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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the first letter is H.
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HAAMIDmArabic
Variant transcription of HAMID (2).
HABACUCmBiblical Latin
Latin form of HABAKKUK used in some versions of the Vulgate.
HABAKKUKmBiblical
From the Hebrew name חֲבַקּוּק (Chavaqquq) meaning "embrace", from the root חָבַק (chavaq). In the Old Testament this is one of the twelve minor prophets, the author of the Book of Habakkuk.
HABIBmArabic
Means "beloved, darling" in Arabic.
HABIBULLAHmArabic
Means "friend of ALLAH", from Arabic حبيب (habib) meaning "friend" combined with الله (Allah).
HACHIROmJapanese
Variant transcription of HACHIROU.
HACHIROUmJapanese
From Japanese (hachi) meaning "eight" and (rou) meaning "son". This was traditionally a name for the eighth son. Other kanji combinations are also possible.
HADADmNear Eastern Mythology
Possibly derived from a Semitic root meaning "thunder". Hadad was the Semitic god of thunder and storms, often called Ba'al.
HADARf & mHebrew
Means "splendour, glory" in Hebrew.
HADESmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek ‘Αιδης (Haides), derived from αιδης (aides) meaning "unseen". In Greek mythology Hades was the dark god of the underworld, which was also called Hades. His brother was Zeus and his wife was Persephone.
HADImArabic, Persian
Means "leader, guide" in Arabic.
HADİmTurkish
Turkish form of HADI.
HADLEYf & mEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "heather field" in Old English.
HADRIANmHistory
From the Roman cognomen Hadrianus, which meant "from Hadria" in Latin. Hadria was the name of two Roman settlements. The first (modern Adria) is in northern Italy and was an important Etruscan port town. The second (modern Atri) is in central Italy and was named after the northern town. The Adriatic Sea is also named after the northern town.... [more]
HADRIANUSmAncient Roman
Original Roman form of HADRIAN.
HADRIENmFrench
French variant form of ADRIAN.
HADUBERTmAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements hadu "battle" and beraht "bright".
HADUFUNSmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hadu "battle, combat" and funs "ready".
HAFEEZmArabic
Variant transcription of HAFIZ.
HAFIZmArabic
Means "custodian, guardian" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحفيظ (al-Hafiz) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
HAGEN (1)mGerman, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic element hagan meaning "enclosure". In the Germanic saga the 'Nibelungenlied' he is the half-brother of Günther. He killed the hero Siegfried by luring him onto a hunting expedition and then stabbing him with a javelin in his one vulnerable spot.
HAGEN (2)mDanish
Danish form of HÅKON.
HAGGAImBiblical
Means "festive" in Hebrew, from the root חָגַג (chagag). This is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. He was the author of the Book of Haggai, which urges the exiles returning from Babylonia to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem.
HAGOPmArmenian
Western Armenian transcription of HAKOB.
HẢImVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hải) meaning "sea, ocean".
HAIm & fChinese
From Chinese (hǎi) meaning "sea, ocean" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
HAIDARmArabic
Means "lion" in Arabic. This was another name of Ali, the husband of Fatimah the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad.
HAIDERmArabic
Variant transcription of HAIDAR.
HAIGmArmenian
Variant transcription of HAYK.
HAIKmArmenian
Variant transcription of HAYK.
HAIMmHebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
HAIMOmAncient Germanic
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element heim meaning "home".
HA-JUNmKorean
From Sino-Korean (ha) meaning "summer, great, grand" combined with (jun) meaning "approve, permit". This name can be formed by other hanja characters as well.
HÅKANmSwedish
Swedish form of Hákon (see HÅKON).
HAKANmTurkish
Means "emperor, ruler" in Turkish.
HAKEEMmArabic
Variant transcription of HAKIM. A famous bearer is Nigerian-born former basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon (1963-).
HAKIMmArabic
Means "wise" in Arabic.
HAKOBmArmenian
Armenian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
HÁKONmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of HÅKON, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
HÅKONmNorwegian
Modern Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Hákon, which meant "high son" from "high" and konr "son, descendant". This was the name of seven kings of Norway.
HALmEnglish
Medieval diminutive of HARRY.
HALDORmNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Hallþórr, which meant "Thor's rock" from hallr "rock" combined with the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR).
HALE (2)mEnglish
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "nook, retreat" from Old English healh.
HÁLFDANmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of HALFDAN.
HALFDANmNorwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Hálfdan, composed of the elements hálfr "half" and Danr "Dane", originally a nickname for a person who was half Danish.
HALİLmTurkish
Turkish form of KHALIL.
HALILmAlbanian
Albanian form of KHALIL.
HALİMmTurkish
Turkish form of HALIM.
HALIMmArabic
Means "patient, tolerant, mild" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحليم (al-Halim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
HALİTmTurkish
Turkish form of KHALID.
HALLmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from Old English heall "manor, hall", originally belonging to a person who lived or worked in a manor.
HALLAMmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning either "at the rocks" or "at the nook" in Old English.
HALLBJÖRNmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements hallr "rock" and björn "bear".
HALLDÓRmIcelandic
Icelandic form of HALDOR.
HALLE (1)mNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Halli, a diminutive of names containing the element hallr meaning "rock".
HALLRmAncient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse hallr meaning "rock".
HALSTEINmNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Hallsteinn, derived from the elements hallr "rock" and steinn "stone".
HALSTENmSwedish
Old Swedish form of Hallsteinn (see HALSTEIN).
HALUKmTurkish
Means "good nature" in Turkish.
HALVARmSwedish
Swedish form of HALVARD.
HALVARDmNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Hallvarðr, which meant "rock guardian" from hallr "rock" combined with varðr "guardian".
HAMmBiblical
Means "hot, warm" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Ham is one of Noah's three sons, along with Shem and Japheth. He was the ancestor of the Egyptians and Canaanites.
HAMAmAnglo-Saxon Mythology
From Old English ham meaning "home". This is the name of a Gothic warrior, who appears with his companion of Wudga in some Anglo-Saxon tales (briefly in 'Beowulf').
HAMANmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Meaning uncertain, of Persian origin. In the Book of Esther in the Old Testament Haman, called the Agagite, is an adviser to the Persian king. He plots to have all the Jews in the realm executed, but is foiled by Queen Esther.
HAMEDmArabic, Persian
Variant transcription of HAMID (2).
HAMEEDmArabic
Variant transcription of HAMID (1).
HAMID (1)mArabic, Persian
Means "praiseworthy, praised" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحميد (al-Hamid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
HAMID (2)mArabic, Persian
Means "praiser" in Arabic.
HAMILCARmAncient Near Eastern (Latinized), History
Means "brother of Melqart" from Phoenician ha "brother" combined with the name of the god MELQART. Hamilcar was a 3rd-century BC Carthaginian general, the father of Hannibal.
HAMILTONmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from Old English hamel "crooked, mutilated" and dun "hill". The surname was originally taken from the name of a town in Leicestershire, England (which no longer exists). A famous bearer of the surname was Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), a founding father of the United States who was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr.
HAMISHmScottish
Anglicized form of a Sheumais, the vocative case of SEUMAS.
HAMİTmTurkish
Turkish form of HAMID (1).
HAMLETmLiterature, Armenian
Anglicized form of the Danish name Amleth. Shakespeare used this name for the Prince of Denmark in his play 'Hamlet' (1600), which he based upon earlier Danish tales.
HAMMONDmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from either the Germanic given name Haimund which meant "home protection" or else from the Old Norse given name Hámundr which meant "high protection".
HAMMURABImAncient Near Eastern, History
From the Akkadian name Hammu-rapi, possibly derived from Amorite meaning "uncle is a healer". This was the name of an 18th-century BC king of Babylon who conquered Sumer and Akkad. He is also known for devising a written code of laws.
HAMNETmEnglish (Archaic)
Diminutive of HAMO. This was the name of a son of Shakespeare who died in childhood. His death may have provided the inspiration for his father's play 'Hamlet'.
HAMOmMedieval English
Norman form of HAIMO. The Normans brought this name to Britain.
HAMPUSmSwedish
Swedish diminutive of HANS.
HAMZAmArabic
Possibly derived from Arabic hamuza meaning "strong, steadfast". This was the name of the uncle of the Prophet Muhammad who was killed in battle.
HANAN (1)mBiblical
Means "gracious" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
HANANIAHmBiblical
Means "YAHWEH is gracious" in Hebrew. This name appears frequently in the Old Testament. It is the Hebrew name of Shadrach.
HANEULm & fKorean
Means "heaven, sky" in Korean.
HANImArabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
HANIFmArabic
Means "true, upright" in Arabic.
HANKmEnglish
Originally a short form of Hankin which was a medieval diminutive of JOHN. Since the 17th century in the United States this name has also been used as a diminutive of HENRY, probably under the influence of the Dutch diminutive HENK. A famous bearer is the American former baseball player Hank Aaron (1934-).
HANKEmDutch
Dutch diminutive of JOHAN.
HANNmMedieval English
Medieval English form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
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).
HANNIBALmAncient Near Eastern (Latinized), History
Means "grace of Ba'al" from Phoenician hann "grace" combined with the name of the god BA'AL. Hannibal was the Carthaginian general who threatened Rome during the Second Punic War in the 3rd century BC.
HANNUmFinnish
Finnish diminutive of JOHANNES.
HANSmGerman, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German, Dutch and Scandinavian short form of JOHANNES. Two famous bearers were Hans Holbein (1497-1543), a Renaissance portrait painter from Germany, and Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), a Danish writer of fairy tales.
HÀOmVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hào) meaning "brave, heroic".
HAPPYf & mEnglish (Rare)
From the English word happy.
HARALAMBmRomanian
Romanian form of CHARALAMPOS.
HARALAMBImBulgarian
Bulgarian variant of CHARALAMPOS.
HARALAMPImBulgarian
Bulgarian form of CHARALAMPOS.
HARALDmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Scandinavian and German cognate of HAROLD. This was the name of several kings of Norway and Denmark.
HARALDURmIcelandic
Icelandic cognate of HAROLD.
HARANmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "hill, mountain" in Hebrew. This is the name of the brother of Abraham and father of Lot in the Old Testament.
HARDEEPmIndian (Sikh)
From the name of the Hindu god HARI and Sanskrit दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
HARDINGmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from the Old English given name HEARD. A famous bearer of the surname was American president Warren G. Harding (1865-1923).
HARDMANmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTMANN.
HARDMODmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTMUT.
HARDUWICHmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTWIG.
HARDWINmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTWIN.
HARDYmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from Middle English hardi "brave, hardy".
HARELmHebrew
Means "altar, mountain of God" in Hebrew. In the Hebrew Old Testament this word is applied to the altar in the temple in Jerusalem (Ezekiel 43:15).
HARENDRAmIndian, Hindi
Combination of the names of the Hindu gods HARI (referring to Vishnu) and INDRA.
HARImHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali
Means "brown, yellow, tawny" in Sanskrit, and by extension "monkey, horse, lion". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu, and sometimes of Krishna. It is also borne by the son of the Garuda, the bird-like mount of Vishnu.
HARIBERTmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HERBERT.
HARIMANmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HERMAN.
HARINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
Variant of HARENDRA used by Sikhs.
HARIS (1)mBosnian, Urdu, Arabic
Bosnian and Urdu form of HARITH, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
HARIS (2)m & fGreek
Modern Greek form of CHARES or CHARIS.
HARISHAmHinduism
Means "lord of monkeys" from Sanskrit हरि (hari) meaning "monkey" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu.
HARITHmArabic
Means "plowman, cultivator" in Arabic.
HARIWALDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HAROLD.
HARIWINImAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ERWIN.
HARLANmEnglish
From a surname which was from a place name meaning "hare land" in Old English. In America it has sometimes been given in honour of Supreme Court justice John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911).
HARLANDmEnglish
From a surname which was a variant of HARLAN.
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".
HARMmDutch
Dutch short form of HERMAN.
HARMONmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from the given name HERMAN.
HAROLDmEnglish
From the Old English name Hereweald, derived from the elements here "army" and weald "power, leader, ruler". The Old Norse cognate Haraldr was also common among Scandinavian settlers in England. This was the name of five kings of Norway and three kings of Denmark. It was also borne by two kings of England, both of whom were from mixed Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon backgrounds, including Harold II who lost the Battle of Hastings (and was killed in it), which led to the Norman conquest. After the conquest the name died out, but it was eventually revived in the 19th century.
HAROLDOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HAROLD.
HAROONmUrdu
Urdu form of HARUN.
HAROUNmArabic
Variant transcription of HARUN.
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'.
HARRImFinnish, Welsh
Finnish and Welsh form of HARRY.
HARRISmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from the given name HARRY.
HARRISONmEnglish
From an English surname which meant "son of HARRY". This was the surname of two American presidents, William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) and his grandson Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901). The actor Harrison Ford (1942-), who starred in such movies as 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones', is a famous bearer.
HARRYmEnglish
Medieval English form of HENRY. In modern times it is used as a diminutive of both Henry and HAROLD. A famous bearer was American president Harry S. Truman (1884-1972). It is also the name of the boy wizard in J. K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' series of books, first released in 1997.
HARSHmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Northern Indian form of HARSHA.
HARSHAmIndian, Kannada, Telugu, Sanskrit
Means "happiness" in Sanskrit. This was the name of a 7th-century emperor of northern India. He was also noted as an author.
HARSHADmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit हर्ष (harsha) meaning "happiness".
HARSHALmIndian, Marathi, Gujarati
Derived from Sanskrit हर्ष (harsha) meaning "happiness".
HARTAmIndonesian
Means "wealth, treasure, property" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit अर्थ (artha).
HARTLEYmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "hart clearing" in Old English.
HARTMANNmGerman
Means "brave man", derived from the Germanic element hard "brave, hardy" combined with man.
HARTMUTmGerman, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave mind", derived from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and muot "mind, spirit".
HARTWIGmGerman, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and wig "battle".
HARTWINmGerman (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Means "brave friend" from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and win "friend".
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.
HARUKImJapanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "clear weather" or (haru) meaning "light, sun, male" combined with (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "living". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HARUNmArabic, Turkish, Bosnian
Arabic form of AARON. Harun al-Rashid was a 9th-century Abbasid caliph featured in the stories of 'The 1001 Nights'.
HARUTOmJapanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "light, sun, male", (haru) meaning "distant, remote" or (haru) meaning "clear weather" combined with (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation, or (to) meaning "soar, fly". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
HARVEmEnglish
Short form of HARVEY.
HARVEYmEnglish
From the Breton given name Haerviu, which meant "battle worthy", from haer "battle" and viu "worthy". This was the name of a 6th-century Breton hermit who is the patron saint of the blind. Settlers from Brittany introduced it to England after the Norman conquest. During the later Middle Ages it became rare, but it was revived in the 19th century.
HARVIEmEnglish
Variant of HARVEY.
HASANmArabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Indonesian
Means "handsome", derived from Arabic حسن (hasuna) meaning "to be beautiful, to be good". Hasan was the son of Ali and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. He was poisoned by one of his wives and is regarded as a martyr by Shia Muslims. This was also the name of two kings of Morocco. It is sometimes transcribed as Hassan, though this is a distinct name in Arabic.
HASDRUBALmAncient Near Eastern (Latinized), History
Means "Ba'al helps" from Phoenician azru "help" combined with the name of the god BA'AL. Hasdrubal was a Carthaginian general, the brother of Hannibal.
HASHEMmPersian
Persian form of HASHIM.
HASHIMmArabic
Means "crusher, breaker" in Arabic. This was the nickname of a great-grandfather of the Prophet Muhammad. He acquired this nickname because of his practice of crumbling bread and giving it to pilgrims.
HASIBmArabic
Means "noble, respected" in Arabic.
HAŞİMmTurkish
Turkish form of HASHIM.
HASIMmArabic
Means "decisive" in Arabic, derived from حسم (hasama) meaning "to sever, to finish, to decide".
HASİPmTurkish
Turkish form of HASIB.
HASKELmYiddish
Yiddish form of EZEKIEL.
HASSANmArabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "beautifier, improver" in Arabic. Hassan ibn Thabit was a 7th-century poet who was a companion of the Prophet Muhammad. This name is sometimes transcribed as Hasan, though the two names are spelled distinctly in Arabic.
HASSEmSwedish
Swedish diminutive of HANS.
HASSOmGerman
German diminutive of HADUBERT.
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".
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