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What does Hi mean?

Hi Pronunciation of Hi [hi] as a boys' name has its root in Hebrew, and the name Hi means "my brother is exalted". Hi is a variant form of Hiram (Hebrew): from Ahiram.


Hi has 1 variant: Hy.

1 more different relation via Hiram: Hirom.

Creative forms:
(male) Him, ..

(female) Her, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hi Ismael (H.I.), ..

How popular is Hi?

Hi is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#60706 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Hiram (#1453 in recent rankings) is the only popular alternative form of Hi (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Hirom, are seldom used. This form of Hi was favored as a baby name during 1880-1889 (#165) and is now much less popular, with Hiram becoming somewhat dated. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Hi is pronounced similarly to Hai, Hew, Hewe, Hewie, How, Howe, Howie, Huey, Hugh, Huw and Jo. Another suggested similar name is Si. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hi.

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