25 Heavenly 'H' Names for Baby Girls

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They're a little bit heavenly and always in high-demand, and 'H' names for little girls continue to be all the rage in America. Just take Harper, for example, the 11th most popular name for girls in the United States. And it's leading the charge for the rest of these baby names that begin with an H.


Some are classic and some are entirely new, but you can bet that they'll be totally hot in years to come.

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Take a look at the 25 best 'H' names for girls:

  1. Hadassah: The classic Hebrew name means "myrtle or a myrtle tree" and is also a name for Queen Esther in the Bible. It's also the Persian form of Esther, where it means "star." If you're considering an alternate to the classic Esther, this is the way to go.
  2. Hadley: The Olde English place name means "heather field" and received a nice boost in the 2010s thanks to Hadley Hale from True Blood. Fun fact: It's also the name of Ernest Hemingway's first wife.
  3. Hailey: There are plenty of variations of this former Northern English last name which means "nook, recess, or remote valley." You can mix it up and spell it many different ways: Haley, Haylee, Hayley, Hayleigh, and even Haylie. Take your pick!
  4. Halle: Another former English last name, Halle means "dweller at the hall meadow" and is no doubt closely associated to Academy Award winning actress, Halle Berry.
  5. Hannah: Like Hadassah, this classic Hebrew name means "gracious, full of grace, and mercy" and is the mother of the prophet Samuel in the Bible. The name peaked recently in the 1990s, and grew in popularity ever since thanks to actresses Hannah Gordon, Hannah Hart, and, of course, Miley Cyrus' character, Hannah Montana.

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  6. Harley: The Olde English name means "the hare of the meadow" and is perhaps most popular thanks to the character and super villain the the Batman series, Harley Quinn.
  7. Harlow: The unisex name has quickly become more popular for the ladies. The old time glamour feel of the name comes from the 1930s bombshell Jean Harlow, but Nicole Richie made it even bigger when she named her first daughter Harlow in 2008.
  8. Harmony: The name's simple definition makes it an easily-recognizable moniker for the ladies, and people will certainly find it harmonious.
  9. Harper: In Olde English, it was a name for a person who played the harp, but now it's one of the most popular and biggest baby names, celebrity and otherwise. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka named their daughter Harper, as did Paul Simon and Tiffani Thiessen. And, of course, you'll have Harper Lee as a namesake.
  10. Harriet: You can choose Ettie or Hattie as nicknames, but this classic name is similar to Charlotte, Matilda, and Ella as far as popularity goes. There have also been plenty of Harriets throughout history, notably Harriet Brooks, Harriet Lerner, Harriet Quimby, and Harriet the Spy.
  11. Haven: This unisex name means "safe place or refuge," and though it has been historically used for boys, Jessica Alba and Cash Warren used it for their first daughter.
  12. Hayden: The Olde English place name means "valley, hay, hill, and hedge" and gained popularity as a unisex name when actress Hayden Panettiere made it big after Heroes.
  13. Hazel: Technically a shortened version of hazelnut, it's also a Hebrew name meaning "God sees." The older name peaked in the 1890s but had a resurgence after John Krasinski and Emily Blunt gave the name to their first daughter.

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  14. Heather: The name means "plans of the heath family" and peaked in the 1970s, but did you know that it's actually the name of a plant that has small leaves and purple colors? Plus, its popularity was naturally propelled by famous Heathers, including Locklear, Graham, and Morris. And, of course, Heathers, the movie.
  15. Heaven: The heavenly name (pun absolutely intended) is simple, easily defined, and universally spelled. It most recently peaked in 2005 and bears a very strong resemblance to Haven (see above).
  16. Heidi: It started out as a nickname for Adalheid, which means "noble one," and Hildegard, which means "battle protector," but it has since become its own name. Now, it's closely associated with supermodel Heidi Klum and the classic novel, Heidi, by Johanna Spyri. 
  17. Hermione: It's impossible to mention the name Hermione without a natural reference to Harry Potter, but did you know that the name is actually the feminine version of Hermes, the messenger god from ancient Greek mythology? Of course nowadays, Ms. Granger is easily the top reference.
  18. Hero: Like Hermione, Hero is also a name from Greek mythology and means "brave one." Most famously, it's also the name of a character in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.
  19. Hilde: Another possible alternative to Heidi, Hilde is an originally Scandinavian name that was brought to England before the 11th century. Over the years, experts have acknowledged that the famous name also means "battle."
  20. Hillary: The popular name, which peaked in the 1980s, means "cheerful, noisy, and merry" in Latin, and between Hillary Brooke, Hillary Tuck, and Hillary Clinton, it has plenty of common day uses.

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  21. Holland: Of course, it's the name of a country in Europe, but it's  also the name of two very popular American actresses: Holland Taylor and Holland Roden.
  22. Holly: It could be a nickname for Holland, but Holly has also long been its own name. Taken from the holly tree and a popular Christmas decoration, it means "to prick" in Olde English (because of the tree's sharp-pointed leaves). 
  23. Honor: The classic Latin name means "esteem, integrity, and dignity," (much how we know it to be now), and it is also another baby name made popular thanks to Jessica Alba and Cash Warren. Think they saw a theme there?
  24. Hope: It means "expectation and wish," and it has been a popular middle name for generations. As a first name, it's actually grown more and more popular ever since 2005.
  25. Hosanna: In the Christian religion, the word means "save," and the name received some world-wide recognition thanks to Paul McCartney's song, Hosanna

Which is your favorite 'H' name for girls?


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