Hand Name Meaning

English and German: nickname for someone with a deformed hand or who had lost one hand, from Middle English hand, Middle High German hant, found in such appellations as Liebhard mit der Hand (Augsburg 1383). Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Hand ‘hand’ (see 1). Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Flaithimh (see Guthrie), resulting from an erroneous association of the Gaelic name with the Gaelic word lámh ‘hand’. It is used as an English equivalent for several other names of Gaelic origin too, e.g. Claffey, Glavin, and McClave. Dutch: from a variant of hont ‘dog’, ‘hound’, either a derogatory nickname, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a dog.

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List of People with Surname Hand

According to our database, there are a total of 6,653 people with the surname Hand. Among these people surnamed Hand, there are about 879 unique names, with an average of 7 people who have the same name. Brian Hand, Charles Hand and Jessica Hand are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Hand, with 45, 45 and 45 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that Florida has the largest number of people surnamed Hand, with a total of 616 people, and there are a total of 378 unique names among these people. Georgia is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Hand, with a total of 559 people and an average of 345 unique names.