Compilation of H names

A compilation of names starting with the letter "H" - (Dear Nameberry, can we please go back to not needing the long 15 plus word description?)
  1. Hadrian
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "dark-haired"
    • Description:

      Most parents would find this old Roman name pretentious compared to the more accessible Adrian, but some history buffs just might want to commemorate the enlightened emperor.
  2. Hadrien
    • Origin:

      French variation of Hadrian
    • Description:

      What life Hadrien and Hadrian enjoy today, they owe to Adrian along with the revival of ancient Roman names in general. Hadrian was a 2nd century Roman emperor famous for his wall.
  3. Halle
    • Origin:

      Norse, male diminutive of Harald
    • Description:

      Until the beautiful actress Halle Berry inspired hundreds of parents to emulate her name, it was the diminutive Swedish families used for their sons christened Harald. Now, in a complete turnaround, it couldn't be more feminine. It is worth noting, however, that its popularity has fallen dramatically since 2002 when it reached a high of 316.
  4. Hannah
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "grace"
    • Description:

      Hannah is one of the nation's top biblical girls' names—it surpassed Sarah in 1998, and ranks in the Top 50 along with Elizabeth, Abigail, Chloe, and Naomi. Hannah is a name with many sources of appeal: Old Testament roots, soft and gentle sound, and a homey yet aristocratic image.
  5. Hans
    • Origin:

      German, Dutch, and Scandinavian, diminutive of Johannes
    • Description:

      Though familiar to all via such childhood icons as Hans Brinker, Hans(el) and Gretel, and Hans Christian Andersen, few Americans have chosen this name for their sons because of its intractably Old Country image.
  6. Hansen
    • Harbor
      • Origin:

        Word name
      • Description:

        If you like names that are not really names -- some say, the wave of the future -- Harbor has an attractive sound as well as an appealing meaning and image.
    • Harland
      • Harleigh
        • Origin:

          Variation of Harley
        • Description:

          Harley in a dress.
      • Harlow
        • Origin:

          English surname
        • Meaning:

          "rock hill or army hill"
        • Description:

          A glamorous surname name most famously borne by 1930s icon Jean Harlow (born Harlean Carpenter), Harlow is also the name of a town in the English county of Essex. Outside of the UK, Harlow would fit right in with contemporaries Arlo and Marlow(e).
      • Harlow
        • Origin:

          English surname
        • Meaning:

          "rock hill or army hill"
        • Description:

          Jean Harlow (born Harlean Carpenter), the original platinum blonde bombshell, was a symbol of 1930s glamour, a factor that first Patricia Arquette and then Nicole Richie and Joel Madden probably had in mind when they gave their daughters the distinctive surname name Harlow.
      • Harmonia
        • Origin:

          Greek
        • Meaning:

          "agreement, concord"
        • Description:

          One Greek mythological name -- she was the goddess of order -- not yet embraced by American parents.
      • Harper
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "harp player"
        • Description:

          You might think of Harper as the hottest name of the last decade, jumping from obscurity to the Top 10, where it remained until last year.
      • Hart
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "stag"
        • Description:

          Hart could be the hero of a romantic novel, but on the other hand, it's short, straightforward, and strong sounding. The most famous bearer of the name was tragic poet Hart (born Harold) Crane, but it also has musical cred via Lorenz Hart, of the classic Rodgers & Hart songwriting duo and a literary tie to playwright Moss Hart.
      • Havana
        • Origin:

          Cuban place-name
        • Description:

          Politics aside, the Cuban capital is one of the most rhythmic of place-names. The question is: can politics be put aside?
      • Havanah
        • Havanna
          • Hayden
            • Origin:

              English place name
            • Meaning:

              "hay valley"
            • Description:

              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 Jaidens, Bradens, Aidans, and endless variations. Associated with Hayden Christensen, of Star Wars fame.
          • Hazel
            • Origin:

              English
            • Meaning:

              "the hazelnut tree"
            • Description:

              Hazel has a pleasantly hazy, brownish-green-eyed, old-fashioned image that more and more parents are choosing to share. Former Old Lady name Hazel reentered the popularity lists in 1998 and now is near the top of the charts.
          • Hecate
            • Origin:

              Greek mythology name
            • Meaning:

              "willpower or far-reaching"
            • Description:

              In Greek mythology, Hecate is associated with witchcraft and magic. The name may mean "willpower" or "far-reaching".