Masculine Names

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HAMED m Arabic, Persian
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Persian حامد (see HAMID (2)).
HAMEED m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حميد (see HAMID (1)).
HAMID (1) m Arabic, Persian
Means "praiseworthy" in Arabic, from the root حَمِدَ (hamida) meaning "to praise". In Islamic tradition الحميد (al-Hamid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
HAMID (2) m Arabic, Persian
Means "praiser" in Arabic.
HAMILCAR m Phoenician (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.
HAMILTON m English
From a surname that 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.
HAMISH m Scottish
Anglicized form of a Sheumais, the vocative case of SEUMAS.
HAMİT m Turkish
Turkish form of HAMID (1).
HAMLET m Literature, 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.
HAMMOND m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from either the Germanic given name Haimund, which meant "home protection", or else the Old Norse given name Hámundr, which meant "high protection".
HAMMURABI m Babylonian (Anglicized), History
From Akkadian Hammu-rapi, probably derived from Amorite, another Semitic language. Various meanings, such as "uncle is a healer", have been suggested.... [more]
HAMMU-RAPI m Babylonian
Akkadian form of HAMMURABI.
HAMNET m English (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.
HAMO m Medieval English
Norman form of HAIMO. The Normans brought this name to Britain.
HAMPUS m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of HANS.
HAMZA m Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian
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) m Biblical
Means "gracious" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
HANANIAH m Biblical
Means "YAHWEH is gracious" in Hebrew. This name appears frequently in the Old Testament. It is the Hebrew name of Shadrach.
HANEEF m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic حنيف or Urdu حنیف (see HANIF).
HANEUL m & f Korean
Means "heaven, sky" in Korean.
HANI m Arabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
HANIF m Arabic, Urdu
Means "true, upright" in Arabic.
HANK m English
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-).
HANKE m Dutch
Dutch diminutive of JOHAN.
HANKIN m Medieval English
Diminutive of HANN.
HANN m Medieval English
Medieval English form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
HANNAS m Biblical Greek
Greek form of ANNAS.
HANNE (1) f & m Danish, 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).
HANNIBAL m Phoenician (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.
HANNU m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of JOHANNES.
HANS m German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German short form of JOHANNES, now used independently. This name has been very common in German-speaking areas of Europe since the late Middle Ages. From an early period it was transmitted to the Low Countries and Scandinavia. Two famous bearers were Hans Holbein (1497-1543), a German portrait painter, and Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), a Danish writer of fairy tales.
HANS-GÜNTER m German
Combination of HANS and GÜNTER.
HANS-GÜNTHER m German
Combination of HANS and GÜNTHER.
HANSJÖRG m German
Combination of HANS and JÖRG.
HANS-JÜRGEN m German
Combination of HANS and JÜRGEN.
HANS-PETER m German
Combination of HANS and PETER.
HANSPETER m German
Combination of HANS and PETER.
HANZŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (han) meaning "half" and () meaning "to hide". This name was borne by the noted samurai Hattori Hanzou (1542-1596). The name can also be formed from other kanji combinations.
HANZOU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 半蔵 (see HANZŌ).
HÀO m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hào) meaning "brave, heroic".
HAPPY f & m English (Rare)
From the English word happy, derived from Middle English hap "chance, luck", of Old Norse origin.
HARALAMB m Romanian
Romanian form of CHARALAMPOS.
HARALAMBI m Bulgarian
Bulgarian variant of CHARALAMPOS.
HARALAMPI m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of CHARALAMPOS.
HARALD m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, German
Scandinavian and German cognate of HAROLD. This was the name of several kings of Norway and Denmark.
HARALDR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of HAROLD.
HARALDUR m Icelandic
Icelandic cognate of HAROLD.
HARAN m Biblical, 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.
HARDEEP m Indian (Sikh)
From the name of the Hindu god HARI and Sanskrit दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
HARDING m English
From an English surname that was derived from the Old English given name HEARD. A famous bearer of the surname was American president Warren G. Harding (1865-1923).
HARDMAN m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTMANN.
HARDMOD m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTMUT.
HARDUWICH m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTWIG.
HARDWIN m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTWIN.
HARDY m English
From a surname that was derived from Middle English hardi "bold, hardy".
HAREL m Hebrew
Means "altar, mountain of God" in Hebrew. In the Hebrew Bible this word is applied to the altar in the temple in Jerusalem (Ezekiel 43:15).
HARENDRA m Indian, Hindi
Combination of the names of the Hindu gods HARI (referring to Vishnu) and INDRA.
HARI m Hinduism, 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.
HARIBERT m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HERBERT.
HARIMAN m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HERMAN.
HARINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of HARENDRA used by Sikhs.
HARIS (1) m Bosnian, Urdu, Arabic
Bosnian and Urdu form of HARITH, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
HARIS (2) m & f Greek
Modern Greek form of CHARES or CHARIS.
HARISHA m Hinduism
Means "lord of monkeys" from Sanskrit हरि (hari) meaning "monkey" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu.
HARITH m Arabic
Means "plowman, cultivator" in Arabic.
HARIWALD m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HAROLD.
HARIWINI m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ERWIN.
HARKAITZ m Basque
Variant of ARKAITZ.
HARLAN m English
From a surname that 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).
HARLAND m English
From a surname that was a variant of HARLAN.
HARLEY m & f English
From a surname that was derived from a place name, itself from Old English hara "hare" and leah "woodland, clearing".
HARLOW f & m English
From a surname derived from a place name, itself derived from Old English hær "rock" or here "army", combined with hlaw "hill".
HARM m Dutch
Dutch short form of HERMAN.
HARMON m English
From a surname that was derived from the given name HERMAN.
HAROLD m English
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.
HAROLDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HAROLD.
HAROON m Urdu
Urdu form of HARUN.
HAROUN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic هارون (see HARUN).
HAROUNA m Western African
Form of HARUN used in parts of western Africa.
HARPER f & m English
From an Old English surname that 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.
HARPREET m & f Indian (Sikh)
From the name of the Hindu god HARI and Sanskrit प्रीति (priti) meaning "pleasure, joy, love".
HARRI m Finnish, Welsh
Finnish and Welsh form of HARRY.
HARRIS m English
From a surname that was derived from the given name HARRY.
HARRISON m English
From an English surname that 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.
HARRY m English
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.
HARSH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Northern Indian form of HARSHA.
HARSHA m Indian, 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.
HARSHAD m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit हर्ष (harsha) meaning "happiness".
HARSHAL m Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Derived from Sanskrit हर्ष (harsha) meaning "happiness".
HARTA m Indonesian
Means "wealth, treasure, property" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit अर्थ (artha).
HARTLEY m English
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "hart clearing" in Old English.
HARTMANN m German
Means "brave man", derived from the Germanic element hard "brave, hardy" combined with man.
HARTMUT m German, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave mind", derived from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and muot "mind, spirit".
HARTWIG m German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and wig "battle".
HARTWIN m German (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Means "brave friend" from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and win "friend".
HARU m & f Japanese
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.
HARUKA f & m Japanese
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.
HARUKI m Japanese
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.
HARUN m Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian
Arabic form of AARON. Harun al-Rashid was a 9th-century Abbasid caliph featured in the stories of The 1001 Nights.
HARUT m Armenian
Short form of HARUTYUN.
HARUTO m Japanese
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.
HARUTYUN m Armenian
Means "resurrection" in Armenian.
HARVE m English
Short form of HARVEY.
HARVEY m English
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.
HARVIE m English
Variant of HARVEY.
HƏSƏN m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of HASAN.
HASAN m Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Indonesian
Means "handsome" in Arabic, from the root حَسُنَ (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.
HASDRUBAL m Phoenician (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.
HASHEM m Persian
Persian form of HASHIM.
HASHIM m Arabic
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.
HASIB m Arabic
Means "noble, respected" in Arabic.
HAŞİM m Turkish
Turkish form of HASHIM.
HASIM m Arabic
Means "decisive" in Arabic, derived from حسم (hasama) meaning "to sever, to finish, to decide".
HASİP m Turkish
Turkish form of HASIB.
HASKEL m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish variant of EZEKIEL.
HASSAN m Arabic, 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.
HASSE m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of HANS.
HASSO m German
German diminutive of HADUBERT.
HATIM m Arabic
Means "determined, decisive" in Arabic.
HAUL m Welsh
Means "sun" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
HÅVARD m Norwegian
Norwegian form of HÁVARÐR.
HÁVARÐR m Ancient Scandinavian
From the Old Norse elements "high" and varðr "guardian, defender".
HAVEL m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of GALLUS.
HAVEN f & m English
From the English word for a safe place, derived ultimately from Old English hæfen.
HAVILAH m Biblical
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.
HAVRYIL m Ukrainian (Rare)
Ukrainian form of GABRIEL.
HAYATE m Japanese
From Japanese (hayate) meaning "sudden, sound of the wind". Other kanji with the same pronunciation can also form this name.
HAYATİ m Turkish
Means "vital" in Turkish.
HAYATO m Japanese
From Japanese (haya) meaning "falcon" and (to) meaning "person". Other kanji combinations can also make up this name.
HAYDAR m Turkish
Turkish form of HAIDAR.
HAYDEN m & f English
From an English surname that was derived from place names meaning either "hay valley" or "hay hill", derived from Old English heg "hay" and denu "valley" or dun "hill".
HAYDER m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حيدر (see HAIDAR).
HAYDN m English (British)
From a German surname meaning "heathen". It is used in honour of the Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809).
HAYES m English
From a surname, either HAYES (1) or HAYES (2). It was borne by American president Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893).
HAYIM m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAIM).
HAYK m Armenian
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.
HAYRİ m Turkish
Means "useful man" in Turkish.
HAYTHAM m Arabic
Means "young eagle" in Arabic.
HAYWOOD m English
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "fenced wood" in Old English.
HAYYIM m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAIM).
HAZAEL m Biblical
Means "God sees" in Hebrew. This is the name of a king of Aram in the Old Testament.
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.
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 that 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.
HEBEL m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew הֶבֶל (see 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.
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 Ἕκτωρ (Hektor), which was derived from ἕκτωρ (hektor) meaning "holding fast", ultimately from ἔχω (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 where it belongs to King Arthur's foster father.... [more]
HED m & f Hebrew
Means "echo" in Hebrew.
HEDDWYN m Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements hedd "peace" and gwyn "white, fair, blessed".
HÉDI (2) m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic هادي (see HADI) chiefly used in Tunisia (using French-influenced orthography).
HEDLEY m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "heather clearing" in Old English.
HEFIN m Welsh
Means "summer" in Welsh.
HEIDRICH m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements heid "kind, sort, type" and ric "ruler, mighty".
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.
HEILYN m Welsh
Means "winebearer" in Welsh.
HEIMIR m Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Norse cognate of HAMA. In the Volsungasaga he is a king of Hlymdalir.
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.
HEINZ m German
Diminutive of HEINRICH.
HEITOR m Portuguese
Portuguese form of HECTOR.
HEKTOR m Greek Mythology
Greek form of HECTOR.
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.
HELERIUS m History
Latin form of HELIER.
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.
HELIAS m Biblical Latin
Latin form of ELIJAH used in some versions of the Vulgate.
HÉLIER m French
French form of HELIER.
HELIER m History
Meaning uncertain. This is the name of the patron saint of the island of Jersey in the English Channel. He was a 6th-century hermit whose name was recorded in Latin as Helerius.
HELIODORO m Spanish, Portuguese
From the Greek name Ἡλιόδωρος (Heliodoros), derived from the elements ἥλιος (helios) meaning "sun" and δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift". Saint Heliodoro was a 4th-century bishop of Altino.
HELIOS m Greek Mythology
Means "sun" in Greek. This was the name of the young Greek sun god, a Titan, who rode across the sky each day in a chariot pulled by four horses. His sister was the moon goddess Selene.
HELLADIUS m Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Late Greek name Ἑλλάδιος (Helladios), which was derived from Ἑλλάδος (Hellados) meaning "of Greece". Saint Helladius was a 7th-century archbishop of Toledo.
HELMFRID m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HELMFRIED.
HELMFRIED m German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements helm "helmet" and frid "peace".
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.
HEMI m Maori
Maori form of JAMES.
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.
HENADZ m Belarusian
Belarusian form of GENNADIUS.
HENDERSON m English
From a Scottish surname meaning "son of HENRY".
HENDRICK m Dutch (Archaic)
Dutch variant of HENDRIK.
HENDRIK m Dutch, German, Estonian
Dutch and Estonian cognate of HENRY.
HENDRIX m English (Modern)
From a Dutch surname that was derived from the given name HENDRIK. A famous bearer of the surname was the American rock musician Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970).
HENDRY m Scottish
Scots variant of HENRY.
HENG m & f Chinese
From Chinese (héng) meaning "constant, persistent", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
HENGIST m Ancient Germanic
Of Germanic origin, meaning "stallion". According to medieval histories, Hengist and his brother Horsa were the leaders of the first Saxon settlers in Britain. Hengist established a kingdom in Kent in the 5th century.
HENK m Dutch
Dutch short form of HENDRIK.
HENNADIY m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of GENNADIUS.
HENNIE m & f Dutch
Dutch diminutive and feminine form of HENDRIK.
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.
HENRIK m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Armenian
Form of HENRY in several languages. A famous bearer was the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906).
HENRIKAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian 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 meaning "home ruler", composed of the elements heim "home" and ric "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.
HEORHIY m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of GEORGE.
HEPHAESTUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἥφαιστος (Hephaistos), meaning unknown. It probably shares its origin with the Minoan city of Φαιστός (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.
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.
HERACLITUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἡράκλειτος (Herakleitos) meaning "glory of Hera", derived from the name of the goddess HERA combined with κλειτός (kleitos) meaning "glory". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Greek philosopher from Ephesus.
HERACLIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek personal name Ἡράκλειος (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 ἴδης (ides).
HERAKLES m Greek Mythology
Means "glory of Hera" from the name of the goddess HERA combined with Greek κλέος (kleos) meaning "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, 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.
HERBERTO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HERBERT.
HERBIE m English
Diminutive of HERBERT.
HERCULE m French
French form of HERCULES.
HEREMOANA m Tahitian
From Tahitian here "loved, dear" and moana "ocean".
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".
HERMAGORAS m Ancient Greek
From the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek ἀγορά (agora) meaning "assembly, marketplace". Saint Hermagoras (3rd century) was the first bishop of Aquileia in Italy.
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 an 18th-century Russian missionary to Alaska who is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church, though in his case the name is an alternate transcription of GERMAN. Another famous bearer was the American writer Herman Melville (1819-1891), the author of Moby-Dick.
HERMANN m German
German form of HERMAN.
HERMANNI m Finnish
Finnish form of HERMAN.
HERMENEGILDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of a Visigothic name meaning "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 ἕρμα (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]
HERMÍNIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of HERMINIUS.
HERMINIO m Spanish
Spanish form of HERMINIUS.
HERMINIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman name that 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.
HERMOGENES m Ancient Greek
Means "born of Hermes" from the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek γενής (genes) meaning "born".
HERMOKRATES m Ancient Greek
Means "power of Hermes" from the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek κράτος (kratos) meaning "power".
HERMOLAOS m Ancient Greek
Means "the people of Hermes" from the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek λαός (laos) meaning "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.
HEROD m Biblical
From the Greek name Ἡρῴδης (Herodes), which probably means "song of the hero" from ἥρως (heros) meaning "hero, warrior" combined with ᾠδή (ode) meaning "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 Ἡρῴδης: after the classical period, the ι in the sequence ωι (often written as a subscript like ) was not pronounced.
HERODION m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Diminutive of the Greek name Herodes (see HEROD). This name is mentioned briefly in Paul's epistle to the Romans in the New Testament.
HERODOTUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἡρόδοτος (Herodotos), derived from the name of the goddess HERA combined with δοτός (dotos) meaning "given, granted". Herodotus was a Greek historian of the 5th century BC who wrote the Histories, a detailed account of the Greco-Persian Wars. He is known as the Father of History.
HEROIDES m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of HEROD.
HEROIDION m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of HERODION.
HERON m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἥρως (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.
HERSH m Yiddish
Alternate transcription of Yiddish הירש (see HIRSH).
HERSHEL m American, Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of HIRSH. As a non-Jewish American name (somewhat common around the end of the 19th century), it was likely inspired by the German surname HERSCHEL, borne for instance by the British-German astronomer William Herschel (1738-1822).
HERU m Egyptian Mythology (Hypothetical)
Reconstructed Egyptian form of HORUS.
HERVE m Breton
Breton form of HARVEY.
HERVÉ m French
French form of HARVEY.
HERVEY m English
Variant of HARVEY.
HESEKIEL m Finnish (Rare)
Finnish form of EZEKIEL.
HESHAM m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic هشام (see HISHAM).
HESHEL m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish diminutive of HIRSH.
HESIOD m Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name Ἡσίοδος (Hesiodos), which probably meant "to throw song" from ἵημι (hiemi) meaning "to throw, to speak" and ᾠδή (ode) meaning "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.
HEYDAR m Persian
Persian form of HAIDAR.
HEZEKIAH m Biblical
From the Hebrew name חִזְקִיָהוּ (Chizqiyahu), which means "YAHWEH strengthens", from the roots חָזַק (chazaq) meaning "to strength" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This name was borne by a powerful king of Judah who reigned in the 8th and 7th centuries BC. Also in the Old Testament, this is 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 Mohawk or Onondaga leader who founded the Iroquois Confederacy, possibly in the 15th century. He was later the subject of a fictionalized 1855 poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
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 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.
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