Hershel name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Yiddish
Usage: Hindi, Marathi and Yiddish
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Hershel he(r)-shel
Meaning: Deer
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What does Hershel mean?

Commonly Accepted and Enduring Hershel has its origin in Yiddish is particulary used in Marathi, Hindi and Yiddish and is given to both genders, Hershel means "Deer".

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How do I pronounce Hershel?

You can pronounce the two syllabled name Hershel as he(r)-shel.

How popular is the name Hershel?

Hershel was a common name in United States. Over 10031 babies have been named Hershel since 1880. When at its peak in 1932,. But after 136 years, the name has lost its appeal a bit and is now ranking low.

Moreover, the name has been to Hershel is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales where it is still in use. According to our estimate, over 10000 babies have been named Hershel globally.

View more ▾View full list ▾[1] Source: Social Security Administration


Here's what numbers has to say about Hershel

When it comes to career, you are all about punctuality. Number 3 as an expression number reveals your charm, positive attitude toward life, and contagious smile. You feel things too deep. You always doubt yourself and your abilities. Learn your value. You don't have to step over people to get to the top. Learn how to apologize for your mistakes. Letter L as your capstone associated your personality with deep emotions, depressive phases, responsibility, and a competitive spirit.

Do you like Hershel? Other names you would love

  •  Hindal - Hindal's meaning is Taker of India has origin in Yiddish and is predominantly used in Arabic is used for both boys and girls
  •  Hirsh - Originated from Yiddish, Unorthodox Hirsh is chiefly used in Yiddish and English is a baby boy name, Hirsh means "Deer Hart"
  •  Feivel - Meaning of Feivel is Bright or Pure is specifically used in Yiddish and is rooted from Old Greek and Yiddish is used as a boy name
  •  Hirshel - Hirshel's meaning is Deer Hart is specifically used in Yiddish used as a baby boy name came from Yiddish. Hirshel is short form of Hirsh.
  •  Faiga - Outlandish Faigas origin is Yiddish, meaning of Faiga is "Bird", a baby girl name is used specifically in Yiddish

Middle names for Hershel

Just in case, you don't know what to pair with Hershel, we've got you covered with these all the rage and widely-accepted middle names.

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Sibling Names for Hershel

If you're considering the name Hershel for your little one, you might be looking for names that match or complement it. Luckily, there are plenty of sibling names that go well with Hershel, from classic to modern and everything in between. Here are some ideas to help inspire your baby naming journey!

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Famous people named Hershel

  • Hershel Reichman, Orthodox rabbi and rosh yeshiva of Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
  • Hershel Shanks, American founder of the Biblical Archaeology Society and the Editor Emeritus of the 'Biblical Archaeology Review'
  • Hershel Gober, former government official and Vietnam War veteran
  • Hershel McGriff, American professional stock car racing driver
  • Hershel W. Williams, retired United States Marine Corps warrant officer and United States Department of Veterans Affairs veterans service representative
  • Hershel Schachter, rabbi and rosh yeshiva at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
  • Hershel Dennis, Hershel Dennis Jr

  • Boys names beginning with H
  • Girls names beginning with H
  • English Baby Names
  • Yiddish Baby Names
  • Hindi Baby Names
  • Marathi Baby Names
  • Indian Baby Names
  • Baby Names that mean Deer


  1. Social Security Administration, https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/index.html
  2. Office for National Statistics, https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths
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