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Girl Names Starting with H

Girls names that start with H are led today by Harper, whose meteoric rise to the Top 10 has made it the Number 1 H name for girls. Biblical Hannah was a huge hit in the 90s and remains popular today, while classic Helen was in the Top 10 girl names for nearly five decades.

Along with Harper and Hannah, H names for girls ranking in the current US Top 200 include Hazel, Hailey, Hadley, and Harmony. H name Heloise makes France’s Top 100 baby girl names, while Helena ranks among the Top 100 girl names of both Germany and Spain.

The letter H has an angelic connection, with popular words-turned-names such as Hope, Haven, and Heaven, and is also a favorite initial for female names in the Harry Potter novels, with characters Hermione, Hedwig, and Helga.

Here’s our complete list of H names for girls. 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 Girl Names Starting with H

  • Harper

    Harper is a red hot name for girls, having jumped from obscurity to near the top of the popularity list in less than a decade; it entered the Top 10 for the first time in 2015, and has stayed near... Read More 

  • Hannah

    Hannah originated as a variation of the Hebrew name Channah, derived from the word channan, meaning “grace.” In the Old Testament, Hannah is the mother of Samuel. Names including Anne,... Read More 

  • Hazel

    Hazel is a name applied from the English word hazel, referring to the hazelnut tree. The word was derived from the Old English hæsel of the same meaning. Historically, a wand of hazel... Read More 

  • Hailey

    There are no less than ten different variations of Hailey on the current Most Popular list, but this is the spelling that brought it into the Top 10 of 2010, although it has recently dipped a bit... Read More 

  • Hadley

    Hadley, most famous as the name of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, is more sophisticated, professional, and modern than cousins Harley, Haley, or Hayden. The hit book The Paris Wife, a... Read More 

  • Harmony

    If Melody and Lyric are on your style sheet, the peaceful Harmony, popularized by Buffy the Vampire Slayer, should be too. Read More 

  • Harley

    Once a macho biker name, Harley is now showing its softer side. In the UK, Harley is still much more male.

    Along with Harper and Hadley, we think it will climb even further. In England,... Read More 

  • Hope

    Can a name as virtuous as Hope be cool and trendy? Strangely enough -- yes. But though this optimistic Puritan favorite is experiencing substantial popularity, Hope is too pure and elegant to be... Read More 

  • Hayden

    A newly successful name for girls, which, like Brayden and Caden, used to be strictly for the boys. Young Heroes and now Nashville star Hayden Panettiere planted it in the girls'... Read More 

  • Haven

    Haven is a recently invented safe-harbor name that appeals to an increasing number of parents who don't want to voyage quite as far as Heaven.

    Haven Kimmel is the author of the... Read More