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70 Incredible H Names for Girls

Dec 11, 2021

70 Incredible H Names for Girls

AHEAD: The ultimate list of girls’ names that start with H

There’s no doubt about it… H names are HOT right now!

And if you’re looking for the perfect one, you’re in the right place.

Below, I’ve rounded up every single H name that’s even the slightest bit modern and cool.

I’ve also included each name’s meaning and current popularity—which will hopefully help you narrow down your list of favorites.

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There are six H names ranking in the top 100 baby names for girls.

In total, including spelling variations, there are 31 H names ranking in the top 1000.

Name meanings are commonly related to hazelnuts, heather, holiness, and shining light.

Now let’s dive in and check out this list of baby names

Feel free to use the Table of Contents to jump to a specific style, or keep on scrolling and view all of these girl names that start with H.

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Cool “H” names for girls

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These H names for girls aren’t super popular… but they should be!

Hallie or Halle

  • Name meaning: Little rock or estate ruler.
  • Popularity: Hallie ranks #374 and Halle ranks #858.

Hani

  • Name meaning: Happy and cheerful.
  • Popularity: This adorable short girl name is not ranking.

Harlow

 

Hart

  • Name meaning: Brave.
  • Popularity: This one-syllable H name is not in the top 1000. Great middle name!

Holland

  • Name meaning: Wooden land. Part of the Netherlands.
  • Popularity: #711

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Nature “H” names for girls

asian baby girl in mothers arms These organic baby names with H as the first letter are inspired by the earth and the sea.

Haisley

  • Name meaning: Hazel woods.
  • Popularity: #373

Harley or Harlee or Harleigh

  • Name meaning: Hare meadow.
  • Popularity: Harley ranks #291, Harlee is #752, and Harleigh is #993.

Hartley

  • Name meaning: Deer meadow.
  • Popularity: This cute H name is not currently popular.
 

Hartlyn or Hartlynn

  • Name meaning: Deer lake.
  • Popularity: This unique H name is not ranking in the top 1000.

Heather

  • Name meaning: Evergreen flowering plant.
  • Popularity: This “H” name hasn’t ranked since 2016.

Hollis

  • Name meaning: Dweller near holly trees.
  • Popularity: This H name is not ranking.

Holly

  • Name meaning: Holly bushes are known for their red berries and their spiny evergreen leaves.
  • Popularity: #481

Hollyn or Hollen

  • Name meaning: Holly tree.
  • Popularity: This cool tree name is not ranking.

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Gender-neutral “H” names

mixed baby girl holding moms hands Nonbinary names are definitely “in” right now, and I’m all about this! Here are some cool options that start with the letter H…

Hansel

  • Name meaning: God is gracious.
  • Popularity: This great H name is not ranking for either gender.

Hayden or Haden

  • Name meaning: Heather or hay valley.
  • Popularity: Hayden ranks #294 for girls and #177 for boys. Haden is not ranking for either gender.

Hayes

  • Name meaning: Brushwood.
  • Popularity: This H name isn’t ranking for girls but is #245 for boys.
 

Henley

  • Name meaning: High meadow.
  • Popularity: #584

Hudson or Hudsyn

  • Name meaning: Child of hud. Also a huge river in New York.
  • Popularity: Neither of these names is ranking for girls, but Hudson ranks #42 for boys.

Hunter

  • Name meaning: One who hunts.
  • Popularity: Hunter ranks #829 for girls and #69 for boys.

Hutton

  • Name meaning: Ridge enclosure.
  • Popularity: This H name is not ranking for either gender.

Huxley or Huxlee

  • Name meaning: Inhospitable place.
  • Popularity: Neither of these H names is ranking for girls, but Huxley is ranking #539 for boys.

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Unique “H” names for girls

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All of these H names for girls are interesting and unique without being too far out there!

Hadilyn

  • Name meaning: Invented name.
  • Popularity: This unique H name isn’t currently ranking.

Hale

  • Name meaning: Hollow dweller.
  • Popularity: This uncommon H name isn’t in the top 1000.

Halia

  • Name meaning: Remembrance of a loved one.
  • Popularity: This H name isn’t ranking in the U.S.
 

Halina

  • Name meaning: Sunray or shining light.
  • Popularity: This unique H name isn’t in the top 1000.

Halsey

  • Name meaning: Hal’s island or honored island.
  • Popularity: This cool name isn’t ranking.

Hania

  • Name meaning: To be happy. A place to rest.
  • Popularity: This unique H name isn’t currently ranking.

Harbor

  • Name meaning: A safe place for ships to dock.
  • Popularity: This uncommon H name isn’t in the top 1000.

Harlem

  • Name meaning: A district of New York City known for its rich black history and culture.
  • Popularity: This name isn’t ranking for either gender but was (just barely) ranking for boys in 2020.

Havana

  • Name meaning: Port. The capital city of Cuba.
  • Popularity: This H name isn’t ranking in the U.S.

Hensley

  • Name meaning: Invented name.
  • Popularity: This unique H name isn’t in the top 1000.

Hera

  • Name meaning: Protector. Another name for the goddess Juno.
  • Popularity: This unique H name isn’t currently ranking.

Honor

  • Name meaning: Great respect.
  • Popularity: This uncommon H name isn’t in the top 1000.

Houston

  • Name meaning: A large city in Texas.
  • Popularity: This southern name ranks #734 for boys but is not ranking for girls.

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Spiritual “H” names for girls

baby girl sunlight shiningThese H names for girls are perfect for families of faith.

Hadassah

  • Name meaning: Myrtle tree. Biblical name.
  • Popularity: #673

Halani

  • Name meaning: Breath of heaven or thanks to heaven.
  • Popularity: This uncommon H name for girls is not in the top 1000.

Hallel

  • Name meaning: Praise or thanks. A prayer said on holidays to give thanks.
  • Popularity: This spiritual H name isn’t ranking.
 

Halo

  • Name meaning: A circle of light.
  • Popularity: #939

Halston or Halstyn

  • Name meaning: Holy stone.
  • Popularity: This unique H name isn’t ranking.

Haven

  • Name meaning: Safe place.
  • Popularity: #310

Havilah

  • Name meaning: Stretch of sand. Biblical place name.
  • Popularity: This three-syllable name isn’t in the top 1000.

Heaven

  • Name meaning: Believed to be the abode of God.
  • Popularity: #422

Helga

  • Name meaning: Holy or sacred.
  • Popularity: This H name for girls is not in the top 1000.

Hope

  • Name meaning: Expectations.
  • Popularity: #204

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Timeless “H” names for girls

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These H names don’t tend to evoke any particular decade, making them timeless.

Harriet

Hattie

  • Name meaning: Estate ruler.
  • Popularity: #425

Heidi

  • Name meaning: Noble.
  • Popularity: #381
 

Helen

  • Name meaning: Shining light.
  • Popularity: #424

Helena

  • Name meaning: Shining light.
  • Popularity: This H name is no longer ranking, but was ranking in the top 1000 in 2020.

Henrietta

  • Name meaning: Estate ruler.
  • Popularity: This long girl name starting with H isn’t in the top 1000.

Hilda

  • Name meaning: Battle or hiding.
  • Popularity: This H name isn’t ranking in the U.S.

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More baby names for girls

Before we get to middle name ideas, here are a few related articles that may be helpful if you’re still looking for the perfect name.

Middle name ideas for first names that start with H

Here are some beautiful first + middle name combinations for a first name with H as the first letter.

  • Hadassah Grace
  • Hadilyn Everly
  • Hadley Reese
  • Hailey Sage
  • Haisley Belle
  • Halani Rose
  • Hale Emmeline
  • Halia Alexandra
  • Halina Pearl
 
  • Hallel Aria
  • Hallie Brooke
  • Halo Sophia
  • Halsey Madison
  • Halston Lily
  • Hani Annabelle
  • Hania Scarlett
  • Hannah Charlotte
  • Hansel Lylah
  • Harbor Leigh
  • Harlem Lennox
  • Harley Grace
 
  • Harlow Penelope
  • Harmony Page
  • Harper Blakely
  • Harriet Eve
  • Hart Brinley
  • Hartley Blake
  • Hartlyn Faye
  • Hattie Jade
  • Havana Ryder
  • Haven Valerie
  • Havilah Avery
  • Hayden Violet
 
  • Hayes Madelyn
  • Hazel Alexandra
  • Heather Aubrey
  • Heaven Delilah
  • Heidi Marie
  • Helen Marley
  • Helena Ruby
  • Helga Lacey
  • Henley Mia
  • Henrietta Sophie
  • Hensley Paige
  • Hera Magnolia
  • Hilda Lark
 
  • Holland Blaire
  • Hollis Abigail
  • Holly Juliette
  • Hollyn Mackenzie
  • Honor Shiloh
  • Hope Palmer
  • Houston Everly
  • Hudsyn Blakely
  • Hunter Rylan
  • Hutton Layne
  • Huxley Piper

Spelling variations of H names for girls

There are seemingly endless ways to spell many of the baby names on this list.

If you’re looking to get creative, here are some variations to consider.

  • Hadassah: Hadasa, Hadasha, Hadassa, Haddasah, Haddassah, Haddassa, Hadesah, Hadessah, Hadessa
  • Hadley: Hadlea, Hadlee, Hadlei, Hadleigh, Hadlie, Hadly, Haddleigh
  • Hartley: Hartleigh, Hartlie, Hartly, Hartlee
  • Harley: Harlei, Harleigh, Harli, Harlie, Harliegh, Harlee
  • Harmony: Harmani, Harmany, Harmonee, Harmoney, Harmoni, Harmonie
  • Hensley: Henslee, Hensleigh, Henslie, Hensly
  • Harlow: Harleaux, Harlo, Harloe, Harlowe
  • Hailey: Haley, Hayley, Hayleigh, Hayli, Haylie, Haleigh, Haylei, Haylee
  • Halley: Halle, Hallee, Hallei, Halleigh, Halli, Hallie, Hally, Hali
  • Haisley: Haisly, Hayzlee, Haizlee, Haizleigh, Haizley, Haizly, Haislea, Haislee, Haisleigh
  • Hayden: Haden, Haiden, Haidyn, Haidynn
  • Henley: Henlee, Henleigh, Henly
  • Haven: Hayven, Hayvn
  • Holly: Holley, Hollie
  • Hazel: Hayzel, Hazell, Hazelle, Haizel, Haizelle, Haizy, Haezel, Haesel, Hazyl
  • Hattie: Haddi, Haddie
  • Hadilyn: Haddilyn, Hadlynn
  • Haliah: Halya, Haliya, Haliyah, Halaya, Hailah

Fair warning, though: Until you correct them, most people will default to the more popular spelling of whatever H name you choose.

Questions to help you choose the perfect H name

Before solidifying your daughter’s name, here are 6 useful questions to ask yourself!

    1. Is the name too reminiscent of a certain person or character? I’d personally skip H names like Hillary and Hermoine. It’s pretty impossible to hear either of those names without thinking of Clinton or Harry Potter, respectively.
    2. Are you setting her up for an initials faux-pas when she gets married? This is a really easy one to forget. A name like Harper Avery is super cute… and might be perfectly fine for your baby’s CURRENT last name. But is she going to think twice before going on a date with someone whose last name is Grant, for example?
    3. Will a young child be able to pronounce the name? This is another one that’s really easy to overlook when choosing the perfect baby name. Keep in mind that lots of little kids have trouble saying “R”, “S”, “L”, “Th”, and “Z”. A name like Harley might be really hard for your kiddo (and her friends) to say for a while.
    4. Is the name too popular? Let’s just say your daughter goes on The Bachelor. Do you want her to have to go by “Harper R” since there’s also a “Harper C”? I’m joking, of course. But take a moment to think about whether you want to choose a name that’s in the top 10.
    5. Do you like the possible nicknames? You won’t have control over the nicknames your daughter’s friends, and even other family members, come up with. If you give your daughter the H name Havila, are you okay with the nickname Havi?
    6. How intuitive is the name’s pronunciation? Most of the H names for girls on this list are pretty easy to pronounce. Still, take a second to consider whether or not your child will have to spend a lifetime correcting others on how to say her name—particularly if you decide to go with an unusual spelling variation or unexpected emphasis on a certain syllable.

As you go through these questions, you may decide that one or some of these issues don’t matter to you at all—and that’s totally fine.

Ultimately, you and your partner should choose whichever H name makes you the happiest. It’s a very personal decision that only you can make!

Final thoughts on girls’ names that start with H

I absolutely LOVE names that start with the letter H… and I’m super jealous that you get to choose one for your daughter!

(Our last name starts with an O… and let’s just say most people don’t think of Santa when they see the letters HO).

I have so many favorites on this list, but my top 3 are Hazel, Harper, and Harlow.

Congratulations and good luck choosing the perfect H name for your baby girl!

70 Incredible H Names for Girls