What does Herschel mean?
Associated with: deer.
(female) Middle name pairings:
Herschel Rogelio (H.R.), ..
How popular is Herschel?
Herschel is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#792 out of 1220, Top 65%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#70679 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Herschel reached its apex position of #351 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Hershel and Herschell are the popular alternative forms of Herschel rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Herschel was common among parents a century ago.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Aeriel, Arthel, Asahel, Bertel, Bethel, Brickel, Darcel, Derrel, Ferrel, Hanschen, Hansel, Harel, Harrel, Harshad, Hashem, Haskel, Hecie, Heraclio, Herakles, Herbie, Hercule, Hercules, Hermes, Hermie, Hermite, Herne, Hernlea (see Hernley), Hernlee (see Hernley), Hernley, Hernlie (see Hernley), Herve, Hervey, Herzl, Hesed, Heshi, Hevel, Hirsh, Horace▼, Horslea (see Horsley), Horsley, Horslie (see Horsley), Hoshea, Jerel, Jeriel, Jerrel, Jerriel, Kershet, Marcel▲, Marschal, Merrel, Michel▼, Mitchel▼, Pedahel, Satchel, Terrel, Ursel and Vachel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Herschel.See names in meaning and etymology.