50 Best Baby Names That Start With H

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Hallelujah! While that could be your choice of the best baby names, there are plenty of great contenders. Just like the letter that came before, we have 50 more unique baby names below to help narrow down your choices, all beginning with the letter "H."

You'll have a heck of a time honing in on the diverse names in this list. From Hero to Henry, and Greek to Teutonic, there are origins far and wide to help you give a meaningful name for your little one.


1. Haaken

Origin: Norse

Meaning: Of the chosen

2. Hadar

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Beautiful, honored

3. Hadley

Origin: English

Meaning: From the heath, or heather-colored meadow

4. Hael

Origin: Welsh

Meaning: Wealthy, well

5. Hafez

Origin: Persian

Meaning: Protector

6. Hagar

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Flight

7. Haines

Origin: English

Meaning: From the vine-covered cottage

8. Hal

Origin: English

Meaning: A familiar form usually of Henry or Halden

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9. Hale

Origin: English

Meaning: From the remote valley

10. Haley

Origin: Irish

Meaning: Ingenious

11. Halil

Origin: Turkish

Meaning: Dear friend

12. Hallie

Origin: English

Meaning: Variant of Halley or Hayley

13. Halsey

Origin: English

Meaning: From Hal's islandl; surname

14. Halton

Origin: English

Meaning: From the town, estate on the hill

15. Ham

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Hot; Biblical name of one of Noah's sons

16. Hanna

Origin: Finnish and Hebrew

Meaning: Favor, grace

17. Hamlet

Origin: French

Meaning: Little village

18. Hanon

Origin: Arabic and Hebrew

Meaning: Tenderness, merciful

19. Harb

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: War

20. Hardy

Origin: German and Teutonic

Meaning: Daring, strong, bold


21. Halen

Origin: Swedish

Meaning: Hall, belongs to the hall

22. Halia

Origin: Hawaiian

Meaning: Remberance of a loved one

23. Halifax

Origin: English

Meaning: From the holy or blessed field

24. Halldora

Origin: Norse

Meaning: Spirit of stone

25. Hank

Origin: Teutonic

Meaning: Rules his household

26. Hara

Origin: Hindi

Meaning: Another name for the Hindu deity Shiva

27. Harith

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: Gardener, grower

28. Harper

Origin: English

Meaning: Minstrel

29. Harriett

Origin: English

Meaning: Rules her household

30. Hartley

Origin: English

Meaning: From the stag's meadow; surname

31. Harvey

Origin: English and French

Meaning: Eager for battle

32. Hasina

Origin: African and Egyptian


Meaning: Good

33. Hatty

Origin: Teutonic

Meaning: Ruler of the home

34. Hawk

Origin: English

Meaning: Hunting bird

35. Haya

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: To be, to live

36. Hayden

Origin: English

Meaning: Algerian political leader Ferhat Abbas, Khedive of Egypt, Abbas Hilmi, Arabic poet Abbas Ibn Al Ahnaf

37. Hayes

Origin: Irish and English

Meaning: Surname

38. Hazen

Origin: Hindi

Meaning: Laughing, smiling; variant of Hasin

39. Heath

Origin: English

Meaning: An open area of land covered by heather or the heather itself

40. Heaton

Origin: English

Meaning: From the high town or settlement; surname

41. Hector

Origin: Greek and Latin

Meaning: Steadfast; from Greek legend, a hero of Troy in the Trojan war


42. Hedwig

Origin: German

Meaning: Struggle, strife

43. Heidi

Origin: German

Meaning: Sweet, noble

44. Hekuba

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Mother of Paris and Hector in Greek mythology

45. Helen

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Light

46. Helga

Origin: German and Norse

Meaning: Blessed, holy

47. Helmut

Origin: German

Meaning: Brave

48. Hendrik

Origin: Dutch and Swedish

Meaning: Swedish form of Henry; rules the home

49. Herman

Origin: German

Meaning: Warrior

50. Hero

Origin: Greek and Latin

Meaning: Hero

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In addition to these great "H" baby name ideas, what if you need a little more inspiration? To help, we've compiled a list of the top girls names, boys names, and the overall top names from 2018 to give you more choices.


Top 5 girls names for 2018

  1. Olivia
  2. Amelia
  3. Isla
  4. Emily
  5. Ava

Top 5 boys names for 2018

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Elijah
  4. Logan
  5. Mason

Top 100 names of 2019

1. Emma

2. Liam

3. Noah

4. Olivia

5. Ava

6. Isabella

7. Sophia

8. Elijah

9. Logan

10. Mia

11. Mason

12. James

13. Aiden

14. Ethan

15. Lucas

16. Jacob

17. Michael

18. Matthew

19. Benjamin

20. Amelia

21. Charolette

22. Alexander

23. William

24. Daniel

25. Jayden

26. Oliver

27. Carter

28. Sebastian

29. Joseph

30. David

31. Abigail

32. Emily

33. Gabriel

34. Julian

35. Jackson

36. Anthony

37. Harper

38. Evelyn

39. Dylan

40. Wyatt

41. Madison

42. Grayson

43. Isaiah

44. Christopher

45. Joshua

46. Victoria

47. Christian

48. Samuel

49. Andrew

50. Mateo

51. Sofia

52. Jaxon


53. Josiah

54. John

55. Scarlett

56. Luke

57. Aria

58. Ryan

59. Elizabeth

60. Camila

61. Nathan

62. Layla

63. Isaac

64. Owen

65. Ella

66. Henry

67. Levi

68. Aaron

69. Caleb

70. Chloe

71. Zoey

72. Jeremiah

73. Lincoln

74. Landon

75. Adrian

76. Hunter

77. Eli

78. Penelope

79. Skylar

80. Jonathan

81. Thomas

82. Jack

83. Jordan

84. Connor

85. Brayden

86. Cameron

87. Grace

88. Bryce

89. Mila

90. Lillian

91. Aaliyah

92. Jose

93. Lily

94. Paisley

95. Xavier

96. Dominic

97. Bella

98. Nicholas

99. Brooklyn

100. Savannah

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