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Girl Names Starting with He-

He- baby names and what they mean, with 62 results. These girl names were at the height of their popularity 108 years ago (ADOPTION OF 3.4%) and are now much less common (ADOPTION 0.2%, DOWN 93.4%), with names like Hettie falling out of fashion. Heavenly (#937) and Heaven (#374) are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this list, while Hedden (TOP 6%) and Healey (2%) are popular He- last names. Here is the list of He- names for boys.

He- names

Heather - Helga | Helga - Herbertine | Hermia - Hetty | Heulog - Heulwen

Heather - Helga

Heather and variants

Heather, var. Hether, Heath
Root fr. Middle English word. Flower name .. Common as surnames, and Heather (TOP 13%), Hether (82%) are comparable to common -her surnames Homsher (TOP 35%), Huether (15%).

Heaven and variants

Heaven, var. Heavenly
Based on Old English language. "Sky; abode of God." Adoption of Heaven and forms was more pronounced among parents 13 years ago and is almost as widespread now.

Root fr. Greek. "Young." Hebe is an atypical women's name.

Var. of Habiba. Derivative of Arabic word. "Loved one." Not in popularity charts.

Hedda and variants

Hedda1, var. Hetta, Hedy1, Hedwiga1, Hedwig1, Hedvig1, Hedvige1, Hedi, Heddie, Heddi, Heda1
Stems fr. Old German word. "Contention and strife." Heda exists regularly (TOP 94%) as a surname.

Hedia1, var. Hedyah, Hedya, Hediah1
Derivative of Hebrew word. "Jehovah's echo." Hedia, Hedya, etc. are uncommon as baby names.

Hedly, Hedlie, Hedley, Hedleigh, Hedlea
Var. of Hadley. Origin fr. Old English language. "Heather meadow." Hedlea, Hedleigh, etc. are not often adopted as baby names.

Edwige and variants

Hedwige1, Hedwig2, Hedvig2
Var. of Edwige. Origin fr. French, Old German words. "Contention and strife." Adoption of Hedwig and forms was more pronounced among parents in the 1890s, but now, Hedwig has become less stylish.

Origin fr. Welsh language. "Peace and white, fair, blessed." Hedwenn is scarcely used as a women's name.

Hedwig3, var. Hedy2, Hedwige2, Hedwiga2, Hedvige2, Hedvig3, Hedviga, Hedda2
Root fr. Old German. "Contention and strife." Hedwig (UPPER 42%) and Hedy (66%) are conventional feminine names.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of He- names: Heather, Heaven, Heavenly, Hedvig, Hedwig

Top 2000 baby names ranking of He- names: Hedy, Heide, Heidi, Heidy, Helaine

Top 2000 baby names ranking of He- names: Helen, Helena, Helene, Helga, Hellen

Hedy and variants

Hedy3, var. Hedyla, Hediah2, Hedia2, Heda2
Origin fr. Greek, Hebrew languages. "Delightful, sweet; my echo." Heda, Hedia, Hediah and Hedyla are more unconventional as girls' names among the variations of Hedy.

Heidi and variants

Heidi1, var. Heidy, Heidey, Heidee, Heide, Heida
Derivative of Old German. "Exalted nature." Heida, Heidee and Heidey are more rarefied as birth names among the versions of Heidi.


Form of Adelaide. Based on Old German language. "Noble kind." A very common girls' name (#351 IN 2018), Heidi is also recorded frequently as a feminine first name. See also Hedda.

Derived fr. Spanish, German languages. "Greek." Scarce as a baby name. See also Helodea.


Form of Elaine. Stems fr. Greek word. "Sun ray." Adoption of Helaine was higher 78 years ago. See also Melaine.

Eleanor and variants

Helenora, Helene1, Helena1, Helen1, Heleanor1, Heleanor2
Var. of Eleanor. From Old French, Old German. "Other, foreign." Popularly used, with usage of 0.085% for Heleanor and variants as birth names in 2018, higher than 0.079% in 2017.

Source fr. Welsh element. Name of a semi legendary seventh .. Haledd and Hilledd are creative forms.

Helen and variants

Helen2, var. Hellia, Hellenor, Hellene, Hellena, Hella, Hellen, Helia, Helene2, Helenna, Helena2, Helenann, Helenore, Heleentje, Heleena, Heleanor3, Heleen, Helana, Helaine2, Helaina
Derivative of Greek. "Sun ray." Adoption of Helen, Heleentje, etc. as children's names in 2018 was 6.7% more than in 2017.


Form of Elga. Stems fr. Slavic language. "Holy, sacred." Adoption of Helga soared a century ago. See also Helsa.

Var. of Olga. Origin fr. Old Norse, Scandinavian. "Blessed, holy; successful." Helga is commonly occurring (TOP 22%) as a feminine name. See also Helsa.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for He- names for girls.

1. Heather - Helga
Heather [Heath, Hether], Heaven [Heavenly], Hebe, Habiba [Hebiba], Hedda [Hedy, Hetta, Hedwig, Hedwiga, ..], Hedia [Hedya, Hedyah, Hediah], Hadley [Hedly, Hedlie, Hedley, Hedleigh, ..], Edwige [Hedvig, Hedwig, Hedwige], Hedwenn, Hedwig [Hedy, Hedwige, Hedwiga, Hedvige, ..], Hedy [Heda, Hedia, Hedyla, Hediah], Heidi [Heidy, Heide, Heidey, Heidee, ..], Adelaide [Heidi], Heladia, Elaine [Helaine], Eleanor [Helen, Helena, Helene, Helenora, ..], Heledd, Helen [Hellia, Hellene, Hellena, Hellenor, ..], Elga [Helga], Olga [Helga]

Helga [Hege, Helle, Hella, Helje], Halima [Helima], Hildegard [Hellee], Hilma [Helma], Wilhelmina [Helma, Helmina, Helminette], Elodie [Helodie, Helodia, Helodea], Louise [Heloise, Heloisa], Eloise [Heloise], Heloise [Heloisa], Elizabeth [Helsa], Elsa [Helsa], Helsa [Helisa], Hema, Hannah [Hena], Hena, Henoheno, Henrietta [Hetty, Hette, Hetta, Hettie, ..], Hephzibah [Hepzi, Hepsy, Hepzia, Hepzibah, ..], Hera, Herbertine

Erma [Hermia, Hermine, Hermione, Herminie], Hermia [Hermila, Herminia, Hermilda], Hermine, Herminia [Hermia, Hermine, Hermina], Hermione [Hermia, Hermina, Hermine, Herminia, ..], Chermona [Hermona, Hermonah, Hermonach], Hermosa, Hero, Herodias, Eroica [Heroica], Ersilia [Hersila, Hersilia], Hersilia [Hersila], Eartha [Herta, Hertha], Hertha [Herta], Hesper [Hespera, Hesperia], Asta [Hester], Esther [Hetty, Hester, Hesther], Hester [Hetty, Hettie, Hestia, Hesther], Hestia, Mehitabel [Hetty]

Heulog, Heulwen

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