New moms and dads looking for the perfect boy names that start with "H" might be considering Hudson or Harrison
While the Social Security Administration reports that no "H" names for boys have claimed the No. 1 spot in the past 100 years, parents are still choosing "H" names for their sons.
While Henry has been in the U.S. top 100 boys names since records began, there are plenty more names that share the “H” initial.
Hudson, Hunter, Harrison, Hayes and Hendrix hold top spots for parents, according to baby naming expert Pamela Redmond.
Redmond says that surnames as first names are on the rise when it comes to "H" names, including: Huxley, Harlan, Harris and Hollis.
“These H surnames will remain the most pervasive trend — Halston is one to watch,” Redmond says.
Another trend among the “H” initial is the rise of old-fashioned boy names, such as Harold, Harvey and Hank.
Famous male personalities with "H" names include: Hank Aaron, Harry Styles, Harrison Ford, Heath Ledger, Hugh Jackman, Henry Ford, Hulk Hogan, Hans Zimmer, Ho Chi Minh, Hakeem Olajuwon and Howie Mandel.
A common reason parents search for baby names based on a specific initial is to establish a naming pattern unifying children’s names. Parents may also want to find a baby name that starts with a certain letter to honor a loved one.
“There are parents who cleverly pay homage to a relative by giving their child the same initials, and in Ashkenazi Jewish culture, it is tradition to give your child a name with the same initial as a loved one who has passed away,” Redmond says.
Celebrities who have given their sons "H" names include: Hal (Benedict Cumberbatch), Hank (Brooklyn Decker), Harold (Greta Gerwig), Hart (Miranda Kerr), Hawkins (Tony Romo), Hayes (Maren Morris), Hendrix (Future), Henry (Julia Roberts), Huckleberry (Bear Grylls) and Hugo (Macklemore).
100 Boy Names That Start With 'H'
From Hunter to Hiram, there are no shortage of boy names that start with "H" for parents to consider. Here are the top 100, according to SSA data: