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What does Hirsh mean?

Hirsh Pronunciation of Hirsh [hirsh] as a boys' name is of Yiddish derivation, and the meaning of the name Hirsh is "deer". Hirsh is a variant form of Hershel (Yiddish) and its source form.

Associated with: deer.


Hirsh has 3 variants: Hersch, Hersh and Hirsch.

4 more relations via Hershel: Herzl, Heshi, Hirschel and Hirschl.

Creative forms:
(male) Hish, Howrsh, ..

(female) Hirly, Hirse, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hirsh Britton (H.B.), ..

How popular is Hirsh?

Hirsh is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#12673 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular alternative form of Hirsh (outside Top 2000) is Hershel. Other variants, like Hirsch, are seldom used. Adoption of this relation of Hirsh was at its peak during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.02%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Fish, Harish, Himesh, Hiram, Hiro, Hirom, Hiroshi, Hirst, Horst, Hurst and Marsh. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hirsh.

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