Hershel

First Name
10k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hershel

"Hershel" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Deer". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Hershel

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Hershel Woodrow Williams is a united states department of veterans affairs. His military service ended in 1945.

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Hershel Gober is a Director of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs, United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Hershel was born on December 21st, 1936.

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Hershel McGriff is a nascar driver.

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Hershel Dennis is a football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to 2011. Hershel was born on July 12th, 1984 in Long Beach, California.

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Hershel was born on November 26th, 1935.

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How popular is the baby name Hershel in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1882 6 0 6
1883 7 0 7
1884 8 0 8
1885 5 0 5
1888 7 0 7
1889 9 0 9
1890 5 0 5
1892 8 0 8
1893 8 0 8
1894 5 0 5
1895 9 0 9
1896 11 0 11
1897 9 0 9
1898 10 0 10
1899 8 0 8
1900 13 0 13
1901 15 0 15
1902 20 0 20
1903 17 0 17
1904 20 0 20
1905 23 0 23
1906 25 0 25
1907 24 0 24
1908 23 0 23
1909 22 0 22
1910 25 0 25
1911 31 0 31
1912 61 0 61
1913 85 0 85
1914 98 0 98
1915 141 0 141
1916 153 0 153
1917 146 0 146
1918 187 5 182
1919 206 0 206
1920 194 0 194
1921 213 0 213
1922 203 0 203
1923 207 0 207
1924 226 0 226
1925 180 0 180
1926 215 0 215
1927 202 0 202
1928 181 0 181
1929 211 0 211
1930 200 0 200
1931 172 0 172
1932 207 0 207
1933 162 0 162
1934 162 0 162
1935 180 0 180
1936 146 0 146
1937 177 0 177
1938 167 0 167
1939 183 0 183
1940 154 0 154
1941 176 0 176
1942 180 0 180
1943 139 0 139
1944 149 0 149
1945 127 0 127
1946 131 0 131
1947 127 0 127
1948 144 0 144
1949 113 0 113
1950 113 0 113
1951 126 0 126
1952 123 0 123
1953 113 0 113
1954 107 0 107
1955 98 0 98
1956 92 0 92
1957 91 0 91
1958 69 0 69
1959 72 0 72
1960 62 0 62
1961 85 0 85
1962 71 0 71
1963 67 0 67
1964 78 0 78
1965 57 0 57
1966 58 0 58
1967 45 0 45
1968 71 0 71
1969 58 0 58
1970 46 0 46
1971 46 0 46
1972 40 0 40
1973 45 0 45
1974 51 0 51
1975 40 0 40
1976 39 0 39
1977 34 0 34
1978 30 0 30
1979 40 0 40
1980 30 0 30
1981 28 0 28
1982 31 0 31
1983 36 0 36
1984 32 0 32
1985 31 0 31
1986 23 0 23
1987 37 0 37
1988 33 0 33
1989 25 0 25
1990 25 0 25
1991 37 0 37
1992 24 0 24
1993 25 0 25
1994 24 0 24
1995 28 0 28
1996 25 0 25
1997 37 0 37
1998 22 0 22
1999 16 0 16
2000 32 0 32
2001 23 0 23
2002 30 0 30
2003 33 0 33
2004 40 0 40
2005 52 0 52
2006 35 0 35
2007 42 0 42
2008 44 0 44
2009 30 0 30
2010 30 0 30
2011 47 0 47
2012 35 0 35
2013 39 0 39
2014 41 0 41
2015 49 0 49
2016 40 0 40

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Popularity of Hershel as a first name

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Popularity of Hershel as a last name

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Common last names for Hershel

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • White
  • Thompson
  • King
  • Miller
  • Martin
  • Harris
  • Jackson
  • Roberts
  • Thomas

Fun Facts about the name Hershel

  • How Popular is the name Hershel? Hershel is the 2,474th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Hershel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,961 babies born with the first name Hershel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hershel to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hershel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hershel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hershel is Sunday, December 18th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Hershel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hershel was in 1924 with a total of 226 babies.
  • Random Hershel Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hershel is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 29 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Hershel: Your name in reverse order is Lehsreh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elehrhs. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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