Other Origin(s):German
Meaning:Deer, nimble like a deer
If your sprightly little tot waddles with majesty, you’ll know Heshel is the one for baby. This masculine name is Yiddish and German in origin and is popular in Jewish communities. Meaning “deer,” Heshel is a respelling of Hershel and derives from Hirsch, once a nickname reserved for hunters and those as agile as deer. Widely regarded as a symbol of swiftness, good fortune, and beauty, baby Heshel can carry the grace of the deer wherever they go.

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