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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 has 13 variant forms: Hersch, Herschel, Herschell, Hersh, Hertzel, Herzel, Herzl, Heschel, Heshel, Hirsch, Hirschel, Hirschl and Hirsh.


Hershel is a somewhat popular first name for males (#876 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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