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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.

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.
Harald is a masculine given name. The name comes from the Germanic, consisting of the name elements Harja-(to OHG heri "Army") and * Walda-(to old Icelandic valdr "ruler"). Is of a basic form * Harja-waldaz (about "the in the army wielding", whether and to what extent old Germanic personal names are also, is not easy to judge). The first known bearers of the name is the Bataver Prince Chariovalda ad, mentioned by Tacitus in his Annales year 16 (dux Batavorum, TAC. ann. II, 11, 1 and 3).
Heiko is a masculine given name. Heiko is the low German form and Kosevariante (short form) of the masculine given name Heinrich. The first documentary mention is found in the 13th century in the low German settlement area (variants and importance see for Henry).
Heiner is a German male name, a diminutive of Heinrich, and also a surname.
Zhan, also: Hellfried, is a masculine given name. Helfried is a younger minor of the given name Heilfried and Helmfried. Heilfried is composed of the old high German words salvation for "healthy, healing" and fridu "Protection against gun violence, peace". Helmfried consists of old high German helmet for "Helmet" and fridu.
Helmut - with the variants Hellmut, Helmuth, Hellmuth - is an almost exclusively in Germany and Austria, male first name, which is detectable from the 16th century but also as a surname.
Hellmuth is both a masculine German given name and a surname. Notable people with the name include:
Helmut is a common given name in the German language. Variants include Hellmut, Helmuth, and Hellmuth.
Henner is a masculine given name. He is the short form of the German name Heinrich. Notwithstanding he is understood occasionally also as a variant of given name like Hans and Henning, which are in turn derived from John. The name is common especially in the Rhineland and Hesse, but also in Northern Germany.
Henning is a masculine given name and a family name. The first name is used except in Germany in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
Herbert is a Germanic given name, from hari "host" and beraht "bright". See also Heribert, another given name with the same roots.
Heribert is a masculine given name. another form of Herbert (OHG) heri-→ army, Warrior - beraht → shiny, radiant
Herwig is both a masculine German given name and a surname. Notable people with the name include:
Hilmar is a male given name and family name, which is common in the German-speaking also in Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Estonia. He comes from the Germanic Hildemar = famous battle, and was in the low German Frisian room an once popular person name.
Holger is a Scandinavian masculine given name derived from the Old Norse name Hólmgeirr, the prefix hólmr meaning "island", and the suffix geirr meaning "spear". It is most common amongst Danish people. It is uncommon as a surname, but is found as Holkeri in Finnish. People with the name include:
Horst is a male given name found mostly in German-speaking countries.
Huw is a Welsh male given name. The English form of the name is the German Hugo, Hugh.
Heinrich is a German masculine given name and a family name. Female forms of the name are Daniel and Henrietta.
Hans-Peter or Hanspeter is a German masculine given name. Name Association:
Clinton is a distinction old high German given name.
Hartwig is a German masculine given name and a family name.
Hatto is an old German male given name. Old high German: short form of the name which (cf. s. wrangle) from hadu "battle" and is made up (like Shyam fire, Hadbert, hadwin surreptitiously) another unknown part.
Elina is a German masculine given name. It's a hybrid between Heinrich and Friedrich. The name is from the old high German elements "hagan" which means enclosure, protection and "fridu", which means peace, together.
Heinrich is a German given name of Germanic origin and cognate of "Henry". Female forms are Henrike and Henriette. The most famous patron saint is Henry († 1024), as the German Emperor Henry II. Notable persons with this given name include:
Hermann or Herrmann is the German origin of the given name Herman.
Herrmann is a common German family name as well as a formerly more common, today rather rare male first name. As a letter variant of Hermann, the name is the patronymic to the identical first name.
Hans-Günter, or Gae, Hans-Günther is a male German name.
Hans-Peter or Hanspeter is a German masculine given name.
Hinrich is a German name.

In the data base are, apart from modern and traditional first names also American, Arab, Germans, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Dutch, Northern, Russian, Scandinavian, Slavian, Spanish, and Swedish first names.

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