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HAZAN   f   Turkish
Means "autumn" in Turkish.
HAZE   f   English (Rare)
Short form of HAZEL.
HAZEL   f   English
From the English word hazel for the tree or the light brown colour, derived ultimately from Old English hæsel. It was coined as a given name in the 19th century.
HE   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "river, stream", () meaning "harmony, peace", or () meaning "lotus, water lily" (which is usually only feminine). Other characters can form this name as well. A famous bearer was the 15th-century explorer Zheng He.
HEADLEY   m   English (Rare)
Variant of HEDLEY.
HEARD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Short form of various Old English names containing the element heard meaning "brave, hardy".
HEATH   m   English
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'.
HEATHER   f   English
From the English word heather for the variety of small shrubs with pink or white flowers which commonly grow in rocky areas. It is derived from Middle English hather. It was first used as a given name in the late 19th century, though it did not become popular until the last half of the 20th century.
HEAVEN   f   English (Modern)
From the English vocabulary word meaning "paradise".
HEBE   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ‘ηβη (hebe) meaning "youth". In Greek mythology she was the daughter of Zeus and Hera. She was a goddess of youth who acted as the cupbearer to the gods.
HEBEL   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of HEVEL.
HEBER (1)   m   Irish
Anglicized form of ÉIBHEAR.
HEBER (2)   m   Biblical
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.
HECATE   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek ‘Εκατη (Hekate), possibly derived from ‘εκας (hekas) meaning "far off". In Greek mythology Hecate was a goddess associated with witchcraft, crossroads, tombs, demons and the underworld.
HECK   m   Scottish
Scottish short form of HECTOR.
HECKIE   m   Scottish
Scottish diminutive of HECTOR.
HÉCTOR   m   Spanish
Spanish form of HECTOR.
HÈCTOR   m   Catalan
Catalan form of HECTOR.
HECTOR   m   English, 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]
HECUBA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek ‘Εκαβη (Hekabe), which is of uncertain meaning. In Greek mythology this is the name of the wife of Priam of Troy.
HED   m & f   Hebrew
Means "echo" in Hebrew.
HEDDA   f   Norwegian, Swedish
Diminutive of HEDVIG. This is the name of the heroine of the play 'Hedda Gabler' (1890) by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen.
HEDDWYN   m   Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements hedd "peace" and gwyn "white, fair, blessed".
HEDIİYE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of HADIYYA.
HEDLEY   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "heather clearing" in Old English.
HEDVIG   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of HEDWIG.
HEDVIGA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of HEDWIG.
HEDVIKA   f   Czech, Slovene
Czech and Slovene form of HEDWIG.
HEDWIG   f   German
From the Germanic name Hadewig, derived from the Germanic elements hadu "battle, combat" and wig "war". This was the name of a 13th-century German saint, the wife of the Polish duke Henry the Bearded. It was subsequently borne by a 14th-century Polish queen (usually known by her Polish name Jadwiga) who is now also regarded as a saint.
HEDY   f   German, Dutch
Diminutive of HEDWIG and other Germanic names beginning with the element hadu meaning "battle, combat".
HEFIN   m   Welsh
Means "summer" in Welsh.
HEFINA   f   Welsh
Feminine form of HEFIN.
HEGE   f   Norwegian, Danish
Diminutive of HELGA.
HEIDA   f   German
German diminutive of ADELHEID.
HEIDI   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English
German diminutive of ADELHEID. This is the name of the title character in the children's novel 'Heidi' (1880) by Johanna Spyri. The name began to be used in the English-speaking world shortly after the 1937 release of the movie adaptation, which starred Shirley Temple.
HEIDRUN   f   Norse Mythology, German
Derived from Old Norse heiðr meaning "bright, clear" and rún meaning "secret". In Norse mythology this was the name of a goat that would eat the leaves from the tree of life and produce mead in her udder.
HEIKE   f & m   Low German, Frisian, Dutch
Low German diminutive of HENRIKE or HEINRICH.
HEIKKI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of HENRY.
HEIKO   m   Low German, Frisian, Dutch
Low German diminutive of HEINRICH.
HEILWIG   f   German
Derived from the Germanic elements heil "happy, hearty, healthy" and wig "war".
HEILYN   m   Welsh
Means "winebearer" in Welsh.
HEIMIRICH   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HENRY.
HEIN   m   Dutch
Diminutive of HENDRIK.
HEINER   m   German
Diminutive of HEINRICH.
HEINO   m   German, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Estonian
German form of Haimo (see HAMO).
HEINRICH   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of HENRY. This was the name of several German kings.
HEINRIKE   f   German
Feminine form of HEINRICH.
HEINTJE   f   Dutch
Feminine diminutive of HENDRIK.
HEINZ   m   German
Diminutive of HEINRICH.
HEIÐRÚN   f   Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of HEIDRUN.
HEITOR   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of HECTOR.
HEKABE   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of HECUBA.
HEKATE   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of HECATE.
HEKTOR   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of HECTOR.
HEL   f   Norse Mythology
In Norse mythology this was the name of the daughter of Loki. She got her name from the underworld, also called Hel, where she ruled, which meant "to conceal, to cover" in Old Norse (related to the English word hell).
HELAH   f   Biblical
Means "rust" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name is mentioned as one of the wives of Asher.
HÉLDER   m   Portuguese
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.
HELDER   m   Portuguese
Variant of HÉLDER.
HELEDD   f   Welsh
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a semi-legendary 7th-century Welsh princess.
HELEEN   f   Dutch
Dutch variant of HELEN.
HELEENA   f   Finnish
Finnish variant of HELENA.
HELEENTJE   f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of HELEN.
HELEN   f   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Greek Mythology (Anglicized)
English form of the Greek ‘Ελενη (Helene), probably from Greek ‘ελενη (helene) "torch" or "corposant", or possibly related to σεληνη (selene) "moon". In Greek mythology Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, whose kidnapping by Paris was the cause of the Trojan War. The name was also borne by the 4th-century Saint Helena, mother of the Roman emperor Constantine, who supposedly found the True Cross during a trip to Jerusalem.... [more]
HELÉNA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of HELEN.
HELĒNA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of HELEN.
HÉLÈNE   f   French
French form of HELEN.
HELENE   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Ancient Greek form of HELEN, as well as the modern Scandinavian and German form.
HELEWIDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ELOISE.
HELFRIED   m   German
Variant of HELMFRIED.
HELGE   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Helgi, derived from heilagr meaning "holy, blessed".
HELGI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HELGE.
HELI (1)   m   Biblical, 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.
HELI (2)   f   Finnish
Diminutive of HELENA.
HELIAS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of ELIJAH used in some versions of the Vulgate.
HELIODORO   m   Spanish, 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.
HELIODOROS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of HELIODORO.
HELIOS   m   Greek 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.
HELKA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of HELGA.
HELLA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Variant of HELGA.
HELLÄ   f   Finnish
Means "gentle, tender" in Finnish.
HELLADIOS   m   Late Greek
Greek form of HELLADIUS.
HELLADIUS   m   Late 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.
HELLE (1)   f   Danish
Danish variant of HELGA.
HELLE (2)   f   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology Helle was the daughter of Athamus and Nephele. She and her brother Phrixus escaped sacrifice by fleeing on the back of a golden ram, but during their flight she fell off and drowned in the strait that connects the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara, which was thereafter called the Hellespont ("the sea of Helle").
HELLEN   f   English
Variant of HELEN.
HELMA   f   German, Dutch
Short form of WILHELMINA.
HELMFRID   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HELMFRIED.
HELMFRIED   m   German
Derived from the Germanic elements helm "helmet" and frid "peace".
HELMI   f   Finnish, Swedish
Diminutive of VILHELMIINA or VILHELMINA. It also means "pearl" in Finnish.
HELMINE   f   German
Short form of WILHELMINE.
HELMO   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ELMO.
HELMOLD   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements helm "helmet" and wald "rule".
HELMUT   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element helm "helmet" or heil "healthy" combined with muot "spirit, mind".
HELMUTH   m   German
Variant of HELMUT.
HÉLOÏSE   f   French
French form of ELOISE.
HEMA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada
Means "golden" in Sanskrit.
HEMERA   f   Greek Mythology
Means "day" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess who personified the daytime. According to Hesiod she was the daughter of Nyx, the personification of the night.
HEMI   m   Maori
Maori form of JAMES.
HEMINGR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HEMMING.
HEMMING   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Perhaps derived from Old Norse hamr "shape", and possibly originally a nickname for a person believed to be a shape changer.
HENA   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of HANNAH.
HENDA   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of HANNAH.
HENDEL   f   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of HANNAH.
HENDERSON   m   English
From a Scottish surname meaning "son of HENRY".
HENDRIK   m   Dutch, German, Estonian
Dutch and Estonian cognate of HENRY.
HENDRIKA   f   Dutch
Feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENDRIKJE   f   Dutch
Feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENDRINA   f   Dutch
Feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENDRY   m   Scottish
Scots variant of HENRY.
HENE   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of HANNAH.
HENG   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (héng) meaning "constant, persistent", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
HENGIST   m   Ancient Germanic
Means "stallion" in Germanic. 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.
HENK   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of HENDRIK.
HENNA   f   Finnish
Finnish feminine form of HENRY.
HENNIE   m & f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive and feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENNING   m   German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Diminutive of HENRIK.
HENNY   m & f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive and feminine form of HENDRIK.
HENRI   m   French, Finnish
French form of HENRY.
HENRICH   m   Slovak
Slovak form of HENRY.
HENRIETTA   f   English, Hungarian, Finnish, Swedish, Dutch
Latinate form of HENRIETTE. It was introduced to England by Henriette Marie, the wife of the 17th-century English king Charles I. The name Henriette was also Anglicized as Harriet, a form which was initially more popular.
HENRIËTTE   f   Dutch
Dutch variant of HENRIETTE.
HENRIETTE   f   French, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
French feminine diminutive of HENRY.
HENRIIKKA   f   Finnish
Finnish feminine form of HENRY.
HENRIKA   f   Swedish
Swedish feminine form of HENRY.
HENRIKAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of HENRY.
HENRIKE   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian feminine form of HENRY.
HENRIKKI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of HENRY.
HENRIQUE   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of HENRY. This was the name of a 15th-century Portuguese naval explorer (known as Henry the Navigator in English).
HENRY   m   English
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]
HENRYK   m   Polish
Polish form of HENRY.
HENRYKA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of HENRY.
HENYE   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of HANNAH.
HEPHAESTUS   m   Greek 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.
HEPHAISTOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of HEPHAESTUS.
HEPHZIBAH   f   Biblical
Means "my delight is in her" in Hebrew. She is a queen and the mother of Manasseh in the Old Testament.
HEPSIE   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of HEPHZIBAH.
HEPZIBAH   f   Biblical
Variant of HEPHZIBAH.
HERA   f   Greek Mythology
Uncertain meaning, possibly from either Greek ‘ηρως (heros) "hero, warrior"; ‘ωρα (hora) "period of time"; or ‘αιρεω (haireo) "to be chosen". In Greek mythology Hera was the queen of the gods, the sister and wife of Zeus. She presided over marriage and childbirth.
HERACLEITUS   m   Ancient 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.
HERACLES   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of HERAKLES. However, the spelling used by the Romans was Hercules.
HERACLIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of HERACLIUS.
HERACLIUS   m   Ancient 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.
HERAKLEIDES   m   Ancient Greek
Means "son of Herakles" in Greek, derived from the name of the mythic hero HERAKLES combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides).
HERAKLEIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of HERACLIUS.
HERAKLEITOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of HERACLEITUS.
HERAKLES   m   Greek 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.
HERB   m   English
Short form of HERBERT.
HERBERT   m   English, German, French, Slovene, Polish
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.
HERBERTO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HERBERT.
HERBIE   m   English
Diminutive of HERBERT.
HERCULE   m   French
French form of HERCULES.
HERCULES   m   Roman Mythology
Latin form of HERAKLES.
HEREWARD   m   Anglo-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.
HEREWEALD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of HAROLD.
HERIBERT   m   German
German form of HERBERT.
HERIBERTO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HERBERT.
HERK   m   Various
Short form of HERCULES.
HERKUS   m   Lithuanian
Short form of HENRIKAS.
HERLEIF   m   Norwegian
Modern Scandinavian form of HERLEIFR.
HERLEIFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements herr "army" and leifr "son, descendant".
HERLEVA   f   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, possibly a derivative of hari "army", era "honour", or erla "noble" (or their Old Norse cognates). This was the name of the mother of William the Conqueror, who, according to tradition, was a commoner.
HERMAN   m   English, 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'.
HERMANN   m   German
German form of HERMAN.
HERMANNI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of HERMAN.
HERMENEGILD   m   German
German form of HERMENEGILDO.
HERMENEGILDO   m   Spanish, 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.
HERMES   m   Greek 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]
HERMIA   f   Literature
Feminine form of HERMES. Shakespeare used this name in his comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595).
HERMINE   f   German, French
German feminine form of HERMAN.
HERMÍNIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of HERMINIUS.
HERMINIA   f   Spanish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of HERMINIUS.
HERMÍNIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of HERMINIUS.
HERMINIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of HERMINIUS.
HERMINIUS   m   Ancient 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.
HERMIONE   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from the name of the Greek messenger god HERMES. In Greek myth Hermione was the daughter of Menelaus and Helen. This is also the name of the wife of Leontes in Shakespeare's play 'The Winter's Tale' (1610). It is now closely associated with the character Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series of books, first released in 1997.
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 (1)   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ‘ηρως (heros) meaning "hero". In Greek legend she was the lover of Leander, who would swim across the Hellespont each night to meet her. He was killed on one such occasion when he got caught in a storm while in the water, and when Hero saw his dead body she drowned herself. This is also the name of a character in Shakespeare's play 'Much Ado About Nothing' (1599).
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.
HERODIAS   f   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of HEROD. This was the name of a member of the Herodian ruling family of Judea, a sister of Herod Agrippa and the wife of Herod Antipas. She appears in the Old Testament, where she contrives to have her husband Antipas imprison and execute John the Baptist.
HERODION   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient 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 ‘ηρως (heros) "hero, warrior" and δοτος (dotos) "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.
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
Variant transcription of HERSHEL.
HERSH   m   Yiddish
Means "deer" in Yiddish.
HERSHEL   m   Yiddish
Diminutive of HERSH.
HERSILIA   f   Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Roman legend this was the name of a Sabine woman who became the wife of Romulus.
HERTA   f   German
Variant of HERTHA.
HERTHA   f   German
Form of NERTHUS. The spelling change from N to H resulted from a misreading of Tacitus's text.
HERU   m   Egyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of HORUS.
HERUT   f   Hebrew
Means "freedom" in Hebrew.
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.
HESTER   f   English, Biblical Latin
Latin form of ESTHER. Like Esther, it has been used in England since the Protestant Reformation. Nathaniel Hawthorne used it for the heroine of his novel 'The Scarlet Letter' (1850), Hester Prynne.
HESTIA   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ‘εστια (hestia) "hearth, fireside". In Greek mythology Hestia was the goddess of the hearth and domestic activity.
HET-HERU   f   Egyptian Mythology
Egyptian form of HATHOR.
HETTIE   f   English
Diminutive of HENRIETTA or HESTER.
HEULWEN   f   Welsh
Means "sunshine" in Welsh.
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.
HIBA   f   Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
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
Catalan form of HYGINUS.
HIKARI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (hikari) meaning "light". Other kanji can also form this name. It is often written ひかり using the hiragana writing system.
HIKARU   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (hikaru) meaning "light" or (hikaru) meaning "brightness". Other kanji can also form this name.
HIKMAT   m & f   Arabic
Derived from Arabic حكمة (hikmah) meaning "wisdom".
HİKMET   m   Turkish
Turkish form of HIKMAT.
HILA   f   Hebrew
Means "halo" in Hebrew.
HILAIRE   m   French
French form of HILARIUS.
HILARGI   f   Basque
Means "moon" in Basque.
HILARIA   f   Ancient Roman, Spanish
Feminine 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
Variant of HILDEBERT.
HILD   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of HILDA.
HILDA   f   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Anglo-Saxon (Latinized), Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element hild "battle". The short form was used for both Old English and continental Germanic names. Saint Hilda of Whitby was a 7th-century English saint and abbess. The name became rare in England during the later Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century.
HILDE   f   German, Dutch, Norwegian
German, Dutch and Norwegian variant of HILDA.
HILDEBERT   m   German
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.
HILDEGARD   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and gard "enclosure". Saint Hildegard was a 12th-century mystic from Bingen in Germany who was famous for her writings and poetry and also for her prophetic visions.
HILDIBERHT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HILDEBERT.
HILDIGARDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HILDEGARD.
HILDITRUT   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HILTRAUD.
HILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Old Norse cognate of HILDA. In Norse legend this was the name of a valkyrie.
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.
HILDUR   f   Icelandic, Norwegian
Icelandic form of HILDR.
HILJA   f   Finnish
Derived from Finnish hiljaisuus meaning "silence".
HILLAR   m   Estonian
Estonian form of HILARIUS.
HILLARY   f   English
Variant of HILARY. A famous bearer of the surname was Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), the first man to climb Mount Everest.
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.
HILLEVI   f   Swedish, Finnish
Swedish and Finnish form of HEILWIG.
HILTRAUD   f   German
Means "strength in battle", derived from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and thrud "strength".
HILTRUD   f   German
Variant of HILTRAUD.
HINA   f   Japanese
From Japanese (hi) meaning "light, sun, male" or (hi) meaning "sun, day" combined with (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HINATA   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese 日向 (hinata) meaning "sunny place", 陽向 (hinata) meaning "toward the sun", or a non-standard reading of 向日葵 (himawari) meaning "sunflower". Other kanji compounds are also possible. Because of the irregular readings, this name is often written ひなた using the hiragana writing system.
HIND   f   Arabic
Possibly means "group of camels" in Arabic. Hind bint Abi Umayyah, also known as Umm Salama, was one of the wives of the Prophet Muhammad.
HINE   f   Maori
Means "girl" in Maori.
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.
HIPPOLYTA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of HIPPOLYTE (1). Shakespeare used this name in his comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595).
HIPPOLYTE (1)   f   Greek Mythology
Feminine form of HIPPOLYTOS. In Greek legend Hippolyte was the daughter of Ares, and the queen of the Amazons. She was killed by Herakles in order to obtain her magic girdle.
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.
HIROKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (hiro) meaning "tolerant, generous", (hiro) meaning "abundant" or (hiro) meaning "prosperous" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
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.
HIRUNE   f   Basque
Means "trinity" in Basque, derived from hiru meaning "three".
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.
HITOMI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (hitomi) meaning "pupil of the eye". It can also come from (hito) meaning "history" and (mi) meaning "beautiful", as well as other kanji combinations. This name is often written ひとみ using the hiragana writing system.
HIWOT   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "life" in Amharic.
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".
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