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)…

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…

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…

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…

Hakim

Hakim is an Arabic male name and title meaning “wise”, “prudence”, “sage” as an adjective and “sage”,  “physician”, “scholar”, “philosopher” as a noun. Hakim is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Hakeem (Arabic)   Hakim- حكيم (Arabic)  

Hugh

Hugh is an English male name meaning “heart, thought, mind, spirit” derived from Proto-Germanic element *hugiz (mind; thought; understanding) which could be derived from a PIE source though the etymology behind it is uncertain. Hugh is also an English surname originating from the given name, though as an Irish and Scottish surname it’s an anglicized form of Gaelic names…

Horace

Horace is the English and French form of Horatius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it’s often associated with Latin hora meaning “hour, time, season”, although it’s more likely that the name is Etruscan in origin. Horace is also an English surname originating from the given name. Origin: Etruscan Variants: Horatio (English) Horatius (Ancient…

Huey

Huey is a male given name, a short form of Hugh which means “heart, thought, mind, spirit” from Proto-Germanic element *hugiz meaning “heart, thought, mind, spirit” which could be derived from a PIE source though the etymology behind it is uncertain. Huey could also be used as a nickname for Hubert meaning “bright heart” or “bright mind”. Huey is also a…