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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.

For more information, see also related boy names Hale, Harold and Harry.

Hal is also pronounced similarly to Hall, Halle, Hayle and Hill. Other suggested similar baby names are Cal, Dal, Gal, Hai, Haily, Haley, Hali, Ham, Han, Hawly, Heli, Pal, Sal, Tal and Val.


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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