Haddon

Haddon comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from a town or village called Haddon. It is composed from Old English elements hǣþ (heath, wasteland, wilderness) combined with dun (hill), meaning “heath hill” or essentially “heath-covered hill”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Hadden (English) Haden (German, English)    

Haruka

Haruka is a Japanese unisex name, though more common or girls than boys, with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: haruka 遙 “far off, distant” (can be used as a unisex name) haru 春 “spring (season)” + ka 歌 “song; sing” (春歌); haru 春 “spring” + ka 花 “flower” (春花); haru 晴 “clear up” + ka 香 “incense, smell, fragrance” (晴香); haruka 悠 “permanence” (can…

Hayato

Hayato is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: haya 隼 “falcon” + to 人 “person” (隼人); haya 早 “early, fast” + to 人 “person” (早人); haya 勇 “courage; bravery, heroism; cheer up, be in high spirits” + to 人 “person”; haya 颯 “sudden, quick; sound of wind” + to 斗 “Big Dipper” (颯斗); haya 隼 “falcon” + to 斗 “Big Dipper” There are other…

Hollister

Hollister comes from an English surname, an occupational name for a brothel-keeper. It comes from Old French holier/hollier, a variant of horier meaning “pimp”, from an agent noun of hore, hure (whore) which derives from a PIE root word. Hollister could also have  originated as a locational surname for someone who lived near a holly tree or a holly…

Heath

Heath comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who lived-in or near a heath. It comes from Old English hǣþ meaning “wasteland, wilderness, heath” via Proto-Germanic *haiþī (heath, wasteland), deriving from PIE *kait-, *ḱait- (forest, wasteland, uncultivated land). It could also be used as a short form of Heathcliff (first created by English author Emily Bronte for her novel Wuthering Heights),…

Hyacinth

Hyacinth is the name of a genus of dark-blue flowers, named after a figure in Greek mythology. His name was Hyacinthus (Hyakinthos in Ancient Greek), a handsome young man who was loved by both the god Apollo and Zephyrus, the West Wind, though Hyacinth preferred Apollo. One day, while they were playing with the discus, Apollo threw it and Zephyrus blew the discus off course, causing…

Hala

Hala is an Arabic and Persian female name meaning “halo“, likely in reference to the circle of light visible around the moon, and in some cases the sun. Hala also means “aura” in Arabic. The word seems to originate from Ancient Greek halos, itself of uncertain origin, perhaps pre-Greek. Origin: uncertain, likely pre-Greek Variants: Hale (Turkish) Hallah…

Hansen

Hansen comes from a Scandinavian surname, a patronymic name meaning “son of Hans”, Hans being the short form of Johannes, the Scandinavian form of John meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Hanson (English) Hanssen (Danish, Norwegian, German) Hansson (Swedish)    

Hiba

Hiba is an Arabic female name meaning “gift”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Hibah (Arabic) Heba (Arabic)   Hiba- هبة (Arabic)  

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…