What does Hy mean?
Hy [hy] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Hy) is of Hebrew and Greek origin, and the name Hy means "life; my brother is exalted; hyacinth". Hy is a version of Chaim (Hebrew): version of Hyman. Hy is also a variant of Hiram (Hebrew): from Ahiram. Hy is also used as a variant of Hyacinth (Greek).
Hy has 1 variant: Hi.Creative forms:
(male) Hay, Hey, ..
(female) Ho, .. Middle name pairings:
Hy Brian (H.B.), ..
How popular is Hy?
Hy is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#29625 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Hy (not in Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Chaim (#726 the previous year), Hiram (#1453), Hyrum (#1645), Hyman and Hymen. These forms of Hy were favored as birth names a century ago (average #1232) and have become significantly less common since (#1564, ▼65%), with forms such as Hiram going out of style. Chaim has been the most prominent. (2015 Birth Statistics)