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What does Hat mean?

Hat Pronunciation of Hat [hat] as a girls' name has its root in Old German, and Hat means "home leader". Hat is a variant form of Harriet (Old German): feminine of Harry, from Henry.


7 alternative forms via Harriet: Halle, Hatsee, Hatsey, Hatsie, Hatsy, Hattie and Hatty.

Creative forms:
(female) Haat, Hata, ..

(male) Ha, Har, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hat Susan (H.S.), ..

How popular is Hat?

Hat is an uncommon first name for females. Hat is an equivalently unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Halle (#916 in 2015), Harriet (#1314) and Hattie (#488) are the prominent variation forms of Hat (unlisted). Adoption of these relations of Hat was more pronounced in the 1880s (median #707) and is now significantly less (#906, 91.9%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Halle, Harriet, Hattie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Harriet outside U.S.

Similar Names

Hat is pronounced similarly to Hette. Other recommended names are Bat, Cat, Kat, Mat, Nat and Pat. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hat.

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