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What does Hern mean?

Hern Pronunciation of Hern [hern] as a name for boys is of Celtic and Old English origin, and Hern means "horse-lord; heron". Hern is a version of Ahearn (Celtic). Hern is also a derivative of Herne (Old English).

Associated with: old english.


Hern has 2 variants: Hearn and Hearne.

4 more related forms via Ahearn, Herne: Aherin, Ahern, Aherne and Herin.

Creative forms:
(male) Hean, Horn, ..

(female) Here, Herni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hern Jeramiah (H.J.), ..

How popular is Hern?

Hern is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#9576 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Hern has yet to make it into the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hern name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arn, Bern, Born, Burn, Byrn, Ern, Han, Hari, Harm, Haron, Hart, Harun, Harv, Hec, Heck, Hein, Heine, Heini, Heinz, Heli, Hem, Heman, Henk, Henri, Henry, Herb, Herman, Hermon, Hernan, Hernly, Hersh, Herut (see Cherut), Herv (see Harvey), Herve, Herzl, Hew, Hewe, Hiro, Huon, Jorn, Kearn, Kern, Lorn, Stern, Tern and Vern. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hern.

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