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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 Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven/Hell/Purgatory: Unusual & Outlandish Boys".

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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Popularity

Hiram is #818 on Nameberry

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Famous People Named Hiram

Pop Culture References for the name Hiram

Hyram, Hyrum, Hy, Hirom, Hi

Comments

Mhill46 Says:

2017-07-28T02:14:41

I met someone with this name and they went by the nickname "Sam". I really liked it especially with that nickname! Definitely want to use it!

katinka Says:

2016-03-04T07:49:22

Pronounced "HYE-ram"

knares713 Says:

2016-01-24T23:19:51

I am wondering about the legitimacy of the name meaning. "Brother of the Exalted One." Sounds like it was made up by Mormons to make it sound like their founder, Joseph Smith, is worthy of being exalted because his brother Hyrum just so happened to have this name.

headintheclouds Says:

2015-08-28T17:10:10

I'm not sure if the pronunciation of Hiram is "high-ram" or "hee-ram", I just know that I dislike them both. Plus Hiram's to be one of the names that's just too hillbilly and old-South for me, and if one is looking for more alternative biblical names than the standard Jacob or Noah, there are plenty of other much more appealing ones to start with before I'd suggest or even look at Hiram.

Yara Says:

2015-06-16T04:10:43

"Welcome to Nightvale" brought me here.