HELEN: From the Greek for "torch." It was Helen's abduction, according to the Greek myth, that brought about the Trojan War. Relatives: Helene, Helena, Helina, Helaine, Elaine, Elayne, Eleanor, Elinor, Eileen, Elena, Elene, Galina, Lenora, Lena, Lenny, Nelly, Jelena, Jelika. Namesakes: Helen of Troy, Helen Keller.
HELMUT: Anglo-Saxon for "helmet." Has a definite Teutonic shadow. Relatives: Hellmut, Helmaer. Namesakes: Helmut Schmidt, Helmut Newton.
HENDRICK: Old English for "lord's manor." A classy choice. Relatives: Hendric, Hedric, Hedrick, Hendrik, Henric. Namesakes: Hendrick Smith.
HENRIETTA: From the Old German for "house ruler" and a feminine variation of Henry. Relatives: Henriette, Hendrike, Henrika, Henriot, Henriqueta, Hetty, Enrica, Enriqueta.
HENRY: From the Old German for "house ruler." A favorite name of British kings for centuries. Charles and Diana chose it for their second son. Relatives: Henri, Harry, Hal Hawkin, Hawkins, Harrison, Harris, Henriot, Heinrich, Heinz, Henke, Henryk, Hank, Henny, Henderson, Hawke, Enrique, Enrico, Enzio, Parry, Petty. Namesakes: Prince Henry, Hank Aaron, Hal Holbrook, O. Henry, Patirck Henry.
HEPZIBA: Hebrew for "my love is with her." Not for the faint-hearted. Relatives: Hepzibah, Hphziba, Hephzibah.
HERBERT: From the Old English for "exalted ruler" and Old German for "shining army." This fine name has fallen out of faovr. Consider it. Relatives: Herbie, Herb. Namesakes: Herbert Hoover, Herbie Hancock, Herbie Mann.