Henry

Henry comes from Germanic given name Heimirich meaning "home ruler" from Germanic elements heim (home) and ric (power, rule). It's also a surname derived form the given name. Origin: Ancient Germanic Variants: Heimirich (Ancient Germanic) Heinrich (Ancient Germanic, German) Henricus (Dutch, Latinized Ancient Germanic) Henrik (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Armenian) Endika (Basque) Enric (Catalan) Jindřich (Czech) Herry (Medieval … Continue reading Henry

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Hannibal

Hannibal is the name of a famous Carthaginian general who is considered one of the greatest military generals in history and caused the Ancient Romans great fear. His name comes from Phoenician haan (grace) combined with the name Ba'al meaning "grace of Ba'al", Ba'al being the name of the chief god of the Phoenician pantheon which means "lord, husband". Hannibal … Continue reading Hannibal

Herman

Herman is a male name made up of Germanic elements hari (army) and man (man) meaning "army man". It's also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Germanic Variants: Hermann (German) Hermanus (Dutch, Ancient Germanic) Hariman (Ancient Germanic) Hermanni (Finnish) Armand (French) Ármann (Icelandic) Armando (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese) Ermanno (Italian) German (Russian)  

Hero

Hero is the name of a lover of Leander, a priestess of Aphrodite. They lived on opposite sides of the Hellespont and every night Leander would swim across to meet up with his lover, who would light a lamp at the top of the tower to help guide his way. One night he got caught … Continue reading Hero

Hudson

Hudson comes from an English surname, a patrynomic name meaning "son of Hudde,", the latter a medieval diminutive of either Hugh, which comes from Germanic element hug meaning "heart, spirit, mind", or a medieval diminutive of Richard, made up of Germanic elements ric (power, rule) and hard (brave, hardy) essentially meaning “strong ruler” or “brave ruler”. Origin: English, Germanic  

Hill

Hill comes from an English surname with several possible meanings such as: it may have derived from a topographical name for someone who lived near or on a hill; the name comes from Old English hyll borrowed from Proto-Germanic *hulliz (stone, rock) which ultimately comes from Proto-Indo-European *kel- (to rise, to be tall); it may also have been used … Continue reading Hill

Hamilton

Hamilton comes from a surname derived from the name of a town that no longer exists in Leicestershire, England. It means "crooked hill" from Old English hamel (crooked, mutilated) and dun (hill). Origin: Old English    

Harlan

Harlan comes from an English surname made up of Old English elements hara (hare), har (gray), hær (rock) and land (land) so the name essentially means "hare land", "rock land" or "gray land". Origin: Old English Variants: Harland (English)  

Hussein

Hussein is a variant spelling of Husayn, a diminutive of Hasan meaning "handsome, beautiful, comely, good, goodly". It's also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Husayn (Arabic) Husain (Arabic) Hussain (Arabic) Hisein (Arabic) Hasan (Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Indonesian) Hossein (Persian) Hüseyn (Azerbaijani) Husein (Bosnian) Khasan (Chechen, Ossetian, Circassian, Ingush, Tatar, Bashkir) Hüseyin … Continue reading Hussein