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Boy Names Starting With H

Baby boy names starting with the letter H are headed up by Henry, which has been a mainstay of the US Top 100 for almost the entire period since naming records began in 1880.

Along with Henry, other H-starting names for boys in the US Top 300 include Hayden, Hudson, and Hunter. Harry is the top H name for boys in England and Wales, Hugo in France, and Hector in Spain.

Appealing and unique H names for boys include classics like Harrison and Hayes, heritage picks like Hamish and Hamza, or retro risers like Huck and Hart.

Below, our entire collection of boy names beginning with H. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

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Top Boy Names Starting with H

  • Henry

    Henry was derived from the French Henri, which ultimately comes from the Germanic name Heimrich, made up of the components heim, meaning “home” or “estate,” and rich, meaning... Read More 

  • Hudson

    Hudson has risen quickly up the charts after emerging at the bottom of the list in 1995, now solidly in the Top 100.

    , Hudson has gotten a boost as a prominent surname over the years,... Read More 

  • Hunter

    Hunter has been dropping a bit for the past few years but is still one of the leaders of a distinctive band of boys' names that combines macho imagery (Hunter, Austin, Harley) with a softened... Read More 

  • Harrison

    Harrison, a name made viable by Harrison Ford, is increasingly popular with parents who want an H name that's more formal than Harry or Hank but doesn't veer into the stiff Huntington-Harrington... Read More 

  • Hayden

    Hayden – a formerly obscure name that's risen to huge popularity – has dipped in this year's ratings. Though Hayden is among the most distinctive of the bunch, it gets lost in the crowd of... Read More 

  • Holden

    Holden is a classic case of a name that jumped out of a book and onto birth certificates--though it took quite a while. Parents who loved J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye are... Read More 

  • Hayes

    One of those simple, straightforward English surnames -- and with a presidential pedigree -- that's easy to translate into a first. It was recently chosen by both Kevin Costner and Jessica Alba... Read More 

  • Hendrix

    Hendrix is one of those hip rock and roll names, like Lennon, Jagger and Presley, that have been used by fellow celebs and others, to honor the seminal guitarist/singer/songwriter Jimi. And this... Read More 

  • Hector

    Previously used primarily by Latino families, this name of the great hero of the Trojan War as related in Homer's Iliad is beginning to be considered more seriously by others seeking... Read More 

  • Harvey

    Two of the worst events of 2017 involved the name Harvey, the storm and accused sexual harasser Weinstein. And that's not good for the baby name Harvey's future.

    Harvey previously had a... Read More