What does Hiram mean?
Hiram [hi-ram] as a boys' name is pronounced HYE-rum. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hiram is "my brother is exalted". From Ahiram, or possibly a Phoenician name of unknown meaning. Biblical: the king of Tyre, a contemporary of King David and King Solomon. The name was used by the Puritans in the 17th century. Sculptor Hiram Powers.
Hiram has 1 more different relation via Ahiram: Achiram.Creative forms:
(male) Haram, Hurram, ..
(female) Hida, .. Middle name pairings:
Hiram Viaan (H.V.), ..
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. Demographics)
Hiram was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #165 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #1453. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent alternative form of Hiram (#1453 in 2015) is Hyrum (#1645 in 2015). These relations of Hiram were at the top of their popularity a century ago (usage of 0.1%) and are now much less common.
Hiram▼ is alike in pronunciation to Hierome. Other suggested similar names are Abram▲, Amram, Aram, Arram, Aviram, Avram, Baram, Bram, Byram, Cram, Doram, Eilam, Gilam, Gram, Ham, Harm, Hilal, Hilar, Hiro, Hirsh, Hirst, Hisham, Horaz, Joram, Karam, Kram and Liam▲. These names tend to be less frequently used than Hiram.See names in meaning and etymology.