Hallam comes from an English surname, a locational name via Old English halh, healh meaning “corner, angle; nook, recess”; it may also originate from Old Norse hallr “rock, stone; slope, hill” via Proto-Germanic *halluz (rock; stone) via a PIE root word.
Meaning: “corner; nook, recess” or “rock, stone; slope”
Hywel is a Welsh male name meaning “eminent”, combined of Welsh elements hy- (good) and gwêl (sight) both of which derive from a PIE origin; though it’s also been linked to Breton uhel (high)< Proto-Brythonic *ʉxel (high, elevated)< *ouxselos (high, elevated) derived from a PIE root word.
Hosea is the name of one of the twelve minor prophets in the Old Testament as well as being the eponymous name of the Book of Hosea. The name comes from Biblical Hebrew Hoshea which derives from Hebrew meaning “salvation” via a root word (to save, free).
Hosea is an also an English surname originating from the given name.
Hazel is the name of a tree in the genus Corylus which bears the hazelnut tree. Hazel is also the name of a light-brown greenish color, often used to refer to eye color.
Hazel is also an English surname, a topographical name for someone who lived near a hazelnut tree; it could also have originated as a locational name for someone who came from Amy of several places called Heazile.
The origin of the name comes from Old English hæsl (hazel) < Proto-Germanic *haslaz which ultimately derives from a PIE origin.
Meaning: “hazel” referring to both the tree and the color
Harper is an English surname, an occupational name for someone who either made harps or played one for a living. The name comes from Old English hearpere (harper, harpist) via Old English hearpe (harp) via Proto-Germanic *harpǭ (harp) which derives from an uncertain origin.
Origin: Proto-Germanic via an uncertain origin
Meaning: “harpist”, in reference to one who plays the harp
Harry is the medieval English form of Henry, which comes from Germanic Heimrich meaning “home ruler” , made up of Germanic elements heim (home) and ric (power, ruler), both deriving from a PIE origin. Harry could also be used as a nickname for Harold meaning “army ruler” or “army power”.
Harry is also an English surname originating from the given name.
Meaning: “home ruler”; could also be used as a nickname for Harold “army ruler” or “army power”
Hibiki is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used:
hibiki響 “sound, echo” (also a word in Japanese)
hibiki韻 “rhyme; elegance, tone”
hibiki響樹 “sound, echo” + “tree, timber”
Hibiki is also a Japanese surname which can be written as 枇々木 or ひびき.
There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana it’s ひびき.
Meaning: various depending on the kanji used
*Japanese names are fascinating to me because a name can have a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used. In Japan there are three types of characters used. The first is kanji, which are characters originally adopted from Chinese characters but which have a Japanese pronounciation. A single kanjii character can stand for a whole word or concept and some names can be made up of 1, 2, 3, or 4 kanji characters. Because kanji characters can have several different meanings depending on what character is used, a name can have more then one meaning.
But more than just meaning, kanji names also have different pronunciations, so if you read a name written in kanji on paper, you can’t be sure how it’s pronounced; ditto on hearing it, since it can have several possible kanji characters. That’s where hiragana comes in, since it can be used to write out the syllables. Katakana is used for foreign names or words of foreign origin.