Hare Name Meaning

Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÍr, meaning ‘long-lasting’. In Ireland this name is found in County Armagh; it has also long been established in Scotland. Irish: Anglicized form of Ó hAichir ‘descendant of Aichear’, a personal name derived from the epithet aichear ‘fierce’, ‘sharp’. In Ireland this name is more commonly Anglicized as O’Hehir. English: nickname for a swift runner (possibly a speedy messenger) or a timorous person, from Middle English hare ‘hare’. However, the surname Ayer and its variants was sometimes recorded as Hare. English: topographic name from an Old English hær ‘rock’, ‘heap of stones’, ‘tumulus’. French: according to Morlet, an occupational name for a huntsman, from a medieval French call used to urge on the hounds, or, in the form Haré, from the past participle of harer ‘to excite, stir up (hounds in pursuit of a quarry)’.

List of People with Surname Hare

According to our database, there are a total of 6,459 people with the surname Hare. Among these people surnamed Hare, there are about 906 unique names, with an average of 7 people who have the same name. John Hare, Michael Hare and Brian Hare are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Hare, with 90, 60 and 49 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that Texas has the largest number of people surnamed Hare, with a total of 515 people, and there are a total of 321 unique names among these people. Florida is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Hare, with a total of 422 people and an average of 275 unique names.