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What does Hersh mean?

Hersh Pronunciation of Hersh [hersh] as a boys' name has its root in Yiddish, and the name Hersh means "deer". Hersh is an alternate spelling of Hershel (Yiddish): from Hirsh.

Associated with: deer.


Hersh has 3 variants: Hersch, Hirsch and Hirsh.

6 more different relations via Hershel: Herschel, Herzel, Herzl, Heshel, Heshi and Hirschl.

Creative forms:
(male) Hersha, Hertio, ..

(female) Hersha, Hertia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hersh Zade (H.Z.), ..

How popular is Hersh?

Hersh is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#8302 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Hersh (not ranked) are Hershel and Herschel. Adoption of these forms of Hersh was at its highest a century ago (average #413), but now, forms like Herschel have fallen out of fashion. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Harish, Hearst, Heath, Herb, Herin, Hern, Herne, Herut (see Cherut), Herv (see Harvey), Herve, Hirst, Horst, Hurst, Marsh and Welsh. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hersh.

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