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What does How mean?

How Pronunciation of How [how] as a name for boys. The meaning of the name How is "lofty one; hill". How is an alternate spelling of Howe (Old German, Middle English): also a place name.

Associated with: hill (mountain).


Creative forms:
(male) Haw, Hor, ..

(female) Hey, Hia, ..

Middle name pairings:
How Lenny (H.L.), ..

How popular is How?

How is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#31014 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

How has not made it into the list so far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

How is alike in pronunciation to Hai, Hew, Hewe, Hewie, Hi, Hough, Howie, Huey, Hugh, Huw, Hy and Jo. Other suggested similar names are Bow, Dow, Hob and Row. These names tend to be more frequently used than How.

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