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Gender: Male Meaning of Hyman: "life" Origin of Hyman: Anglicized variation of Chaim

The name Hyman is a boy's name meaning "life". Hyman and is often added to lists like Boy Names That Mean Life and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your FAVORITE Boys Name".

From the experts:

Hyman is still down at the schvitz with Morty and Myron. Hyman was commonly used by first-generation Jewish immigrants to Anglicize Chaim, but similarities to terms like heinie and hymen have taken it out of the realm of modern possibility. The original Chaim would be preferable to Hyman.

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Pop Culture References for the name Hyman

Chaim, Hi, Manny, Hymie, Hayyim, Hy, Mannie, Hayim

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I'm a Banana Says:


Too much like human or hi man.

Mhill46 Says:


This might be one of the cruelest names you could possibly bestow on your child. Yikes.

gmdx Says:


This is so innocent.

Bubblingbrooke Says:


Can we all agree this is entirely too close to Hymen? They sound exactly the same.

spockulent Says:


I thought this said Hymen

Cheele Says:



clairels Says:


First name: Buster.

mabespark Says:


Hi, man.