Masculine Names

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HATIMmArabic
Means "determined, decisive" in Arabic.
HAULmWelsh
Means "sun" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
HÅVARDmNorwegian
Norwegian form of HÁVARÐR.
HÁVARÐRmAncient Scandinavian
From the Old Norse elements "high" and varðr "guardian, defender".
HAVELmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of GALLUS.
HAVENf & mEnglish
From the English word for a safe place, derived ultimately from Old English hæfen.
HAVILAHmBiblical
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.
HAVRYILmUkrainian (Rare)
Ukrainian form of GABRIEL.
HAYATEmJapanese
From Japanese (hayate) meaning "sudden, sound of the wind". Other kanji with the same pronunciation can also form this name.
HAYATİmTurkish
Means "vital" in Turkish.
HAYATOmJapanese
From Japanese (haya) meaning "falcon" and (to) meaning "person". Other kanji combinations can also make up this name.
HAYDARmTurkish
Turkish form of HAIDAR.
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".
HAYDERmArabic
Variant transcription of HAIDAR.
HAYDNmEnglish (British)
From a German surname meaning "heathen". It is used in honour of the Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809).
HAYIMmHebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
HAYKmArmenian
Probably from the Armenian word հայ (hay) meaning "Armenian", although some hold that the ethnic name is in fact derived from the given name. This was the name of the legendary forefather of the Armenian people, supposedly a great-great-grandson of Noah.
HAYRİmTurkish
Means "useful man" in Turkish.
HAYTHAMmArabic
Means "young eagle" in Arabic.
HAYWOODmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "fenced wood" in Old English.
HAYYIMmHebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
HAZAELmBiblical
Means "God sees" in Hebrew. This is the name of a king of Aram in the Old Testament.
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.
HEARDmAnglo-Saxon
Short form of various Old English names containing the element heard meaning "brave, hardy".
HEATHmEnglish
From an English surname which denoted one who lived on a heath. It was popularized as a given name by the character Heath Barkley from the 1960s television series 'The Big Valley'.
HEBELmHebrew
Variant transcription of HEVEL.
HEBER (1)mIrish
Anglicized form of ÉIBHEAR.
HEBER (2)mBiblical
Means "enclave" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name is borne by a great-grandson of Jacob and also by the husband of Jael.
HECKmScottish
Scottish short form of HECTOR.
HECKIEmScottish
Scottish diminutive of HECTOR.
HÉCTORmSpanish
Spanish form of HECTOR.
HÈCTORmCatalan
Catalan form of HECTOR.
HECTORmEnglish, French, Greek Mythology (Latinized), Arthurian Romance
Latinized form of Greek ‘Εκτωρ (Hektor), which was derived from ‘εκτωρ (hektor) "holding fast", ultimately from εχω (echo) meaning "to hold, to possess". In Greek legend Hector was one of the Trojan champions who fought against the Greeks. After he killed Achilles' friend Patroclus in battle, he was himself brutally slain by Achilles, who proceeded to tie his dead body to a chariot and drag it about. This name also appears in Arthurian legends belonging to King Arthur's foster father.... [more]
HEDm & fHebrew
Means "echo" in Hebrew.
HEDDWYNmWelsh
Derived from the Welsh elements hedd "peace" and gwyn "white, fair, blessed".
HEDLEYmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "heather clearing" in Old English.
HEFINmWelsh
Means "summer" in Welsh.
HEIDRICHmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements heid "kind, sort, type" and ric "power, ruler".
HEIKEf & mLow German, Frisian, Dutch
Low German diminutive of HENRIKE or HEINRICH.
HEIKKImFinnish
Finnish form of HENRY.
HEIKOmLow German, Frisian, Dutch
Low German diminutive of HEINRICH.
HEILYNmWelsh
Means "winebearer" in Welsh.
HEIMIRmNorse Mythology, Icelandic
Norse cognate of HAMA. In the 'Volsungasaga' he is a king of Hlymdalir.
HEIMIRICHmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HENRY.
HEINmDutch
Diminutive of HENDRIK.
HEINERmGerman
Diminutive of HEINRICH.
HEINOmGerman, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Estonian
German form of Haimo (see HAMO).
HEINRICHmGerman, Ancient Germanic
German form of HENRY. This was the name of several German kings.
HEINZmGerman
Diminutive of HEINRICH.
HEITORmPortuguese
Portuguese form of HECTOR.
HÉLDERmPortuguese
Meaning uncertain. It was borne by the Brazilian archbishop Dom Hélder Câmara (1909-1999) who was noted for his charity. It could be from the name of the Dutch town of Den Helder (possibly meaning "hell's door" in Dutch). Alternatively, it might be derived from the Germanic given name HULDERIC.
HELGEmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Helgi, derived from heilagr meaning "holy, blessed".
HELGImAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HELGE.
HELI (1)mBiblical, Biblical Latin
Latin form of ELI (1) used in the Old and New Testament. This form of the name is used in most English versions of the New Testament to refer to the father of Joseph (husband of Mary) in the genealogy in the Gospel of Luke.
HELIASmBiblical Latin
Latin form of ELIJAH used in some versions of the Vulgate.
HELIODOROmSpanish, Portuguese
From the Greek name ‘Ηλιοδωρος (Heliodoros), derived from the elements ‘ηλιος (helios) "sun" and δωρον (doron) "gift". Saint Heliodoro was a 4th-century bishop of Altino.
HELIOSmGreek Mythology
Means "sun" in Greek. This was the name of the young Greek sun god, who rode across the sky each day in a chariot pulled by four horses.
HELLADIUSmLate Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Late Greek name ‘Ελλαδιος (Helladios), which was derived from ‘Ελλαδος (Hellados) meaning "of Greece". Saint Helladius was a 7th-century archbishop of Toledo.
HELMFRIDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HELMFRIED.
HELMFRIEDmGerman (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements helm "helmet" and frid "peace".
HELMOmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ELMO.
HELMOLDmAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements helm "helmet" and wald "rule".
HELMUTmGerman, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element helm "helmet" or heil "healthy" combined with muot "spirit, mind".
HELMUTHmGerman
Variant of HELMUT.
HEMImMaori
Maori form of JAMES.
HEMMINGmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Perhaps derived from Old Norse hamr "shape", and possibly originally a nickname for a person believed to be a shape changer.
HENDERSONmEnglish
From a Scottish surname meaning "son of HENRY".
HENDRIKmDutch, German, Estonian
Dutch and Estonian cognate of HENRY.
HENDRYmScottish
Scots variant of HENRY.
HENGm & fChinese
From Chinese (héng) meaning "constant, persistent", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
HENGISTmAncient Germanic
Of Germanic origin, meaning "stallion". Hengist and his brother Horsa were the leaders of the first Germanic settlers in Britain. Hengist established a kingdom in Kent in the 5th century.
HENKmDutch
Dutch short form of HENDRIK.
HENNIEm & fDutch
Dutch diminutive and feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENNYm & fDutch
Dutch diminutive and feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENRImFrench, Finnish
French form of HENRY.
HENRICHmSlovak
Slovak form of HENRY.
HENRIKASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of HENRY.
HENRIKKImFinnish
Finnish form of HENRY.
HENRIQUEmPortuguese
Portuguese form of HENRY. This was the name of a 15th-century Portuguese naval explorer (known as Henry the Navigator in English).
HENRYmEnglish
From the Germanic name Heimirich which meant "home ruler", composed of the elements heim "home" and ric "power, ruler". It was later commonly spelled Heinrich, with the spelling altered due to the influence of other Germanic names like Haganrich, in which the first element is hagan "enclosure".... [more]
HENRYKmPolish
Polish form of HENRY.
HEPHAESTUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek ‘Ηφαιστος (Hephaistos), meaning unknown. It probably shares its origin with the Minoan city of Φαιστος (Phaistos), which is of Pre-Greek origin. In Greek mythology Hephaestus was the god of fire and forging, the husband of the unfaithful Aphrodite. It was said that when he was born Hera, his mother, was so displeased with his physical deformities that she hurled him off the top of Mount Olympus.
HERACLEITUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Ηρακλειτος (Herakleitos) which meant "glory of Hera", derived from the name of the goddess HERA combined with κλειτος (kleitos) "glory". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Greek philosopher from Ephesus.
HERACLESmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of HERAKLES. However, the spelling used by the Romans was Hercules.
HERACLIOmSpanish
Spanish form of HERACLIUS.
HERACLIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek personal name ‘Ηρακλειος (Herakleios) which was derived from the name of the Greek hero HERAKLES. This was the name of a 7th-century Byzantine emperor, known for his victories over the Sassanid Persian Empire. This name was also borne by two early saints.
HERAKLEIDESmAncient Greek
Means "son of Herakles" in Greek, derived from the name of the mythic hero HERAKLES combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides).
HERAKLESmGreek Mythology
Means "glory of Hera" from the name of the goddess HERA combined with Greek κλεος (kleos) "glory". This was the name of a hero in Greek and Roman mythology, the son of Zeus and the mortal woman Alcmene. After being driven insane by Hera and killing his own children, Herakles completed twelve labours in order to atone for his crime and become immortal.
HERBmEnglish
Short form of HERBERT.
HERBERTmEnglish, German, Dutch, French, Swedish
Derived from the Germanic elements hari "army" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to England, where it replaced an Old English cognate Herebeorht. In the course of the Middle Ages it became rare, but it was revived in the 19th century.
HERBERTOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HERBERT.
HERBIEmEnglish
Diminutive of HERBERT.
HERCULEmFrench
French form of HERCULES.
HEREMOANAmTahitian
From Tahitian here "loved, dear" and moana "ocean".
HEREWARDmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements here "army" and weard "guard". This was the name of an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon leader who rebelled against Norman rule.
HEREWEALDmAnglo-Saxon
Old English form of HAROLD.
HERIBERTmGerman
German form of HERBERT.
HERIBERTOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HERBERT.
HERKmVarious
Short form of HERCULES.
HERKUSmLithuanian
Short form of HENRIKAS.
HERLEIFmNorwegian
Modern Scandinavian form of HERLEIFR.
HERLEIFRmAncient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements herr "army" and leifr "son, descendant".
HERMAGORASmAncient Greek
From the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek αγορα (agora) meaning "assembly, marketplace". Saint Hermagoras (3rd century) was the first bishop of Aquileia in Italy.
HERMANmEnglish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Ancient Germanic
Means "army man", derived from the Germanic elements hari "army" and man "man". It was introduced to England by the Normans, died out, and was revived in the English-speaking world in the 19th century. It was borne by a 18th-century Russian missionary to Alaska who is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church. Another famous bearer was Herman Melville (1819-1891), the author of 'Moby-Dick'.
HERMANNmGerman
German form of HERMAN.
HERMANNImFinnish
Finnish form of HERMAN.
HERMENEGILDOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of a Visigothic name which meant "complete sacrifice" from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, entire" and gild "sacrifice, value". It was borne by a 6th-century saint, the son of Liuvigild the Visigothic king of Hispania.
HERMESmGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Probably from Greek ‘ερμα (herma) meaning "cairn, pile of stones, boundary marker". Hermes was a Greek god associated with speed and good luck, who served as a messenger to Zeus and the other gods. He was also the patron of travellers, writers, athletes, merchants, thieves and orators.... [more]
HERMÍNIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of HERMINIUS.
HERMINIOmSpanish
Spanish form of HERMINIUS.
HERMINIUSmAncient Roman
Roman name which was possibly of unknown Etruscan origin, but could also be derived from the name of the god HERMES. In Roman legend this was the name of a companion of Aeneas.
HERMOGENESmAncient Greek
Means "born of Hermes" from the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek γενης (genes) "born".
HERMOKRATESmAncient Greek
Means "power of Hermes" from the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek κρατος (kratos) "power".
HERMOLAOSmAncient Greek
Means "the people of Hermes" from the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek λαος (laos) "people".
HERNÁNmSpanish
Short form of HERNANDO.
HERNANDOmSpanish
Medieval Spanish form of FERDINAND. A famous bearer of this name was Hernando Cortés (1485-1547), a Spanish conquistador.
HERODmBiblical
From the Greek name ‘Ηρωιδης (Heroides), which probably means "song of the hero" from ‘ηρως (heros) "hero, warrior" combined with ωιδη (oide) "song, ode". This was the name of several rulers of Judea during the period when it was part of the Roman Empire. This includes two who appear in the New Testament: Herod the Great, the king who ordered the slaughter of the children, and his son Herod Antipas, who had John the Baptist beheaded.
HERODESmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Latin form of HEROD, as well as the usual biblical Greek transcription of ‘Ηρωιδης: after the Classical period, the ι in the sequence ωι (often written as a subscript) was not pronounced.
HERODIONmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Diminutive of the Greek name Heroides (see HEROD). This name is mentioned briefly in Paul's epistle to the Romans in the New Testament.
HERODOTUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Ηροδοτος (Herodotos), derived from the name of the goddess HERA combined with δοτος (dotos) meaning "given, granted". Herodotus was a Greek historian of the 5th century BC who wrote about Persian and the Persian Wars. He is known as the Father of History.
HEROIDESmAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of HERODES.
HEROIDIONmAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of HERODION.
HERONmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek ‘ηρως (heros) meaning "hero". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek inventor (also known as Hero) from Alexandria.
HERRYmMedieval English
Medieval English form of HENRY. Unlike Harry, this form is no longer used.
HERSHmYiddish
Variant transcription of HIRSH.
HERSHELmAmerican, Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of HIRSH. As a non-Jewish American name (somewhat common around the end of the 19th century), it was likely inspired by the German surname HERSCHEL, borne for instance by the British-German astronomer William Herschel (1738-1822).
HERUmEgyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of HORUS.
HERVÉmFrench
French form of HARVEY.
HERVEYmEnglish
Variant of HARVEY.
HESHAMmArabic
Variant transcription of HISHAM.
HESHELmYiddish
Yiddish diminutive of HIRSH.
HESIODmAncient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name ‘Ησιοδος (Hesiodos), which probably means "to throw song" from ‘ιημι (hiemi) "to throw, to speak" and ωιδη (oide) "song, ode". This was the name of an 8th-century BC Greek poet.
HESPEROSmAncient Greek
Means "evening" in Greek. This was the name of the personification of the Evening Star (the planet Venus) in Greek mythology.
HEYDARmPersian
Persian form of HAIDAR.
HEZEKIAHmBiblical
From the Hebrew name חִזְקִיָהוּ (Chizqiyahu), which means "YAHWEH strengthens", from the roots חָזַק (chazaq) meaning "to strength" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This name was borne by a powerful king of Judah who reigned in the 8th and 7th centuries BC. Also in the Old Testament, this was the name of an ancestor of the prophet Zephaniah.
HIAWATHAmHistory, Native American, Iroquois
From the Iroquoian name Haio-went-ha meaning "he who combs". This was the name of a Mohawk or Onondaga leader who founded the Iroquois Confederacy, possibly in the 15th century. He was later the subject of a fictionalized 1855 poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
HIBIKIm & fJapanese
From Japanese (hibiki) meaning "sound, echo".
HIDAYATmArabic, Indonesian
Means "guidance" in Arabic.
HIDDEmFrisian
Frisian short form of names containing the Germanic element hild meaning "battle".
HIDEAKImJapanese
From Japanese (hide) meaning "excellent, fine" and (aki) meaning "bright", as well as other combinations of kanji.
HIDEKImJapanese
From Japanese (hide) meaning "excellent, outstanding" or (hide) meaning "excellent, fine" combined with (ki) meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
HIDEYOSHImJapanese
From Japanese (hide) meaning "excellent, outstanding" combined with (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable" or (yoshi) meaning "good luck". Other kanji combinations are possible. Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Hideyoshi 秀吉 being his given name) was a 16th-century daimyo who unified Japan and attempted to conquer Korea. He also banned the ownership of weapons by the peasantry, and banished Christian missionaries.
HIERONYMOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of JEROME.
HIERONYMUSmGerman, Dutch (Archaic), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latin form of JEROME used in Germany and the Netherlands. Hieronymus Bosch was a 15th-century Dutch painter known for his depictions of the torments of hell.
HIEUmBiblical Latin
Latin form of JEHU.
HIEZECIHELmBiblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of EZEKIEL.
HIGINImCatalan (Rare)
Catalan form of HYGINUS.
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".
HİKMETmTurkish
Turkish form of HIKMAT.
HILAIREmFrench
French form of HILARIUS.
HILARIONmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek ‘ιλαρος (hilaros) meaning "cheerful". This was the name of a 4th-century saint, a disciple of Saint Anthony.
HILARIUSmAncient Roman
Roman name which was derived from Latin hilaris meaning "cheerful". Alternatively, it could be derived from the Greek name ‘Ιλαρος (Hilaros) also meaning "cheerful" (the Greek word ‘ιλαρος was the source of the Latin word hilaris). Saint Hilarius was a 4th-century theologian and bishop of Poitiers. This was also the name of a 5th-century pope.
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.
HILDEBERTmGerman (Rare)
Means "bright battle" from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and beraht "bright".
HILDEBRANDmGerman (Archaic), Ancient Germanic
Means "battle sword", derived from the Germanic element hild "battle" combined with brand "sword". This was the name of the hero of an 8th-century poem written in Old High German.
HILDEFONSmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ILDEFONSO.
HILDIMARmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HILMAR.
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.
HILLARmEstonian
Estonian form of HILARIUS.
HILLELmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew הלל (halal) meaning "praise". This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament as the father of the judge Abdon.
HILMARmGerman, Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish
From the Germanic name Hildimar, derived from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and mari "famous".
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.
HINNERKmLow German
Low German form of HEINRICH.
HINRICHmLow German
Low German form of HEINRICH.
HINRIKmIcelandic
Icelandic form of HENRY.
HIOBmBiblical German
German form of JOB.
HIPOLITmPolish
Polish form of HIPPOLYTOS.
HIPÓLITOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HIPPOLYTOS.
HIPPOCRATESmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Ιπποκρατης (Hippokrates) which meant "horse power", derived from the elements ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse" and κρατος (kratos) "power". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek doctor who is known as the Father of Medicine.
HIPPOLYTOSmGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Means "freer of horses" from Greek ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse" and λυω (luo) "to loosen". In Greek legend he was the son of Theseus who was tragically loved by his stepmother Phaedra. This was also the name of a 3rd-century theologian, saint and martyr.
HIRAHmBiblical
Means "splendour" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father-in-law of Judah in the Old Testament.
HIRAKUmJapanese
From Japanese (hiraku) meaning "expand, open, support". Other kanji can also form this name.
HIRAMmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Probably of Phoenician origin, though it could be from Hebrew meaning "exalted brother". This was the name of a king of Tyre in the Old Testament. As an English given name, Hiram came into use after the Protestant Reformation. In the 17th century the Puritans brought it to America, where it gained some currency.
HIROKImJapanese
From Japanese (hiro) meaning "big, great" and (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
HIROSHImJapanese
From Japanese (hiroshi) meaning "tolerant, generous", (hiroshi) meaning "prosperous", or other kanji and kanji combinations which are read the same way.
HIROTOmJapanese
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.
HIRSHmYiddish
Means "deer" in Yiddish. The deer is particularly associated with the tribe of Naphtali (see Genesis 49:21).
HIRSHELmYiddish
Yiddish diminutive of HIRSH.
HISEINmArabic
Variant transcription of HUSAYN.
HISHAMmArabic
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.
HIZKIAHmBiblical
Alternate form of the Hebrew name Chizqiyahu (see HEZEKIAH).
HJALMARmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Hjálmarr meaning "helmeted warrior" from the element hjalmr "helmet" combined with arr "warrior".
HJÖRTURmIcelandic
Means "deer" in Icelandic.
HLAm & fBurmese
Means "pretty, favourable" in Burmese.
HOBmMedieval English
Medieval short form of ROBERT.
HODEImBasque
Means "cloud" in Basque.
HOEBAERmLimburgish
Limburgish form of HUBERT. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Hubert.
HOHEPAmMaori
Maori form of JOSEPH.
HOKOLESQUAmNative American, Shawnee
Means "cornstalk" in Shawnee. This was the name of an 18th-century Shawnee chief.
HOLDENmEnglish (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.
HOLGERmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Hólmgeirr, derived from the elements holmr "island" and geirr "spear". This was the name of one of Charlemagne's generals, a nobleman from Denmark.
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.
HOMERmEnglish, 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'.
HOMEROSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of HOMER.
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.
HONORATUSmLate 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.
HONORÉmFrench
French form of HONORATUS. It is also sometimes used as a French form of HONORIUS.
HONORINUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name which was a derivative of HONORIUS.
HONORIUSmLate 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.
HONZAmCzech
Czech form of HANS.
HOPCYNmWelsh
Welsh form of HOPKIN.
HOPKINmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of HOB.
HORACEmEnglish, 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.
HORÁCIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of HORATIUS.
HORACIOmSpanish
Spanish form of HORATIUS.
HORATIOmEnglish
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.
HORAȚIUmRomanian
Romanian form of HORATIUS.
HORATIUSmAncient 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.
HOREAmRomanian
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.
HORIAmRomanian
Variant of HOREA.
HORSAmAncient 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.
HORSTmGerman
Means "wood, thicket" in German. Alternatively, it may derive from the Germanic element hros or hors meaning "horse".
HORUSmEgyptian 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.
HORYMÍRmCzech (Rare)
Possibly from the Slavic elements gora meaning "mountain" and miru meaning "peace, world".
HOSEAmBiblical
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.
HOSHEAmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name הוֹשֵׁעַ (Hoshe'a) meaning "salvation", from the root יָשַׁע (yasha'). 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.
HOSNIm & fArabic
Variant transcription of HUSNI.
HOSSAMmArabic
Variant transcription of HUSAM.
HOSSEINmPersian
Persian form of HUSAYN.
HOUSSAMmArabic
Variant transcription of HUSAM.
HOVHANNESmArmenian
Armenian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
HOVIKmArmenian
Diminutive of HOVHANNES.
HOVOmArmenian
Diminutive of HOVHANNES.
HOVSEPmArmenian
Armenian form of JOSEPH.
HOWARDmEnglish
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).
HOWELLmWelsh
Anglicized form of HYWEL.
HOWIEmEnglish
Diminutive of HOWARD.
HOYTmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from Middle English hoit "stick", originally a nickname for a thin person.
HRAFNmIcelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "raven" in Old Norse.
HRISTIJANmMacedonian
Macedonian form of CHRISTIAN.
HRISTOmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian short form of CHRISTOPHER.
HRISTOFORmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of CHRISTOPHER.
HRÓARRmAncient 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.
HRODEBERTmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROBERT.
HRODERICHmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RODERICK.
HRODGERmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROGER.
HRODLANDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROLAND.
HRODULFmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RUDOLF.
HRŒREKRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hroderich (see RODERICK).
HROLFmAncient Germanic
Contracted form of HRODULF.
HROÐGARmAnglo-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.
HRÓÐGEIRRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hrodger (see ROGER).
HRÓÐÓLFRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hrodulf (see RUDOLF).
HROÐULFmAnglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of Hrodulf (see RUDOLF). This name appears in 'Beowulf' belonging to the nephew of Hroðgar.
HRUODNANDmAncient Germanic
Possible Germanic form of ROLAND.
HRVOJEmCroatian
Derived from Croatian Hrvat meaning "Croat".
HRYHORIYmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of GREGORY.
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.
HUBERTmEnglish, 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.
HUDDEmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of HUGH or possibly RICHARD.
HUDSONmEnglish
From an English surname which meant "son of HUDDE". A famous bearer of the surname was the English explorer Henry Hudson (1570-1611).
HUEYmEnglish
Variant of HUGHIE.
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