Hecht Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from Middle High German hech(e)t, Middle Dutch heect, hecht ‘pike’, generally a nickname for a rapacious and greedy person. In some instances it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a fisher and in others it may be a habitational name from a house distinguished by a sign depicting this fish. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Hecht or Yiddish hekht ‘pike’, one of the many Ashkenazic ornamental names taken from vocabulary words denoting wildlife.

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List of People with Surname Hecht

Based on our public records, there are a total of 3,104 people with the surname Hecht. Among these people surnamed Hecht, there are approximately 566 distinct names, with an average of 5 people who share the same name. Michael Hecht, Robert Hecht and Richard Hecht are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Hecht, with 62, 45 and 43 people respectively.

In addition, Our data shows that New York has the most people surnamed Hecht, with a total of 454 people, and there are a total of 265 distinct names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Hecht, with a total of 357 people and an average of 224 distinct names.