Habiba is an Arabic female name (and word) meaning “beloved, darling, sweetheart” as well as also meaning “friend”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Habeeba Habibah Male forms: Habib Habeeb   Habiba -حبيبة (Arabic)  


Hope is a virtue name expressing the attitude, desire or belief that something good or wished for will happen. It comes from Old English hopa, hopian which derives from a PIE root word. Hope is also a Scottish and English surname derived from a habitational name for someone who lived in a small, enclosed valley; it derives…


Hickory is the name of a type of tree in the genus Carya found in North America and East Asia, its wood considered strong and tough with edible nuts The name comes from Algonquian (perhaps Powhatan), a shortened form of pockerchicory or a similar word to it, of unknown meaning. Nicknames: Hick Origin: Native American Variants: Hickorie (English)  


Helga is a Scandinavian female name, the feminine form of Helge meaning “holy, blessed” from heilagr (holy, blessed) which comes from Proto-Germanic *hailagaz (holy, blessed) which is composed from *hailaz (healthy, sound; whole, unbroken; complete) derived from PIE *kóylos (healthy, whole); and *-gaz, an adjective used to denote something meaning “of being, having, or doing”. Nicknames: Olya (Russian diminutive of Olga) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Hella (Swedish,…


Hassan is an Arabic male name with two different meanings depending on the spelling used. Spelled Hassan حسّان it means “doer of good” while Hassan/Hasan حسن means “handsome, comely, good, to be good”; both names derive from the same root word related to goodness. Hassan is also an Arabic surname derived from the given name. Origin: Arabic Variants:…


Helios is the Greek god of the sun and a Titan who was often depicted as a handsome man who drove a chariot drawn by four winged horses across the sky. He is also the father of the Heliades, his daughters by the Oceanid nymph Clymene, and the father of Phaethon who reluctantly allowed his son to drive…


Hezekiah is a Hebrew male name meaning “Yahweh strengthens” or “Yahweh will strengthen”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Hizkiah (Hebrew, Biblical) Ezekias (Biblical Greek) Ezechias (Biblical Latin) Chizqiyahu (Hebrew) Hizkiyyah (Hebrew)    


Helia is the feminine form of Helios which means “sun” in Ancient Greek. It comes from Proto-Hellenic *hāwélios (sun) from PIE *sóh₂wl̥ (sun). In Greek mythology, Helia is the name of one of the Heliades (children of the sun), the daughters of Helios by Clymene, a sea nymph. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Helios (Ancient Greek) Helius (Latinized Ancient Greek) Elio (Italian)  


Hiroyuki is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: “doctor, PhD; exposition, fair; command, esteem; win acclaim + of; this” (博之); “doctor, PhD; exposition, fair; command, esteem; win acclaim + going; journey” (博行); “doctor; PhD; exposition, fair; command, esteem; win acclaim + happiness; blessing; fortune” (博幸); “abundant; rich;…


Heather refers to a variety of small shrubs with pink or white flowers which commonly grow in rocky places. The name comes from Old English hather, hæddre, of uncertain origin and meaning, though it seems the spelling was changed to resemble heath which refers to a tract of uncultivated land or a wasteland overgrown with shrubs; the name derives from Old…


Helen is the English form of Helene, an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”. In Greek mythology, Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. Her kidnapping by Paris led to the ten year Trojan…


Halo (also known as a nimbus)  refers to a circular band of light around the head of a person, usually a saint or an idealized person, and usually represents glory, sanctity, and veneration. It’s also used to refer to a circle of light visible around the sun and the moon caused by the reflection and…


Heligan comes from a Cornish word meaning “willow; willow tree”. It’s the name of the Lost Gardens of Heligan which originally belonged to the Tremayne family but was neglected during World War I but which were later rediscovered and restored. Origin: Cornish Variants: Helygen (Cornish)  


Howard comes from an English surname with several possible sources: it may be derived from Anglo-Norman Huard from Germanic name Hughard meaning “brave heart” from hug (heart, mind) and hard (brave, hardy); it may also be derived from Anglo-Scandinavian Haward derived from Old Norse Hávarðr meaning “high guardian” or “high defender” from Old Norse elements há (high) and varðr (guardian, defender); it may also be derived from Middle English ewehirde meaning “ewe…


Hajar is the Arabic form of Hagar, a female name of uncertain meaning and origin. It’s been linked to Hebrew meaning “to flee” and “flight”, or perhaps meaning “to drag away” or “stranger, foreigner”. Hagar was the Egyptian handmaid of Sarah and the mother of Ishmael by Abraham. Hajar is also an Arabic word meaning “to emigrate” as well as also resembling…


Horatio is the English form of Horatius, an Ancient Roman family name that could possibly be derived from Latin hora meaning “hour, time, season”, although it’s more likely that the name is Etruscan in origin and its real meaning lost. Horatio is also the name of a character in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, as well as also being a…


Haven comes from an English word referring to a harbor or port, or any place that is used as a refuge or shelter. Basically it connotes a sense of safety and shelter. The word comes from Old English hæfen meaning “inlet; harbor, port” derived from Proto-Germanic *habnō (harbor; haven) related to Proto-Germanic *habą meaning “sea” from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (to seize; to grab)….


Hilary is the English form of Hilarius and Hilaria, both an Ancient Roman name meaning “happy, cheerful” from Latin hilaris via Ancient Greek hilarós from hílaos (gracious, merciful; kind, mild, gentle) deriving from a Proto-Indo-European root word. Hilary was once a very popular male name before becoming more common for women in the 20th century. Hilary is also a surname originating from the given name….


Harisha is an Indian male name meaning “lord of monkeys” made up from Sanskrit elements hari and isha (lord). In Sanskrit hari means “tawny, yellow, brown, green” which extends to animals of the same coloring such as a lion, horse, or monkey. It derives from a Proto-Indo-European source, *ǵʰelh₃- (to shine; to flourish; green, yellow). In Hindu mythology, Hari is another name for the gods Vishnu and Krishna….


Hamish is an anglicized form of Sheumais, the vocative case of Seumas, itself the Scottish form of James, the English form of Late Latin Iacomus via Greek Iakobos, which comes from the Hebrew name Ya’aqov (English form Jacob) meaning “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Seumas (Scots Gaelic) Sheumais (Scots Gaelic) James (English)