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What does Hein mean?

Hein Pronunciation of Hein [hein] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the name Hein means "home leader". Hein is a Dutch form of Henry (Old German): from Haimric.

Associated with: home, leader.


12 related forms via Henry: Hal, Hank, Heike, Heiko, Heiner, Heinrik, Heinz, Henk, Henning, Henri, Henrik and Heriot.

Creative forms:
(male) Hain, Heim, ..

(female) Henah, Hene, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hein Andres (H.A.), ..

How popular is Hein?

Hein is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#2569 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Hal, Hank (#534 from recent data), Henri (#1578), Henrik (#843) and Henry (#29) are the popular variation forms of Hein (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Hein was more pronounced 135 years ago (usage of 2.22%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.58%, 73.9% less). Henry has been the overall favorite, although Henrik appears to be getting popular too, while forms like Hal are no longer trendy. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hal, Hank, Henri, Henrik, Henry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Henrik, Henry outside U.S.

Similar Names

Hein is alike in pronunciation to Han, Heine, Huon and Hywyn. Other suggested similar names are Adin, Alin, Amein, Amin, Arin, Bain, Bevin, Cain, Dain, Devin, Edin, Eoin, Erin, Evin, Ewin, Fain, Fin, Flin, Glin, Gwin, Hai, Haig, Haim, Havin, Hazin, Hearn, Hec, Hecie, Heck, Hedwin, Heilyn, Heiman, Heini, Heinie, Heli, Hem, Heman, Herb, Herin, Hern, Herne, Herv (see Harvey), Hew, Hewe, Hewie, Hi, Husein, Iain, Jevin, Kain, Kevin, Klein, Levin, Lin, Nevin, Odin, Olin, Orin, Owin, Pain, Quin, Rain, Regin, Stein, Svein, Tevin, Vin, Wain, Win, Yemin and Zain. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hein.

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