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  1. #1
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    The meaning of Halle

    Nameberry only lists Halle as a diminutive of Harold, but other sites claim her meaning as "Heroine".

    I consider nameberry a trusted source... Are the other sites wrong?
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  2. #3
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    I consider Behindthename.com my most trusted name site for factual meaings and etymology. They say:

    Halle -- Male -- Norse -- From the Old Norse name Halli, a diminutive of names containing the element hallr meaning "rock".

    And from their site it says Halle Barry (spelled wrong there) was named for a department store.
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  3. #5
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    Halle is originally a Norse boys name meaning 'rock'. I like it but had to give it up because I struggle to pronounce it the correct way.

    Edit:: Haha, yeah. What Dantea said
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  4. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by dantea View Post
    I consider Behindthename.com my most trusted name site for factual meaings and etymology. They say:

    Halle -- Male -- Norse -- From the Old Norse name Halli, a diminutive of names containing the element hallr meaning "rock".

    And from their site it says Halle Barry (spelled wrong there) was named for a department store.
    All of this. I don't trust Nameberry's meanings....
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    Since in English Halle is mostly a form of Hallie, which is a nickname, I guess the meaning would depend of what the original full name was.

    For example, Hallie is usually a a diminutive of Harriet — ultimately from the Germanic name Heinrich, "home+ruler". If you see it as short of Halldora ("Thor's rock") or Halcyon ("kingfisher bird") or Haroldine ("army leader"), the meaning would vary accordingly.
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