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Hart Meaning and Origin

Hart is a boy’s name of English origin, meaning: “stag.” In England and Scotland, “Hart” is a surname derived from the Old English word “heorot,” which means “stag” or “male deer.” It was often used as a nickname or occupational name for someone who was a skilled deer hunter or someone who lived near a place frequented by deer. “Hart” is also a surname of German and Dutch origin. In German, it means “heart,” derived from the Middle High German word “hart.” In Dutch, it can have various meanings, including “hard” or “strong.” The name might have originated as a nickname for someone with a strong or courageous personality. In Jewish culture, “Hart” is a variant of the Hebrew name “Hirsch,” meaning “deer.” It is often used as a surname among Ashkenazi Jews.

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