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First Name Directory - Starting with H




This site is dedicated to maintaining a database of first names from all over the world. We are still working to add all meanings to the names and sort them by gender, ethic and other behavior.

Most names come from the European and Arab area, especially italian, spanish, french and german firstnames.


Ha-eun
Ha-eun is a Korean feminine given name. It was the eighth-most popular name for newborn girls in South Korea in 2011. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 24 hanja with the reading "ha" and 26 hanja with the reading "eun" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names. People with this name include:
Habiba
Habiba alternatively Habibah is a female given name of Arabic origin meaning beloved.
Hachi
Hachi is a feminine given name.
Hadia
Hadiatou
Hajnal
Hajnal is both a Hungarian surname and a female given name. It means 'dawn' in Hungarian, the first light of daybreak. Diminutive Hajnalka is also used as a female given name. Notable people with Hajnal either as a surname or given name:
Hajra
Hajra (Arabic: هاجره‎‎) is a female given name. The origin of the name is Arabic 'هاجر' (Hagar). It is one of the spellings of Hagar, the second wife of Prophet Ibrahim (Abrahim) who born Ibraham's first son Ishmael. Although the origins of this name mean sunshine or sunlight, this name is the basis for Hajj, the (annual) pilgrimage to Mecca performed by Muslims.
Hala
Hala (Arabic: هالة‎‎) is both a Muslim and Christian female given name meaning "halo (halo". It is a cognate of Hebrew Hila (given name).
Haleh
Haleh (also spelled Hale) is a feminine given name. People with the name include:
Halide
Halide is a feminine Turkish given name, it may refer to:
Halil
Hackett is an Arabic male given name (Arabic خليل Ḫalīl DMG) with the meaning of "a close friend", which occurs in the Turkish and Albanian, as well as a family name. The Turkish feminine form of the given name is Halile.
Halima
Halima or Halimah (Arabic: حليمة ‎‎) /halima/, pronounced ha-LEE-mah, is a female given name of Arabic origin. Its meaning is gentle, mild-mannered and generous.
Halina
Galina (also Halina or Steven) is a female given name. The name Galina comes from Greek & #160; γαλήνη, Galene and originally means 'Silence (sea)', 'Rest' or 'Peace'. The name is popular in Russia.
Halis
Halis (Turkish for "real, pure") is a Turkish given name of Arabic origin, is also a family name. The feminine form of the name, with the same meaning, is grace.
Halona
Halona is a feminine given name.
Hamida
Hana
Hana as a given name may have any of several origins. It can be a variant transliteration of Hannah, which is the Jewish and French and Christian form, meaning "grace" in Hebrew associated with God. It is also a Kurdish name meaning hope (هانا), a Persian name meaning flower (حَنا), and an Arabic name meaning happiness (هَنا). As a Japanese name, it usually translates as flower (花, 華). In Korean, it means the number one (하나). In Albanian, "Hana" means "moon". In Hawaiian, "Hana" means "craft" or "work" . In Maori, "Hana" means to shine, glow, give out heat, radiate.
Hanae
Hanae (written: 英恵, 華英 or 花絵) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Hanako
Hanako is a female Japanese given name. The name can have different meanings, one of them being 花子, meaning "flower girl."
Hanane
Halstead is a name of Arab origin, which etymologically means affection, love and tenderness, the wife or mother.
Handan
Handan is a Turkish name.
Hande
Hande (from Persian خنده meaning laugh, or laughter) is a Turkish given name for females and may refer to:
Hanifa
Hanife
Hanife is a female name of Turkish origin.
Hanka
Hanna
Hanna is a female name of Hebrew origin. The name as a surname is less common. The spelling of Hannah prevails especially in the English-speaking world, which goes back to a different transliteration of the Hebrew.
Hannah
Hannah, also spelt Hanna, Hana, or Chana, is a given name. In the Hebrew language Ḥannah (חַנָּה) means "God's given gift to the world", or "He (God) has favoured me/favours me [with a child]". This name is transliterated from Arabic as either Hannah or Hana.
Hanne
Hanne is a female given name which is also a family name.
Hanneke
Hanneke is a feminine given name of Dutch origin, and may refer to:
Hannele
Hannele is a Finnish female given name in Finland. It originated as a variant of the name Johanna. Its nameday is celebrated on the 21st of July in Finland and the 5th of January in Sweden. As of 2012, more than 90,000 people in Finland have this name. It was most popular around the middle of the 20th century. It is listed by the Finnish Population Register Centre as one of the top 10 most popular female given names ever.
Hannelore
Hannelore is a German female given name, which is a combination of two names:
Hanni
Hansi
Hansl
Hańža
Harika
Harika is a female given name of Arabic origin, meaning wonderful, excellent or beautiful. It is used in Turkey, and also in India.[citation needed]
Haris
Harley
Harley is an English male and female first name.
Harriet
Harriet is a feminine given name.
Harshita
Harshita (hindi : हर्षिता) is a Hindu/Sanskrit Indian popular feminine given name, which means "full of happiness".
Haruhi
Haruhi (はるひ, ハルヒ, 春日?) is a feminine Japanese given name that can be written with various kanji. Notable people with the name include:
Haruko
Haruko (はるこ, ハルコ?) is a common female Japanese name. Its most common translation is "spring child" (春子, which may also be read as a Korean name Chun-ja), though other kanji provide different meanings.
Harumi
Harumi is a female as well as male Japanese given name.
Haruna
Haruna (はるな, ハルナ?) is a feminine Japanese given name and surname.
Haruyo
Haruyo (written: 春代 or 春世) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Hasret
Hakeem is a Turkish male and (mostly) female name of Arabic origin meaning "Yearning".
Hateya
Hateya is a feminine given name.
Hatice
Hatice (also Hadice, Hatce) is an Arabic-origin Turkish feminine given name and a variant of Khadija. It refers to prematurely born baby girl.
Hatsue
Hatsue is a female Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:


Hatun
Hatun is a Turkish name and used as an honorific for women during the Ottoman period.
Havva
Havva (Arabic: حواء‎‎, Ḥawwāh) is the name of the first woman in the Islamic tradition. It is a female given name, often used in the Muslim world.
Hawa
Hawa is a feminine given name.
Hayat
Hayat or Hayet is an Arabic word which means "life".
Hayate
Hayate is a feminine given name.
Hayden
Hayrünnisa
Hayrünnisa is a Turkish given name for females. People named Hayrünnisa include:
Heather
Heather is a female given name and family name.
Heaven
Hedda
Hedda is a feminine given name.
Hede
Hedi
Hedi, alternative Hedy is a given name, usually female. The name is German and English variant of Hedwig, derived from hadu (combat). His origin is explained with the importance of sweet from the Hebrew or Greek.
Hédi
Hedwig
Hedwig is a female, in rare cases even male first name. The name comes from the old high German (Haduwig) and is composed from hadu, "the struggle, the battle" and arc, "wrestle, struggle, of war". The variants Hedi, Hedy, French Edwige, Scandinavian Hedvig, Slovak and Czech Hedvika, Polish Jadwiga are known in German and English.
Hedy
Hedy (/ˈhɛdi/) is a German given name and a diminutive form of Hedwig. Notable people with the name include:
Heide
Heide is a feminine given name.
Heidelinde
Heidemarie
Heidemarie is the name of:
Heidi
Heidi is a feminine given name. It became an internationally popular first name as a direct result of the novel. It is an affectionate diminutive of the name Adelheid (English: Adelaide), which means "nobility" or, more loosely, "of noble birth". The name began to be used in the English-speaking world shortly after the 1937 release of the movie adaptation. In German-speaking countries, Heidi is also used as a diminutive for other names, such as Heidrun, Heidelinde and Heidemarie.
Heidrun
Heike
Heilgard
Helen
Helen is a feminine given name.
Helena
Helena is a female given name.
Helene
Helene (French: Hélène) is a female given name, a variant of Helen, using the French spelling. Helen is ultimately from Greek Ἑλένη.
Hélène
Hélène is a feminine given name, and is the French version of Helen. It is also the title of Camille Saint-Saëns's 1904 opera.
Helga
Helga (derived from Old Norse heilagr - "holy", "blessed") is a female name, used mainly in Scandinavia, Iceland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, and the Netherlands (Hege, Helle, Helge, Helga, Helka or Oili). The name was in use in England before the Norman Conquest, but appears to have died out afterwards. It was re-introduced to English-speaking nations in the 20th century from Germany and the Nordic countries. Eastern Slavic name Olga (Ольга) is derived from it. Scandinavian male equivalent is Helge, or Helgi.
Helgard
Helge
Heli
Heli is a Finnish female given name. Its nameday is the 20th of February. It might have originated as a variation of the name Helena, although it is not certain.
Heliane
Ryan is also a form of the female given name Helene, there is also an opera, namely "Das Wunder der Heliane", by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. However the origin of the name is due to the Greek Sun God Helios, therefore the name is translated sometimes with Cassidy, then existed also in the ROM. Ancient times a form of Ryan, namely Aelianus, this was but a masculine first name and resulted in Helian then. There is a form of Heliane in France: Hélianne.
Helke
Helke, variant Heike is a Frisian and low German female given name.
Hella
Helle
Helle is both a feminine given name and a surname. The given name is a Scandinavian variant of the feminine given name Helga. Notable people with the name include:
Helma
Helma is a female given name.
Helmi
Helmi is a feminine given name. In Finnish the name means pearl. It is also used as a short form of the name Vilhelmiina or Vilhelmina. The name was the 10th most popular name for baby girls born in Finland in 2007.
Héloïse
Hema
Hemalata
Hemalata or Hemalatha (హేమలత) may refer to
Hemma
Hendrike
The feminine form of the male given name Henrik is Janis. The feminine form of the male given name Henrik is Janis. In turn, the Swedish form of the German male given name Heinrich is Henrik or Hendrik.
Henny
Henriette
Henrika
Henrika (Swedish; variants include Henrika, Henriikka, in Finnish and Henryka, in Polish) is a feminine given name, a female form of Henry. Henrika may refer to:
Henrike
The feminine form of the male given name Henrik is Janis.
Herma
Herma is a feminine given name.
Hermine
Hermine is a feminine form of Herman. Hermine, Herminie, or Hermin may refer to:
Hermione
Hermione (Ancient Greek: Ἑρμιόνη [hermi.ónɛː]) is a female given name derived from the Greek messenger god Hermes.
Hero
Hero is a rare given name of Ancient Greek origin meaning "hero." It is sometimes transliterated in English as Hērō (Ancient Greek:‘Ηρω). The Ancient Greeks pronounced it hay-rō, while English speakers pronounce it HEER-o. The feminine name is sometimes given in reference to the Ancient Greek myth of Hero and Leander or to the character in William Shakespeare's 1599 play Much Ado About Nothing. A modernized Greek version of the name is Iro (Ηρω).
Hertha


Hessa
Hessa or Hussa is an Arabic feminine given name, which means "destiny." The name may refer to:
Heta
Heta is a feminine given name.
Hetty
Hetty is a feminine given name.
Hidayet
Hana is a Turkish male and female name of Arabic origin meaning "a good Muslim" or "a good Muslim".
Hideko
Hideko (written: 英子, 秀子 or 日出子) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Hidemi
Hidemi (written: 日出海, 秀美 or 英美) is both a masculine and a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Hila
Hilal
Hilal is a predominantly male, in Arabic in Turkish, however, exclusively female given name.
Hilda
Hilda (pronounced HIL-də) is one of several female given names derived from the name Hild, formed from Old Norse hildr, meaning "battle". Hild, a Nordic-German Bellona, was a Valkyrie who conveyed fallen warriors to Valhalla. Warfare was often called Hild's Game. The name became rare in England during the later Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century. In Sweden it has been in use since the late 18th century, being a popular name throughout the 19th century. Hilde is a variant of Hilda. Another variation on Hild is Hildur.
Hilde
Hilde is one of several female given names derived from the name Hild formed from Old Norse hildr, meaning "battle". Hild, a Nordic-German Bellona, was a Valkyrie who conveyed fallen warriors to Valhalla. Warfare was often called Hild's Game. Hilde was popular in Norway from the 1950s until the 1970s. It is a variant of Hilda, which in turn is a more recent variation of Hildur.
Hildegard
The female name Hildegard derived from the Old High German words hild (=war or battle) and gard (=protection) and means "protecting battle-maid". Variant spellings include Hildegarde. The Polish, Portuguese, Slovene and Spanish version is Hildegarda; the Italian version is Ildegarda. Hildegárd is a Hungarian version. An ancient German version of the name was Hildegardis.
Hildegarde
Hildur
Hildur is one of several female given names derived from the name Hild formed from Old Norse hildr, meaning "battle". Hild, a Nordic-German Bellona, was a Valkyrie who conveyed fallen warriors to Valhalla. Warfare was often called Hild's Game. Hildur is rather exclusively used in Nordic counties, but the more recent variations with the same origin, Hilda and Hilde, are in wider use. The Swedish name day for Hildur and Hilda is 18 January.
Hilke
Hillary
Hillary is a female, Hilary a female or male given name in the English-speaking world.
Hilma
Hilma is a female given name that was in occasional use at the turn of the 20th century. The name was made popular by the German poet Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock. The name was used in early 19th century Scandinavian literature, probably as a variant of Wilhelmina. It can also be a variant of the male name Hilmar or Hilmer.
Hiltrud
Tina is a female given name.
Himeko
Himeko is an uncommon Japanese feminine given name. It can have many different meanings depending on the kanji used. But it may be written in hiragana or katakana.
Hinako
Hinako is a female Japanese given name.
Hiroe
Hiroe (written: 博恵, 博江, 浩江, 寛恵 or 弘恵) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Hiroka
Hiroka (ひろか, ヒロカ?) is a common feminine Japanese given name. Hiroka can be written using different kanji characters and can mean:
Hiroko
Hiroko (ひろこ, ヒロコ?) is a common feminine Japanese given name. Hiroko can be written using different kanji characters and can mean:
Hiroyo
Hiroyo (written: 裕代 or 浩代) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Hisae
Hisae (written: 久江, 寿恵 or ヒサエ in katakana) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Hisako
Hisako is a common Japanese name for females. Although written romanized the same way, the kanji can be different.
Hisaya
Hisaya is a masculine Japanese given name, a feminine Japanese given name and a surname. Notable people with the name include:
Hisayo
Hisayo (written: 久代, 久世) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Hitlerike
Hitomi
Hitomi (ヒトミ, ひとみ?) is a feminine Japanese given name. It is often written with the single kanji 瞳 (Japanese for eye) or the two kanji 仁美. It can also come from 智 (hito) meaning "wisdom, intellect" and 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful". Individuals may alternatively write the name using the hiragana as ひとみ. The singer hitomi writes her stage name using the Latin alphabet.
Homa
Homa is a feminine given name.
Honami
Honami (written: 保奈美 or 穂奈美) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Hortense
Hortense is a feminine given name.
Hubertine
Hubertine is a feminine given name. It is a variant of the old high German name Hubert. The name day is on November 3.
Huda
Huda,Hoda or Houda (Arabic: هُدى) is an Arabic female given name, which means "right guidance". It is mentioned several times in the Quran. The first appearance is in Surat Al-Baqara the second verse: ذَلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لاَ رَيْبَ فِيهِ هُدًى لِّلْمُتَّقِين
Huê
Huê is a feminine given name.
Huguette
Huguette is a feminine French given name. Notable people with the name include:
Hulda
Hulda (Hebrew: חוּלְדָה‎‎) is a feminine given name derived from חולדה Chuldah or Huldah, a Hebrew word meaning weasel or mole. Huldah was a prophetess in the Old Testament books of kings and chronicles. It can also derive from Norse mythology, where it is the name of a sorceress, meaning secrecy in Old Norse and sweet or lovable in Old Swedish. In the United States, its use has declined since the mid-1920s.
Hülya
Hülya is a Turkish female name.It means "Dream" in Turkish.
Huyana
Huyana is a feminine given name.
Hye-bin
Hye-bin is a feminine Korean given name.
Hye-in
Hye-in is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 16 hanja with the reading "hye" and 29 hanja with the reading "in" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names.
Hye-ja
Hye-ja is a Korean female given name.
Hye-jin
Examples include 惠珍, 慧珍, and others
Hye-jung
Hye-jung is a Korean feminine given name. The meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 16 hanja with the reading "hye" and 75 hanja with the reading "jung" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be used in given names.
Hye-kyung
Hye-kyung, also spelled Hye-kyong, is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 16 hanja with the reading "hye" and 54 hanja with the reading "kyung" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names.
Hye-mi
Hye-mi is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning depends on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 16 hanja with the reading "hye" and 33 hanja with the reading "mi" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be used in given names.
Hye-rim
Hye-rim, also spelled Hye-lim, is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 16 hanja with the reading "hye" and nine hanja with the reading "rim" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names.
Hye-su
Hye-su, also spelled Hye-soo, is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning depends on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 16 hanja with the reading "hye" and 67 hanja with the reading "su" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names.
Hye-won
Hye-won (/he̞wʌ̹n/ or /çje̞wʌ̹n/) is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 16 hanja with the reading "hye" and 35 hanja with the reading "won" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names.
Hye-young
Hye-young, also spelled Hye-yeong or Hye-yong, is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 16 hanja with the reading "hye" and 34 hanja with the reading "young" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names.


Hyo-joo
Hyo-joo is a Korean female given name
Hyo-rin
Hyo-rin is a Korean feminine given name.
Hyun-a
Hyun-a is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 35 hanja with the reading "hyun" and 20 hanja with the reading "a" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be used in given names.
Hyun-kyung
Hyun-kyung, also spelled Hyun-kyoung or Hyon-gyong, is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 35 hanja with the reading "hyun" and 54 hanja with the reading "kyung" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be used in given names.
Hyun-mi
Hyun-mi, also spelled Hyun-mee, is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 35 hanja with the reading "hyun" and 33 hanja with the reading "mi" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names.
Hyun-sook
Hyun-sook, also spelled Hyon-suk, is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 35 hanja with the reading "hyun" and 13 hanja with the reading "sook" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names. Hyun-sook was the sixth-most popular name for newborn girls in South Korea in 1950, falling to eighth place by 1960.





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