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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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HERMOGENES   m   Ancient Greek
Means "born of Hermes" from the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek γενης (genes) "born".
HERMOKRATES   m   Ancient Greek
Means "power of Hermes" from the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek κρατος (kratos) "power".
HERMOLAOS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "the people of Hermes" from the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek λαος (laos) "people".
HERNÁN   m   Spanish
Short form of HERNANDO.
HERNANDO   m   Spanish
Medieval Spanish form of FERDINAND. A famous bearer of this name was Hernando Cortés (1485-1547), a Spanish conquistador.
HERO (2)   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of HERON.
HEROD   m   Biblical
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.
HERODES   m   Biblical 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.
HERODION   m   Biblical, 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.
HERODOTOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of HERODOTUS.
HERODOTUS   m   Ancient 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.
HEROIDES   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of HERODES.
HEROIDION   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of HERODION.
HERON   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ‘ηρως (heros) meaning "hero". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek inventor (also known as Hero) from Alexandria.
HERRY   m   Medieval English
Medieval English form of HENRY. Unlike Harry, this form is no longer used.
HERSCHEL   m   Yiddish, American
Variant of HERSHEL.
HERSH   m   Yiddish
Means "deer" in Yiddish. The deer is particularly associated with the tribe of Naphtali (see Genesis 49:21).
HERSHEL   m   Yiddish, American
Yiddish diminutive of HERSH. 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 astronomer William Herschel (1738-1822).
HERU   m   Egyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of HORUS.
HERVÉ   m   French
French form of HARVEY.
HERVEY   m   English
Variant of HARVEY.
HESEKIEL   m   Finnish (Rare)
Finnish form of EZEKIEL.
HESHAM   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of HISHAM.
HESHEL   m   Yiddish
Variant of HERSHEL.
HESIOD   m   Ancient 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.
HESIODOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of HESIOD.
HESPEROS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "evening" in Greek. This was the name of the personification of the Evening Star (the planet Venus) in Greek mythology.
HEVEL   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABEL.
HEWIE   m   English (Rare)
Variant of HUGHIE.
HEYDAR   m   Persian
Persian form of HAIDAR.
HEZEKIAH   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name חִזְקִיָהוּ (Chizqiyahu), which means "YAHWEH strengthens". 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.
HIAWATHA   m   History, Native American, Iroquois
From the Iroquoian name Haio-went-ha meaning "he who combs". This was the name of a 16th-century Mohawk leader who founded the Iroquois Confederacy. He was later the subject of a fictionalized 1855 poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
HIBIKI   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (hibiki) meaning "sound, echo".
HIDAYAT   m   Arabic, Indonesian
Means "guidance" in Arabic.
HIDDE   m   Frisian
Frisian short form of names containing the Germanic element hild meaning "battle".
HIDEAKI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (hide) meaning "excellent, fine" and (aki) meaning "bright", as well as other combinations of kanji.
HIDEKI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (hide) meaning "excellent, outstanding" or (hide) meaning "excellent, fine" combined with (ki) meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
HIDEYOSHI   m   Japanese
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.
HIEREMIAS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of JEREMIAH.
HIERONYMOS   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of JEROME.
HIERONYMUS   m   German, 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.
HIEU   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of JEHU.
HIEZECIHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of EZEKIEL.
HIGINI   m   Catalan (Rare)
Catalan form of HYGINUS.
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".
HİKMET   m   Turkish
Turkish form of HIKMAT.
HILAIRE   m   French
French form of HILARIUS.
HILARION   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ‘ιλαρος (hilaros) meaning "cheerful". This was the name of a 4th-century saint, a disciple of Saint Anthony.
HILARIUS   m   Ancient 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.
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.
HILBERT   m   German (Rare)
Variant of HILDEBERT.
HILDEBERT   m   German (Rare)
Means "bright battle" from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and beraht "bright".
HILDEBRAND   m   German (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.
HILDEFONS   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ILDEFONSO.
HILDIBERHT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HILDEBERT.
HILDRÆD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Older form of HILDRED.
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.
HILLAR   m   Estonian
Estonian form of HILARIUS.
HILLEL   m   Biblical, 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.
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.
HINNERK   m   Low German
Low German form of HEINRICH.
HINRICH   m   Low German
Low German form of HEINRICH.
HINRIK   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of HENRY.
HIPOLIT   m   Polish
Polish form of HIPPOLYTOS.
HIPÓLITO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HIPPOLYTOS.
HIPPOCRATES   m   Ancient 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.
HIPPOKRATES   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of HIPPOCRATES.
HIPPOLYTE (2)   m   French
French form of HIPPOLYTOS.
HIPPOLYTOS   m   Greek 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.
HIRAH   m   Biblical
Means "splendour" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father-in-law of Judah in the Old Testament.
HIRAKU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (hiraku) meaning "expand, open, support". Other kanji can also form this name.
HIRAM   m   Biblical, 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.
HIROKI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (hiro) meaning "big, great" and (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
HIROSHI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (hiroshi) meaning "tolerant, generous", (hiroshi) meaning "prosperous", or other kanji and kanji combinations which are read the same way.
HIROTO   m   Japanese
From Japanese (hiro) meaning "big, great" or (hiro) meaning "command, esteem" combined with (to) meaning "soar, glide" or (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation. Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
HIRSH   m   Yiddish
Variant transcription of HERSH.
HIRSHEL   m   Yiddish
Variant transcription of HERSHEL.
HISEIN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of HUSAYN.
HISHAM   m   Arabic
Means "generous" in Arabic, ultimately from hashama "to crush". The meaning derives from the traditional Arab act of crushing bread into crumbs in order to share it. This was the name of an 8th-century caliph of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain.
HIZKIAH   m   Biblical
Alternate form of the Hebrew name Chizqiyahu (see HEZEKIAH).
HJALMAR   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Hjálmarr meaning "helmeted warrior" from the element hjalmr "helmet" combined with arr "warrior".
HJÁLMARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HJALMAR.
HJÖRTUR   m   Icelandic
Means "deer" in Icelandic.
HLUDOWIG   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of LUDWIG.
HOB   m   Medieval English
Medieval short form of ROBERT.
HODEI   m   Basque
Means "cloud" in Basque.
HOEBAER   m   Limburgish
Limburgish form of HUBERT. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Hubert.
HOHEPA   m   Maori
Maori form of JOSEPH.
HOKOLESQUA   m   Native American, Shawnee
Means "cornstalk" in Shawnee. This was the name of an 18th-century Shawnee chief.
HOLDEN   m   English (Modern)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "deep valley" in Old English. This is the name of the main character in J. D. Salinger's novel 'The Catcher in the Rye' (1951), Holden Caufield.
HOLGER   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Hólmgeirr, derived from the elements hólmr "island" and geirr "spear". This was the name of one of Charlemagne's generals, a nobleman from Denmark.
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.
HÓLMGEIRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HOLGER.
HOMER   m   English, Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name ‘Ομηρος (Homeros), derived from ‘ομηρος (homeros) meaning "hostage, pledge". Homer was the Greek epic poet who wrote the 'Iliad', about the Trojan War, and the 'Odyssey', about Odysseus's journey home after the war. There is some debate about when he lived, or if he was even a real person, though most scholars place him in the 8th century BC. In the modern era, Homer has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world (chiefly in America) since the 18th century. This name is borne by the cartoon father on the television series 'The Simpsons'.
HOMEROS   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of HOMER.
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.
HONORATUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name which meant "esteemed, distinguished". This was the name of at least seven saints, including a 5th-century archbishop of Arles and a 6th-century bishop of Amiens who is the patron saint of bakers.
HONORÉ   m   French
French form of HONORATUS. It is also sometimes used as a French form of HONORIUS.
HONORINUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name which was a derivative of HONORIUS.
HONORIUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name which meant "honour". This was the name of an emperor of the Western Roman Empire. It was also borne by a few early saints and four popes.
HONZA   m   Czech
Czech form of HANS.
HOPCYN   m   Welsh
Welsh form of HOPKIN.
HOPKIN   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of HOB.
HORACE   m   English, French
English and French form of HORATIUS, and the name by which the Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus is commonly known those languages. In the modern era it has been used as a given name since the Renaissance, in honour of the poet.
HORÁCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of HORATIUS.
HORACIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of HORATIUS.
HORATIO   m   English
Variant of HORATIUS. It was borne by the British admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), famous for his defeat of Napoleon's forces in the Battle of Trafalgar, in which he was himself killed. Since his time the name has been occasionally used in his honour.
HORAȚIU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of HORATIUS.
HORATIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was possibly derived from Latin hora "hour, time, season", though the name may actually be of Etruscan origin. A famous bearer was Quintus Horatius Flaccus, a Roman lyric poet of the 1st century BC who is better known as Horace in the English-speaking world.
HOREA   m   Romanian
From Romanian horă, a type of circle dance. This was the nickname of Vasile Ursu Nicola (1731-1785), a leader of a peasant rebellion in Romania. He was eventually captured, tortured and executed.
HORIA   m   Romanian
Variant of HOREA.
HORMAZD   m   Persian Mythology
Persian form of AHURA MAZDA.
HOROS   m   Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Heru (see HORUS).
HORSA   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic element hros or hors meaning "horse". Horsa and his brother Hengist were the leaders of the first Germanic settlers to arrive in Britain.
HORST   m   German
Means "wood, thicket" in German. Alternatively, it may derive from the Germanic element hros or hors meaning "horse".
HORTENSIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Masculine form of HORTENSIA.
HORUS   m   Egyptian Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of ‘Ωρος (Horos), the Greek form of Egyptian Hrw (reconstructed as Heru) possibly meaning "falcon" or "high". In Egyptian mythology Horus was the god of light, often depicted as a man with the head of a falcon. The son Osiris and Isis, he avenged his father's murder by killing Seth.
HOSEA   m   Biblical
Variant transcription of Hoshe'a (see HOSHEA). Hosea is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Hosea. Written in the northern kingdom, it draws parallels between his relationship with his unfaithful wife and the relationship between God and his people.
HOSHEA   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name הוֹשֵׁעַ (Hoshe'a) meaning "salvation". In the Old Testament at Numbers 13:16, Moses gives the spy Hoshea the new name Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA), which has a related origin. This name was also borne by an 8th-century BC king of Israel, who was the last ruler of that state before it was conquered by Assyria.
HOSNI   m & f   Arabic
Variant transcription of HUSNI.
HOSSAM   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of HUSAM.
HOSSEIN   m   Persian
Persian form of HUSAYN.
HOUSSAM   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of HUSAM.
HOVHANNES   m   Armenian
Armenian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
HOVIK   m   Armenian
Diminutive of HOVHANNES.
HOVO   m   Armenian
Diminutive of HOVHANNES.
HOVSEP   m   Armenian
Armenian form of JOSEPH.
HOWARD   m   English
From an English surname which can derive from several different sources: the Anglo-Norman given name Huard, which was from the Germanic name HUGHARD; the Anglo-Scandinavian given name Haward, from the Old Norse name HÁVARÐR; or the Middle English term ewehirde meaning "ewe herder". This is the surname of a British noble family, members of which have held the title Duke of Norfolk from the 15th century to the present. A famous bearer of the given name was the American industrialist Howard Hughes (1905-1976).
HOWELL   m   Welsh
Anglicized form of HYWEL.
HOWIE   m   English
Diminutive of HOWARD.
HOYT   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from Middle English hoit "stick", originally a nickname for a thin person.
HRAFN   m   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "raven" in Old Norse.
HREIÐARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of REIDAR.
HRISTIJAN   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of CHRISTIAN.
HRISTO   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian short form of CHRISTOPHER.
HRISTOFOR   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of CHRISTOPHER.
HRÓALDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ROALD.
HRÓARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name, derived from the element hróðr "fame" combined with either geirr "spear" (making it a relation of HRÓÐGEIRR), arr "warrior" or varr "vigilant, cautious". This is the name of a legendary Danish king, the same one who is featured in the Anglo-Saxon poem 'Beowulf' with the name Hroðgar.
HRODEBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROBERT.
HRODERICH   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RODERICK.
HRODGER   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROGER.
HRODLAND   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROLAND.
HRODULF   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RUDOLF.
HRŒREKR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hroderich (see RODERICK).
HROLF   m   Ancient Germanic
Contracted form of HRODULF.
HRÓLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Contracted form of HRÓÐÓLFR.
HROÐGAR   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of Hrodger (see ROGER). The name became unused after the Normans introduced Hrodger after their invasion. In the Old English poem 'Beowulf' this is the name of the Danish king.
HRÓÐGEIRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hrodger (see ROGER).
HRÓÐÓLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hrodulf (see RUDOLF).
HROÐULF   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of Hrodulf (see RUDOLF). This name appears in 'Beowulf' belonging to the nephew of Hroðgar.
HRÓÐVALDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ROALD.
HRUODNAND   m   Ancient Germanic
Possible Germanic form of ROLAND.
HRVOJE   m   Croatian
Derived from Croatian Hrvat meaning "Croat".
HRYHORIY   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of GREGORY.
HUA   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (huá) meaning "splendid, illustrious, Chinese" or (huā) meaning "flower, blossom" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well.
HUAN   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (huān) meaning "happy, pleased", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
HUANG   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (huáng) meaning "bright, shining, luminous" (which is usually only masculine) or (huáng) meaning "phoenix" (usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are also possible.
HUBERT   m   English, German, Dutch, French, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Means "bright heart", derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and beraht "bright". Saint Hubert was an 8th-century bishop of Maastricht who is considered the patron saint of hunters. The Normans brought the name to England, where it replaced an Old English cognate Hygebeorht. It died out during the Middle Ages but was revived in the 19th century.
HUBRECHT   m   Dutch (Archaic)
Dutch variant of HUBERT.
HUDDE   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of HUGH or possibly RICHARD.
HUDSON   m   English
From an English surname which meant "son of HUDDE". A famous bearer of the surname was the English explorer Henry Hudson (1570-1611).
HUEY   m   English
Variant of HUGHIE.
HUGH   m   English
From the Germanic element hug, meaning "heart, mind, spirit". It was common among Frankish and French nobility, being borne by Hugh Capet, a 10th-century king of France who founded the Capetian dynasty. The Normans brought the name to England and it became common there, even more so after the time of the 12th-century bishop Saint Hugh of Lincoln, who was known for his charity. This was also the name of kings of Cyprus and the crusader kingdom of Jerusalem. The name is used in Ireland and Scotland as the Anglicized form of Aodh and Ùisdean.
HUGHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and hard "brave, hardy".
HUGHIE   m   English
Diminutive of HUGH.
HUGLEIKR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from hugr "heart, mind, spirit" and leikr "play".
HUGO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of HUGH. As a surname it has belonged to the French author Victor Hugo (1802-1885), the writer of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Les Misérables'.
HUGUBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HUBERT.
HUGUES   m   French
French form of HUGH.
HUGUO   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HUGH.
HUI   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (huì) meaning "intelligent, wise" (which is usually only feminine), (huī) meaning "brightness", besides other characters which are pronounced similarly.
HUITZILOPOCHTLI   m   Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "southern hummingbird" or "left-handed hummingbird" in Nahuatl. In Aztec mythology he was the god of the sun and war. He was a patron deity of the city of Tenochtitlan (at the site of modern Mexico City).
HULDERIC   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hulda "merciful, graceful" and ric "power, rule". It has long been confused with the Germanic name Ulrich.
HUMBERT   m   German, French, English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Means "bright warrior", derived from the Germanic elements hun "warrior, bear cub" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to England, though it has always been uncommon there. It was borne by two kings of Italy (called Umberto in Italian), who ruled in the 19th and 20th centuries.
HUMPHREY   m   English
Means "peaceful warrior" from the Germanic elements hun "warrior, bear cub" and frid "peace". The Normans introduced this name to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hunfrith, and it was regularly used through the Middle Ages. A famous bearer was the American actor Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957), who starred in 'The Maltese Falcon' and 'Casablanca'.
HUMPHRY   m   English (Rare)
Variant of HUMPHREY.
HUNBERCT   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of HUMBERT.
HUNFRID   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of HUMPHREY.
HÙNG   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hùng) meaning "brave, manly".
HUNOR   m   Hungarian
Derived from the ethnic term Hun, which refers to the nomadic people from Central Asia who expanded into Europe in the 4th century. The word Hun is from Latin Hunnus, which is possibly of Turkic origin.
HUNTER   m & f   English
From an occupational English surname for a hunter, derived from Old English hunta. A famous bearer was the eccentric American journalist Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005).
HURI   m   Biblical
Means "linen weaver" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Abihail in the Old Testament.
HURŞİT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of KHURSHID.
HUSAIN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of HUSAYN.
HUSAM   m   Arabic
Means "sword" in Arabic, a derivative of the verb حسم (hasama) meaning "to sever, to finish, to decide".
HUSAYN   m   Arabic
Diminutive of HASAN. Husayn ibn Ali (also commonly transliterated Hussein) was the son of Ali and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. His older brother was named Hasan. The massacre of Husayn and his family was a major event in the split between Shia and Sunni Muslims, which continues to this day. In more recent times this was the name of a king of Jordan (1935-1999).
HUSEIN   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of HUSAYN.
HÜSEYİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of HUSAYN.
HÜSEYN   m   Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of HUSAYN.
HUSNI   m & f   Arabic
Derived from Arabic حسن (husn) meaning "beauty, excellence, goodness".
HÜSNÜ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of HUSNI.
HUSSAIN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of HUSAYN.
HUSSEIN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of HUSAYN.
HỮU   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hữu) meaning "friend, companion".
HUUB   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of HUBERT.
HUW   m   Welsh
Welsh form of HUGH.
HVARE KHSHAETA   m   Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of KHURSHID.
HWAN   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (hwan) meaning "shining, brilliant, lustrous" or other characters which are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character.
HYACINTHE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
HYACINTHUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Υακινθος (Hyakinthos), which was derived from the name of the hyacinth flower. In Greek legend Hyakinthos was accidentally killed by Apollo, who caused a lily to arise from his blood. The name was also borne by several early saints, notably a 3rd-century martyr who was killed with his brother Protus.
HYAM   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
HYDER   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of HAIDAR.
HYE   m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (hye) meaning "bright, intelligent" or other characters which are pronounced in the same way. Although it does appear rarely as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character. A notable bearer was a 6th-century king of Baekje.
HYEON   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or other characters which are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
HYEON-JEONG   f & m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or (hyeon) meaning "shine, glitter" combined with (jeong) meaning "court" or (jeong) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
HYEON-JU   f & m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" and (ju) meaning "jewel, pearl". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
HYEON-U   m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or (hyeon) meaning "manifest, clear" combined with (u) meaning "divine intervention, protection" or (u) meaning "rain". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
HYGINOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of HYGINUS.
HYGINUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of ‘Υγινος (Hyginos), a Greek name derived from ‘υγιεινος (hygieinos) meaning "healthy". This was the name of the ninth pope.
HYMAN   m   Yiddish
Alteration of HYAM influenced by Yiddish man "man".
HYMIE   m   Yiddish
Diminutive of HYMAN.
HYNEK   m   Czech
Diminutive of HEINRICH.
HYPATOS   m   Ancient Greek
Masculine form of HYPATIA.
HYPERION   m   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ‘υπερ (hyper) "over". In Greek myth this was the name of a Titan who presided over the sun and light. By Theia he was the father of the sun god Helios, the moon goddess Selene, and the dawn goddess Eos.
HYRAM   m   English (Rare)
Variant of HIRAM.
HYRUM   m   English (Rare)
Variant of HIRAM. This name was borne by Hyrum Smith (1800-1844), an early leader within the Mormon church.
HYUN   m & f   Korean
Variant transcription of HYEON.
HYUN-JOO   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of HYEON-JU.
HYUN-JUNG   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of HYEON-JEONG.
HYUN-WOO   m   Korean
Variant transcription of HYEON-U.
HYWEL   m   Welsh
Means "eminent" in Welsh. This was the name of a 10th-century king of Wales.
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