Hammett

Hammett comes from an English surname which seems to be combined of Norman personal name Hamo/Hamon (the Norman form of Germanic haim meaning “home”) with the diminutive suffix coupled with the French diminutive -ette from French petite “small, little”, meaning “son of Hamo/Hamon”. The prefix ham- could also be from Anglo-Saxon ham referring to the flat wetlands, referring to someone who lived…

Heida

Heida is a German female name, originating as a diminutive of Adelheid which is the German and Dutch form of Adelaide meaning “noble kind, type” or “of a noble kind” made up from Germanic elements adal (noble) and  heid (kind, sort, type). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Heidi (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English) Heide (German)  

Horus

Horus was an important god in Egyptian mythology, the god of the sun, light, sky, law and war, as well as hunting. Seen as the personal god of the reigning monarch at the time, Horus was the son of Osiris and Isis, conceived after his father’s murder at the hands of his uncle Set (also spelled Seth), and who…

Hakue

Hakue is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: haku 白 “white” + e 恵 “favor, blessing; grace; kindness” (白恵); haku 毫 “fine hair; brush” + e 衛 “defense; protection” (毫衛); haku 博 “doctor, PhD; fair, exposition; esteem; winning acclaim” + e 衛 “defense; protection” (博衛); Written in hiragana it’s はくえ.   

Hal

Hal originated as a nickname for Harry (an English medieval form of Henry meaning “home ruler”) or Harold (meaning “army ruler” or “army leader”), though it can be used as a given name on its own. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Hans

Hans is the German, Dutch, and Scandinavian short form of Johannes which ultimately derives form Hebrew Yochanan meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Hans is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Hannes (German, Swedish, Dutch, Finnish) Hansel (diminutive of Hans) Johannes (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian) Johann (German) Johan (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch)…

Hafsa

Hafsa is an Arabic female name which seems to have an uncertain meaning behind it. It could mean “gathering” or it could mean “little lioness”, “female lion cub”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Hafsah (Arabic) Hafza (Arabic)   Male forms: Hafs (Arabic)   Hafsa- حفصة (Arabic)  

Hildy

Hildy seems to have developed as a diminutive form of Hilda which derives from Germanic element hild meaning “battle” as well as being a nickname for any name beginning with Hilde– such as Hildebrand or Hildred. Hilda is also a cogante of Old Norse Hildr, the name of a Valkyrie in Norse mythology who had the power to revive the dead. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Hilda…

Harmon

Harmon comes from a surname, a variant of Herman meaning “army man”, made up from Germanic elements hari (army) and man (man). Nicknames: Harm Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Herman (English, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Ancient Germanic) Hermann (German) Hermanus (Dutch, Ancient Germanic) Hariman (Ancient Germanic) Hermanni (Finnish) Armand (French) Ármann (Icelandic) Armando (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese) Ermanno (Italian) German…