Masculine Names

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HIENADZ m Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Belarusian Генадзь (see HENADZ).
HIERONIM m Polish
Polish form of JEROME.
HIERONYM m Slovak
Slovak form of JEROME.
HIERONYMOS m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of JEROME.
HIERONYMUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), German (Archaic), Dutch (Archaic)
Latin form of JEROME, formerly common 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.
HIFUMI m & f Japanese
From Japanese (hi) meaning "one", (fu) meaning "two" and (mi) meaning "three".
HIGINI m Catalan (Rare)
Catalan form of HYGINUS.
HIKARI f & m Japanese
From Japanese (hikari) meaning "light". Other kanji can also form this name. It is often written with 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.
HILAIRE m French
French form of HILARIUS.
HILAL m & f Arabic, Turkish
Means "crescent moon" in Arabic, also referring to the new moon on the Islamic calendar. As a given name it is typically masculine in Arabic and feminine in Turkish.
HILARIO m Spanish
Spanish form of HILARIUS.
HILARION m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἱλαρός (hilaros) meaning "cheerful". This was the name of a 4th-century saint, a disciple of Saint Anthony.
HILARIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman name derived from Latin hilaris meaning "cheerful". Alternatively, it could be derived from the Greek name Ἱλαρός (Hilaros) also meaning "cheerful" (the Greek word ἱλαρός 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.
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.
HILDIMAR m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HILMAR.
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 הָלַל (halal) meaning "praise". This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament as the father of the judge Abdon. It was also borne by the 1st-century BC Jewish scholar Hillel the Elder.
HILMAR m German, Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish
From the Germanic name Hildimar, derived from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and mari "famous".
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 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.
HIOB m Biblical German
German form of JOB.
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 Ἱπποκράτης (Hippokrates) meaning "horse power", derived from the elements ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse" and κράτος (kratos) meaning "power". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek doctor who is known as the Father of Medicine.
HIPPOLYTOS m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Means "freer of horses" from Greek ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse" and λύω (luo) meaning "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.
HIRA f & m Urdu, Nepali, Punjabi, Indian, Gujarati, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit हीर (hira) meaning "diamond". It is typically feminine in Pakistan and unisex in India and Nepal.
HIRAH m Biblical
Means "splendour" in Hebrew. This was the name of a companion 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 that are read the same way.
HIROTO m Japanese
From Japanese (hiro) meaning "big, great" or (hiro) meaning "command, esteem" combined with (to) meaning "person", (to) meaning "soar, glide" or (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation. Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
HIRSH m Yiddish
Means "deer" in Yiddish, a vernacular form of Tzvi. The deer is particularly associated with the tribe of Naphtali (see Genesis 49:21).
HIRSHEL m Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of HIRSH.
HISEIN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسين (see 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).
HJÁLMAR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of HJALMAR.
HJALMAR m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Hjálmarr meaning "helmeted warrior" from the element hjalmr "helmet" combined with arr "warrior".
HJÖRTUR m Icelandic
Means "deer" in Icelandic.
HLA m & f Burmese
Means "pretty, favourable" in Burmese.
HLUDOWIG m Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of LUDWIG.
HLYNUR m Icelandic
Means "maple" in Icelandic.
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 that 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 holmr "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 that was derived from Middle English holis "holly trees". It was originally given to a person who lived near a group of those trees.
HOMER m English, Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name Ὅμηρος (Homeros), derived from ὅμηρος (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
Ancient 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.
HONOR f & m English (Rare)
Variant of HONOUR, using the American spelling.
HONORATUS m Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "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 that was a derivative of HONORIUS.
HONORIUS m Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "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 that was possibly derived from Latin hora meaning "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 variant form of AHURA MAZDA.
HORMISDAS m Ancient Persian (Hellenized)
Hellenized form of HORMIZD. This was the name of a 6th-century pope.
HORMIZD m Persian Mythology, Ancient Persian
Middle Persian form of AHURA MAZDA. This name was borne by several rulers of the Sasanian Empire. It was also borne by a Christian saint who was martyred in Persia in the 5th century.
HORMOZ m Persian Mythology, Persian
Modern 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". According to medieval chronicles, Horsa and his brother Hengist were the leaders of the first Saxon settlers to arrive in Britain. Horsa died in battle with the Britons.
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 Ὧρος (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.
HORYMÍR m Czech (Rare)
Possibly from the Slavic elements gora meaning "mountain" and miru meaning "peace, world".
HOSEA m Biblical
Variant English form of HOSHEA, though the name is spelled the same in the Hebrew text. 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.
HOSEE m Biblical Greek
Form of HOSHEA (and HOSEA) used in the Greek Bible.
HOSHEA m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name הוֹשֵׁעַ (Hoshe'a) meaning "salvation", from the root יָשַׁע (yasha'). 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
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسني (see HUSNI).
HOSSAM m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسام (see HUSAM).
HOSSEIN m Persian
Persian form of HUSAYN.
HOUSSAM m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسام (see HUSAM).
HOUSTON m English
From a Scottish surname meaning "HUGH's town". The original Houston is in Scotland near Glasgow, but this is also the name of a city in Texas, named after the Texas president Sam Houston (1793-1863).
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 that 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 that was derived from Middle English hoit "stick", originally a nickname for a thin person.
HOZAN m & f Kurdish
Means "poet, intellect" in Kurdish.
HRAFN m Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "raven" in Old Norse.
HRISTIJAN m Macedonian
Macedonian form of CHRISTIAN.
HRISTO m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian short form of CHRISTOPHER.
HRISTOFOR m Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian (Rare)
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian 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.
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.
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.
HUANGDI m Chinese Mythology
From Chinese (huáng) meaning "yellow" and () meaning "god, emperor". This is the Chinese name for the Yellow Emperor, a mythical ruler and deity who is said to have reigned in the 3rd millennium BC. He is regarded as the ancestor of the Chinese people.
HUANGLONG m Chinese Mythology
From Chinese (huáng) meaning "yellow" and (lóng) meaning "dragon". This is the Chinese name for the Yellow Dragon, who is considered the animal form of the mythical Yellow Emperor Huangdi.
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.
HUCKLEBERRY m Literature
From the name of the variety of shrubs (genus Vaccinium) or the berries that grow on them. It was used by author Mark Twain for the character of Huckleberry Finn in his novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884).
HUDDE m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of HUGH or possibly RICHARD.
HUDSON m English
From an English surname meaning "son of HUDDE". A famous bearer of the surname was the English explorer Henry Hudson (1570-1611).
HUEY m English
Variant of HUGHIE.
HUG m Catalan (Rare)
Catalan form of HUGH.
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, French, 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 that 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 "ruler, mighty". It has long been confused with the Germanic name Ulrich.
HUMBERT m French, German (Rare), 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.
HUMBERTO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HUMBERT.
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.
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. According to medieval Hungarian legend, the brothers Hunor and Magor were the ancestors of the Huns and the Magyars (Hungarians) respectively.
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
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسين (see 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.
HUSÊN m Kurdish
Kurdish form of HUSAYN.
HÜSEYİN m Turkish
Turkish form of HUSAYN.
HÜSEYN m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of HUSAYN.
HUSNI m & f Arabic
Derived from Arabic حُسْن (husn) meaning "beauty, excellence, goodness".
HÜSNÜ m Turkish
Turkish form of HUSNI.
HUSSAIN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسين (see HUSAYN).
HUSSEIN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسين (see 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.
HUXLEY m English (Modern)
From an English surname that was derived from the name of a town in Cheshire. The final element is Old English leah "woodland, clearing", while the first element might be hux "insult, scorn". A famous bearer of the surname was the British author Aldous Huxley (1894-1963).
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 that 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 Ὑάκινθος (Hyakinthos), which was derived from the name of the hyacinth flower. In Greek legend Hyakinthos was accidentally killed by the god Apollo, who mournfully caused this flower 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
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAIM).
HYDER m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حيدر (see HAIDAR).
HYE m Korean
From Sino-Korean (hye) meaning "bright, intelligent" or other characters that 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 that 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 Ὑγῖνος (Hyginos), a Greek name derived from ὑγιεινός (hygieinos) meaning "healthy". This was the name of the ninth pope.
HYMAN m Jewish
Alteration of HYAM influenced by Yiddish מאַן (man) meaning "man".
HYMIE m Jewish
Diminutive of HYMAN.
HYNEK m Czech
Diminutive of HEINRICH.
HYPATOS m Ancient Greek
Masculine form of HYPATIA.
HYPERION m Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ὑπέρ (hyper) meaning "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.
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
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see HYEON).
HYUN-JOO f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현주 (see HYEON-JU).
HYUN-JUNG f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현정 (see HYEON-JEONG).
HYUN-WOO m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현우 (see HYEON-U).
HYWEL m Welsh
Means "eminent" in Welsh. This was the name of a 10th-century king of Wales.
IACCHUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ἴακχος (Iakchos), derived from ἰάχω (iacho) meaning "to shout". This was the name of an obscure Greek god worshipped in the Eleusinian mysteries and later identified with Dionysos.
IACHIN m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JACHIN used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IACOB m Romanian, Biblical Latin
Romanian form of JACOB (or JAMES). This is also the form of Jacob found in the Latin Old Testament (and the New Testament when referring to the patriarch).
IACOBUS m Biblical Latin
Form of JACOB used in the Latin New Testament to refer to the two apostles named James.
IACOMUS m Late Roman
Late Latin form of JAMES.
IACOPO m Italian
Italian form of Iacobus (see JAMES).
IAFETH m Biblical Latin
Form of JAPHETH used in the Latin Old Testament.
IAGAN m Scottish
Possibly a variant of Aodhagán, a diminutive of AODH.
IAGO m Welsh, Galician, Portuguese
Welsh and Galician form of Iacobus (see JAMES). This was the name of two early Welsh kings of Gwynedd. It is also the name of the villain in Shakespeare's tragedy Othello (1603).
IAH m Egyptian Mythology
Means "moon" in Egyptian. In Egyptian mythology this was the name of a god of the moon, later identified with Thoth.
IAHMESU m Ancient Egyptian (Hypothetical)
Reconstructed Egyptian form of AHMOSE.
IAIN m Scottish
Scottish form of JOHN.
IAIR m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JAIR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IAIROS m Biblical Greek
New Testament Greek form of JAIRUS.
IAIRUS m Biblical Latin
Latin form of JAIRUS.
IAKOB m Biblical Greek, Georgian
Form of JACOB used in the Greek Old Testament, as well as in the Greek New Testament when referring to the patriarch. This is also the Georgian form of the name (referring to the two apostles named James as well as the patriarch).
IAKOBOS m Biblical Greek
Form of JACOB used in the Greek New Testament to refer to the two apostles named James.
IAKOPA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of JACOB.
IAKOVOS m Greek
Modern Greek form of JACOB (or JAMES).
IAKOVU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of JACOB (or JAMES).
IAN m Scottish, English
Scottish form of JOHN.
IANCU m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of JOHN.
IANTO m Welsh
Diminutive of IFAN.
IANUARIUS m Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman form of JANUARIUS.
IANUS m Roman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JANUS.
IAPETOS m Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ἰάπτω (iapto) meaning "to wound, to pierce". In Greek mythology this was the name of a Titan, the father of Atlas, Prometheus and Epimetheus.
IAPETUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of IAPETOS. This is the name of one of Saturn's moons.
IAPHETH m Biblical Greek
Form of JAPHETH used in the Greek Old Testament.
IARED m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JARED used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IARFHLAITH m Irish
Composed of the Irish elements ior, of unknown meaning, and flaith "lord". Saint Iarfhlaith was a 6th-century bishop from Galway, Ireland.
IB m Danish
Danish diminutive of JAKOB.
IBAI m Basque
Means "river" in Basque.
IBÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of IBAN.
IBAN m Basque
Basque variant form of JOHN.
IBRAGIM m Chechen, Ossetian
Chechen and Ossetian form of ABRAHAM.
IBRAHEEM m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic إبراهيم (see IBRAHIM).
ÎBRAHÎM m Kurdish
Kurdish form of ABRAHAM.
İBRAHİM m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of ABRAHAM.
IBRAHIM m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Bosnian, Dhivehi, Albanian
Form of ABRAHAM in several languages.
IBRAHIMA m Western African
Form of IBRAHIM used in parts of western Africa.
IBRO m Bosnian
Bosnian diminutive of IBRAHIM.
ICARUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ἴκαρος (Ikaros), of unknown meaning. In Greek myth Icarus was the son of Daedalus, locked with his father inside the Labyrinth by Minos. They escaped from the maze using wings devised from wax, but Icarus flew too close to the sun and the wax melted, plunging him to his death.
ICHABOD m Biblical
Means "no glory" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the grandson of Eli and the son of Phinehas. This name was also used by Washington Irving for Ichabod Crane, the main character in his short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820).
ICHIRO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 一郎 (see ICHIRŌ).
ICHIRŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (ichi) meaning "one" and () meaning "son". This was traditionally a name given to the first son. Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
ICHIROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 一郎 (see ICHIRŌ).
IDAN m Hebrew
Means "era" in Hebrew.
'IDDO m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of IDDO.
IDDO m Biblical
From the Hebrew name עִדּוֹ ('Iddo), possibly derived from עָדָה ('adah) meaning "to pass, to continue". This is the name of a few characters in the Old Testament, including an obscure prophet who lived during the reign of Solomon and the grandfather of the prophet Zechariah.
IDIR m Northern African, Berber
Means "alive" in Tamazight.
IDO m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of IDDO.
IDOWU m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "born after twins" in Yoruba.
İDRİS m Turkish
Turkish form of IDRIS (1).
IDRIS (1) m Arabic
Possibly means "interpreter" in Arabic. In the Quran this is the name of an ancient prophet. He is traditionally equated with the Hebrew prophet Enoch.
IDRIS (2) m Welsh
Means "ardent lord" from Welsh udd "lord, prince" combined with ris "ardent, enthusiastic, impulsive".
IDWAL m Welsh
Means "lord of the wall", derived from Welsh udd "lord, prince" combined with gwal "wall, rampart".
IEFAN m Welsh
Welsh form of JOHN.
IEPHTHAE m Biblical Greek
Form of JEPHTHAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
IEPTHAE m Biblical Latin
Form of JEPHTHAH used in the Latin Old Testament.
IERAMEEL m Biblical Greek
Form of JERAHMEEL used in the Greek Old Testament (the spelling varies).
IEREMAHEL m Biblical Latin
Form of JERAHMEEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
IERONIMUS m Late Roman
Medieval Latin form of JEROME.
IESOUS m Biblical Greek
Greek form of JOSHUA and JESUS.
IESTYN m Welsh
Welsh form of JUSTIN.
IESUS m Biblical Latin
Latin form of Iesous (see JESUS).
IEUAN m Welsh
Old Welsh form of JOHN.
IEZEKIEL m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of EZEKIEL.
IFA m Eastern African, Oromo
Means "light" in Oromo.
IFAN m Welsh
Welsh form of JOHN.
IFIOK m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "wisdom" in Ibibio.
IGGY m English
Diminutive of IGNATIUS.
IGNAAS m Dutch
Dutch form of IGNATIUS.
IGNÁC m Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAC m Slovene
Slovene form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACE m French
French form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACIJ m Slovene
Slovene form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACIO m Spanish
Spanish form of IGNATIUS.
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