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What does Herne mean?

Herne Pronunciation of Herne as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Herne is "heron". Probably refers to a place where herons were to be found.

ASSOCIATED WITH He-, old english


VARIANTS Hearne, Hern

(male) Harne, ..

(female) Herde, ..

Herne Willis (H.W.), ..

How popular is Herne?

Herne is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#37200 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Herne has yet to make it into the Top 2000 so far. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Herne is pronounced similarly to Hearn. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aherne, Arne, Beirne, Benne, Berne, Borne, Burne, Byrne, Carne, Deane, Dene, Gene, Harte, Harve, Hecie, Heike, Hein, Heine, Heiner, Heini, Heinie, Heinz, Helge, Helje (see Helgi), Henk, Herb, Herbie, Herin, Hermes, Hermie, Hernan, Hernlea (see Hernley), Hernlee (see Hernley), Hernley, Hernlie (see Hernley), Hernly, Hersh, Herut (see Cherut), Herv (see Harvey), Herve, Hervey, Herzel, Herzl, Hewe, Hewie, Hewney, Jerone, Keane, Kearne, Keene, Keyne, Leone, Lerone, Lorne, Rene, Renne, Sterne and Verne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Herne.

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