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Names starting with He

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.
Helladios - Greek name derived from Hellas "Greece," hence "of Greece."
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.
Herkus - Pet form of Lithuanian Henrikas, meaning "home-ruler."
Hector -   Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Eachann, meaning "brown horse."
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." 
Henderson - Scottish surname transferred to forename use, meaning "son of Hendry."
Helena - Latin form of Greek Helénē, probably meaning "torch."
Heine - Pet form of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Hersh - Yiddish name meaning "deer."
Henri -   Finnish form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Heinrich - Variant form of Old Middle High German Haimirich, meaning "home-ruler." 
Helios - Greek name meaning "sun." In mythology, this is the name of a sun god.
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.
Heliodorus - Latin form of Greek Heliodoros, meaning "gift of the sun."
Hedvig - Scandinavian form of Old High German Haduwig, meaning "contending battle."
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.
Hephziba -  Variant spelling of English Hephzibah, meaning "she is my desire."
Hebony - Egyptian name meaning "ebony."
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.
Hellen - Variant spelling of English Helen, probably meaning "torch."
Heiner - Pet form of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
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.
Hene - Variant spelling of Yiddish Heneh, meaning "favor; grace."
Hemming - Scandinavian name derived from Old Norse hamr, meaning "shape." The name may have originated as a byname for a "shape-shifter" or "werewolf."
Heidi - Swiss pet form of Old High German Adalheid, meaning "noble sort." 
Hervey - Variant spelling of English Harvey, meaning "battle worthy."
Henda - Variant spelling of Yiddish Hende, meaning "favor; grace."
Hereward - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements here "army" and weard "guard," hence "army-guard."
Heaven - English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Old English heofon, meaning "home of God," earlier "sky." 
Helyan - Variant spelling of Welsh Elyan, possibly meaning "second, a moment in time."
Henrietta - Latin form of French Henriette, meaning "little home-ruler."
Hêbê - Greek name derived from the word hebos, meaning "young." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of youth.
Helewise - Medieval French form of Teutonic Helewidis, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound."
Helga - Icelandic name derived from Old Norse heilagr, meaning "holy; dedicated to the gods."
Heledd - Welsh name of a 7th-century semi-legendary princess, possibly derived from Cornish *heyl, meaning "estuary." 
Heleen - Dutch form of Greek Helénē, probably meaning "torch."
Heleena - Finnish form of Greek Helénē, probably meaning "torch."
Heleentje - Pet form of Dutch Heleen, probably meaning "torch."
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.
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.
Heimo - Variant spelling of German Haimo, meaning "home."
Heng - Chinese unisex name meaning "eternal, permanent."
Helier - Latin form of French Alaire, meaning "joyful;happy."
Herbert - Modern German form of Old High German Heribert, meaning "bright army." 
Heulog - Welsh unisex name meaning "sunny."
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.
Heinz - Pet form of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Hende - Variant form of Yiddish Heneh, meaning "favor; grace."
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.
Henk - Pet form of Dutch Henrick and Hendrik, meaning "home-ruler."
Hendel - Variant form of Yiddish Hende, meaning "favor; grace."
Hermine - Feminine form of German Hermann, meaning "army man."
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."
Herensuge - Basque legend name of a dragon, meaning "dragon."
Herleifr - Old Norse name composed of the elements herr "army" and leifr "descendant," hence "army descendant."
Hendry - Scottish form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Hermínia - Feminine form of Portuguese Hermínio, meaning "army man."
Henriques - Portuguese form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Heather - English name derived from the plant name, meaning "heather."
Hermolaos - Ancient Greek name composed of the name of the god Hermes and the word laos "people," hence "people of Hermes."
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."
Heath - English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "heath."
Henya - Variant spelling of Hebrew Chenya, meaning "grace of the Lord."
Hevel - Variant spelling of Hebrew Hebel, "breath, breathing." 
Heike - Frisian unisex pet form of German Heinrike and Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Henry - English form of French Henri, meaning "home-ruler."
Hero - Greek name derived form the word hērōs, meaning "hero." In mythology, this is the name of the lover of Leandros (Latin Leander).
Hendrick - Swedish variant spelling of Scandinavian Henrik, meaning "home-ruler."
Herman -   Dutch form of German Hermann, meaning "army man." 
Hermínio - Portuguese form of Latin Hermanus, meaning "army man."
Heliodoro - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Heliodorus, meaning "gift of the sun."
Heqet - Egyptian name of a frog-headed goddess of fertility, meaning "frog."
Herb - English short form of German Herbert, meaning "bright army."
Hevataneo - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "hairy rope."
Hedy - Pet form of German Hedwig, meaning "contending battle."
He - Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "lotus," or 2) "river." 
Hertha - Variant form of Latin Nerthus, meaning "strong, vigorous." 
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.
Henio - Diminutive form of Polish Hendrych and Henryk, meaning "home-ruler."
Heruta - Variant spelling of Hebrew Cheruta, meaning "freedom."
Hedda - Pet form of German Hedwig, meaning "contending battle."
Hendrik -  Dutch form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Hester - Medieval Latin form of Persian Esther, meaning "star."
Helma - Short form of German Wilhelmina, meaning "will-helmet."
Heydar - Persian form of Arabic Haidar, meaning "lion."
Hesekiel - Finnish form of Hebrew Yechezqel, meaning "God will strengthen."
Hendrika - Feminine form of Dutch Hendrik, meaning "home-ruler."
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. 
Heracles - Variant spelling of Greek Herakles, meaning "glory of Hera."
Heneh - Yiddish form of Hebrew Channah, meaning "favor; grace."
Hettie - English pet form of Latin Hester "star" and English Harriet "little home-ruler."
Henrieta - Polish form of Latin Henrietta, meaning "little home-ruler."
Hereweald - Anglo-Saxon name, composed of the Old English elements here "army" and weald "power, rule," hence "army ruler." 
Hectorina - Feminine form of English Hector, meaning "defend; hold fast."
Hercule - French form of Latin Hercules, meaning "glory of Hera."
Heitor - Portuguese form of Latin Hector, meaning "defend; hold fast."
Hendrych - Polish form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Hedvika - Czech form of Old High German Haduwig, meaning "contending battle."
Heiko - Pet form of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Heikki - Finnish form of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Hermia - Feminine form of Latin Hermes, meaning "of the earth." 
Henriette - Feminine diminutive form of French Henri, meaning "little 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.
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.
Herk - English short form of Latin Hercules, meaning "glory of Hera."
Hershel - Pet form of Yiddish Hersh, meaning "deer."
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.
Heribert - Old High German name composed of the elements hari/heri "army" and berht "bright, famous," hence "bright army."
Heintje - Pet form of Dutch Hendrika, 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.
Hesham - Variant spelling of Arabic Hisham, meaning "generous."
Hefina - Feminine form of Welsh Hefin, meaning "summer."
Herodotus - Latin form of Greek Herodotos, meaning "hero-given."
Herbie - English pet form of German Herbert, meaning "bright army."
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. 
Hedwych - Dutch form of German Hedwig, meaning "contending battle."
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.
Heida - Variant spelling of Swiss Heidi, meaning "noble sort." 
Helmuth - Variant spelling of German Helmut, meaning "helmet-courage."
Hemigidius - Latin name meaning "half-god; demigod." 
Herluin - Norman French name composed of the Germanic elements erl "nobleman, warrior" and wini "friend," hence "noble friend" or "noble warrior."
Hew - Scottish form of Old French Hugues, meaning "heart," "mind," or "spirit." 
Helin - Estonian form of Greek Helénē, probably meaning "torch."
Hermingild - Variant spelling of Teutonic Ermingild, meaning "all-giving."
Henning - Pet form of Scandinavian Henrik, meaning "home-ruler."
Henryk - Polish form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Henrick - Dutch form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Hepzibah -  Variant spelling of English Hephzibah, meaning "she is my desire." 
Hernán - Short form of Spanish Hernando, meaning "ardent for peace."
Hefin - Welsh name derived from the word haf, meaning "summer." 
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.
Helmi - Finnish name meaning "pearl."
Headley - Variant spelling of English Hedley, meaning "heather field."
Herbertus - Latin form of Old High German Heribert, meaning "bright army." 
Hefziba -  Variant spelling of English Hephzibah, meaning "she is my desire."
Henrike - Feminine form of Scandinavian Henrik, meaning "home-ruler."
Hermogenes - Ancient Greek name composed of the name of the god Hermes and the word genes "born," hence "born of Hermes."
Henye - Variant spelling of Hebrew Henya, meaning "grace of the Lord."
Hermocrates - Latin form of Greek Hermokrates, meaning "power of Hermes."
Heron - English bird name meaning simply "heron bird." 
Henbeddestyr - Welsh name meaning "old pedestrian."
Helje - Danish variant form of Scandinavian Helge, meaning "holy; dedicated to the gods."
Hedwig - Variant form of Old High German Haduwig, meaning "contending battle."
Heilwidis - Teutonic name composed of the Germanic elements heil "hale, healthy, sound" and vid/wid "wide," hence "hale-wide; very healthy and sound."
Helfgott - German name composed of the elements helf/hilf "help" and Gott "God," hence "help of God."
Heriberto - Spanish form of Latin Herbertus, meaning "bright army."
Henrique - Portuguese form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Heulwen - Welsh name meaning "sunshine."
Hege - Norwegian variant form of Icelandic Helga, meaning "holy; dedicated to the gods."
Heracleitus - Latin form of Greek Herakleitos, meaning "glory of Hera."
Hernando - Variant form of Spanish Fernándo, meaning "ardent for peace."
Heckie - Scottish pet form of Latin Hector, meaning "defend; hold fast."
Helladius - Latin form of Greek Helladios, meaning "of Greece."
Hercilia - Variant spelling of Roman Hersilia, meaning "delicate, tender."
Heck - English short form of Latin Hector, meaning "defend; hold fast."
Henricus - Latin form of German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Hermolaus - Latin form of Greek Hermolaos, meaning "people of Hermes."
Heghnar - Armenian name meaning "deer."
Herut - Variant spelling of Hebrew Cherut, meaning "freedom."
Hefeydd - Welsh name of uncertain etymology, possibly from haf, meaning "summer." In Celtic mythology, this is the name of the father of Rhiannon. 
Hermenegildo - Portuguese and Spanish form of Teutonic Hermingild, meaning "all-giving." 
Hewie - Variant spelling of English Hughie, meaning "heart," "mind," or "spirit." 
Hein - Pet form of Dutch Hendrik, meaning "home-ruler."
Hemi - Maori form of Late Latin Jacomus, meaning "supplanter."
Henryka - Feminine form of Polish Henryk, meaning "home-ruler."
Henrikki - Finnish form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Herodotos - Greek name composed of the elements heros "hero, warrior" and dotos "given to," hence "hero-given."
Heironymus - Latin form of Greek Hieronymos, meaning "holy name."
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.
Herschel - Variant spelling of Yiddish Hershel, meaning "deer."
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.
Hesiod - Short form of Greek Hesiodos, possibly meaning "to send song."
Hekabe - Greek name possibly meaning "worker from far off." In mythology, this is the name of the mother of Cassandra and Polydorus by Priam.
Heimbrecht - Old High German name composed of the elements heim "home" and brecht "bright, illustrious," hence "bright home."
Hevovitastamiutsto - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "whirlwind."
Hed - Hebrew unisex name meaning either "shout of joy" or "echo."
Heilgar - Old German name composed of the elements heil "happy, hearty" and gar "spear," hence "hearty spearman."
Heschel - Variant form of Yiddish Hershel, meaning "deer."
Henric - Swedish variant spelling of Scandinavian Henrik, meaning "home-ruler."
Helgi - Swedish pet form of Icelandic Helga, meaning "holy; dedicated to the gods." Compare with masculine Helgi.
Heidrun - Norwegian form of Old Norse Heiðrún, meaning "true rune." 
Heilwig - Old High German name composed of the elements heil "healthy, whole" and wig "battle, war," hence "healthy battle maid."
Herleifur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Herleifr, meaning "army descendant." 
Helushka - Native American Winnebago name meaning "fighter."
Heraclios - A derivative of Greek Herakles, meaning "glory of Hera."
Hedeon - Ukrainian form of Russian Gedeon, meaning "cutter down; hewer," i.e. "mighty warrior."
Hesutu - Native American Miwok name meaning "yellow jacket nest rising out of the ground."
Henrik -  Scandinavian form of Old Norse Heinrikr, meaning "home-ruler."
Helmfrid - Variant spelling of German Helmfried, meaning "helmet-peace."
Hersilia - Latin name meaning "delicate, tender." In Roman mythology, this is the name of the wife of Romulus.
Herakleitos - Greek name composed of the name of the goddess Hera and the word kleitos "glory," hence "glory of Hera."
Hekuba - Variant spelling of Latin Hecuba, meaning "worker from far off."
Herebeorht - Anglo-Saxon equivalent of Old High German Heribert, meaning "bright army." 
Heshel - Variant spelling of Yiddish Heschel, meaning "deer."
Henrikas - Lithuanian form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Heddwyn - Modern Welsh name composed of the elements hedd "peace" and (g)wyn "fair, holy, white," hence "holy peace."
Henriqueta - Feminine form of Portuguese Henrique, meaning "home-ruler."
Heraclitus - Variant spelling of Latin Heracleitus, meaning "glory of Hera."
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.
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."
Hezron - Anglicized form of Hebrew Chetsrown, meaning "enclosed; surrounded by a wall." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Reuben.
Hélder - Portuguese name derived from the name of a Dutch town, from Middle Dutch helldinge, meaning "slanting surface."
Hellä - Finnish name meaning "gentle."
Hervé - French form of Breton Haerveu, meaning "battle worthy."
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."
Hestia - Greek name meaning "altar, hearth, fireside." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the hearth. Her Roman name is Vesta.
Hermanus - Latin form of German Hermann, meaning "army man." 
Hepsie - Pet form of English Hephzibah, meaning "she is my desire."
Heino - Pet form of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Henrye - Variant spelling of English Henry, meaning "home-ruler."
Hepziba -  Variant spelling of English Hepzibah, meaning "she is my desire." 
Heathcliff - Middle English name meaning "aheath near a cliff."
Heinrikr - Old Norse equivalent of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
Heliodoros - Greek name composed of the elements helios "sun" and doron "gift," hence "gift of the sun."
Helmfried - German name composed of the elements helm "helmet" and frid "peace," hence "helmet-peace."
Heimerich - Variant spelling of Old Middle High German Haimirich, meaning "home-ruler." 
Hehewuti - Native American Hopi name meaning "warrior mother spirit."
Hermanni - Finnish form of German Hermann, meaning "army man." 
Heiki - Hawaiian form of Swiss Heidi, meaning "noble sort." 
Helmut - German name composed of the elements helm "helmet, protection" and muot "courage, spirit," hence "helmet-courage."
Herrick - German surname transferred to forename use, originally a personal name composed of the elements hari/heri "army" and ric "power," hence "army power."
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. 
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." 
Henriikka - Feminine form of Finnish Henrikki, meaning "home-ruler."
Heskovizenako - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "porcupine bear."
Hesiodos - Greek name, possibly composed of the elements hesi "to send" and oides "ode, song," hence "to send song."
Hetshepsit - Variant spelling of Egyptian Hatshepsut, meaning "foremost of noble women."
Herta - Variant spelling of Latin Hertha, meaning "strong, vigorous."
Herberto - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Herbertus, meaning "bright army."
Hermokrates - Ancient Greek name composed of the name of the god Hermes and the word kratos "power," hence "power of Hermes."
Helka - Variant spelling of Icelandic Helga, meaning "holy; dedicated to the gods."
Helge - Scandinavian form of Icelandic Helgi, meaning "holy; dedicated to the gods."
Henwas - Welsh name meaning "old servant."
Heammawihio - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "wise one above."
Helmine - Short form of German Wilhelmina, meaning "will-helmet."
Herleif - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Herleifr, meaning "army descendant." 
Henwyneb - Welsh name meaning "old face."
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. 
Helfried - Contracted form of German Helmfried, meaning "helmet-peace."
Heinrike - Feminine form of German Heinrich, 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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