[ 2 syll. hy-man, hym-an ] The baby boy name Hyman is pronounced as HHIY-MaeN †. Hyman's language of origin is Hebrew. It is predominantly used in the English and Yiddish languages. It is derived from hayyim meaning 'life' ; man. The name is altered from Hyam under the influence of the Yiddish element man.
In addition, Hyman is an English form of the Hebrew Chayim.
Hyman has 15 forms. Forms of Hyman include Haim, Hayim, Hayvim, Hayyim, Hyam, Hymann, Hymea, Hymee, Hymen, Hymey, Hymi, and Hymy. The contraction Hy, and the diminutives Chaim (used in Hebrew too) and Hymie are other English forms.
Hyman is an unusual baby boy name. Its usage peaked in 1911 with 0.057% of baby boys being given the name Hyman. It had a ranking of #214 then. The baby name has experienced a steep drop in frequency since then, and is used only on a very modest scale now. In 2018, among the family of boy names directly linked to Hyman, Chaim was the most regularly used.
† Pronunciation for Hyman: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"