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What does Herzl mean?

Herzl Pronunciation of Herzl [her-zl] as a name for boys is of Yiddish derivation, and the meaning of the name Herzl is "deer". Herzl is an alternate form of Hershel (Yiddish): from Hirsh.

Associated with: deer.


7 alternative forms via Hershel: Hersch, Hersh, Hertzel, Herzel, Heshel, Heshi and Hirsh.

Creative forms:
(male) Harzl, Horzl, ..

(female) Heral, Herdy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Herzl Kelly (H.K.), ..

How popular is Herzl?

Herzl is a rare first name for males. Herzl is an equally rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Hershel is the only popular related form of Herzl (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Hirsh, are uncommon. This relation of Herzl reached the height of its popularity in the 1920s, but now, Hershel has fallen out of fashion. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Harel, Herb, Herin, Hern, Herne, Hernly, Herold, Herut (see Cherut), Herv (see Harvey), Herve and Hevel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Herzl.

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