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Boy Names Starting with He-

He- baby names and what they mean, with 66 results. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during 1880-1889 (ADOPTION OF 3%) and have become significantly less popular since (ADOPTION 0.7%, 76% LESS), with names like Hershel becoming somewhat outmoded. Hezekiah (#624) and Henrik (#748) are two of the more chic baby names here, while Hetrick (TOP 3%) and Henrich (7%) are common He- last names. Here is the list of He- names for girls.

He- names

Heanno - Heinz | Heladio - Hereward | Heribert - Hewie | Hewney - Hezekiah

Heanno - Heinz

Form of John. From Hebrew language. "God is gracious." Uncommon. Compare Heanno with common surnames Heino (UPPER 22%), Hano (63%), which also end with -no.

Hern, Herin, Hearne, Hearn
Forms of Ahearn. From Celtic word. "Horse-lord." Hearn (UPPER 2%), Hearne (6%), Hern (6%) and Herin (27%) appear commonly as last names.

Form of Hurst. Derived fr. Middle English language. "Thicket of trees." Hearst is infrequently used as a male name, occurring frequently (UPPER 13%) as a last name.


Based on Middle English element. "Heath." A familiar children's name (#936 IN CURRENT LIST), Heath is also used often as a surname. Also a girls' name.

Source fr. Middle English element. "Cliff near a heath." Not in Top 2000.


Var. of Eibhear. Source fr. Scottish, Irish. .. Eibhear Scott was the descendant of .. Heber was favored a century ago. See also Heder.

Heber2, var. Hebor
Source fr. Hebrew. "Enclave." Heber and forms were favored 128 years ago.

Hector and variants

Hector, var. Heitor, Heckie, Heck, Hecie, Hec
Source fr. Greek language. "To restrain, defend." Hector was a Top birth name in 2018.

Heddwyn, var. Hedwynn, Hedwyn, Hedwin1
Stems fr. Welsh language. "Fair peace." Scarce. Heddwyn and variants are not found in the US Demographics.

Var. of Gideon. Based on Hebrew element. "He who cuts down." Hedeon is rarely used as a masculine name. See also Hadon.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of He- names: Heath, Heber, Hector

Stems fr. Russian, Hebrew. "Feller of trees." Rather quirky as a birth name. See also Hedwyn.

Var. of Hadar. Root fr. Hebrew. "Splendor, glory. ornament; citrus fruit." Rather unusual as a children's name, Heder is used more often as a surname. See also Hayder.

Hedley, var. Hedly, Headly, Headley, Headleigh
From Old English element. "Heather meadow." Compare surnames Heley, Heeley.

Hedwinn, Hedwin2
Forms of Hadwin. Derived fr. Old English language. "Friend in war." Hedwin and Hedwinn were not Top birth names in 2018.

Stems fr. Welsh element. "To prepare." Hallyn and Hemlyn are creative forms.

Heimdall, var. Heimann, Heiman
From Old Norse language. "White god." Outside Top 2000.

Based on Old German word. "Home leader." Heimrich is a rare male name, existing frequently (UPPER 100%) as a last name. See also Hinrich.

Form of Harry. Based on Old German element. "Home leader." Heimrich is unique as a children's name. See also Heinrich.

Heinrich, var. Heinie, Heini1, Heine
Derivative of Old German word. "Home leader." Heinrich, Heini, etc. are seldom found as masculine names.

Heinz, var. Heini2, Heiner, Heike
Origin fr. Old German element. "Home leader." Heinz, Heike, etc. are uncommon as children's names.

Quick Reference

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

1. Heanno - Heinz
John [Heanno], Ahearn [Hern, Herin, Hearn, Hearne], Hurst [Hearst], Heath, Heathcliff, Eibhear [Heber], Heber [Hebor], Hector [Heck, Hecie, Heitor, Heckie, ..], Heddwyn [Hedwin, Hedwyn, Hedwynn], Gideon [Hedeon], Hedeon, Hadar [Heder], Hedley [Hedly, Headly, Headley, Headleigh], Hadwin [Hedwin, Hedwinn], Heilyn, Heimdall [Heiman, Heimann], Heimrich, Harry [Heimrich], Heinrich [Heine, Heini, Heinie], Heinz [Heini, Heike, Heiner]

Heladio [Helado], Hilary [Helario], Helge [Helji, Helje, Helgi], Eli [Heli], Alaire [Helier], Eleodoro [Heliodoro, Heliodoros], Heller, Halliwell [Helliwell], Helmut [Hellmut, Hellmuth], Hem, Aimon [Heman], Henderson [Hendron, Hendrie, Henryson, Hendries], Hendrick [Hendrik], Hanley [Henley, Henlee, Henlea, Henleigh], Henley [Henlie, Henlee], Henry [Henryk, Heriot, Herrior, Henrique, ..], Harold [Herold, Herryck, Herrick, Herrold, ..], Herbert [Herbie, Heribert, Herberto, Heriberto, ..], Hercules [Hercule, Herculie, Herakles, Heraclio], Hereward

Heribert, Herman [Hermon, Hermie, Hermann, Herminio], Hermes [Hermus, Hermite, Hermilo], Ferdinand [Hernan, Hernando], Hernando [Hernan, Hernandez], Herndon, Herne [Hern, Hearne], Hernley [Hernly, Hernlie, Hernlee, Hernlea], Geronimo [Heronimo, Herinomos], Cherut [Herut, Heroot], Herrick [Herrik, Herryck], Hershel [Herzl, Heshel, Herzel, Heschel, ..], Harvey [Herv, Herve, Hervey], Hesed, Hesperos [Hespero, Hesperus, Hesperios], Heulog, Hevel, Hugh [Hew, Hewe, Hewie], Hewett [Hewie, Hewitt, Hewlitt, Hewlett, ..], Hewie

Hewney, Houston [Hewson], Hewson, Heywood, Haywood [Heywood], Hezekiah [Hezeki]

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