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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Thicket of trees

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : topographic name for someone who lived on a wooded hill, Old English hyrst, or habitational name from one of the various places named with this word, for example Hurst in Berkshire, Kent, Somerset, and Warwickshire, or Hirst in Northumberland and West Yorkshire.
  • Irish : re-Anglicized form of de Horsaigh, Gaelicized form of the English habitational name Horsey, established in Ireland since the 13th century.
  • German : topographic name from Middle High German hurst ‘woodland’, ‘thicket’.

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