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What does Hiram mean?

Hiram Pronunciation of Hiram 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Hi-, -ram, biblical, king, puritans, 17th century, powers


VARIANTS Hi, Hirom, Hy, Hyram, Hyrum


(male) Haram, ..

(female) Hida, ..

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)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hiram outside U.S.

Which version is better?

The only other prominent alternative form of Hiram (#1453 IN 2015) is Hyrum (#1645). These relations of Hiram were at the top of their popularity a century ago (USAGE OF 0.1%) and are now much less common.

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

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

Similar Names

Hiram is alike in pronunciation to Hierome. Other suggested similar-sounding 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.

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