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What does Hersch mean?

Hersch Pronunciation of Hersch [her-sch] as a name for boys is of Yiddish origin, and the meaning of the name Hersch is "deer". Hersch is a variant form of Hershel (Yiddish): from Hirsh.

Associated with: deer.


Hersch has 3 variants: Hersh, Hirsch and Hirsh.

8 more related forms via Hershel: Herschel, Herschell, Herzel, Herzl, Heschel, Heshi, Hirschel and Hirschl.

Creative forms:
(male) Hedsch, Hesch, ..

(female) Hersia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hersch Jaedyn (H.J.), ..

How popular is Hersch?

Hersch is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#24584 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Hersch (outside Top 2000) are Hershel, Herschell and Herschel. Adoption of these forms of Hersch was widespread among parents a century ago (average #759), but now, versions such as Herschel have gone out of style. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Herschel, Herschell, Hershel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hersch and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arch, Baruch, Beach, Bearach, Beech, Birch, Boruch, Burch, Darach, Edrich, Emerich, Erich, Ferench (see Ferenc), Gerlach, Hanoch, Harish, Hearst, Heath, Hec, Heck, Heimrich, Heinrich, Herb, Herbie, Herin, Heriot, Herlad, Herman, Hermes, Hermie, Hermon, Hermus, Hern, Hernan, Herne, Hernly, Herold, Heroot (see Cherut), Herrick, Herrik (see Herrick), Herryck, Herut (see Cherut), Herv (see Harvey), Herve, Hervey, Hesed, Hewson, Hinrich, Hirst, Horace, Horsly (see Horsley), Horst, Hurst, Larch, Lech, March, Pesach, Pessach (see Pesach), Terach, Ulrich, Welch and Zerach. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hersch.

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