Unusual Male Names

Unusual Male Names Starting with H

Exotic Male Names Starting with H

We have created for you a list of great and unusual male names starting with the letter H (with history of origin and meanings). We hope this list will be useful to you.

Last updated: March 26, 2022.

 

Haakon

Name meaning: elevate, sublime.

Origin: Old Norse.

Years of origin: circa 10th century.

Reference: Haakon the Good, King of Norway, son of Harald Fairhair.

Haakon name variations: Haekon, Haaken.

 

Hagen

Name meaning: protected, defended.

Origin: Germanic.

Historical reference: Hagen, hero of Germanic mythology.

Hagen name variations: Hogen, Haggen, Haegen, Hagena (female version).

 

Halfdan

Name meaning: mediocre.

Origin: Old Norse.

Earliest mention of the name: circa 5th century.

Historical reference: Halfdan, Danish King.

Halfdan name variations: Healfdene, Halvdan, Healfdane, Halfden.

 

Halgain

Name meaning: sanctify, to make holy.

Origin: Old English.

Etymology: name derived from Old English term halgian (translated as hallow).

Halgain name variations: Helgain, Helgein, Halgian.

 

Hamilton

Years of origin: circa 7th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: living in the hill.

Hamilton name variations: Gamilton, Gaemilton, Hamillton.

 

Hamish

Years of origin: circa 16th century.

Origin: Scottish.

Meaning: God protects.

Hamish name variations: Haymish, James, Heimish.

 

Harald

Name meaning: fairhair.

Origin: Old Norse.

Years of origin: circa 9th century.

Reference: Harald Fairhair, the first King of Norway.

Harald name variations: Herald, Haralt, Harrald.

 

Hardwin

Years of origin: circa 9th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: courageous friend, brave friend.

Hardwin name variations: Hardouin, Herdwin, Hartwin.

 

Harlan

Years of origin: circa 9th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: hare land.

History behind: derived from Old English hara (translated as hare) and land (translated as land).

Harlan name variations: Harland, Harlen, Harlann.

 

Harris

Country of origin: Germany.

Meaning: ruler of the house.

Note: often used as a female name and may refer to gender neutral names.

Harris name variations: Garris, Harries, Harry.

 

Hartley

Years of origin: circa 10th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: stag meadow.

Hartley name variations: Gartley, Hartlie, Hartlee.

 

Hartwell

Years of origin: circa 10th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: spring.

History behind: name derived from Old English wella (translated as spring).

Hartwell name variations: Gartwell, Hart, Hartwel.

 

Hastein

Name meaning: hard, stone.

Origin: Old Norse.

Years of origin: circa 9th century.

Etymology: name derived from Old Norse steinn (translated as stone).

Reference: Hastein, notable Viking.

Hastein name variations: Heistein, Alsting, Hostein, Steinn, Hestein.

 

Hayden

Years of origin: circa 9th century.

Origin: Old German.

Meaning: fire, fiery.

Note: often used as a female name and may refer to gender neutral names.

Hayden name variations: Haiden, Haydn, Haydon.

 

Heath

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: live by a heath.

Heath name variations: Hieth, Heith, Heeth.

 

Hector

Years of origin: circa 13th century BC.

Origin: Greek.

Meaning: restrain.

Hector name variations: Hektor, Ector, Heckie.

 

Heiner

Name meaning: ruler.

Origin: Old German.

Heiner name variations: Heinner, Heyner, Heinrich.

 

Heldred

Name meaning: victorious, generous.

Origin: Welsh.

Heldred name variations: Haeldred, Haeldrad, Heylder.

 

Hemming

Name meaning: skin.

Origin: Old Norse.

First mention: circa 8th century.

Historical reference: Hemming, King of the Danes.

Hemming name variations: Hamming, Heiming, Heimming, Haming, Emming, Hemingr.

 

Hengist

Name meaning: stallion.

Origin: Old English.

First mention: circa 5th century.

Historical reference: Hengist, legendary founder of Kent.

Hengist name variations: Hengest, Hengst, Hennest.

 

Henrik

Years of origin: circa 9th century (as Heinrich).

Origin: Old German.

Meaning: ruler, leader.

Reference: Heinrich der Vogler, Duke of Saxony.

Henrik name variations: Hendrix, Henrick, Henry, Henri.

 

Herbert

Years of origin: circa 7th century.

Origin: Old German or Old English.

Meaning: bright warrior, famous warrior.

History behind: name derived from Germanic harja (translated as army or warrior) and berht (translated as bright or famous).

Reference: Herbert of Derwentwater, Anglo Saxon priest.

Herbert name variations: Herrbert, Heribert, Herberd, Berth.

 

Hermes

Years of origin: circa 5th century BC.

Origin: Greek.

Meaning: messenger, traveler.

History behind: in ancient Greek religion and mythology, Hermes was a god of travelers.

Hermes name variations: Herme, Germes, Hermee.

 

Hernan

Name meaning: voyager, traveler.

Origin: Germanic.

Hernan name variations: Hern, Hernen, Herna (female version).

 

Hershel

Origin: Hebrew.

Meaning: stubborn.

Hershel name variations: Hirsh, Herschel, Herschell.

 

Hestan

Name meaning: raspy, hoarse, hard.

Origin: Old Dutch or Old Norse.

Hestan name variations: Heston, Haesten, Hesten, Heaston.

 

Homer

Years of origin: circa 8th century BC.

Origin: Greek.

Meaning: safety.

Homer name variations: Hommer, Gommer, Gomer.

 

Horik

Name meaning: ruler.

Origin: Old Norse.

Years of origin: circa 9th century.

Reference: Horik the first, king of the Danes.

Horik name variations: Hoerik, Harik, Horrik.

 

Howie

Years of origin: circa 16th century.

Origin: Scottish.

Meaning: deep valley.

Howie name variations: Houwie, Hovie, Howey, Howell.

 

Hryhoriy

Name meaning: vigilant, watchful.

Origin: Ukrainian and Greek.

Hryhoriy name variations: Hryhory, Gregory, Gregorius.

 

Hugo

Years of origin: circa 8th century.

Origin: Old German.

Meaning: reasonable, intellectual.

Hugo name variations: Ugh, Hugh, Ugo.

 

Humbert

Years of origin: circa 8th century.

Origin: Old German.

Meaning: bright, famous.

History behind: name derived from Germanic berht (translated as bright or famous).

Humbert name variations: Humberth, Umbert, Humberto.

 

Humphrey

Years of origin: circa 8th century.

Origin: Old German.

Meaning: peaceful, peaceable.

Humphrey name variations: Hemphrey, Heimphrey, Humfrey.

 

Hunning

Name meaning: a bear cub.

Origin: Old Norse.

Hunning name variations: Huning, Hunnen, Hunnem, Hunnam.

 

Hutton

Years of origin: circa 11th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: colony, settlement.

Hutton name variations: Haeton, Huton, Hytton.

 

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