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Meaning and name origin
Hal \hal\ as a boy's name is pronounced hal. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Hal is "home leader". A nickname for Henry. In Shakespeare's plays about Henry IV, his son is affectionately known as "Prince Hal". Actors Hal Holbrook, Hal Linden; film director Hal Hartley.
Hal is a very popular first name for males (#601 out of 1220) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#84137 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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