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What does Hy mean?

Hy Pronunciation of 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).

Associated with: greek, life.


Hy has 1 variant: Hi.

6 more alternative forms via Chaim, Hiram, Hyacinth: Haim, Hyman, Hymen, Hymie, Hyram and Hyrum.

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chaim, Hiram, Hyman, Hymen, Hyrum in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Hy is pronounced similarly to Hai, Hew, Hewe, How, Howe, Huey, Hugh, Huw and Jo. Other recommended names are Cy and Ty. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hy.

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