From Habiba to Hypatia and everything in between, hundreds of baby girl names starting with the letter H along with the meanings and origin of each name.
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Most Popular Baby Girl Names Starting with H
First we'll start with the most popular baby girl names from 2018. They were:
Harper was the most popular baby girl name starting with H in 2018. This should come as no surprise as Harper has been the most common baby girl name starting with H as far back as 2009. What a run!
Here’s how the top three names have looked over the past decade:
Harper wasn’t just popular for H girl names in 2018. Overall it was the number 9 most popular name among all baby girl names in 2018. Here’s how it looked when compared to all baby girls born in 2018.
While Harper was a popular choice in 2018, you can see it was only about 82% as popular a baby girl name as Charlotte. Just for fun, let’s take a look at the most popular baby girl names beginning with H throughout history.
Now let’s look into what girl’s names lost and gained popularity in 2018, again only for names starting with H.
As you can see, Harlynn fell out of favor by 13 slots while Haylee lost some ranking in 2018 by 2 spots.
Unique Baby Girl Names Starting With H
While it’s fun to see what lots of other people are naming their babies, many people prefer to find baby names that are more uncommon. To that end, below is the some of the more unique baby girl names starting with H.
Overall, Harriet was the 1053th most popular girl name in 2018 with 242 babies. That means there were 44x more Harpers than Harriets last year. That makes it a very unique name!
If you don’t have your name in mind yet, don’t worry! Below we present a list of literally every baby girl name — including middle names — starting with H, the name’s meaning and origin. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Ha-Neul through Haldis
- Ha-Neul Korean — sky
- Habiba Arabic — The beloved, the dew one.
- Habika African — sweetheart
- Hadara Hebrew — bedecked in beauty
- Hadassa Hebrew — flowering myrtle
- Hadassah Jewish — A star. Also see Estelle, Hesper and Stella.
- Hadil Arabic — Cooing like a dove.
- Hadiya Arabic/Swahili — A gift.
- Hadria — A dark woman from the sea. The feminine form of Adrian. Generally an Italian name.
- Hadya Arabic — A leader or guide.
- Hafwen Welsh — As beautiful as summer.
- Hagar Hebrew — Forsaken, or taking flight.
- Haidee Greek — Modest.
- Haifa Arabic — slender
- Haimi Hawaiian — the seeker
- Hala Arabic — A halo around the moon.
- Halcyone Greek — The kingfisher.
- Haldana Old Norse — Half Danish.
- Haldis Teutonic, Norse — stone spirit; reliable, assistant
Haleigha through Harley
- Haleigha Hawaiian — house of the rising sun
- Haley Irish Gaelic — Ingenious. A boy or girl’s name.
- Halfrida Teutonic — A peaceful heroine.
- Hali Greek, Hebrew — sea; necklace, place name
- Halia Greek — The sun.
- Haliey — A high clearing or meadow.
- Halima African — gentle
- Hallie Greek — thinking of the sea
- Halona Native American — Fortunate.
- Hana Arabic — Bliss, happiness.
- Hanan Hebrew — Arabic: The affectionate one. Hebrew: The gracious gift of God. A boy or girl’s name.
- Hanna — Goddess of life.
- Hannah Hebrew — Favoured by God, or graceful. Also see Anne.
- Hanne — God is gracious. .
- Hansine German from Hebrew — God is gracious. A feminine form of Ham.
- Hanya Aboriginal — A stone.
- Happy English — Bright and cheerful.
- Haralda Old English — The ruler of the army. Feminine form of Harold.
- Harika Turkish — wonderful
- Harley Old English — From the hare or stag meadow. A boy or girl’s name.
Harmony through Hea
- Harmony Greek — Concordant, in harmony.
- Harper Old English — A harp player or maker. A boy or girl’s name.
- Harriet Teutonic — The ruler of the home. A feminine form of Harry/Henry. Also see Henrietta.
- Harsha Hindu
- Harshita Hindu
- Haruko Japanese — Spring.
- Harva — Army warrior. Feminine form of Harvey.
- Hasina Swahili — Good.
- Hasna Arabic — beautiful
- Hathor Egyptian — The goddess of love and joy.
- Hattie — The ruler of the home. A feminine form of Harry/ Henry. Also see Henrietta.
- Hava Jewish — Life-giving. Also see Evelyn.
- Havana Spanish — The capital of Cuba.
- Haya Hebrew — Life.
- Hayfa Arabic — Slender, delicate.
- Haylee Old English — from the hay meadow
- Hayley Old English — A high clearing or meadow.
- Hazel Old English — From the Hazel tree.
- Hazelle — From the Hazel tree.
- Hea Korean — grace
Heater through Helima
- Heater — A star. Also see Estelle, Hesper and Stella.
- Heather Old English — A flower name.
- Heba Hebrew — gift from God
- Hebe Greek — Youthful. A goddess of youth in mythology.
- Hedasaa Jewish — A star. Also see Estelle, Hesper and Stella.
- Hedda Scandinavian — The contentious one. A fighter.
- Hedea Greek — Pleasing.
- Hedia Hebrew — voice of the Lord
- Hedva Hebrew — joy
- Hedwig Teutonic — The contentious one. A fighter.
- Hedy — The contentious one. A fighter.
- Heidi Swiss — Noble and kind. From the name Adelheid (See Adelaide), well known from Johanna Spyri’s classic children’s book.
- Heledd Welsh — A traditional name.
- Helen Greek — The light of the sun. Also see Eileen, Elaine, Eleanor and Ellen.
- Helena — The light of the sun. Also see Eileen, Elaine, Eleanor and Ellen.
- Helene French — The light of the sun. Also see Eileen, Elaine, Eleanor and Ellen.
- Helga Old Norse — Successful, prosperous. Also see Olga.
- Heli Finish
- Helice Greek — A spiel.
- Helima Arabic — Kind, gentle.
Helina through Hermione
- Helina Russian — The light of the sun.
- Helki Miwok Indian — to touch
- Helma German — The resolute protector. From the name Wilhelmina.
- Helmine German — The resolute protector. From the name Wilhelmina.
- Heloise — Agreeable.
- Helouse — Healthy.
- Helvetia Latin — A woman from Switzerland.
- Hem Hindu
- Hema Hindu — snow, himalayas
- Hemangi Hindu
- Hemangini Hindu
- Hemlata Hindu
- Heng Chinese
- Henka Teutonic — ruler of an estate
- Henrietta Teutonic — The ruler of the home. A feminine form of Henry. Also see Harriet.
- Hera Latin from Greek — A quern. The wife of Zeus, ruler of the heavens, in Greek mythology.
- Hermelinda Spanish — shield of power
- Hermia — From Shakespeare’s play Midsummer-Night’s Dream.
- Herminia Spanish — lady of the earth
- Hermione Greek — A handsome figure in Greek mythology. The feminine form of Achilles.
Hermosa through Hildegard
- Hermosa Spanish — Beautiful.
- Hero — From Shakespeare’s play Much Ado About Nothing.
- Herschell unknown — deer
- Herta — Of the earth.
- Hertha — Of the earth.
- Hesper Greek — The evening star. Also see Esther.
- Hester — Star.
- Hestia Greek — The goddess of the hearth.
- Hetal Hindu
- Hettie — The ruler of the home. A feminine form of Harry/Henry. Also see Henrietta.
- Hetty — The ruler of the home. A feminine form of Harry/Henry. Also see Henrietta.
- Hibernia Latin — A woman from Ireland.
- Hibiscus Greek — A flower name.
- Hide Japanese — Excellent, fruitful.
- Hidi African — Root.
- Hika Polynesian — A daughter.
- Hilary Latin — The cheerful one. A boy or girl’s name.
- Hilda Teutonic — A battle maiden.
- Hilde — A battle maiden.
- Hildegard Teutonic — A battle stronghold.
Hildemar through Honour
- Hildemar Teutonic — Battle-celebrated.
- Hillary — The cheerful one. Originally used as a boy’s name.
- Hilzarie — Moon and stars.
- Hina Hindu
- Hinda Jewish — A female deer.
- Hine Polynesian — A maiden.
- Hippolyta Greek — She who frees the horses. Also from Shakespeare’s play Midsummer-Night’s Dream.
- Hiriwa Polynesian — Silver.
- Hiroko Japanese — Generous.
- Hisa Japanese — long-lasting
- Hjordis Old Norse — A sword goddess.
- Hoku Polynesian — A star.
- Holda Teutonic — Concealed.
- Holli Teutonic — From the name Holly.
- Holly Old English — From the name of the tree. Suitable for a child born around Christmas.
- Hollye Teutonic — From the name Holly.
- Honey Old English — The sweet one.
- Honna Greek — Na
- Honora Latin — honor
- Honour Latin — Honourable.
Hope through Hypatia
- Hope Old English — Hopeful, optimistic.
- Horatia Latin — From a Roman family name. The feminine form of Horace.
- Hortense Latin — The garden lover.
- Hoshi Japanese — A star.
- Hua Chinese — A flower.
- Huberta Teutonic — A brilliant mind. The feminine form of the boy’s name of Hubert.
- Hue Vietnamese — lily
- Huette French from Teutonic — Heart and mind. The feminine form of Hugh.
- Hulda Hebrew/Old Norse — Hebrew: A weasel. Old Norse: Lovable.
- Huon — The name of a Tasmanian river and a type of tree. A boy or girl’s name.
- Huyana Native American — rain fallingHindu
- Hyacinth Greek — Young and beautiful. Also a flower name. Also see Jacinta.
- Hye unknown — gracefulness
- Hylda — A battle maiden.
- Hypatia Greek — The highest.
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