Baby Names: Names Starting with H


HONEY: From the German. Perhaps too cloying, this name suffers as a familiar alternative to "darling" or "dear." Relatives: Honig, Honeah.

HONOR: From the Latin for "dignified" and Old French for "nobleman." If this child becomes a judge, he or she would be known as your honor Honor or, if elected mayor, the honorable Honor. Relatives: Honore, Honora, Honoria, Nora, Norah, Noria, Norry. Namesakes: Honoré de Balzac, Honor Blackman.

HOPE: From the Old English for "faith." An ever-popular virtue name for a baby who is, after all, "the hope of the future." Namesames: Hope Lange, Bob Hope.

HORACE: Greek for "behold." A seldom-used classic. Relatives: Horacio, Horatio, Horatius. Namesakes: Horace, Horace Mann, Horace Greeley, "Horatio Hornblower."

HORTENSE: From the Latin for "gardener." A tiny bit old-fashioned but wears well. Relative: Hortensia.

HORTON: From the Latin for "garden" or "from the gray land." Namesakes: Willie Horton, Edward Everett Horton, HORTON HEARS A WHO.

HOSEA: Hebrew for "salvation." This is a beauty; start at trend. Relatives: Hosia, Hosiah.

HOUSTON: Anglo-Saxon for "town house" and Texan for "serious city." Namesakes: Sam Houston, Whitney Houston.

HOWARD: Anglo-Saxon for "protector of the home." The nickname Ward jazzes up this erstwhile favorite. Relatives: Howie, Ward. Namesakes: Howard Johnson, Howard Hughes, Howard Baker.

HOWE: Anglo-Saxon for "hill." Relatives: Hough, Houghton, Howell, Howel, Howells, Howden. Namesakes: Julia Ward Howe, Irving Howe, Gordie Howe, William Dean Howells, Howell Rains.

Like this? Want more?
Connect with Us
Follow Our Pins

Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

Follow Our Tweets

The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow

On Instagram

Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

Best of the Web