Meaning:Mythical hunter; Horse-lord, heron
Hern is a masculine name of Celtic and Old English origins, meaning "mythical hunter," "horse-lord," and "heron." The name sports several iterations, including Herne and English and Irish surnames A'hern and O'Hern. The name derives from English folklore's Herne the Hunter, a ghost associated with Windsor Forest and Great Park in England's Berkshire. Believed to have antlers growing from his head, the earliest mention of Herne is in Shakespeare's 1597 play The Merry Wives of Windsor. Hern is a clever choice for parents wishing to give baby a lifetime identity or enjoy an animal-like etymology that inspires courage and strength.
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