Hern is an Englishmasculinegiven name meaning "mythical hunter". There are variants including the English 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". Recorded alternative spellings include Harn, Hearn, Hearne and Herne. People with the name Hern include:
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", the Martian unit of currency
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