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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 discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

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

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Famous People Named Hershel

Hershel McGriff, American NASCAR driver
Hershel Schachter, American rabbi and Talmudic scholar
Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams, American WWII hero
Hershel Wayne Gober, former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Hershel of Ostropol, Ukrainian prankster folk hero

Pop Culture References for the name Hershel

Hershel Greene, character on TV's "The Walking Dead"
Professor Hershel Layton, main character in the Professor Layton video game series
Hershel Agasa, character in anime "Case Closed"

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