Ho name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ho

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Germany, the name Ho is of Japanese origin and means "Diamond , Second chance , Goodness".
  2. A submission from the United States says the name Ho means "Handsome,dashing,wise, and thoughtful".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
pronoun Ho

Note: In some Chaucer MSS.

A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace.

Etymology: See Ho (interj.), 2

noun Ho
The chemical symbol for Holmium.
  1. Halloo! attend! -- a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach."What noise there, ho?" [Shak.]" Ho! who's within?"Shak.
  2. Etymology: Perhaps corrupted fr. hold; but cf. F. hau stop! and E. whoa

    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: Cf. F. & G. ho

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. 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!”).

  1. 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”).

  1. (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

    Notable Persons Named Ho

    Notable Persons Named Ho

    Hồ Chí Minh

    Hồ Chí Minh was a Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Member of the Politburo, Chairman of theCentral Committeeof theCommunist Party. Hồ was born on May 19th, 1890 in Kim Liên. He breathed his last breath on September 2nd, 1969.


    Jessi is a singing, dance, rapping, singer, dancer, and rapper. Jessi was given the name Ho Hyun-ju on December 17th, 1988 in New York.

    Ho Yinsen

    Ho Ching

    Ho Ching is a Spouse of the Prime Minister of Singapore and Spouse of thePrime Minister of Singapore. Ho was born in Singapore.

    Hồ Ngọc Hà

    Hồ Ngọc Hà is a singer, model, and model (people). Hồ was born Hồ Ngọc Hà on November 25th, 1984.

    Ho Yeow Sun

    Ho Yeow Sun is a christian bishop. Ho was born on June 2nd, 1972.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Ho

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Ho

    Sandrine Holt

    Sandrine Holt is an actress, model, and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Sandrine was given the name Sandrine Ho on November 19th, 1972.


    Zico is a hip hop music and k-pop rapping, record producer, and master of ceremonies. He plays Piano, Keyboard instrument, and Drum machine. He holds the title Battle Royal and Feel So Young. He has had major accomplishments since 2011. Zico was given the name Woo Ji Ho on September 14th, 1992 in Seoul.

    Shin Won Ho

    Shin Won Ho is a k-pop singing, dance, actor, and model (people). He plays Guitar. His ongoing career started in 2011. Shin was given the name 신원호 on October 23rd, 1991 in South Korea. Shin is also known as Shin.

    Don Ho

    Don Ho was a pop and traditional pop music musician. He plays Vocals, piano, and ukulele. His most notable accomplishments were from 1959 to 2007. Don was given the name Donald Tai Loy Ho on August 13th, 1930 in Honolulu. Don is also known as Ho and Don. He left this life on April 14th, 2007.

    Peter Ho

    Peter Ho is a mandopop author. He was most active from 1994 to 1994. Peter was born on September 13th, 1975 in Los Angeles.

    Cassey Ho

    Cassey Ho is a video blogger and social-fitness entrepreneur. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to present. Cassey was born in Los Angeles, California, United States.

    • Steven Ho
      Martial Artist
    • Denise Ho
    • Maria Ho
    • Lawrence Ho
    • Stephanie Ho
    • Coco Ho
    • David Ho
    • Edmund Ho
      Vice-President of the Legislative Assembly of Macau
    • Daniel Ho
    • Pritish Chakraborty thumb|Pritish Chakraborty at the Shooting of the film Mangal Ho
    • Fred Ho
    • Sir Kai Ho
    • Lisa Ho
      Fashion Designer
    • Lee Chi Ho
      Soccer Player

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Ho U.S.
      White 2.42% 64.26%
      African American 0.20% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 93.06% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.03% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 3.21% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.08% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Ho

    People with the last name Ho are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Ho

  1. What name lists does Ho rank for?
  2. How Popular is the name Ho? Ho is the 33,906th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ho was the 691st most popular name in 2010.
  3. How many people with the first name Ho have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 129 babies born with the first name Ho in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ho to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  4. What year were 5 or more babies first named Ho? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  5. When was Ho first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ho is Thursday, June 8th, 1871.
  6. What year had the most people named Ho born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ho was in 1989 with a total of 13 babies.
  7. Random Ho Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ho is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1999.
  8. Weird things about the name Ho: The name spelled backwards is Oh. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Oh. How do you pronounce that?
  9. How many people have the last name Ho? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 49,817 people with the last name Ho.
  10. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ho? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 17 of them will have Ho as their last name.
  11. Ho name meaning

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