Male Pet Names – H

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Male pet names beginning with “H”…

Hairball
Origin: English
Meaning: A ball of hair

Hamlet
Origin: Old French/German
Meaning: Little Home
Trivia: Hamlet was a Shakespearean tragic hero

Handel
Origin: German
Trivia: George Frideric Handel was a German-English composer famous for works such as Messiah and Water Music

Handsome
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Pleasing and dignified in form or appearance

Handy
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Useful

Hank
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: (Henry) Ruler of the home

Hannibal
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Help; blessing
TV Notable: Hannibal, who was a Carthaginian, is credited as being one of the most talented military commanders in history.

Harry
Origin: Old English
Meaning: (Harold) Leader of an army

Harvard
Origin: Name
Meaning: An Ivy League college in Massachusetts

Hash
Origin: French
Meaning: A jumble; a hodgepodge

Hat Trick
Origin: English
Meaning: A clever maneuver; in sports, a hat trick generally refers to succeeding at something three times – usually consecutively

Havoc
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Confusion or disorder

Heathcliff
Origin: English
Meaning: Cliff top covered in heather
Trivia: Heathcliff is one of the leading characters in Emily Bronte’s novel, Wuthering Heights; also the name of an orange, bad-tempered cat in the comic strip Heathcliff

Hector
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Anchor; steadfast
Trivia: The greatest Trojan hero in the Trojan War, killed by Achilles.

Henderson
Origin: Surname; name

Hendrix
Trivia: Jimi Hendrix is an American musician, considered one of the greatest guitarists in the history of Rock.

Hercules
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Glorious Gif
Trivia: A Greek mythological hero, renowned for his strength

Hero
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities

Higgins
Origin: English
Use: Usually used as a last name

Hinkley
Origin: Name
Trivia: A town in California

Hobbes
Trivia: Hobbes is the energetic stuffed tiger in the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. Hobbes is named after the English philosopher Thomas Hobbes.

Hobbit
Trivia: The fictional, diminutive race in J. R.R. Tolkien’s novels, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

Homer
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Pledge or hostage
Trivia: Homer was an ancient Greek poet who wrote The Iliad and The Odyssey.
TV Notable: Homer Simpson of The Simpsons.

Honcho
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Leader
Trivia: “Head honcho” is a phrase used to refer to a person (or in this case, pet) in charge.

Hooch
Origin: Native Alaskan
Meaning: (Hootchino) A type of distilled liquor made by Alaskan Indians
Movie Notable: Name of the French Mastiff in 1989’s Turner & Hooch, starring Tom Hanks.

Hoosier
Origin: American
Meaning: A nickname for a native or inhabitant of Indiana
Trivia: Team name of Indiana University.
Movie Notable: 1986 film about a small-town high school basketball team starring Gene Hackman.

Hopper
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A person or thing that hops

Horace
Origin: Greek/Latin
Meaning: Guardian; timekeeper
Trivia: One of the great Roman poets and satirists (65-8 BC).

Houdini
Origin: Name
Meaning: American magician known for his great escapes

Howler
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: An animal that howls

Huggy Bear
Origin: Nickname
TV Notable: Informant character in the 70’s cop show Starsky and Hutch.
Trivia: In the 2004 movie version, Huggy Bear was played by Snoop Dogg.

Hugo
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Intelligent

Humphrey
Origin: Old German
Meaning: Peaceful Hun
Trivia: Humphrey Bogart was an American actor who starred in the 1942 film Casablanca.

Hunter
Origin: English
Meaning: One who hunts or searches

Hyde
Origin: English
Meaning: Exquisite
Trivia: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1886.

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