Baby Names: Names Starting with H

 

HILDA: From the Old German for "warrior." Hildy was the hero/heroine of The Front Page. Relatives: Hilde, Hildy, Hildegard, Hildegarde. Namesake: Saint Hilda

HILDEBRAND: Old German for "battle sword." A character from a German legend, Hildebrand was a superior warrior known for his outstanding swordsmanship. Relatives: Hildabrand, Hildreth, Hill.

HIRAM: Hebrew for "noble one." Relatives: Hyram, Hi, Hy. Namesake: Hiram Walker.

HOBART: From the Danish for "Bart's Hill." Relatives: Hobert, Hobie, Bart. Namesakes: Hobie Baker, Hobart (Tasmania), Hobie Cat, Hobart college, "Bart Simpson."

HODDING: From the Dutch for "bricklayer." Namesake: Hodding Carter.

HOGARTH: Old Norse for "hilltop garden." This name screams old family distinction. Virginia and Leonard Woolf chose it for their publishing company. Philadelphians reserve Hoagie for a submarine sandwich. Relatives: Hogie, Hoagy. Namesakes: Hoagy Carmichael, William Hogarth.

HOLDEN: Old English for "valley." William Holden's real surname was Beedle. What a difference a name makes. Relatives: Holdin, Holbrook. Namesake: "Holden Caulfield"

HOLLY: From the Old English for "holly bush." Traditional greenery associated with Christmas. Relatives: Hollye, Holli. Namesakes: Holly Near, Holly Hunter.

HOLM: Old Norse for "island." Which only goes to prove that some men are islands. Relatives: Holms, Holmes. Namesakes: Oliver Wendell Holmes, "Sherlock Holmes."

HOMER: Greek and Latin for "shown the way" and baseball for "home run." Namesakes: Homer, Winslow Homer, "Homer Simpson."

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