Hershel

Hershel - A very unique male name



  Mar 28,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Hershel, meaning deer, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #447. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Hershel and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Hershel? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Hershel. The baby boy name Hershel was given to 26 baby boys in 2012, ranking #2101 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 63,118 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Hershel peaked in popularity 85 years ago in 1932 on position 379.



Famous with this name

Hershel Cohen
Hershel Yatovitz
Hershel Blatt


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Hershel is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Hershel is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #570 - and is the least popular in New York at position #570.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Hershel is where you live.


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Hershel origin and meaning

Hershel is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means deer. To see famous people named Hershel, pop culture references for the name Hershel and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Hershel

We've found the following names that sound similar to Hershel, sorted by popularity.

Herschel / Hershell / Hercules / Hurshel / Herschell / Heraclio / Hershal / Harshil / Herchel / Hurschel /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20122101
20111811
20102297
20092236
20082018
20072098
20062119
20051918
20041914
20031815
20022007
20012689
20002091
19993028
19982245
19971766
19962901
19952518
19942934
19932880
19922530
19912401
19903186
19892258
19882474
19871767
19862044
19852486
19841824
19831761
19821638
19791410
19781910
19771620
19761393
19751487
19741264
19731891
19721883
19711263
19701142
19691226
1968868
19671620
1966946
19651261
1964823
19631105
1962851
1961755
1960973
1959897
1958929
1957763
1956733
1955707
1954716
1953631
1952627
1951588
1950597
1949585
1948557
1947589
1946536
1945516
1944482
1943511
1942455
1941440
1940433
1939414
1938424
1937403
1936443
1935381
1934438
1933412
1932379
1931405
1930405
1929388
1928433
1927414
1926388
1925440
1924406
1923400
1922418
1921410
1920411
1919385
1918424
1917443
1916432
1915428
1914438
1913414
1912470
1911512
1910447

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York570

Even more about Hershel


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Hershel a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Hershel?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1932
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Hershel
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 63,118
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +26

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