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Gender: Male Meaning of Hiram: "brother of the exalted one" Origin of Hiram: Hebrew

The name Hiram is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "brother of the exalted one". Hiram and is often added to lists like Colonial Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Hiram is the kind of forgotten biblical name that adventurous parents who wish to move beyond David and Daniel are beginning to reconsider--even though it has bits of its old stiff-collared image clinging to it, along with a little hillbilly feel as well. The name belonged to an Old Testament king of Tyre who helped David and Solomon plan and build the temple in Jerusalem, and was a favorite in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, though a couple of well-known bearers dropped it--Ulysses S. Grant was orignially Hiram Ulysses Grant, but he didn't like having the initials H.U.G., and country singer Hank Williams was also born Hiram. With its definite funk factor, and its friendly nickname Hi, Hiram would make a distinctive choice.

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Famous People Named Hiram

(Hiram) Ulysses S. Grant, 18th United States President
Hiram King "Hank" Williams, American singer
Hiram Warren Johnson, U.S Senator and governor of California
Hiram Powers, American sculptor
Hiram Gill, first U.S. mayor to undergo a recall election
Hiram Bithorn, first Puerto Rican MLB baseball player
Hiram Stevens Maxim, American inventor
Hiram Percy Maxim, American inventor
Hiram Bingham I, American missionary to Hawaii
Hiram Bingham III, explorer and U.S. Senator from Connecticut
Hiram Leong Fong, first Asian-American U.S. Senator (Hawaii)
Hiram F. Smith, early U.S. Pacific Northwest settler
Hiram Walker, American inventor of Canadian Club Whiskey
Hiram Law Bullock, American jazz guitarist

Pop Culture References for the name Hiram

Hiram Lodge, father of Veronica Lodge in Archie comics and TV's Riverdale
Hiram Berry, Rachel's father on TV's "Glee"
Hiram Flaversham, Olivia's father in Disney's "The Great Mouse Detective"
Hiram Baker, doctor on TV's "Little House on the Prairie"
Hiram McDaniels, five-headed dragon in "Welcome to Night Vale"
Hiram, a very popular name for Masonic Temples
Hiram, character in movie & novel "The 19th Wife"
Hiram Stolowitski, character in Kathy Reich's "Virals"
"The Adventures of Hiram Holliday," TV series

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