H Names – Baby names starting with H

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Hannah

Meaning of the name Hannah. Listen and learn how to pronounce Hannah so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: Ancient Irish name from the noun aine that means “splendor, radiance, brilliance.” Aine is connected with fruitfulness and prosperity. The queen of the Munster fairies was called Aine as was one of the wives of Fionn Mac Cool (read the legend). Aine appears in folktales as “the best-hearted woman who ever lived – lucky in love and in money.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Hannah Aine

PRONUNCIATION: awn + ye”

ENGLISH: Hannah

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Hugh

Meaning of the Irish name Hugh. Listen and learn how to pronounce Hugh so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Hugh is a translation of an ancient name Aodh meaning “”fire.”” A name with nationalistic connotations as Hugh O’Neill, Earl of Tyrone and Red Hugh O’Donnell, Earl of Tyrconnell together led a rebellion and won some major battles against the forces of the English queen Elizabeth 1st, before being defeated at the Battle of Kinsale in 1601.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Hugh

PRONUNCIATION: “”hue””

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