaniel Hawthorne used it for the heroine of his novel 'The Scarlet Letter' (1850), Hester Prynne.
HESTIAfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek ‘εστια (hestia) "hearth, fireside". In Greek mythology Hestia was the goddess of the hearth and domestic activity.
HETTIEfEnglish
Diminutive of HENRIETTA or HESTER.
HEULWENfWelsh
Means "sunshine" in Welsh.
HIBAfArabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
HIBIKIm & fJapanese
From Japanese (hibiki) meaning "sound, echo".
HIKARIf & mJapanese
From Japanese (hikari) meaning "light". Other kanji can also form this name. It is often written with the hiragana writing system.
HIKARUm & fJapanese
From Japanese (hikaru) meaning "light" or (hikaru) meaning "brightness". Other kanji can also form this name.
HIKMATm & fArabic
Derived from Arabic حكمة (hikmah) meaning "wisdom".
HILAfHebrew
Means "halo" in Hebrew.
HILARGIfBasque
Means "moon" in Basque.
HILARIAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of HILARIUS.
HILARYf & mEnglish
Medieval English form of HILARIUS or HILARIA. During the Middle Ages it was primarily a masculine name. It was revived in Britain at the beginning of the 20th century as a predominantly feminine name. In America, this name and the variant Hillary seemed to drop in popularity after Hillary Clinton (1947-) became the first lady.
HILDfAnglo-Saxon
Old English form of HILDA.
HILDAfEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Anglo-Saxon (Latinized), Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element hild "battle". The short form was used for both Old English and continental Germanic names. Saint Hilda of Whitby was a 7th-century English saint and abbess. The name became rare in England during the later Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century.
HILDEfGerman, Dutch, Norwegian
German, Dutch and Norwegian variant of HILDA.
HILDEGARDfGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and gard "enclosure". Saint Hildegard was a 12th-century mystic from Bingen in Germany who was famous for her writings and poetry and also for her prophetic visions.
HILDITRUTfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HILTRUD.
HILDRfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Old Norse cognate of HILDA. In Norse legend this was the name of a valkyrie.
HILDREDf & mEnglish
Possibly from the Old English masculine name Hildræd, which was composed of the elements hild "battle" and ræd "counsel". This name was revived in the late 19th century, probably because of its similarity to the popular names Hilda and Mildred.
HILDURfIcelandic, Norwegian
Icelandic form of HILDR.
HILJAfFinnish
Derived from Finnish hiljaisuus meaning "silence".
HILLARYfEnglish
Variant of HILARY. A famous bearer of the surname was Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), the first man to climb Mount Everest.
HILLEVIfSwedish, Finnish
Swedish and Finnish form of HEILWIG.
HILTRUDfGerman
Means "strength in battle", derived from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and thrud "strength".
HINAfJapanese
From Japanese (hi) meaning "light, sun, male" or (hi) meaning "sun, day" combined with (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HINATAf & mJapanese
From Japanese 日向 (hinata) meaning "sunny place", 陽向 (hinata) meaning "toward the sun", or a non-standard reading of 向日葵 (himawari) meaning "sunflower". Other kanji compounds are also possible. Because of the irregular readings, this name is often written using the hiragana writing system.
HINDfArabic
Possibly means "group of camels" in Arabic. Hind bint Abi Umayyah, also known as Umm Salama, was one of the wives of the Prophet Muhammad. This is also the Arabic name for the country of India.
HINEfMaori
Means "girl" in Maori.
HIPPOLYTAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of HIPPOLYTE (1). Shakespeare used this name in his comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595).
HIPPOLYTE (1)fGreek Mythology
Feminine form of HIPPOLYTOS. In Greek legend Hippolyte was the daughter of Ares, and the queen of the Amazons. She was killed by Herakles in order to obtain her magic girdle.
HIROKOfJapanese
From Japanese (hiro) meaning "tolerant, generous", (hiro) meaning "abundant" or (hiro) meaning "prosperous" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HIRUNEfBasque
Means "trinity" in Basque, derived from hiru meaning "three".
HITOMIfJapanese
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.
HIWOTfEastern African, Amharic
Means "life" in Amharic.
HJÖRDÍSfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Means "sword goddess", derived from Old Norse hjörr "sword" and dís "goddess".
HJÖRDISfSwedish
Modern Swedish form of HJÖRDÍS.
HJØRDISfDanish, Norwegian
Modern Danish and Norwegian form of HJÖRDÍS.
HLAm & fBurmese
Means "pretty, favourable" in Burmese.
HLENGIWEfSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Swazi
Means "helped, rescued, redeemed" in Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele and Swazi.
HLÍFfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of LIV (1).
HNUBfHmong
Means "sun" in Hmong.
HOAfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hoa) meaning "flower".
HODEfYiddish
Yiddish form of HADASSAH.
HODELfYiddish
Diminutive of HODE.
HODIAHfBiblical
Means "majesty of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is the name of a wife of Ezra in the Old Testament.
HOKULANIfHawaiian
Means "heavenly star" from Hawaiian hōkū "star" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
HOLLIEfEnglish
Variant of HOLLY.
HOLLISm & fEnglish
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.
HOLLYfEnglish
From the English word for the holly tree, ultimately derived from Old English holen.
HONEYfEnglish (Rare)
Simply from the English word honey, ultimately from Old English hunig. This was originally a nickname for a sweet person.
HỒNGfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hồng) meaning "pink, red".
HONGm & fChinese
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.
HONOKAfJapanese
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.
HONORfEnglish (Rare)
Variant of HONOUR, using the American spelling.
HONORAfIrish, English
Variant of HONORIA. It was brought to England and Ireland by the Normans.
HONORIAfLate Roman
Feminine form of HONORIUS.
HONORINAfLate Roman
Feminine form of HONORINUS.
HONORINEfFrench
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.
HONOURfEnglish (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.
HOODAfArabic
Variant transcription of HUDA.
HOPEfEnglish
From the English word hope, ultimately from Old English hopian. This name was first used by the Puritans in the 17th century.
HORATIAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of HORATIUS.
HORTENSIAfAncient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of the Roman family name Hortensius, possibly derived from Latin hortus "garden".
HOSANNAfBiblical
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.
HOSHIfJapanese
From Japanese (hoshi) meaning "star" or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
HOSHIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (hoshi) meaning "star" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HOSNIm & fArabic
Variant transcription of HUSNI.
HOTARUfJapanese
From Japanese (hotaru) meaning "firefly".
HOUAfHmong
Means "clouds" in Hmong.
HOUDAfArabic
Variant transcription of HUDA.
HOURIGfArmenian
Variant transcription of HURIK.
HRISTINAfBulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian form of CHRISTINA.
HRODOHAIDISfAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type" (see ROSE).
HROTSUITHAfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROSWITHA.
HUAf & mChinese
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.
HUANf & mChinese
From Chinese (huān) meaning "happy, pleased", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
HUANGm & fChinese
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.
HUDAfArabic
Means "right guidance" in Arabic.
HUDESfYiddish
Yiddish form of JUDITH.
HUỆfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (huệ) meaning "bright, intelligent" or (huệ) meaning "orchid".
HUGUETTEfFrench
Feminine form of HUGUES.
HUHANAfMaori
Maori form of SUSAN.
HUIf & mChinese
From Chinese (huì) meaning "intelligent, wise" (which is usually only feminine), (huī) meaning "brightness", besides other characters which are pronounced similarly.
HULDfNorse Mythology
Old Norse variant of HULDA (1).