Hal Name Meaning & Origin

Hal

Pronunciation: HAL (key)

Origin of the name Hal:

Originally a short form of Henry (home ruler), Hal is also bestowed as an independent given name.

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Hal- Meaning: Chief. Origin - Irish
Meaning: Diminutive of Henry: Home or House Ruler. Origin - German

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A nickname for Harold or Henry, Hal is sometimes used on its own.

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Harold "Hal" Holbrook, American actor
Hal Prince, American producer and director
Hal Barwood, American game designer
Hal Linden, American actor
Hal Sparks, American actor
Hal Azaria (b. 2009), son of American actor, voice actor, comedian, and producer Hank Azaria

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Prince Hal, later Henry V, in Shakespeare's historical plays
Hal, ancient man in "A Series of Unfortunate Events" by Lemony Snicket
Hal Wilkerson, father in TV series "Malcolm in the Middle" played by Bryan Cranston
Hal Jordan, is the first human ever inducted into the Green Lantern Corps. He is the protector of sector 2814. (DC Comics)
HAL 9000, a.k.a. Hal, is the computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey and other books/movies in that series
Hal Hefner, stuttering main character of the 2007 film "Rocket Science"
Hal Yorke, a vampire in the U.K. television series, "Being Human."
Hal, a dog character on the PBS children's TV show "Nature Cat"
Hal Larson, main character in the 2001 romantic-comedy film "Shallow Hal" played by Jack Black

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