Meaning and name origin
Hershel \he(r)-shel\ as a boy's name is pronounced HER-schul. It is of Yiddish origin, and the meaning of Hershel is "deer". Herzl is often used to commemorate Theodor Herzl, an early Zionist. Football player Herschel Walker.
Hershel is a somewhat popular first name for males (#876 out of 1220, Top 72%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Hershel for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Hershel and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Herschel and Hershel. (2014 statistics).