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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hershell

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Alt. Meaning

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

S is for sincere, a model of truth.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

L is for love, everlasting.

Notable Persons Named Hershell

Herschell Gordon Lewis is a film director, former english professor, advertising executive, and direct-mail consultant. Herschell was given the name Hershell Gordon Lewis on June 15th, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Hershell was born in 1946.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1899 5 0 5
1902 5 0 5
1903 8 0 8
1906 5 0 5
1908 5 0 5
1909 5 0 5
1910 5 0 5
1911 10 0 10
1912 10 0 10
1913 15 0 15
1914 13 0 13
1915 18 0 18
1916 24 0 24
1917 35 0 35
1918 20 0 20
1919 35 0 35
1920 45 0 45
1921 40 0 40
1922 42 0 42
1923 27 0 27
1924 40 0 40
1925 41 0 41
1926 33 0 33
1927 40 0 40
1928 37 0 37
1929 35 0 35
1930 28 0 28
1931 29 0 29
1932 32 0 32
1933 43 0 43
1934 32 0 32
1935 41 0 41
1936 40 0 40
1937 37 0 37
1938 44 0 44
1939 39 0 39
1940 38 0 38
1941 36 0 36
1942 36 0 36
1943 43 0 43
1944 29 0 29
1945 28 0 28
1946 24 0 24
1947 38 0 38
1948 29 0 29
1949 29 0 29
1950 25 0 25
1951 25 0 25
1952 26 0 26
1953 29 0 29
1954 28 0 28
1955 25 0 25
1956 30 0 30
1957 34 0 34
1958 19 0 19
1959 24 0 24
1960 25 0 25
1961 15 0 15
1962 23 0 23
1963 8 0 8
1964 9 0 9
1965 8 0 8
1966 17 0 17
1967 13 0 13
1968 9 0 9
1969 15 0 15
1970 8 0 8
1971 17 0 17
1972 15 0 15
1973 10 0 10
1974 7 0 7
1975 6 0 6
1976 10 0 10
1977 8 0 8
1978 7 0 7
1979 6 0 6
1980 6 0 6
1981 7 0 7
1982 7 0 7
1983 9 0 9
1984 6 0 6
1987 6 0 6
1988 7 0 7
1994 5 0 5

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Popularity of Hershell as a first name

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Common last names for Hershell

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Roberts
  • Freeman
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Fun Facts about the name Hershell

  • How Popular is the name Hershell? Hershell is the 7,138th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Hershell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,847 babies born with the first name Hershell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hershell to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hershell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1899 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hershell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hershell is Monday, January 10th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Hershell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hershell was in 1920 with a total of 45 babies.
  • Random Hershell Factoid: According to the 1941 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hershell is not a popular baby boy's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1941.
  • Weird things about the name Hershell: Your name in reverse order is Llehsreh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eerlhhls. 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).
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