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What does Hirsch mean?

Hirsch Pronunciation of Hirsch [hirsch] as a name for boys is a Yiddish name, and the meaning of Hirsch is "deer". Hirsch is a version of Hershel (Yiddish): from Hirsh.

Associated with: deer.


Hirsch has 3 variants: Hersch, Hersh and Hirsh.

3 more alternative forms via Hershel: Herschel, Hirschel and Hirschl.

Creative forms:
(male) Harsch, Hazsch, ..

(female) Hirsa, Hirsah, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hirsch Jesus (H.J.), ..

How popular is Hirsch?

Hirsch is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1959 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Hirsch (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Hershel and Herschel. Other variants, like Hersh, are seldom used. These forms of Hirsch reached the height of their popularity 105 years ago, but now, versions such as Hershel have become somewhat dated. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arch, Baruch, Birch, Boruch, Burch, Darach, Edrich, Erich, Fitch, Hanoch, Harish, Heimrich, Heinrich, Himesh, Hinrich, Hiram, Hiro, Hirom, Hiroshi, Hirst, Horace, Horsly (see Horsley), Horst, Hurst, Larch, March, Mitch, Rich, Ritch, Terach, Ulrich and Zerach. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hirsch.

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