Names Starting with H

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HINAfJapanese
From Japanese (hi) meaning "light, sun, male" or (hi) meaning "sun, day" combined with (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HINATAf & mJapanese
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.
HINDfArabic
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. This is also the Arabic name for the country of India.
HINEfMaori
Means "girl" in Maori.
HINNERKmLow German
Low German form of HEINRICH.
HINRICHmLow German
Low German form of HEINRICH.
HINRIKmIcelandic
Icelandic form of HENRY.
HIOBmBiblical German
German form of JOB.
HIPOLITmPolish
Polish form of HIPPOLYTOS.
HIPÓLITOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HIPPOLYTOS.
HIPPOCRATESmAncient 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.
HIPPOLYTAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of HIPPOLYTE (1). Shakespeare used this name in his comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595).
HIPPOLYTE (1)fGreek 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.
HIPPOLYTOSmGreek 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.
HIRAHmBiblical
Means "splendour" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father-in-law of Judah in the Old Testament.
HIRAKUmJapanese
From Japanese (hiraku) meaning "expand, open, support". Other kanji can also form this name.
HIRAMmBiblical, 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.
HIROKImJapanese
From Japanese (hiro) meaning "big, great" and (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
HIROKOfJapanese
From Japanese (hiro) meaning "tolerant, generous", (hiro) meaning "abundant" or (hiro) meaning "prosperous" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HIROSHImJapanese
From Japanese (hiroshi) meaning "tolerant, generous", (hiroshi) meaning "prosperous", or other kanji and kanji combinations which are read the same way.
HIROTOmJapanese
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.
HIRSHmYiddish
Means "deer" in Yiddish. The deer is particularly associated with the tribe of Naphtali (see Genesis 49:21).
HIRSHELmYiddish
Yiddish diminutive of HIRSH.
HIRUNEfBasque
Means "trinity" in Basque, derived from hiru meaning "three".
HISEINmArabic
Variant transcription of HUSAYN.
HISHAMmArabic
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.
HITOMIfJapanese
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 with the hiragana writing system.
HIWOTfEastern African, Amharic
Means "life" in Amharic.
HIZKIAHmBiblical
Alternate form of the Hebrew name Chizqiyahu (see HEZEKIAH).
HJALMARmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Hjálmarr meaning "helmeted warrior" from the element hjalmr "helmet" combined with arr "warrior".
HJÖRDÍSfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Means "sword goddess", derived from Old Norse hjörr "sword" and dís "goddess".
HJÖRDISfSwedish
Modern Swedish form of HJÖRDÍS.
HJØRDISfDanish, Norwegian
Modern Danish and Norwegian form of HJÖRDÍS.
HJÖRTURmIcelandic
Means "deer" in Icelandic.
HLAm & fBurmese
Means "pretty, favourable" in Burmese.
HLENGIWEfSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Swazi
Means "helped, rescued, redeemed" in Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele and Swazi.
HLÍFfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of LIV (1).
HNUBfHmong
Means "sun" in Hmong.
HOAfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hoa) meaning "flower".
HOBmMedieval English
Medieval short form of ROBERT.
HODEfYiddish
Yiddish form of HADASSAH.
HODEImBasque
Means "cloud" in Basque.
HODELfYiddish
Diminutive of HODE.
HODIAHfBiblical
Means "majesty of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is the name of a wife of Ezra in the Old Testament.
HOEBAERmLimburgish
Limburgish form of HUBERT. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Hubert.
HOHEPAmMaori
Maori form of JOSEPH.
HOKOLESQUAmNative American, Shawnee
Means "cornstalk" in Shawnee. This was the name of an 18th-century Shawnee chief.
HOKULANIfHawaiian
Means "heavenly star" from Hawaiian hōkū "star" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
HOLDENmEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which 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.
HOLGERmSwedish, 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.
HOLLIEfEnglish
Variant of HOLLY.
HOLLISm & fEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from Middle English holis "holly trees". It was originally given to a person who lived near a group of those trees.
HOLLYfEnglish
From the English word for the holly tree, ultimately derived from Old English holen.
HOMERmEnglish, Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name ‘Ομηρος (Homeros), derived from ‘ομηρος (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'.
HOMEROSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of HOMER.
HONEYfEnglish (Rare)
Simply from the English word honey, ultimately from Old English hunig. This was originally a nickname for a sweet person.
HỒNGfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hồng) meaning "pink, red".
HONGm & fChinese
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.
HONOKAfJapanese
From Japanese (hono) meaning "harmony" (using an obscure nanori reading) and (ka) meaning "flower", as well as other combinations of kanji which have the same pronunciation. Very often it is written using the hiragana writing system.
HONORfEnglish (Rare)
Variant of HONOUR, using the American spelling.
HONORAfIrish, English
Variant of HONORIA. It was brought to England and Ireland by the Normans.
HONORATUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name which meant "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.
HONORÉmFrench
French form of HONORATUS. It is also sometimes used as a French form of HONORIUS.
HONORIAfLate Roman
Feminine form of HONORIUS.
HONORINAfLate Roman
Feminine form of HONORINUS.
HONORINEfFrench
French form of Honorina, a feminine form of the Roman name Honorinus, a derivative of HONORIUS. Saint Honorina was a 4th-century martyr from the Normandy region in France.
HONORINUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name which was a derivative of HONORIUS.
HONORIUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name which meant "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.
HONOURfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word honour, which is of Latin origin. This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century. It can also be viewed as a form of HONORIA or HONORATA, which are ultimately derived from the same source.
HONZAmCzech
Czech form of HANS.
HOODAfArabic
Variant transcription of HUDA.
HOPCYNmWelsh
Welsh form of HOPKIN.
HOPEfEnglish
From the English word hope, ultimately from Old English hopian. This name was first used by the Puritans in the 17th century.
HOPKINmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of HOB.
HORACEmEnglish, 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.
HORÁCIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of HORATIUS.
HORACIOmSpanish
Spanish form of HORATIUS.
HORATIAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of HORATIUS.
HORATIOmEnglish
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.
HORAȚIUmRomanian
Romanian form of HORATIUS.
HORATIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was possibly derived from Latin hora "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.
HOREAmRomanian
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.
HORIAmRomanian
Variant of HOREA.
HORSAmAncient Germanic
From the Germanic element hros or hors meaning "horse". Horsa and his brother Hengist were the leaders of the first Germanic settlers to arrive in Britain.
HORSTmGerman
Means "wood, thicket" in German. Alternatively, it may derive from the Germanic element hros or hors meaning "horse".
HORTENSIAfAncient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of the Roman family name Hortensius, possibly derived from Latin hortus "garden".
HORUSmEgyptian Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of ‘Ωρος (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.
HORYMÍRmCzech (Rare)
Possibly from the Slavic elements gora meaning "mountain" and miru meaning "peace, world".
HOSANNAfBiblical
From the Aramaic religious expression הושע נא (Hosha' na') meaning "deliver us" in Hebrew. In the New Testament this is exclaimed by those around Jesus when he first enters Jerusalem.
HOSEAmBiblical
Variant transcription of Hoshe'a (see HOSHEA). 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.
HOSHEAmBiblical, 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.
HOSHIfJapanese
From Japanese (hoshi) meaning "star" or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
HOSHIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (hoshi) meaning "star" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HOSNIm & fArabic
Variant transcription of HUSNI.
HOSSAMmArabic
Variant transcription of HUSAM.
HOSSEINmPersian
Persian form of HUSAYN.
HOTARUfJapanese
From Japanese (hotaru) meaning "firefly".
HOUAfHmong
Means "clouds" in Hmong.
HOUDAfArabic
Variant transcription of HUDA.
HOURIGfArmenian
Variant transcription of HURIK.
HOUSSAMmArabic
Variant transcription of HUSAM.
HOVHANNESmArmenian
Armenian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
HOVIKmArmenian
Diminutive of HOVHANNES.
HOVOmArmenian
Diminutive of HOVHANNES.
HOVSEPmArmenian
Armenian form of JOSEPH.
HOWARDmEnglish
From an English surname which 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).
HOWELLmWelsh
Anglicized form of HYWEL.
HOWIEmEnglish
Diminutive of HOWARD.
HOYTmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from Middle English hoit "stick", originally a nickname for a thin person.
HRAFNmIcelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "raven" in Old Norse.
HRISTIJANmMacedonian
Macedonian form of CHRISTIAN.
HRISTINAfBulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian form of CHRISTINA.
HRISTOmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian short form of CHRISTOPHER.
HRISTOFORmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of CHRISTOPHER.
HRÓARRmAncient 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.
HRODEBERTmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROBERT.
HRODERICHmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RODERICK.
HRODGERmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROGER.
HRODLANDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROLAND.
HRODOHAIDISfAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type" (see ROSE).
HRODULFmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RUDOLF.
HRŒREKRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hroderich (see RODERICK).
HROLFmAncient Germanic
Contracted form of HRODULF.
HROÐGARmAnglo-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.
HRÓÐGEIRRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hrodger (see ROGER).
HRÓÐÓLFRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hrodulf (see RUDOLF).
HROÐULFmAnglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of Hrodulf (see RUDOLF). This name appears in 'Beowulf' belonging to the nephew of Hroðgar.
HROTSUITHAfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROSWITHA.
HRUODNANDmAncient Germanic
Possible Germanic form of ROLAND.
HRVOJEmCroatian
Derived from Croatian Hrvat meaning "Croat".
HRYHORIYmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of GREGORY.
HUAf & mChinese
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.
HUANf & mChinese
From Chinese (huān) meaning "happy, pleased", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
HUANGm & fChinese
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.
HUBERTmEnglish, 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.
HUDAfArabic
Means "right guidance" in Arabic.
HUDDEmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of HUGH or possibly RICHARD.
HUDESfYiddish
Yiddish form of JUDITH.
HUDSONmEnglish
From an English surname which meant "son of HUDDE". A famous bearer of the surname was the English explorer Henry Hudson (1570-1611).
HUỆfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (huệ) meaning "bright, intelligent" or (huệ) meaning "orchid".
HUEYmEnglish
Variant of HUGHIE.
HUGHmEnglish
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.
HUGHARDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and hard "brave, hardy".
HUGHIEmEnglish
Diminutive of HUGH.
HUGLEIKRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from hugr "heart, mind, spirit" and leikr "play".
HUGOmSpanish, 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'.
HUGUBERTmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HUBERT.
HUGUESmFrench
French form of HUGH.
HUGUETTEfFrench
Feminine form of HUGUES.
HUGUOmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HUGH.
HUHANAfMaori
Maori form of SUSAN.
HUIf & mChinese
From Chinese (huì) meaning "intelligent, wise" (which is usually only feminine), (huī) meaning "brightness", besides other characters which are pronounced similarly.
HUITZILOPOCHTLImAztec 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).
HULDfNorse Mythology
Old Norse variant of HULDA (1).
HULDA (1)fIcelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse hulda meaning "hiding, secrecy". This was the name of a sorceress in Norse mythology. As a modern name, it can also derive from archaic Swedish huld meaning "sweet, lovable".
HULDAHfBiblical
Means "weasel, mole" in Hebrew. This name appears in the Old Testament belonging to a prophetess.
HULDERICmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hulda "merciful, graceful" and ric "power, rule". It has long been confused with the Germanic name Ulrich.
HÜLYAfTurkish
Means "daydream" in Turkish.
HUMAIRAfArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of HUMAYRA.
HUMAYRAfArabic
Means "red" in Arabic. This was a name given by the Prophet Muhammad to his wife Aisha.
HUMBERTmFrench, 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.
HUMPHREYmEnglish
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'.
HÙNGmVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hùng) meaning "brave, manly".
HUNORmHungarian
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.
HUNTERm & fEnglish
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).
HƯƠNGfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hương) meaning "fragrant".
HURImBiblical
Means "linen weaver" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Abihail in the Old Testament.
HURIKfArmenian
Means "small fire" in Armenian.
HURŞİTmTurkish
Turkish form of KHURSHID.
HUSAINmArabic
Variant transcription of HUSAYN.
HUSAMmArabic
Means "sword" in Arabic, a derivative of the verb حسم (hasama) meaning "to sever, to finish, to decide".
HUSAYNmArabic
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).
HUSEINmBosnian
Bosnian form of HUSAYN.
HÜSEYİNmTurkish
Turkish form of HUSAYN.
HÜSEYNmAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of HUSAYN.
HUSNAfArabic
Means "more beautiful" in Arabic.
HUSNIm & fArabic
Derived from Arabic حسن (husn) meaning "beauty, excellence, goodness".
HUSNIYAfArabic
Strictly feminine form of HUSNI.
HÜSNİYEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of HUSNI.
HÜSNÜmTurkish
Turkish form of HUSNI.
HUSSAINmArabic
Variant transcription of HUSAYN.
HUSSEINmArabic
Variant transcription of HUSAYN.
HỮUmVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hữu) meaning "friend, companion".
HUUBmDutch
Dutch short form of HUBERT.
HUWmWelsh
Welsh form of HUGH.
HVARE KHSHAETAmPersian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of KHURSHID.
HWANm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (hwan) meaning "shining, brilliant, lustrous" or other characters which are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character.
HYACINTH (2)fEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the flower (or the precious stone which also bears this name), ultimately from Greek ‘υακινθος (hyakinthos).
HYACINTHAfHistory
Latinate feminine form of HYACINTHUS, used to refer to the 17th-century Italian saint Hyacintha Mariscotti (real name Giacinta).
HYACINTHEm & fFrench
French masculine and feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
HYACINTHUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Υακινθος (Hyakinthos), which was derived from the name of the hyacinth flower. In Greek legend Hyakinthos was accidentally killed by Apollo, who caused a lily 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.
HYAMmHebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
HYDERmArabic
Variant transcription of HAIDAR.
HYEmKorean
From Sino-Korean (hye) meaning "bright, intelligent" or other characters which 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.
HYE-JINfKorean
From Sino-Korean (hye) meaning "bright, intelligent" or (hye) meaning "favour, benefit" combined with (jin) meaning "precious, rare". This name can be formed by a variety of other hanja character combinations as well.
HYEONm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or other characters which are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
HYEON-JEONGf & mKorean
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-JUf & mKorean
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-UmKorean
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.
HYGINUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of ‘Υγινος (Hyginos), a Greek name derived from ‘υγιεινος (hygieinos) meaning "healthy". This was the name of the ninth pope.
HYLEDDfWelsh
Variant of HELEDD.
HYMANmYiddish
Alteration of HYAM influenced by Yiddish man "man".
HYMIEmYiddish
Diminutive of HYMAN.
HYNEKmCzech
Diminutive of HEINRICH.
HYPATIAfAncient Greek
Derived from Greek ‘υπατος (hypatos) meaning "highest, supreme". Hypatia of Alexandria was a 5th-century philosopher and mathematician, daughter of the mathematician Theon.
HYPATOSmAncient Greek
Masculine form of HYPATIA.
HYPERIONmGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek ‘υπερ (hyper) "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.
HYRUMmEnglish (Rare)
Variant of HIRAM. This name was borne by Hyrum Smith (1800-1844), an early leader within the Mormon church.
HYUNm & fKorean
Variant transcription of HYEON.
HYUN-JOOf & mKorean
Variant transcription of HYEON-JU.
HYUN-JUNGf & mKorean
Variant transcription of HYEON-JEONG.
HYUN-WOOmKorean
Variant transcription of HYEON-U.
HYWELmWelsh
Means "eminent" in Welsh. This was the name of a 10th-century king of Wales.