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…

Holland

Holland is the name of a region in the Netherlands divided into two provinces, North Holland and South Holland, which comes from Old Dutch holt lant meaning “wood land”. There seems to be a popular folk etymology that the name comes from hol lant meaning “hollow land” in reference to its low-lying geography, but that seems to be…

Hermia

Hermia is the feminine form of Hermes, the name of the Greek god of commerce and trade, known as the trickster god and the protector of thieves, travelers, and athletes, as well as a messenger of the gods and the god of boundaries. He guided the souls of the dead to the underworld. The son of Zeus…

Honor

Honor is a virtue word name referring to something or someone who is honest, virtuous, dignified, esteemed, noble, someone with an excellent character or reputation. It comes from Latin honor which derives from an unknown source. Honor is also an English surname. Origin: Latin Variants: Honour (British English, Canadian English) Honoria (Late Roman) Honora (English, Irish) Honorata…

Hind

Hind (pr. hend; Forvo) is an Arabic female name which means “group of camels”, referring to a number that is more than one or two hundred. Hind is also the Arabic name for India which comes from Sanskrit Sindhu meaning “river, stream; flood, waters; sea, ocean” via Proto-Indo-Iranian *síndʰuš (river, stream). Hind (pr. haynd; Forvo) is also an English word- as a noun it…

Hendrina

Hendrina is a Dutch female name, the feminine form of Hendrik which is the Dutch, Estonian, and German form of Henry meaning “home ruler”, made up from Germanic elements heim (home) and ric (power, rule), both of which derive from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Henny, Drina, Hen Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Henrietta (English, Hungarian, Finnish, Swedish, Dutch) Henriette (French, German, Dutch,…

Haneul

Haneul is a Korean unisex name meaning “sky, heaven”. Origin: Korean Haneul- 하늘 (Korean Hangul)

Hallie

Hallie originated as a nickname for Harriet, the English form of Henriette, the French diminutive of Henri, the French male form of Henry meaning “home ruler” composed from Germanic elements heim (home) and ric (power, ruler). Hallie is also a surname made up from Old English heall (hall; residence) and lēah (wood, meadow, clearing) essentially meaning “dweller at the hall by the meadow”, a locational name for…