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Boy Names Starting with Ho-

Ho- baby names and what they mean, with 44 results. Ho- names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names reached the height of their popularity 118 years ago (ADOPTION OF 1.07%) and are now significantly less widespread (ADOPTION 0.14%, 87% LESS), with names like Hobart falling out of fashion. Holden (#216) and Houston (#753) are two of the more contemporarily stylish boy names in this compilation, while Howton (TOP 12%) and Housman (10%) are familiar Ho- surnames. Here is the list of Ho- names for girls.

Ho- names

Hobard - Homer | Honesto - Howe | Howel - Hoyt

Hobard - Homer

Hubert and variants

Hobart1, Hobard1
Forms of Hubert. Derivative of Old German element. "Bright or shining intellect." Popular. Compare Hobard and common last names Harward (UPPER 10%), Hard (3%), with the -ard suffix.

Hobart and variants

Hobart2, var. Hoebart, Hobie, Hobey, Hobert, Hobard2
Stems fr. American, Old German words. "Bright or shining intellect." Hobart (TOP 6%) and Hobert (21%) exist often as surnames.

Hobbes, var. Hobbs, Hob
From Old English, Old German languages. "Bright fame." Not Top 2000 names.

Hobson and variants

Hobson, var. Hobbson
Based on Old English word. "Son of Robert." Hobson and Hobbson are scarcely used male names, and Hobson occurs commonly (TOP 1%) as a last name.

Hockley, var. Hockly, Hocklie, Hocklee, Hocklea
Root fr. Old English word. "High meadow." Hockley and variants are barely found as masculine names, and Hockley occurs often (TOP 29%) as a surname.

Hockney, var. Hockny
Derived fr. Old English word. "High island." Not in popularity charts.

Form of Roger. From Old German element. "Famous spearman." Compare surnames Hodgen, Hodde. See also Hodges.

Hodgson, var. Hodges, Hodge2
Derivative of Old English language. "Son of Roger." Hoopson and Hopson are creative forms.

Hoffman, var. Hoffmann, Hofmann, Hofman
Stems fr. German element. "Courtier." Hoffmann and variants are barely found as first names.


Root fr. Irish, Gaelic. "Youth." Somewhat popular as a boys' name, Hogan is similar to the familiar Hagen. See also Logan.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ho- names: Hobart, Hobert, Hobson, Hogan, Holden

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ho- names: Hollis, Holmes, Holt, Homer, Homero

Var. of Haven. Origin fr. Old English element. "A place of safety, sanctuary." Hogan grew in popularity 2 decades ago. See also Logan.

Holbrook, var. Holbrooke
Based on Old English word. "Stream near the hollow." Holbrook and Holbrooke were not Top birth names in 2018.

Holcomb, var. Holcoomb, Holcombe
Derivative of Old English element. "Sunken valley." Holcomb, Holcombe and Holcoomb are unique as children's names.


Derivative of Old English element. "Deep valley." Holden is a unique men's name, existing regularly (UPPER 1%) as a surname. See also Halden.

Holiday, var. Holliday
Derivative of Old English. "Holy day." Not in Top 2000.

Hollis and variants

Hollis, var. Hollister, Holliss
Source fr. Old English element. "The holly tree." Hollis, Holliss, etc. became less trendy in 2018, dropping -201 rankings as children's names with Hollis leading the decline.

Root fr. Old English. "Man from the valley." Rare. Holman (compare Hoffman, Hartman) ends with the favored -man. See also Hofman.


Source fr. Middle English. "Holly; islands in the river." Holmes is unconventional as a male name, appearing commonly (UPPER 1%) as a last name.


Derivative of Old English language. "Woods, forest." Somewhat common as a children's name, Holt is similar to the common Colt. See also Hoyt.

Homer and variants

Homer, var. Homerus, Homeros, Homero, Homere, Homar
Stems fr. Greek language. "Hostage." Usage of Homar and forms was elevated in the 1890s, but now, Homer has become somewhat dated.

Quick Reference

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

1. Hobard - Homer
Hubert [Hobart, Hobard], Hobart [Hobey, Hobie, Hobert, Hobard, Hoebart], Hobbes [Hob, Hobbs], Hobson [Hobbson], Hockley [Hockly, Hocklie, Hocklee, Hocklea], Hockney [Hockny], Roger [Hodge], Hodgson [Hodge, Hodges], Hoffman [Hofman, Hofmann, Hoffmann], Hogan, Haven [Hogan], Holbrook [Holbrooke], Holcomb [Holcoomb, Holcombe], Holden, Holiday [Holliday], Hollis [Holliss, Hollister], Holman, Holmes, Holt, Homer [Homar, Homero, Homere, Homerus, Homeros]

Honesto, Choni [Honi], Honore [Honorius, Honoratus], Hooker, Hooper, Hopkin [Hopper, Hoppner, Hopkyns, Hopkins, Hopkinson], Horace [Horry, Horaz, Horatio, Horacio, Horatius], Horatio, Horatius, Horsley [Horsly, Horslie, Horslea, Horsleigh], Horst, Hurst [Horst], Horton [Horten], Hosea [Hoshea, Hoseia, Hosheia], Husni [Hosni], Houghton [Hough], Houston, Hovannes, Howard [Howie], Howe [How]

Hywel [Howel, Howell], Howell [Howel, Howells], Howland [Howlen, Howlan], Hoyt [Hoyce]

Usage comparison for Ho- names