Hershel - Meaning of Hershel

What does Hershel mean?

[ syll. her-(s)hel, he-rsh-el ] The baby boy name Hershel is pronounced as HH-ER-SHAHL †. Hershel is used chiefly in the Yiddish language and its origin is also Yiddish. Hershel is a diminutive of the name Hirsh (English and Yiddish).

See also the related category yiddish.

Hershel is an unusual baby boy name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1919 with 0.020% of baby boys being given the name Hershel. It had a ranking of #408 then. The baby name has steeply declined in popularity since then, and is today of very light use. Among all boy names in its family, Hershel was nonetheless the most frequently used in 2018.

Baby names that sound like Hershel include Herschel (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.

† approx English pronunciation for Hershel: 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)"

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