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Gender: Male Meaning of Hershel: "deer" Origin of Hershel: Hebrew

The name Hershel is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "deer". Hershel and is often added to lists like Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Middle name for a First name!".

From the experts:

Gentle meaning and bona fide Hebrew history, but feels old-mannish, like Herman and Menashe.

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Popularity

Hershel is #2102 on Nameberry

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Pop Culture References for the name Hershel

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Comments

FractalShadow Says:

2018-04-05T14:30:42

This name does feel "old," but it also feels charmingly masculine, classy, and sweet. Hershey is a cute nickname too.

letmein Says:

2017-12-21T05:20:01

The meaning may be lackluster but, I really like the name.

autumnreverie Says:

2016-02-05T08:28:50

I developed a love for it after seeing it on The Walking Dead.

cyoung325 Says:

2015-07-23T16:28:50

I'm kind of shocked that people think it sounds old because I've never heard the name before The Walking Dead. I like that it sounds masculine yet soft, similar to popular Noah yet it isn't common at all. I also love that the nickname Hershey is a possibility!

Zelliew Says:

2015-07-04T12:07:04

Sounds too old

writtenmania Says:

2014-04-03T03:52:52

i love this name hershel omg