It doesn’t seem like there should be such diversity from a single letter, but it’s true.
H also offers a surprising number of surname names for girls. Blame it on celebrity baby name Harlow, maybe, or semi-historical figure Hadley Hemingway. But it’s a letter that gives us lots of last names eager to leap into the first spot.
In some ways, girl names starting with H stay under-the-radar. They don’t seem like they ought to be sensations, not the way that vowel-forward names like Emma, Isabella, and Olivia are. Then again, nearly every generation has a runaway hit of a H name for girls. The early twentieth century gave us Helen; fifty years later, Heather dominated. Hannah followed, and then Harper.
What’s next? That’s hard to say, but maybe it’s on this list!