Hershel is a boy's name of Yiddish origin, meaning "deer." As animal-inspired names go, this one's a total charmer! It was fashionable during the ‘20s and '30s alongside its other form, Herschel. While this vintage name was first given to herders or keepers of deer, today, it celebrates a holy language. It’s the perfect choice for sharing your faith with baby! Hershel is also the name of the unfailingly kind farm owner Hershel Greene of The Walking Dead comic and TV series.
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