Hern

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Hern is an English masculine given name meaning "mythical hunter". There are variants including the Celtic Herne ("mythical hunter God"), associated with Herne the Hunter. Hern is also common as a surname, including the British Isles variant "A'hern" and the Irish variant "O'Hern". People with the name Hern include:[1]

Hern
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name English language
Meaning "mythical hunter"
Region of origin British Isles
Other names
Related names Herne, A'hern, O'hern
Variants

Other uses[edit]

  • An archaic term for a Heron.
  • The term has also become a synonym for "an American" (with the associated adjective "Hernian") among fans of The Goon Show, following the Goons' habit of parodying American accents with repetitions of "hern".
  • The term was also used on television in the early 1960s by Red Skelton who was playing a visiting Martian in a skit and asked a passerby on the street if he "had change for a Hern" which was the Martian unit of currency.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hern meaning and Hern origin, relative names". babynamecollection.com. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 

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