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Updated June 9, 2019

Girl name origins & meanings

  • English : Sweet
  • German : A familiar alternative to “darling” or “dear”

Family name origins & meanings

  • German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : metonymic name for a gatherer or seller of honey, from Middle High German honec, honic ‘honey’, German Honig. As a Jewish surname it is generally ornamental.
  • German (Hönig, of Slavic origin) : from a pet form of Heinrich.

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