Baby girl names beginning with H

Looking for baby name ideas for a girl that start with the 8th letter of the alphabet? We’ve got some heavenly suggestions, along with their origin and meaning

The letter H

Are you researching baby girl names for your newborn? Use our list of girl names beginning with H with their origins and meanings to find out whether your daughter could be a Hadley, Hermia or Hyacinth

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1. Habara

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: deck out with beauty

2. Habiba

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: lover

3. Habika

  • Origin: African
  • Meaning: sweetheart, beloved

4. Hadassah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: myrtle tree

5. Hadley

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: heather meadow

6. Hagos

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: happiness, joy

7. Haibdee

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: embraceable

8. Hana

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: joyfulness

9. Hanuni

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: happy, cheerful

10. Harmony

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: an expressive word is used as a first name

11. Harper

  • Origin: Middle English
  • Meaning: harp player

12. Harriet

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: power of an army; the feminine Harry or Harold
  • Also: Hattie, Hatty

13. Harsha

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: happiness

14. Hasia

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: protected by the lord

15. Hasina

  • Origin: Swahili
  • Meaning: good
  • Also: Hassie, Sisi, Sina

16. Hawa

  • Origin: Hebrew/Arabic
  • Meaning: breath of life

17. Hayat

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: life

18. Hayden

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: hedged valley

19. Hayley

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: hay field; also used as a boy’s name
  • Also: Haley, Haylie

20. Hazel

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: the name of a tree used as a first name

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21. Heather

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: the name of a plant used as a first name

22. Heaven

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: home of the gods

23. Hebe

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: the goddess of youth in Greek mythology

 24. Hedda

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: Warfare
  • Also: Heidi (German form)

25. Helen

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: bright one
  • Also: Elena, Elaine (French form), Ellen, Lena, Nell, Elin (Welsh form), Eilidh (Gaelic form), Ilona (Hungarian form)

26. Helga

  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Meaning: Holy
  • Also: Olga (Russian form)

27. Hema

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Golden

28. Henrietta

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: Head of a house, the feminine form of Henry
  • Also: Etta, Ettie, Hetty, Netta, Nettie

29. Hephzibah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: my delight is in her

30. Hermia

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: feminine form of Hermes, the messenger of the gods in Greek mythology

31. Hermione

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: daughter of Hermes, a name from Greek mythology

32. Hermosa

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: lovely

33. Hero

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: the beautiful priestess of Venus

34. Herta

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: from the earth

35. Hesper

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: evening, evening star

36. Hester

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: star
  • Also: Esther

37. Hibernia

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: the Latin name of Ireland used as a first name

38. Hibiscus

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: marshmallow plant

39. Hilary

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: merry; also used as a boy’s name
  • Also: Hillary

40. Hilda

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: battle
  • Also: Hylda

41. Hildebrand

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: sword of battle

42. Hildegarde

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: warfare

43. Hina

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: henna, the dye

44. Holly

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: the name of a tree used as a first name
  • Also: Hollie

45. Honey

  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: a substance made from nectar, used as a first name

46. Honoria

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: reputation
  • Also: Honora, Nora

47. Honour

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: the word for integrity used as a first name

48. Hope

  • Origin: Middle English
  • Meaning: Christian virtue used as a first name

49. Horatia

  • Origin: Italian
  • Meaning: the name comes from the Roman family Horatius; the feminine form of Horace

50. Hoshi

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: star

51. Hoyam

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: passionate love

52. Hula

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: to make music

53. Hulda

  • Origin: Norse
  • Meaning: covered

54. Huldah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: a weasel, the name of a prophetess

55Hyacinth

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: the flower name used as a first name

About our author Catherine Ball

Catherine Ball is a freelance journalist who specialises in writing about parenting and health. She has been a journalist for 20 years, writing for a wide range of regional and national publications. She is also mum to 4 children between the ages 3 and 12, so has drawn up many, many lists of baby names over the past few years.

Illustration: Emma Winchester

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