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HABIBA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of HABIB.
HACER   f   Turkish
Turkish form of HAGAR.
HADAR   f & m   Hebrew
Means "splendour, glory" in Hebrew.
HADAS   f   Hebrew
Means "myrtle tree" in Hebrew.
HADASSAH   f   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew הֲדַס (hadas) meaning "myrtle tree". In the Old Testament this is the Hebrew name of Queen Esther.
HADEWIG   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HEDWIG.
HADEWYCH   f   Dutch
Dutch form of HEDWIG.
HADIA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of HADI.
HADIİYE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of HADI.
HADIL   f   Arabic
Means "cooing (of a pigeon)" in Arabic.
HADIYA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of HADI.
HADIYYA   f   Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
HADLEY   f & m   English
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "heather field" in Old English.
HADRIANA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of HADRIANUS.
HADYA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of HADIYA.
HAF   f   Welsh
Means "summer" in Welsh.
HAFSA   f   Arabic
Means "gathering" in Arabic. This was the name of the daughter of Umar, the second caliph, and a wife of Muhammad.
HAFSAH   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of HAFSA.
HAFZA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of HAFSA.
HAGAR   f   Biblical, 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.
HAGGITH   f   Biblical
Means "festive" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's wives.
HAGIR   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of HAJAR.
HAGIT   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of HAGGITH.
HAGNE   f   Ancient Greek
Greek form of AGNES.
HAI   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (hǎi) meaning "sea, ocean" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
HAIDEE   f   Literature
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).
HAIFA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of HAYFA.
HAILEE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of HAYLEY.
HAILEY   f   English (Modern)
Variant of HAYLEY.
HAILIE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of HAYLEY.
HAILWIC   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HEILWIG.
HAIZEA   f   Basque
Means "wind" in Basque.
HAJAR   f   Arabic
Arabic form of HAGAR.
HAJNA   f   Hungarian
Shortened form of HAJNAL. The Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty used it in his epic poem 'Zalán Futása' (1825).
HAJNAL   f   Hungarian
Means "dawn" in Hungarian.
HAJNALKA   f   Hungarian
Means "morning glory (flower)" in Hungarian.
HAJNI   f   Hungarian
Diminutive of HAJNAL or HAJNALKA.
HALA   f   Arabic
Means "halo around the moon" in Arabic. This was the name of a sister-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad.
HALCYON   f   Various
From the name of a genus of kingfisher birds, derived from Greek αλκυων (from the same source as Alcyone).
HALCYONE   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek ‘Αλκυονη (Halkyone), a variant of Αλκυονη (see ALCYONE).
HALE (1)   f   Turkish
Turkish form of HALA.
HALEIGH   f   English (Modern)
Variant of HAYLEY.
HALEY   f   English (Modern)
Variant of HAYLEY.
HALİDE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of KHALID.
HALIMA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of HALIM.
HALİME   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of HALIM.
HALINA   f   Polish
Polish form of GALINA.
HALKYONE   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of HALCYONE.
HALLDÓRA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of HALDOR.
HALLE (2)   f   English (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).
HALLIE   f   English
Diminutive of HARRIET.
HALLÞÓRA   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Feminine form of HALLÞÓRR.
HALYNA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of GALINA.
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).
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 (2)   f   Arabic
Means "mercy, compassion" in Arabic.
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.
HANGA   f   Hungarian
Means "heather" in Hungarian.
HANIA (1)   f   Polish
Polish diminutive of HANNA (1).
HANIA (2)   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of HANIYYA.
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.
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]
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.
HANNIE   f   Dutch
Diminutive of JOHANNA.
HAPPY   f & m   English (Rare)
From the English word happy.
HARINDER   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
Variant of HARENDRA used by Sikhs.
HARIS (2)   m & f   Greek
Modern Greek form of CHARES or CHARIS.
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".
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).
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'.
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.
HARSHADA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of HARSHAD.
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.
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.
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.
HASNA   f   Arabic
Means "beauty" in Arabic.
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.
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".
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.
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.
HAVVA   f   Turkish
Turkish form of EVE.
HAWA   f   Arabic
Arabic form of EVE.
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".
HAYFA   f   Arabic
Means "slender" in Arabic.
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.
HA-YUN   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (ha) meaning "summer, name" combined with (yun) meaning "sunlight". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HEDIİYE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of HADIYYA.
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".
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.
HEILWIG   f   German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements heil "happy, hearty, healthy" and wig "war".
HEINRIKE   f   German (Rare)
Feminine form of HEINRICH.
HEINTJE   f   Dutch
Feminine diminutive of HENDRIK.
HEIÐRÚN   f   Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of HEIDRUN.
HEKABE   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of HECUBA.
HEKATE   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of HECATE.
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.
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.
HELI (2)   f   Finnish
Diminutive of HELENA.
HELKA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of HELGA.
HELLA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Variant of HELGA.
HELLÄ   f   Finnish
Means "gentle, tender" in Finnish.
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.
HELMI   f   Finnish, Swedish
Diminutive of VILHELMIINA or VILHELMINA. It also means "pearl" in Finnish.
HELMINE   f   German
Short form of WILHELMINE.
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.
HENA   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of HANNAH.
HENDA   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of HANNAH.
HENDEL   f   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of HANNAH.
HENDRIKA   f   Dutch
Feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENDRIKJE   f   Dutch
Feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENDRINA   f   Dutch
Feminine form of HENDRIK.
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.
HENNA   f   Finnish
Finnish feminine form of HENRY.
HENNIE   m & f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive and feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENNY   m & f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive and feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENRIETTA   f   English, 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.
HENRIËTTE   f   Dutch
Dutch variant of HENRIETTE.
HENRIETTE   f   French, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
French feminine diminutive of HENRY.
HENRIIKKA   f   Finnish
Finnish feminine form of HENRY.
HENRIKA   f   Swedish
Swedish feminine form of HENRY.
HENRIKE   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian feminine form of HENRY.
HENRYKA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of HENRY.
HENYE   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of HANNAH.
HEPHZIBAH   f   Biblical
Means "my delight is in her" in Hebrew. She is a queen and the mother of Manasseh in the Old Testament.
HEPSIE   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of HEPHZIBAH.
HEPZIBAH   f   Biblical
Variant of HEPHZIBAH.
HERA   f   Greek 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.
HERAIS   f   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name which was probably derived from the name of the Greek goddess HERA.
HERLEVA   f   Ancient 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.
HERMIA   f   Literature
Feminine form of HERMES. Shakespeare used this name in his comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595).
HERMINE   f   German, French
Feminine form of HERMAN.
HERMÍNIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of HERMINIUS.
HERMINIA   f   Spanish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of HERMINIUS.
HERMIONE   f   Greek 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)   f   Greek 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).
HERODIAS   f   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient 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 Old Testament, where she contrives to have her husband Antipas imprison and execute John the Baptist.
HERSILIA   f   Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Roman legend this was the name of a Sabine woman who became the wife of Romulus.
HERTA   f   German
Variant of HERTHA.
HERTHA   f   German
Form of NERTHUS. The spelling change from N to H resulted from a misreading of Tacitus's text.
HERUT   f   Hebrew
Means "freedom" in Hebrew.
HESTER   f   English, 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.
HESTIA   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ‘εστια (hestia) "hearth, fireside". In Greek mythology Hestia was the goddess of the hearth and domestic activity.
HET-HERU   f   Egyptian Mythology
Egyptian form of HATHOR.
HETTIE   f   English
Diminutive of HENRIETTA or HESTER.
HEULWEN   f   Welsh
Means "sunshine" in Welsh.
HIBA   f   Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
HIBIKI   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (hibiki) meaning "sound, echo".
HIKARI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (hikari) meaning "light". Other kanji can also form this name. It is often written ひかり using the hiragana writing system.
HIKARU   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (hikaru) meaning "light" or (hikaru) meaning "brightness". Other kanji can also form this name.
HIKMAT   m & f   Arabic
Derived from Arabic حكمة (hikmah) meaning "wisdom".
HILA   f   Hebrew
Means "halo" in Hebrew.
HILARGI   f   Basque
Means "moon" in Basque.
HILARIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of HILARIUS.
HILARIO   f   Spanish
Spanish form of HILARIUS.
HILARY   f & m   English
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.
HILD   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of HILDA.
HILDA   f   English, 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.
HILDE   f   German, Dutch, Norwegian
German, Dutch and Norwegian variant of HILDA.
HILDEGARD   f   German, 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.
HILDIGARDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HILDEGARD.
HILDITRUT   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HILTRUD.
HILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Old Norse cognate of HILDA. In Norse legend this was the name of a valkyrie.
HILDRED   f & m   English
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.
HILDUR   f   Icelandic, Norwegian
Icelandic form of HILDR.
HILJA   f   Finnish
Derived from Finnish hiljaisuus meaning "silence".
HILLARY   f   English
Variant of HILARY. A famous bearer of the surname was Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), the first man to climb Mount Everest.
HILLEVI   f   Swedish, Finnish
Swedish and Finnish form of HEILWIG.
HILTRAUD   f   German
Variant of HILTRUD.
HILTRUD   f   German
Means "strength in battle", derived from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and thrud "strength".
HILTRUDE   f   German (Archaic)
Variant of HILTRUD.
HINA   f   Japanese
From Japanese (hi) meaning "light, sun, male" or (hi) meaning "sun, day" combined with (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HINATA   f & m   Japanese
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 ひなた using the hiragana writing system.
HIND   f   Arabic
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.
HINE   f   Maori
Means "girl" in Maori.
HIPPOLYTA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of HIPPOLYTE (1). Shakespeare used this name in his comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595).
HIPPOLYTE (1)   f   Greek 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.
HIROKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (hiro) meaning "tolerant, generous", (hiro) meaning "abundant" or (hiro) meaning "prosperous" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HIRUNE   f   Basque
Means "trinity" in Basque, derived from hiru meaning "three".
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 ひとみ using the hiragana writing system.
HIWOT   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "life" in Amharic.
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.
HLENGIWE   f   Southern African, Zulu
Means "nursed" in Zulu.
HLÍF   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of LIV (1).
HOA   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hoa) meaning "flower".
HODE   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of HADASSAH.
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.
HOKULANI   f   Hawaiian
Means "heavenly star" from Hawaiian hōkū "star" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
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.
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 ほのか 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.
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.
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.
HOODA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of HUDA.
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.
HORATIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of HORATIUS.
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".
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.
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.
HOTARU   f   Japanese
From Japanese (hotaru) meaning "firefly".
HOUDA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of HUDA.
HOURIG   f   Armenian
Variant transcription of HURIK.
HREIÐUNN   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of REIDUN.
HRISTINA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian form of CHRISTINA.
HRODOHAIDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type" (see ROSE).
HROTSUITHA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROSWITHA.
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.
HUDA   f   Arabic
Means "right guidance" in Arabic.
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