Other Origin(s):Hebrew, Yiddish
You might say this is quite an en-deer-ing name to bestow upon your little bundle of joy. Of German, Hebrew, and Yiddish origin, Herschel is a masculine moniker that means “deer” and comes from the Old German Hirsh or hiruz. It has quite a vintage feel and dates back to the 13th century as a German surname borne by renowned siblings and astronomers Frederick William Herschel and Caroline Herschel. Staying true to its meaning, deers are known for their intuition, grace, and devotion, making Herschel a great choice for your loving little cherub.
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