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What does Hyman mean?

Hyman Pronunciation of Hyman as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hyman is "life". Anglicized version of Hyam (see Chaim), from Hebrew hayyim. The name was traditionally added to an ill person's name in hope of recovery.



VARIANTS Hayim, Hayyim, Hymen, Hymie, Mannie


(male) Haman, ..

(female) Hyma, ..

Hyman Marshawn (H.M.), ..

How popular is Hyman?

Hyman is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1098 out of 1220, Top 90%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#2910 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Hyman reached its highest rank of #261 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not in the list at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

Chaim (#726 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Hymen and Mannie are the popular varying forms of Hyman. Usage of these relations of Hyman was well-received among parents during the years 1910-1919 (AVERAGE #1278) and has become much reduced since (#1681, DOWN 63%), with the form Hyman becoming less fashionable. Chaim is the continual favorite.

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

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

Similar Names

Hyman is alike in pronunciation to Haimon, Heiman, Heimann and Heman. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aman, Arman, Aydan, Ayman, Byran, Cyran, Daman, Dayman, Dylan, Eaman, Elman, Eman, Erman, Gyan, Hagan, Hakan, Hamal, Hamar, Han, Hanan, Harman, Hasan, Haydan, Haylan, Herman, Hofman, Hogan, Holman, Homar, Hyram, Hywyn, Iman, Inman, Kylan, Kyran, Loman, Naman, Orman, Osman, Rayman, Roman, Ryan, Rylan, Suman, Teman, Tynan, Wylan and Wyman. These names tend to be less commonly used than Hyman.

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