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Baby Names That Start With H

Baby Names That Start With H

Baby names that start with H are led by Harper and Henry, names that are emblematic of the two main strains of H names. Harper defines the trendy group of contemporary, androgynous-sounding names with the H initial, also including Hendrix and Harlow. Henry tops the list of classic H names making a comeback, with names like Helena and Harvey following in its footsteps.

Along with Harper, other girl names beginning with H in the US Top 250 include Hannah, Hazel, Hailey, Hadley, and Harmony. In addition to Henry, other boy names starting with H in the US Top 250 include Hudson, Hunter, Harrison, Hayden, and Holden.

A number of wonderful and rare word names begin with H, including Harbor, Holiday, Honor, and Hero, which was traditionally a Greek girl name but in modern times is used for both genders. Some vintage H names we’d love to see make a comeback include Harriet, Henrietta, and Haskell.

The biggest trend in names that start with H is last names as first names. Many of the H names at the top of the charts for both sexes are also surnames: Harper, Hadley, Harley, and Harlow for girls, Hudson, Hunter, Harrison, Hayes, and Hendrix for boys.

Hayes is one of the fastest-rising H names for both sexes. Other H-starting last names used as firsts include Hunter and Hensley for girls, Huxley, Harlan, and Harris for boys, and Hollis for both sexes.

These H surnames will remain the most pervasive trend — Halston is one to watch — but we have our eyes on  more traditional names that start with H as well. Old-fashioned boy names like Harold, Harvey, and Hank are sounding cool again, and we’ve recently noticed parents embrace quirky pan-European choices for their sons, such as Hugo, Henrik, Hansel, and Hendrik.

Search our complete roster of names that start with H. You also might want to check out our lists of Girl Names That Start With H, Boy Names That Start With H, or Unisex Names That Start With H.