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What does Herschell mean?

Herschell Pronunciation of Herschell [her-schell] as a boys' name is a Yiddish name, and Herschell means "deer". Herschell is a variant form of Hershel (Yiddish): from Hirsh.

Associated with: deer.


Herschell has 2 variants: Herschel and Hirschel.

4 more alternative forms via Hershel: Hersch, Heschel, Heshel and Hirschl.

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Middle name pairings:
Herschell Mitchell (H.M.), ..

How popular is Herschell?

Herschell is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#86341 out of 150436, Top 57%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Herschell entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #1433 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Hershel and Herschel are the popular varying forms of Herschell. Adoption of these forms of Herschell reached its apex 105 years ago (usage of 0.05%), but now, forms like Herschel have become somewhat dated.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aeriell, Bertell (see Berthold), Birchall, Birchell, Brickell, Burchall (see Birchall), Burchell, Carswell, Darcell, Derell, Derrell, Ferrell, Gerrell, Hanschen, Harrell, Hartwell, Harwell, Haskell, Helliwell, Hercule, Hersh, Hertzel, Herzel, Hirsch, Jerell, Jerrell, Marcell, Marchall, Marischall, Marshall, Marshell, Merrell, Mitchell, Pernell, Purcell, Satchell, Terell, Terrell, Vachell (see Vachel), Verdell, Vernell and Verrell. These names tend to be more frequently used than Herschell.

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