Meaning and Origin of: Hertz

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Deer

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.