What does Hiram mean?
Hiram /hi-ram/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced HYE-rum. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hiram is "most noble".
From Achiram. Biblical: the king of Tyre, a contemporary of King David and King Solomon. Sculptor Hiram Powers.
How popular is Hiram?
Hiram is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#666 out of 1220, Top 55%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Hiram for boys. Hiram was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #165 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Hiram and related names. The only other prominent alternative form of Hiram is Hyrum. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.515%) and are now much less popular, with the version Hiram becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
A suggested similar baby name is Harm. This name tends to be less frequently used than Hiram.