Baby Names: Names Starting with H

 

HARDY: Old English for "good health." For the stalwart, robust, sturdy, intrepid baby. Relatives: Hardin, Harden, Harding, Hardley. Namesakes: Thomas Hardy, Warren G. Harding, "The Hardy Boys."

HARLAN: German for "flax" and Old English for "rabbit archer." The names in this group have a sense of geniality about them. Relatives: Harlin, Harley, Harlow, Harford. Namesakes: Harlan Ellison, Harley Davison, Jean Harlow.

HARMON: From the Greek for "harmony" and Old English for "soldier." Relatives: Harmony, Harman, Harmonie. Namesakes: Harmon Killebrew, Mark Harmon, Harmony (Md.)

HAROLD: From the Old German for "commander." A distinguished, traditional name with a powerful meaning. Relatives: Hereld, Harry, Hal, Hiraldo. Namesakes: Harold Washington, Hal Linden.

HARPER: From the Old Norse for "whaler." Calls to mind the musical harp, ancient symbol of Ireland. Relatives: Harpo, Harp. Namesakes: Harper Lee, Harpo Marx, Harper's Ferry, Harper's Magazine.

HARRIET: A feminine variation of Harry. Relatives: Harriette, Hariot, Harriott, Hattie, Hatty, Hetty, Happy, Etta, Etty. Namesakes: Harriet Tubman, Hattie McDaniel.

HARRY: An Old English form of Henry. We're just wild about this name. Although Charles and Di named their second princeling Henry, he is known as Harry. Relatives: Harris, Harrison. Namesakes: Harry Houdini, Harry S. Truman, Harrison Ford.

HART: Middle English for "stag." And we all know you've gotta have Hart. Relatives: Harte, Hartley, Hartman, Hartwell, Hartwig. Namesakes: Hart Crane, Gary Hart, Moss Hart, Bret Harte, "Mary Hartman."

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