[ 2 syll. her-(s)(c)hel, he-rsch-el ] The baby boy name Herschel is pronounced as HHERSHAHL †. Herschel is used mostly in Yiddish and it is also of Yiddish origin. Herschel is a diminutive of the English and Yiddish name Hirsh.
See also the related category yiddish.
Herschel is an uncommon baby boy name. At the modest height of its usage in 1901, 0.033% of baby boys were named Herschel. It had a ranking of #281 then. The baby name has steeply slipped in popularity since then, and is currently of irregular use. Within all boy names in its family, Herschel was nevertheless the most popular in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Herschel include Hershel (Yiddish), Hirshel (Yiddish), Harell, Haril, Harle, Harrall, Harrel, Harrell, Harrill, Harroll, Harryll, Harshal (Indian), Harshil (Indian), Harshul (Indian), Harul, Harwel, Haryl, Haryll, Herchel (English), and Herkuel.
† English pronunciation for Herschel: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"