Gender Masculine
Scripts הירשל(Yiddish) הירשׁל(Hebrew)

Meaning & History

Yiddish diminutive of Hirsh. As a non-Jewish American name (somewhat common around the end of the 19th century), it was likely inspired by the German surname Herschel, borne for instance by the British-German astronomer William Herschel (1738-1822).

Related Names

VariantsHerschel(American) Herschel, Hirshel(Yiddish)


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Entry updated April 16, 2019