Meaning and Origin
What does the name Ho mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- According to a user from Germany, the name Ho is of Japanese origin and means "Diamond , Second chance , Goodness".
- A submission from the United States says the name Ho means "Handsome,dashing,wise, and thoughtful".
Note: In some Chaucer MSS.
Etymology: See Ho (interj.), 2
- Halloo! attend! -- a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach."What noise there, ho?" [Shak.]" Ho! who's within?"Shak.
- Stop! stand still! hold! -- a word now used by teamsters, but formerly to order the cessation of anything. Alt. spell.: whoa hoo "The duke . . . pulled out his sword and cried “ Hoo!”" [Chaucer.]"An herald on a scaffold made an hoo." [Chaucer.]
Etymology: Perhaps corrupted fr. hold; but cf. F. hau stop! and E. whoa
Etymology: Cf. F. & G. ho
- A trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs together with yttrium; forms highly magnetic compounds
From Middle English ho, hoo (interjection), probably from Old Norse hó! (interjection, also, a shepherd's call). Compare German ho, Old French ho ! (“hold!, halt!”).
- A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace.
An eye dialect corruption of whore, from non-rhotic pronunciations considered typical of African American Vernacular English. Compare mo (“more”), fo' (“for; four”).
- (slang, pejorative) A whore; a sexually loose woman; in general use as a highly offensive name-calling word for a woman with connotations of loose sexuality.
- Bros before !
ho was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Chickasaw, Czech, Danish, Esperanto, French, Italian, Japanese, Lower Sorbian, Middle English, Norwegian Nynorsk, Orya, Slovak, Swedish, Vietnamese, and Warao