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What does Heschel mean?

Heschel Pronunciation of Heschel [hes-chel] as a boys' name is of Yiddish derivation, and Heschel means "deer". Heschel is an alternate spelling of Hershel (Yiddish): from Hirsh.

Associated with: deer.


Heschel has 1 variant: Heshel.

8 more alternative forms via Hershel: Hersch, Herschel, Herschell, Hertzel, Herzel, Heshi, Hirschel and Hirschl.

Creative forms:
(male) Harchel, Hechel, ..

(female) Heshe, Heshil, ..

Middle name pairings:
Heschel Kyson (H.K.), ..

How popular is Heschel?

Heschel is a rare first name for males. Heschel is a unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Heschel (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 are Hershel, Herschell and Herschel. Other variants, like Herzel, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Heschel was at its highest during the years 1910-1919, but now, versions like Herschel have fallen out of fashion. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Asahel, Bethel, Hanschen, Hashem, Haskel, Hecie, Hesed, Hevel, Hoshea, Michel, Mitchel, Pedahel, Satchel and Vachel. These names tend to be more frequently used than Heschel.

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