Name: Hiram

Origin and Meaning of the Name Hiram

  • Meaning:
    My brother is exalted
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    (HY rum)
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    Hiram I was the Phoenician king of Tyre according to the Bible. He reigned from 980 BC to 947 BC, succeeding his father, Abibaal.

    Hiram was the first name given to 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, at birth. his name was Hiram Ulysses Grant and the prospect of entering West Point Military Academy with the initials "HUG" embarrassed him, he began using the name Ulysses H. Grant until he discovered that he was erroneously enrolled as Ulysses Simpson Grant. He adopted this name and was from that point forward known as U.S. or "Uncle Sam" Grant.

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