One of the best parts of being pregnant is choosing a baby name. Or the most stressful, depending on the situation. Who knew how difficult it would be to agree on a name? If you’re trying to pick a name with a partner, it can be a real hassle. Also, names you like may not resonate with them and vice versa. When you start making your “maybe” baby name list, it can be hard to know where to start, and those huge baby name books are intimidating. Sometimes it helps to start with a letter you like and go from there. If you’re looking for boy names starting with “H”, this long list is here for you.

From classics like Harry and Henry – but be warned, this name is incredibly popular right now – to more unusual choices like Hawk or Hammond, there’s no shortage of adorable boy names that start with “H”. Oddly enough, many of the definitions of these names have to do with owning a house in addition to names that have to do with leadership, warriors, and even the perfect fit for a child with a green thumb. Read on to find some awesome “H” boy names that are sure to earn a spot on your own baby name list.

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Hayden

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The English origin of Hayden means “fire”, and it is also the name of Canadian singer-songwriter Hayden Desser. Name your kid Hayden and he might just be a fiery singer-songwriter.

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Hudson

Hudson is actually a common nickname for Hugh, meaning “mind”, “heart”, or “spirit”.

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Henry

Classic. Traditional. Extremely popular right now. Henry means “master of the house”.

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Harry

Whether you’re a fan of the infamous Boy Who Lived or love a traditional name that comes back, Harry is for you.

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Homer

Fans of the Greek poet or parents who want their child to have a name that means “security” or “commitment” will love this boy name that starts with “H”.

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Harvey

Harvey is a powerful boy name that starts with ‘H’ as it stands for ‘battle worthy’, ‘blazing iron’ and a name that inspires stamina and resilience. It’s a tough cookie.

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Hunter

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Obviously, this boy’s name that begins with “H” means “one who hunts”, but it also means “a great pursuer”. We love that this name evokes feelings of the outdoors.

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Hector

This boy name that starts with “H” means “to hold” and is the name of a Trojan prince who was a fierce warrior.

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Hendrix

Fans of the rock and roll legend and guitarist will love this male name beginning with H that honors the one and only Jimi.

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Hendry

While this boy name that starts with H stands for “son of Henry”, it stands on its own and a nice riff on the ever-popular Henry. It means “ruler of the house”.

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harpist

While this boy name that starts with “H” stands for “one who plays the harp”, it also has a nice whimsical ringtone to it – much like the instrument itself.

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Hollister

Hollister means “dweller by the holly” and is also an English surname from the Gloucestershire region of England.

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Harold

Harold is short for Henry, Harrison, or Harvey, so if any of these boy names that start with “H” aren’t for you, maybe Harold will. I bet her favorite pencil will be purple.

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Harrison is another boy name that starts with “H” which stands for “son of Henry”. But if you are a fan of the famous actor, this name could be a deliberate homage to Harrison Ford.

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Hugo

Hugo means “spirit” and it’s a name that’s been gaining popularity lately, at least in the circle of people I know. There are two in my son’s class, which seems to mean classic baby names are on the rise.

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Hans

Hans is a simple and charming name which means “God is merciful”. He has German origins and might be a perfect fit if your family has German heritage.

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Humphrey

Humphrey comes from the Old English name Hunfrith, and it’s a combination of the words “giant” and “peace.” Want your child to be a peaceful giant? Or a giant peace-bringer? This name is for you.

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hamilton

Whether you’re a fan of the critically acclaimed musical of the same name, or love a traditional male name that begins with “H”, Hamilton is a great choice.

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Falcon

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Does your family love wide open spaces? Maybe you love animals and all things nature. Then this strong and simple boy name that starts with “H” is for you.

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Harding

Ironically, the name Harding means “tough guy,” but it can also mean a hard-working or arduous person. Either way, you’ll likely have a pretty diligent badass on your hands.

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Hampton

The name Hampton means “dwelling house” or “of the village near the town”. It’s an old Anglo-Saxon name, a simple and charming choice for those who want something strong and classic.

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Hendrik

The name Hendrick means ‘ruler of the house’ and it really sticks out the tongue and sounds good, doesn’t it?

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howie

Howie has a few pretty interesting meanings, including “brave heart”, “noble guardian”, and “high guardian”.

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Huton

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The name Hutton means “establishment on the cliff” and this boy’s name that starts with H is quite unique these days – in 2021 there were only 52 babies named Hutton.

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hogan

This boy name that starts with “H” stands for “a young one”, so if you’re looking to name your child something that could potentially make them forever young, then Hogan is the way to go.

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Hardwick

Hardwick means “herd or herd”, and it is certainly unique. The highest recorded use of this name dates back to 1920, when an impressive total of six babies bore this name.

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Hanford

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The name Hanford means “from the high ford” and is also a name that has a family crest and coat of arms. As a first name, there are 0.15 people named Hanford for every 100,000 Americans. He will therefore definitely be the only one in his class.

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hilton

The name Hilton means “establishment of the hill”, but it is certainly unique. There are only 3,293 people named Hilton living in America.

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Hansen

The name Hansen literally means son of Hans. If your partner’s name is Hans, then this would be the perfect boy name. However, it also means son of a noble, which could also be appropriate.

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Skein

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The name Hank means the ruler of the house, and it is also a nickname for Henry or Harry. It’s also the name of legendary country artist Hank Williams, so this male name that begins with “H” is a win-win.

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Hawthorne

Hawthorns are lovely little shrubs, and if you name your child after these impressive plants, they’re sure to be the only child in your state with that name.

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hodge

Hodge is Roger’s nickname, and it also means “famous spear” or “rustic”.

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Grass

Herb means “illustrious warrior” or “shining army”. Or if you love plants or are a herbalist, you might like this boy name that starts with “H” for your child.

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Hughes

Hugh means ‘soul’, ‘mind’ and ‘intellect’, so it’s no wonder there are so many famous Hughes. Maybe if you name your child Hugh, he’ll have a great character and be smart – and an actor.

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Herschel

Herschel is a Yiddish name meaning “deer”, and it’s not very common. It was the 4,245 most popular male name in the United States in 2018.

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Lingonberry

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Huckleberry means “sweet berry” and perfect for your sweet berry you will soon encounter. Plus, they can even go by Huck, which is a really cool nickname.

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Hamlet

From the famous Shakespearian play, this boy name that begins with “H” would be a nice tribute to the famous writer and poet, and your son would definitely be the only kid in his neighborhood to bear this name.

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Hammond

The name Hammond means “mountain house” or “house protector”.

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Holidays

Holliday means “holy day” and it is a gender neutral name.

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Hayes

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Hayes is a “covered area” and is a unique boy name that starts with “H”. It’s gender neutral, so if you’re trying to come up with a name that will work regardless of your baby’s gender, Hayes might be before you.

No matter which boy name that starts with “H” you choose, you’ll know they’ll likely be pretty unique, just like they are.