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  1. HATTIE: Pet form of English Harriet, meaning "little home-ruler."
  2. HATTY: Variant spelling of English Hattie, meaning "little home-ruler."
  3. HAVEN: English unisex name derived from Middle English haven (Old English hæfen), meaning "haven, refuge."
  4. HAYDEE: English variant form of Swiss Heidi, meaning "noble sort." 
  5. HAYDEN: English unisex name composed of the Old English elements heg "hay" and denu "valley," hence "hay valley."
  6. HAYLEE: Variant spelling of English Hayley, meaning "hay field."
  7. HAYLEIGH: Variant spelling of English Hayley, meaning "hay field."
  8. HAYLEY: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from a place name composed of the Old English elements heg "hay" and leah "field, meadow, pasture," hence "hay field."
  9. HAYLIE: Variant spelling of English Hayley, meaning "hay field."
  10. HAZE: Short form of Old English Hazel, meaning "reddish-brown" or "hazel tree."
  11. HAZEL: Old English name meaning "reddish-brown" or "hazel tree." The tree was so-named for the hazel color of its ripe hazel-nuts.
  12. HEATHER: English name derived from the plant name, meaning "heather."
  13. HEAVEN: English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Old English heofon, meaning "home of God," earlier "sky." 
  14. HEBE: Latin form of Greek Hêbê, meaning "young." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of youth.
  15. HEIDI: Swiss pet form of Old High German Adalheid, meaning "noble sort." 
  16. HELAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Chel'ah, meaning "depraved" or "rust." In the bible, this is the name of a wife of Asher.
  17. HELAINE: Variant spelling of Old French Elaine, possibly meaning "torch." In Malory's Morte D'Arthur (Death of Arthur), this is the name of the tragic figure who dies of grief because Sir Lancelot is unable to return her love. 
  18. HELEEN: Dutch form of Greek Helénē, probably meaning "torch."
  19. HELEN: English form of French Hélène, probably meaning "torch." In mythology, this is the name of the most beautiful woman ever to exist whose abduction by Paris caused the Trojan war.
  20. HELENA: Latin form of Greek Helénē, probably meaning "torch."
  21. HELENE
    1. German form of Greek Helénē, probably meaning "torch."
    2. Scandinavian form of Greek Helénē, probably meaning "torch."
  22. HELGA: Icelandic name derived from Old Norse heilagr, meaning "holy; dedicated to the gods."
  23. HELLEN: Variant spelling of English Helen, probably meaning "torch."
  24. HÉLOÏSE: Modern form of medieval French Helewise, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound." 
  25. HENRIETTA: Latin form of French Henriette, meaning "little home-ruler."
  26. HEPHZI-BAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Chephtsiy-bahh, meaning "she is my desire." In the bible, this is the name of the wife of king Hezekiah.
  27. HEPHZIBAH: Variant form of English Hephzi-bah, meaning "she is my desire." In the bible, this is the name of the wife of king Hezekiah.
  28. HEPSIE: Pet form of English Hephzibah, meaning "she is my desire."
  29. HESTER: Medieval Latin form of Persian Esther, meaning "star."
  30. HETTIE: English pet form of Latin Hester "star" and English Harriet "little home-ruler."
  31. HILARY: English unisex form of Latin Hilarius and Hilaria, meaning "joyful; happy." Originally, this was strictly a masculine name.
  32. HILDA
    1. Old German short form of longer names containing hild, meaning "battle." 
    2. Icelandic and Scandinavian form of Old Norse Hildr, meaning "battle."
  33. HILLARY: Variant spelling of English unisex Hilary, meaning "joyful; happy."
  34. HOLLIE: Variant spelling of English Holly, meaning "holly."
  35. HOLLIS: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from Old English holegn "holly" denoting someone who "lives near holly trees."
  36. HOLLY: English name derived from the name of the evergreen shrub or tree. 
  37. HONEY: English name derived from the vocabulary word "honey." Also a term of endearment.
  38. HONOR: American English form of Latin Honora, meaning "honor, valor." 
  39. HONOUR: British English form of Latin Honora, meaning "honor, valor."
  40. HOPE: English name derived from the vocabulary word "hope." It is one of the Puritan virtue names; some others are Charity, Chastity, Faith, Honor, and Prudence
  41. HORTENSE: French form of Latin Hortensia, meaning "garden."
  42. HOSANNA: Anglicized form of Greek Hōsanna, meaning "deliver us." In the bible, this was the cry of the people who recognized Jesus as the Messiah when he entered Jerusalem.
  43. HOSANNAH: Variant spelling of English Hosanna, meaning "deliver us."
  44. HULDA
    1. Scandinavian form of Old Norse Hulð, meaning "hidden, obscure, secret."
    2. Variant spelling of English Huldah, meaning "mole" or "weasel." 
  45. HULDAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Chuldah, meaning "mole" or "weasel." In the bible, this is the name of a prophetess. 
  46. HUNTER: English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning "hunter."
  47. HYACINTH: English form of Latin Hyacintha, meaning "hyacinth flower."
  48. HYLDA: English variant spelling of German Hilda, meaning "battle."
  49. IDA
    1. Norman name derived from Germanic id, meaning "work." 
    2. Scandinavian form of Icelandic Iða, meaning "industrious."
  50. IDELLE: French pet form of Norman Germanic Ida, meaning "work."
  51. IDONY: Anglicized form of Latin Idonea, meaning "again to love."
  52. IESHA: English variant spelling of Arabic Aisha, meaning "alive." 
  53. ILEAN: Variant spelling of English Eileen, meaning "beauty, radiance." 
  54. ILEEN: Variant spelling of English Eileen, meaning "beauty, radiance." 
  55. ILENE: Variant spelling of English Eileen, meaning "beauty, radiance." 
  56. IMOGEN: From a misspelling of the English Shakespearean name Innogen, meaning "girl, maiden." 
  57. IMOGENE: Variant spelling of English Imogen, meaning "girl, maiden." 
  58. INA: English and Scottish short form of longer names ending with -ina, such as Christina and Dolina. Compare with another form of Ina.
  59. INDIA: English name derived from the country name, meaning "land of the Indus (river)." 
  60. INDIANA: English unisex name derived from the American state name, meaning "land of the Indians."
  61. INDIGO: English unisex name, derived from vocabulary word indigo, from Greek indikon, meaning "blue dye from India." 
  62. INDY: Pet form of English unisex Indiana, meaning "land of the Indians."
  63. INNES: Anglicized unisex form of Scottish Gaelic Aonghas, meaning "excellent valor." 
  64. INNOGEN: Original Celtic form of the misspelled English Shakespeare character name Imogen, derived from the Gaelic element inghean, meaning "girl, maiden." 
  65. IRELAND: English name derived from the country name, composed of the Irish goddess name Ériu and Old Saxon land "land," hence "land of Ériu" or "land of peace."
  66. IRENE: Latin form of Greek Eirênê, meaning "peace." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of peace. 
  67. IRIS (Ίρις): Greek name meaning "rainbow." In mythology, this is the name of a rainbow goddess. In use by the English as a feminine name, and by the Jews as a unisex name.
  68. IRMA: Short form of longer German names beginning with Irm-, meaning "entire, whole."
  69. IRMALINDA: German name composed of the elements irmen "entire, whole" and lint "soft, tender," hence "entirely gentle."
  70. IRMGARD: German name composed of the elements irmen "entire, whole" and gard "enclosure," hence "entirely protected."
  71. ISABEL: Originally a Spanish form of Latin Isabella, meaning "God is my oath." It later became an English royal name and its popularity was enhanced by the fact that it was borne by Queen Isabella (1296-1358), despite the fact that she was a murderess. 
  72. ISABELLE: French form of Latin Isabella, meaning "God is my oath." In Arthurian legend, Isabelle of Cornwall is the name of the mother of Tristan
  73. ISADORA: Variant spelling of Latin Isidora, meaning "gift of Isis." 
  74. ISCAH
    1. Anglicized form of Hebrew Yickah, meaning "one who beholds" or "one who looks out." In the bible, this is the name of the sister of Lot.
    2. Contracted form of English Isaaca, meaning "he will laugh."
  75. ISIDORA (Greek: Ισίδωρα, Russian: Исидора): 
    1. Feminine form of Greek Isidoros, meaning "gift of Isis."
    2. Feminine form of Latin Isidorus, meaning "gift of Isis."
    3. Feminine form of Russian Isidor, meaning "gift of Isis."
  76. ISLEEN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Aisling, meaning "dream; vision."
  77. ISOLDE: English form of French Iseult, derived from Germanic Ishild, meaning "ice battle." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of the tragic princess who was the mistress of Tristram.
  78. ISSY: Variant spelling of English Izzy, meaning "God is my oath."
  79. IVA: Variant spelling of English Ivah, meaning "overthrow, overturn." Compare with other forms of Iva.
  80. IVAH: English name derived from the biblical name of a region of Assyria, derived from Hebrew avvah, meaning "overthrow, overturn."
  81. IVORY: English name derived from the vocabulary word for a material that comes from the tusks of elephants and is used in making jewelry.
  82. IVVAH: Variant spelling of English Ivah, meaning "overthrow, overturn."
  83. IVY: English name derived from the plant name, "ivy."
  84. IZZIE: Variant spelling of English Izzy, meaning "God is my oath."
  85. IZZY: Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." Compare with masculine Izzy
  86. JACINDA: English variant form of Latin Jacintha, meaning "hyacinth flower."
  87. JACINTH: English form of French Jacinthe, meaning "hyacinth flower."
  88. JACKALINE: English form of French Jacqueline, meaning "supplanter."
  89. JACKALYN: Variant spelling of English Jacquelyn, meaning "supplanter."
  90. JACKI: Pet form of English Jackalyn, meaning "supplanter."
  91. JACKIE: Pet form of English Jackalyn, meaning "supplanter." Compare with masculine Jackie
  92. JACKLYN: Contracted form of English Jackalyn, meaning "supplanter."
  93. JACLYN: Variant spelling of English Jacklyn, meaning "supplanter."
  94. JACOBINA: Feminine form of English Jacob, meaning "supplanter."
  95. JACQUELINE: Feminine form of French Jacques, meaning "supplanter."
  96. JACQUELYN: English form of French Jacqueline, meaning "supplanter."
  97. JADE: English unisex name derived from the name of the precious stone, meaning "jade."
  98. JADEN: Elaborated form of English unisex Jade, meaning "jade."
  99. JADYN: Variant spelling of English unisex Jaden, meaning "jade."
  100. JAEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yael, meaning "chamois," "ibex," or "mountain goat." In the bible, this is the name of the wife of Heber the Kenite who killed general Sisera, an enemy of the Israelites.
  101. JAIDA: Elaborated feminine form of English unisex Jade, meaning "jade."
  102. JAIDEN: Variant spelling of English unisex Jaden, meaning "jade."
  103. JAIME: Variant spelling of English Jamie, meaning "supplanter." Compare with masculine Jaime.
  104. JAIMEE: Variant spelling of English Jamie, meaning "supplanter."
  105. JAIMIE: Variant spelling of English Jamie, meaning "supplanter." Compare with masculine Jaimie.
  106. JAKI: Pet form of English Jackalyn, meaning "supplanter."
  107. JAKKI: Pet form of English Jackalyn, meaning "supplanter."
  108. JAMESINA: Scottish feminine form of English James, meaning "supplanter."
  109. JAMI: Variant spelling of English Jamie, meaning "supplanter."
  110. JAMIE: Feminine form of English James, meaning "supplanter." Compare with masculine Jamie.
  111. JAN: English short form of names beginning with Jan-, most of which are feminine forms of John, meaning "God is gracious." Compare with masculine Jan.
  112. JANCIS: Modern elaborated form of English Jan, meaning "God is gracious." 
  113. JANE: English form of French Jehanne, meaning "God is gracious."
  114. JANEL: Variant spelling of English Janelle, meaning "God is gracious."
  115. JANELE: Variant spelling of English Janelle, meaning "God is gracious."
  116. JANELLA: Pet form of English Jane, meaning "God is gracious."
  117. JANELLE: Pet form of English Jane, meaning "God is gracious."
  118. JANENE: Variant spelling of English Janine, meaning "God is gracious."
  119. JANESSA: Elaborated form of English Jane, meaning "God is gracious."
  120. JANET: Anglicized form of Scottish Jennet, meaning "God is gracious."
  121. JANETTA: Elaborated form of English Janet, meaning "God is gracious."
  122. JANETTE: Elaborated form of English Janet, meaning "God is gracious."
  123. JANEY: Variant spelling of English Janie, meaning "God is gracious."
  124. JANICE: Elaborated form of English Jane, meaning "God is gracious."
  125. JANIE: Pet form of English Jane, meaning "God is gracious."
  126. JANINE: English form of French Jeannine, meaning "God is gracious."
  127. JANIS: Variant spelling of English Janice, meaning "God is gracious." Compare with masculine Janis.
  128. JANNA: Elaborated form of English Jan, meaning "God is gracious." Compare with another form of Janna.
  129. JANNAH: Variant spelling of English Janna, meaning "God is gracious."
  130. JANNETTE: Variant spelling of English Janette, meaning "God is gracious."
  131. JANNINE: Variant spelling of English Janine, meaning "God is gracious."
  132. JAQUALINA: English variant spelling of Latin Jacquelina, meaning "supplanter."
  133. JAQUALINE: Variant spelling of English Jacquelyn, meaning "supplanter."
  134. JAQUELINE: Variant spelling of English Jacquelyn, meaning "supplanter."
  135. JAQUELYN: Variant spelling of English Jacquelyn, meaning "supplanter."
  136. JARONA: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yarona, meaning "to shout and sing."
  137. JASMIN: English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Persian yasmin, meaning "jasmine flower," a plant in the olive family. Compare with masculine Jasmin.
  138. JASMINE: Variant spelling of English Jasmin, meaning "jasmine flower," a plant in the olive family.
  139. JASMYN: Variant spelling of English Jasmin, meaning "jasmine flower," a plant in the olive family.
  140. JAYDA: Elaborated feminine form of English unisex Jade, meaning "jade."
  141. JAYDE: Elaborated feminine form of English unisex Jade, meaning "jade."
  142. JAYDEN: Variant spelling of English unisex Jaden, meaning "jade."
  143. JAYDON: Variant spelling of English unisex Jaden, meaning "jade."
  144. JAYLA: Feminine form of English Jay, a short form of longer names beginning with the letter "J."
  145. JAYLEE: Feminine form of English Jay, a short form of longer names beginning with the letter "J."
  146. JAYMA: Variant form of English Jamie, meaning "supplanter."
  147. JAYME: Variant spelling of English Jamie, meaning "supplanter."
  148. JAYNA: Pet form of English Jane, meaning "God is gracious."
  149. JAYNE: Variant spelling of English Jane, meaning "God is gracious."
  150. JAYNIE: Variant spelling of English Janie, meaning "God is gracious."

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