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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).