Meaning and Origin of: Hertz
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First name origins & meanings:
- German : Deer
First name variations
Last name origin & meaning:
- German and Dutch : from a personal name derived from a short form of the various Germanic compound names with the first element hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.
- German : nickname for a stout-hearted or kind-hearted individual, from Middle High German herze ‘heart’.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from German Herz ‘heart’, Yiddish harts.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from the Yiddish personal name Herts, which is from Middle High German hir(t)z ‘deer’, ‘hart’ (see Hirsch).
- Dutch : variant of Hirsch.
- Danish and Swedish : probably of German origin.