Baby Names: Names Starting with H

 

HARVEY: From the Old German for "battle." For movie buffs, Harvey will forever be a large invisible rabbit. Relatives: Harve, Herve, Harv, Harvard. Namesakes: Harvey Korman, Laurence Harvey, Harvard University.

HASKEL: Anglo-Saxon for "ash tree." Relative: Haskell. Namesake: "Eddie Haskell."

HAVEN: From the Dutch for "harbor." A comforting name for a girl or boy. Relatives: Hagen, Hagan, Hogan, Hazen, Havis. Namesake: Richie Havens.

HAYDEN: Old English for "hay field." Get this baby pinstripe diapers and a subscription to the Wall Street Journal. Relative: Haydn. Namesakes: Rutherford B. Hayes, Susan Hayward.

HAZEL: Old English for "hazel tree." Relatives: Hazella, Hazela, Hazlit, Hazlet, Haslett. Namesakes: William Hazlitt, Hazel Scott, "Hazel."

HEATHER: From the Middle English for "a heath or a shrub." Heather is used regularly for girls. Heath is much less common, quite romantic, and will work for either sex. Relatives: Heath, Heathcliff. Namesakes: Heather Locklear, "Heath Barkley," Heath candy bar.

HECTOR: From the Greek for "anchor." A hero of the Trojan War. Relative: Hektor. Namesake: Hector Berlioz.

HEDIA: Hebrew for "God's voice." Relatives: Hediah, Hedya, Hedley.

HEDWIG: Old English for "hidden weapon." Relatives: Hedvig, Heddy, Hedy, Hedda, Havoise, Hedvick, Hedvicka. Namesakes: Hedda Hopper, Hedda Gabler.

HEIDI: A shortened version of Adelheid or Hedwig. The heroine of a favorite story for children written by Johanna Spyri. Relatives: Heidy, Haidee.

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