27 Names That Mean Half

27 Names That Mean Half

When naming your child, you can look for unique meanings that can be combined with middle names or your family surname to send a message. Perhaps you’re searching for a name with the meaning “half” to help craft one of these unique names. Whether it simply means half or means half of something more specific, there are several options for girls and boys.

One of the most obvious names in this category is Demi (sometimes spelled Demie). This name is unisex and French in origin. The meaning is “half or small.” The word “Half” has even been recorded as a boy’s name in English, though it is rather uncommon.

A girl’s name that just simply means “half” is Adh. This is a Sikh-origin name popular in India.

There are several names that contain the meaning “half,” relating to the cycles of the moon from various cultures as well. Somansh is a Hindi name meaning “half-moon” that can be used for either gender. Arhendu is another Hindi name, though this one is masculine, which means “half, or crescent moon.” The Punjabi name Nimraati is a girl’s name with a similar meaning, “half night.”

Another boy’s name related to “half” is Halden. This is a very old Scandinavian name meaning “half Dane,” perfect if your family has Danish or Norse roots.

Aadh

Meaning: Half
Origin: Hindi
Gender: Girl

Adh

Meaning: Half
Origin: Sikh
Gender: Girl

Ananda

Meaning: A half brother of Buddha
Origin: Hindi
Gender: Boy

Ardhendru

Meaning: Half moon
Origin: Hindi
Gender: Boy

Arhendu

Meaning: Half
Origin: Hindi
Gender: Boy

Bankimcandra

Meaning: Half moon, charming but shrewd
Origin: Hindi
Gender: Boy

Basil

Meaning: Royal. Kingly. St Basil the Great was Bishop of Caesarea in the latter half of the 4th century
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Centaurus

Meaning: Half man half horse
Origin: Latin
Gender: Boy

Demi/Demie

Meaning: Half or small
Origin: French
Gender: Unisex

Gilbert

Meaning: Bright pledge. From the Old German name Gisilbert
Origin: German
Gender: Boy

Halden

Meaning: Half Dane
Origin: Scandinavian
Gender: Boy

Haldora

Meaning: Half spirited
Origin: Norse
Gender: Girl

Half

Meaning: Half
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Halfrid

Meaning: Half beautiful
Origin: Norse
Gender: Girl

Halla

Meaning: Half protected
Origin: Norse
Gender: Girl

Hallgerda

Meaning: Half protected
Origin: Norse
Gender: Girl

Harihareshwar

Meaning: Half shiva and half vishnu
Origin: Hindi
Gender: Boy

Harkaran

Meaning: On behalf of god
Origin: Hindi
Gender: Boy

Nimraati

Meaning: Half night
Origin: Indian
Gender: Girl

Kalf

Meaning: Half son of Asgeir
Origin: Norse
Gender: Girl

Karn

Meaning: The pandavas half brother
Origin: Hindi
Gender: Boy

Kelly

Meaning: Wood. Surname and place name that has only been used as a first name (either gender) in the latter half of the 20th century
Origin: Scottish
Gender: Unisex

Morgan/Morgana

Meaning: Enchantress half sister of Arthur
Origin: Arthurian Legend
Gender: Boy/Girl

Nimay

Meaning: Half
Origin: Hindi
Gender: Boy

Philip

Meaning: ‘King John’ Bastard half brother to Robert Faulconbridge. ‘King John’ King Philip of France
Origin: Shakespearean
Gender: Boy

Somansh

Meaning: Half Moon
Origin: Hindi
Gender: Boy

Tamar

Meaning: Palm tree. In the Old Testament, Tamar was raped by her half-brother, Amnon
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Girl