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Names starting with He

Henk - Pet form of Dutch Henrick and Hendrik, meaning "home-ruler."
Hefziba -  Variant spelling of English Hephzibah, meaning "she is my desire."
Hêrâ - Greek myth name of the wife of Zeus. Of unknown meaning. Her name is not Greek or Indo-European. She may have originally been a deity of the Minoan pantheon or of some other unidentifiable pre-Greek people. Her Roman name is Juno, meaning "vital force."
Heimbrecht - Old High German name composed of the elements heim "home" and brecht "bright, illustrious," hence "bright home."
Herleifr - Old Norse name composed of the elements herr "army" and leifr "descendant," hence "army descendant."
Helushka - Native American Winnebago name meaning "fighter."
Heida - Variant spelling of Swiss Heidi, meaning "noble sort." 
Herakles - Greek name composed of the name of the goddess Hera and the word kleos "glory," hence "glory of Hera." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Zeus by the mortal woman Alcmene. He is noted for his exceptional physical strength and the twelve labors he completed after which he was made a god. 
Helladius - Latin form of Greek Helladios, meaning "of Greece."
Hephzibah - Variant form of English Hephzi-bah, meaning "she is my desire." In the bible, this is the name of the wife of king Hezekiah.
Heledd - Welsh name of a 7th-century semi-legendary princess, possibly derived from Cornish *heyl, meaning "estuary." 
Heinz - Pet form of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Henrique - Portuguese form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Hendrika - Feminine form of Dutch Hendrik, meaning "home-ruler."
Hein - Pet form of Dutch Hendrik, meaning "home-ruler."
Herebeorht - Anglo-Saxon equivalent of Old High German Heribert, meaning "bright army." 
Heimo - Variant spelling of German Haimo, meaning "home."
Heva - Latin form of Greek Eva (Hebrew Chavvah), meaning "life." In the bible, this is the name of the first woman, wife of Adam, the mother of the entire human family.
Heleentje - Pet form of Dutch Heleen, probably meaning "torch."
Hege - Norwegian variant form of Icelandic Helga, meaning "holy; dedicated to the gods."
Henry - English form of French Henri, meaning "home-ruler."
Hermine - Feminine form of German Hermann, meaning "army man."
Headley - Variant spelling of English Hedley, meaning "heather field."
Hermocrates - Latin form of Greek Hermokrates, meaning "power of Hermes."
Heruta - Variant spelling of Hebrew Cheruta, meaning "freedom."
Helfried - Contracted form of German Helmfried, meaning "helmet-peace."
Hellen - Variant spelling of English Helen, probably meaning "torch."
Henbeddestyr - Welsh name meaning "old pedestrian."
Helena - Latin form of Greek Helénē, probably meaning "torch."
Heitor - Portuguese form of Latin Hector, meaning "defend; hold fast."
Hedvig - Scandinavian form of Old High German Haduwig, meaning "contending battle."
Hene - Variant spelling of Yiddish Heneh, meaning "favor; grace."
Hetshepsit - Variant spelling of Egyptian Hatshepsut, meaning "foremost of noble women."
Henrietta - Latin form of French Henriette, meaning "little home-ruler."
Helka - Variant spelling of Icelandic Helga, meaning "holy; dedicated to the gods."
Heribert - Old High German name composed of the elements hari/heri "army" and berht "bright, famous," hence "bright army."
Herodotus - Latin form of Greek Herodotos, meaning "hero-given."
Herman -   Dutch form of German Hermann, meaning "army man." 
Heru - Variant spelling of Egyptian Haru, meaning "falcon." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Isis, a falcon-headed god of the sky.
Hendrik -  Dutch form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Heine - Pet form of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Hecuba - Latin form of Greek Hekabe, possibly meaning "worker from far off." In mythology, this is the name of the mother of Cassandra and Polydorus by Priam.
Hemi - Maori form of Late Latin Jacomus, meaning "supplanter."
Hermokrates - Ancient Greek name composed of the name of the god Hermes and the word kratos "power," hence "power of Hermes."
Heraclios - A derivative of Greek Herakles, meaning "glory of Hera."
Henrieta - Polish form of Latin Henrietta, meaning "little home-ruler."
Heinrikr - Old Norse equivalent of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Helin - Estonian form of Greek Helénē, probably meaning "torch."
Hephaestus - Latin form of Greek Hephaistos, possibly meaning "seven." In mythology, this is the name of the lame god of artisans, craftsmen, metallurgy and fire. His Roman name is Vulcan. It was from the forge of this god that Prometheus stole fire to give to man. He is also known by the epithet "both feet crooked."
Hedeon - Ukrainian form of Russian Gedeon, meaning "cutter down; hewer," i.e. "mighty warrior."
Hermanni - Finnish form of German Hermann, meaning "army man." 
Hew - Scottish form of Old French Hugues, meaning "heart," "mind," or "spirit." 
Hemigidius - Latin name meaning "half-god; demigod." 
Hebony - Egyptian name meaning "ebony."
Herbie - English pet form of German Herbert, meaning "bright army."
Herta - Variant spelling of Latin Hertha, meaning "strong, vigorous."
Heck - English short form of Latin Hector, meaning "defend; hold fast."
Hermogenes - Ancient Greek name composed of the name of the god Hermes and the word genes "born," hence "born of Hermes."
Heilwig - Old High German name composed of the elements heil "healthy, whole" and wig "battle, war," hence "healthy battle maid."
Heidi - Swiss pet form of Old High German Adalheid, meaning "noble sort." 
Henning - Pet form of Scandinavian Henrik, meaning "home-ruler."
Hesiodos - Greek name, possibly composed of the elements hesi "to send" and oides "ode, song," hence "to send song."
Heliodoro - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Heliodorus, meaning "gift of the sun."
Helma - Short form of German Wilhelmina, meaning "will-helmet."
Hendry - Scottish form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Hendel - Variant form of Yiddish Hende, meaning "favor; grace."
Hedley - English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements hæð "heather" and leah "clearing, field," hence "heather field" or "heather meadow."
Hermia - Feminine form of Latin Hermes, meaning "of the earth." 
Heneh - Yiddish form of Hebrew Channah, meaning "favor; grace."
Heironymus - Latin form of Greek Hieronymos, meaning "holy name."
Helge - Scandinavian form of Icelandic Helgi, meaning "holy; dedicated to the gods."
Heulog - Welsh unisex name meaning "sunny."
Herod - Latin form of Greek Herodes, meaning "sprung from a hero." In the bible, this is the name of the king who ordered the slaughter of all male children "two years old and under." 
Hephaistos - Greek name said to be pre-Hellenic and of unknown origin, but possibly from the word hepta, meaning "seven." In mythology, this is the name of the lame god of artisans, craftsmen, metallurgy and fire. His Roman name is Vulcan. It was from the forge of this god that Prometheus stole fire to give to man. He is also known by the epithet "both feet crooked."
Hemming - Scandinavian name derived from Old Norse hamr, meaning "shape." The name may have originated as a byname for a "shape-shifter" or "werewolf."
Heather - English name derived from the plant name, meaning "heather."
Helmfried - German name composed of the elements helm "helmet" and frid "peace," hence "helmet-peace."
Herensuge - Basque legend name of a dragon, meaning "dragon."
Hercule - French form of Latin Hercules, meaning "glory of Hera."
Hevovitastamiutsto - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "whirlwind."
Hesiod - Short form of Greek Hesiodos, possibly meaning "to send song."
Heaven - English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Old English heofon, meaning "home of God," earlier "sky." 
Herrick - German surname transferred to forename use, originally a personal name composed of the elements hari/heri "army" and ric "power," hence "army power."
Hevataneo - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "hairy rope."
Herberto - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Herbertus, meaning "bright army."
Henrick - Dutch form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Henya - Variant spelling of Hebrew Chenya, meaning "grace of the Lord."
Hedvika - Czech form of Old High German Haduwig, meaning "contending battle."
Helga - Icelandic name derived from Old Norse heilagr, meaning "holy; dedicated to the gods."
Hezron - Anglicized form of Hebrew Chetsrown, meaning "enclosed; surrounded by a wall." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Reuben.
Hedy - Pet form of German Hedwig, meaning "contending battle."
Henrikki - Finnish form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Heiki - Hawaiian form of Swiss Heidi, meaning "noble sort." 
Herbert - Modern German form of Old High German Heribert, meaning "bright army." 
Heleena - Finnish form of Greek Helénē, probably meaning "torch."
Heliodoros - Greek name composed of the elements helios "sun" and doron "gift," hence "gift of the sun."
Hestia - Greek name meaning "altar, hearth, fireside." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the hearth. Her Roman name is Vesta.
Hervé - French form of Breton Haerveu, meaning "battle worthy."
Hesutu - Native American Miwok name meaning "yellow jacket nest rising out of the ground."
Herb - English short form of German Herbert, meaning "bright army."
Hepzibah -  Variant spelling of English Hephzibah, meaning "she is my desire." 
Hernando - Variant form of Spanish Fernándo, meaning "ardent for peace."
Herleifur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Herleifr, meaning "army descendant." 
Henda - Variant spelling of Yiddish Hende, meaning "favor; grace."
Heng - Chinese unisex name meaning "eternal, permanent."
Hendrick - Swedish variant spelling of Scandinavian Henrik, meaning "home-ruler."
Heghnar - Armenian name meaning "deer."
Hektor - Greek name derived from the word ekhein, meaning "defend; hold fast." In mythology, this is the name of the Trojan champion who killed Patroclus and was himself later killed by Achilles. 
Hélder - Portuguese name derived from the name of a Dutch town, from Middle Dutch helldinge, meaning "slanting surface."
Hermínia - Feminine form of Portuguese Hermínio, meaning "army man."
Hero - Greek name derived form the word hērōs, meaning "hero." In mythology, this is the name of the lover of Leandros (Latin Leander).
Henric - Swedish variant spelling of Scandinavian Henrik, meaning "home-ruler."
Henwyneb - Welsh name meaning "old face."
Heilwidis - Teutonic name composed of the Germanic elements heil "hale, healthy, sound" and vid/wid "wide," hence "hale-wide; very healthy and sound."
Hectorina - Feminine form of English Hector, meaning "defend; hold fast."
Hettie - English pet form of Latin Hester "star" and English Harriet "little home-ruler."
Hedda - Pet form of German Hedwig, meaning "contending battle."
Hernán - Short form of Spanish Hernando, meaning "ardent for peace."
Helewise - Medieval French form of Teutonic Helewidis, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound."
Hephzi-bah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Chephtsiy-bahh, meaning "she is my desire." In the bible, this is the name of the wife of king Hezekiah.
Hesperus - Variant spelling of Greek Hesperos, meaning "evening." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Eos, one of the gods of the evening star Venus, the other being Eosphoros. They were later combined into one god. His Latin name is Vesperus.
Henderson - Scottish surname transferred to forename use, meaning "son of Hendry."
Herk - English short form of Latin Hercules, meaning "glory of Hera."
Het-heru - Egyptian name composed of the elements hwt "house" and Hr "Horus," hence "house of Horus." In mythology, this is the name of a cow-headed goddess of love.
Henryka - Feminine form of Polish Henryk, meaning "home-ruler."
Hepziba -  Variant spelling of English Hepzibah, meaning "she is my desire." 
Henri -   Finnish form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Hesekiel - Finnish form of Hebrew Yechezqel, meaning "God will strengthen."
Hermanus - Latin form of German Hermann, meaning "army man." 
Helje - Danish variant form of Scandinavian Helge, meaning "holy; dedicated to the gods."
Hersh - Yiddish name meaning "deer."
Helyan - Variant spelling of Welsh Elyan, possibly meaning "second, a moment in time."
Herodias - Feminine form of Greek Herodes ("hero"), meaning "heroic." In the bible, this is the name of the daughter of Aristobulus and granddaughter of Herod the Great.
Helmfrid - Variant spelling of German Helmfried, meaning "helmet-peace."
Hezekiah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Chizqiyah, meaning "God is my strength." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Judah and several other characters.
Hermolaos - Ancient Greek name composed of the name of the god Hermes and the word laos "people," hence "people of Hermes."
Heddwyn - Modern Welsh name composed of the elements hedd "peace" and (g)wyn "fair, holy, white," hence "holy peace."
Heydar - Persian form of Arabic Haidar, meaning "lion."
Hende - Variant form of Yiddish Heneh, meaning "favor; grace."
Heshel - Variant spelling of Yiddish Heschel, meaning "deer."
Heintje - Pet form of Dutch Hendrika, meaning "home-ruler."
Hesperos - Greek name meaning "evening." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Eos, one of the gods of the evening star Venus, the other being Eosphoros. They were later combined into one god. His Latin name is Vesperus.
Herodes - Greek name meaning "sprung from a hero." In the bible, this is the name of the king who ordered the slaughter of all male children "two years old and under." 
Heylel - Hebrew name meaning "light-bringer." In the bible, this is a name for the morning star (Lucifer) and the honorific title of a Babylonian king. Lucifer is the Latin translation of this name.
Hermolaus - Latin form of Greek Hermolaos, meaning "people of Hermes."
Hermês -  Greek name meaning "of the earth." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Zeus and Maia. His Roman name is Mercury.
Herodotos - Greek name composed of the elements heros "hero, warrior" and dotos "given to," hence "hero-given."
Heike - Frisian unisex pet form of German Heinrike and Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Hefeydd - Welsh name of uncertain etymology, possibly from haf, meaning "summer." In Celtic mythology, this is the name of the father of Rhiannon. 
Heckie - Scottish pet form of Latin Hector, meaning "defend; hold fast."
Helfgott - German name composed of the elements helf/hilf "help" and Gott "God," hence "help of God."
Helladios - Greek name derived from Hellas "Greece," hence "of Greece."
Heron - English bird name meaning simply "heron bird." 
Helmut - German name composed of the elements helm "helmet, protection" and muot "courage, spirit," hence "helmet-courage."
Hermínio - Portuguese form of Latin Hermanus, meaning "army man."
Hervey - Variant spelling of English Harvey, meaning "battle worthy."
Henrike - Feminine form of Scandinavian Henrik, meaning "home-ruler."
Heracles - Variant spelling of Greek Herakles, meaning "glory of Hera."
Helmuth - Variant spelling of German Helmut, meaning "helmet-courage."
Hesham - Variant spelling of Arabic Hisham, meaning "generous."
Henrikas - Lithuanian form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Hevel - Variant spelling of Hebrew Hebel, "breath, breathing." 
Heleen - Dutch form of Greek Helénē, probably meaning "torch."
Helmi - Finnish name meaning "pearl."
Hector -   Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Eachann, meaning "brown horse."
Heidrun - Norwegian form of Old Norse Heiðrún, meaning "true rune." 
He - Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "lotus," or 2) "river." 
Hersilia - Latin name meaning "delicate, tender." In Roman mythology, this is the name of the wife of Romulus.
Heammawihio - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "wise one above."
Henriqueta - Feminine form of Portuguese Henrique, meaning "home-ruler."
Hertha - Variant form of Latin Nerthus, meaning "strong, vigorous." 
Hereweald - Anglo-Saxon name, composed of the Old English elements here "army" and weald "power, rule," hence "army ruler." 
Heskovizenako - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "porcupine bear."
Hedwych - Dutch form of German Hedwig, meaning "contending battle."
Henwas - Welsh name meaning "old servant."
Heraclitus - Variant spelling of Latin Heracleitus, meaning "glory of Hera."
Helénē - Greek name probably derived from the word helénē, meaning "torch." In mythology, this is the name of the most beautiful woman ever to exist whose abduction by Paris caused the Trojan war.
Heathcliff - Middle English name meaning "aheath near a cliff."
Heinrich - Variant form of Old Middle High German Haimirich, meaning "home-ruler." 
Heiner - Pet form of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Henriikka - Feminine form of Finnish Henrikki, meaning "home-ruler."
Hekuba - Variant spelling of Latin Hecuba, meaning "worker from far off."
Herut - Variant spelling of Hebrew Cherut, meaning "freedom."
Hepsie - Pet form of English Hephzibah, meaning "she is my desire."
Hermingild - Variant spelling of Teutonic Ermingild, meaning "all-giving."
Herschel - Variant spelling of Yiddish Hershel, meaning "deer."
Helen - English form of French Hélène, probably meaning "torch." In mythology, this is the name of the most beautiful woman ever to exist whose abduction by Paris caused the Trojan war.
Hehewuti - Native American Hopi name meaning "warrior mother spirit."
Heino - Pet form of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Heath - English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "heath."
Hercules - Latin form of Greek Herakles, meaning "glory of Hera." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Zeus by the mortal woman Alcmene. He is noted for his exceptional physical strength and the twelve labors he completed after which he was made a god. 
Henrye - Variant spelling of English Henry, meaning "home-ruler."
Heliodorus - Latin form of Greek Heliodoros, meaning "gift of the sun."
Hereward - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements here "army" and weard "guard," hence "army-guard."
Hekabe - Greek name possibly meaning "worker from far off." In mythology, this is the name of the mother of Cassandra and Polydorus by Priam.
Hedwig - Variant form of Old High German Haduwig, meaning "contending battle."
Henrik -  Scandinavian form of Old Norse Heinrikr, meaning "home-ruler."
Henoch - Greek form of Hebrew Chanowk, meaning "dedicated" or "initiated." In the bible, this is the name of the eldest son of Cain, and a son of Jared the father of Methuselah.
Herleif - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Herleifr, meaning "army descendant." 
Henye - Variant spelling of Hebrew Henya, meaning "grace of the Lord."
Heinrike - Feminine form of German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Hephziba -  Variant spelling of English Hephzibah, meaning "she is my desire."
Hermione - Greek name derived from the name of the god Hermês, meaning "of the earth." In mythology, this is the name of the daughter of Menelaus and Helen.
Herluin - Norman French name composed of the Germanic elements erl "nobleman, warrior" and wini "friend," hence "noble friend" or "noble warrior."
Hefin - Welsh name derived from the word haf, meaning "summer." 
Hermenegildo - Portuguese and Spanish form of Teutonic Hermingild, meaning "all-giving." 
Heriberto - Spanish form of Latin Herbertus, meaning "bright army."
Heulwen - Welsh name meaning "sunshine."
Hekate - Variant form of Greek Hekabe, meaning "worker from far off." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess ofwitchcraft, demons, graves, and the underworld.
Hester - Medieval Latin form of Persian Esther, meaning "star."
Heilgar - Old German name composed of the elements heil "happy, hearty" and gar "spear," hence "hearty spearman."
Henricus - Latin form of German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Heikki - Finnish form of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Heqet - Egyptian name of a frog-headed goddess of fertility, meaning "frog."
Hercilia - Variant spelling of Roman Hersilia, meaning "delicate, tender."
Henriques - Portuguese form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Herakleitos - Greek name composed of the name of the goddess Hera and the word kleitos "glory," hence "glory of Hera."
Heschel - Variant form of Yiddish Hershel, meaning "deer."
Herbertus - Latin form of Old High German Heribert, meaning "bright army." 
Helier - Latin form of French Alaire, meaning "joyful;happy."
Heiko - Pet form of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Hecate - Latin form of Greek Hekate, meaning "worker from faroff." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess ofwitchcraft, demons, graves, and the underworld.
Hewie - Variant spelling of English Hughie, meaning "heart," "mind," or "spirit." 
Hemera - Greek name meaning "day." In mythology, this is the name of a primeval goddess of day, the daughter of Erebos and Nyx, and sister-wife of Æther.
Heimerich - Variant spelling of Old Middle High German Haimirich, meaning "home-ruler." 
Hershel - Pet form of Yiddish Hersh, meaning "deer."
Heracleitus - Latin form of Greek Herakleitos, meaning "glory of Hera."
Hefina - Feminine form of Welsh Hefin, meaning "summer."
Helgi - Swedish pet form of Icelandic Helga, meaning "holy; dedicated to the gods." Compare with masculine Helgi.
Helios - Greek name meaning "sun." In mythology, this is the name of a sun god.
Helmine - Short form of German Wilhelmina, meaning "will-helmet."
Hellä - Finnish name meaning "gentle."
Hêbê - Greek name derived from the word hebos, meaning "young." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of youth.
Herkus - Pet form of Lithuanian Henrikas, meaning "home-ruler."
Hebel - Hebrew name meaning "breath, breathing." In the bible, this is the name of the second son of Adam and Eve who was killed by his jealous brother Cain. Also spelled Hevel.
Hengist - Old English name meaning "stallion." In English legend, this is the name of the brother of Horsa, and ruler of Kent. In Arthurian legend, he was killed by Uther Pendragon. 
Hed - Hebrew unisex name meaning either "shout of joy" or "echo."
Hendrych - Polish form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Henriette - Feminine diminutive form of French Henri, meaning "little home-ruler."
Henryk - Polish form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Henio - Diminutive form of Polish Hendrych and Henryk, meaning "home-ruler."
Héloïse - Modern form of medieval French Helewise, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound." 
Hebe - Latin form of Greek Hêbê, meaning "young." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of youth.
Heiðrún - Old Norse name composed of the elements heiðr "clear, cloudless; honor" and rún "rune, secret lore," hence "true-rune." In mythology, this is the name of a goat who produced mead for the Einherjar, the spirits of warriors who died in battle.
Hélène - French form of Latin Helena, probably meaning "torch."
Helene -   German form of Greek Helénē, probably meaning "torch."
He - Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "lotus," or 2) "river." 
Hella -   Dialectal variant form of Icelandic Helga, meaning "holy; dedicated to the gods."
Heber (greek - Ἔβέρ, Hebrew: עֵבֶר):  Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Éibhear, meaning "bow warrior."
Heike - Frisian unisex pet form of German Heinrike and Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Henna (yiddish - הֶנָא):  Finnish form of Hebrew Channah, meaning "favor; grace."
Hera - Latin form of Greek Hêrâ. In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Zeus. Of unknown meaning. She may originally have been a female deity of the Minoan pantheon or of some other unidentifiable pre-Greek people. Her Roman name is Juno, meaning "vital force."
Helgi - Masculine form of Icelandic Helga, from Old Norse heilagr, meaning "holy; dedicated to the gods." Compare with feminine Helgi.
Herminia - Feminine form of Spanish Herminio, meaning "army man."
Hellen - Greek name meaning "Greek." In mythology, this is the name of the patriarch of the Hellenes, son of Deucalion and Pyrrha, father of Æolus, Xuthus, Dorus, and Ionas, each of whom founded a tribe of Greece and all became known as the Hellenes. 
Heng - Chinese unisex name meaning "eternal, permanent."
Hermes - Latin form of Greek Hermês, meaning "of the earth." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Zeus and Maia.
Herminio - Spanish form of Latin Hermanus, meaning "army man."
Heulog - Welsh unisex name meaning "sunny."

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