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What does Horst mean?

Horst Pronunciation of Horst [horst] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Horst is "wood, thicket". May also be a variation of Horsa "horse", the traditional name for the legendary leader of the invading Anglo-Saxons. Photographer Horst P. Horst.

Associated with: legendary (mythology), leader, saxons (england).


Horst has 1 variant: Hurst.

Creative forms:
(male) Harst, Host, ..

(female) Horet, Horsa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Horst Treyson (H.T.), ..

How popular is Horst?

Horst is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#3975 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Horst has not made it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Horst is pronounced similarly to Hearst and Hirst. Other suggested similar names are Forest, Hart, Hersh, Herut (see Cherut), Hirsh, Holt, Horaz, Horry, Horsly (see Horsley), Hoyt and Joost. These names tend to be more frequently used than Horst.

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