Horst is a Germanic
Germanic languages
The Germanic languages constitute a sub-branch of the Indo-European language family. The common ancestor of all of the languages in this branch is called Proto-Germanic , which was spoken in approximately the mid-1st millennium BC in Iron Age northern Europe...

 word meaning "eagle's nest" (in modern German) and "man from the forest" (in Old High German
Old High German
The term Old High German refers to the earliest stage of the German language and it conventionally covers the period from around 500 to 1050. Coherent written texts do not appear until the second half of the 8th century, and some treat the period before 750 as 'prehistoric' and date the start of...

). It may refer to:

Given name

  • Horst (given name)
    Horst (given name)
    Horst is a male given name found mostly in German-speaking countries.- Etymology/meaning :The name is of Old High German origin, meaning "man from the forest", "bosk" or "brushwood"....

  • Horst Buchholz
    Horst Buchholz
    Horst Werner Buchholz was a German actor, remembered for his part in The Magnificent Seven and Nine Hours to Rama. He appeared in over sixty films during his acting career from 1952–2002.-Life and work:...

    , a German actor
  • Horst Bulau
    Horst Bulau
    Horst Bulau is a former Canadian ski jumper who competed from 1979 to 1992.By the end of his career, he had thirteen World Cup wins to his credit, the most by any skier in Canadian history during that time period. He placed in the top three positions in twenty-nine World Cup events, as well as...

    , a Canadian ski jumper
  • Horst Ibelgaufts the author of COPE (Cytokines & Cells Online Pathfinder Encyclopaedia)
  • Horst P. Horst
    Horst P. Horst
    Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann who chose to be known as Horst P. Horst was a German-American fashion photographer.-Early life:...

    , a German photographer
  • Horst Janson
    Horst Janson (actor)
    Horst Janson is a German film and television actor.-Career:Horst Janson is one of Germany's most popular actors, his career started very early with the film Buddenbrooks in 1959, he also featured in Helmut Käutner’s ‘The glass of water’ 1960 , where he played alongside Gustaf Gründgens, Hilde...

    , a German actor
  • Horst Köhler
    Horst Köhler
    Horst Köhler is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union. He was President of Germany from 2004 to 2010. As the candidate of the two Christian Democratic sister parties, the CDU and the CSU, and the liberal FDP, Köhler was elected to his first five-year term by the Federal Assembly on...

    , Federal President of Germany
  • Horst Mahseli
    Horst Mahseli
    Horst Mahseli was a Polish footballer, who is most famous for his 1950s performances in both Legia Warsaw and the Polish National Team....

    , a Polish footballer
  • Horst Wessel
    Horst Wessel
    Horst Ludwig Wessel was a German Nazi activist who was made a posthumous hero of the Nazi movement following his violent death in 1930...

    , right-wing political activist, assassinated in pre-Nazi-Germany
  • Horst Schultz, World record holder.
  • Horst Rechelbacher
    Horst Rechelbacher
    Horst M. Rechelbacher is the founder of the Aveda Corporation and Intelligent Nutrients. Aveda is a plant-based beauty company that manufactures hair care, skin care, makeup, purefume and lifestyle products. He is currently the CEO and founder of Intellingent Nutrients, a certified organic,...

    , founder of Aveda


  • Horst, Dutch surname
  • ter Horst
    Ter Horst
    ter Horst is a surname of Dutch origin. People with the name include:*Guusje ter Horst , Dutch politician and government minister*Jerald terHorst , press secretary to President Gerald Ford...

    , Dutch surname
  • van der Horst
    Van der Horst
    van der Horst is a surname of Dutch origin. People with the name include:* Ewoud Pietersz van der Horst , director of the VOC* Jan van der Horst , Dutch rower* Adriaan van der Horst , Dutch actor and director...

    , Dutch surname
  • Jørn Lier Horst
    Jørn Lier Horst
    Jørn Lier Horst , is a Norwegian author of crime fiction and a police officer, working in Larvik. He is considered as one of Norway's leading crime writers. Intricate, elaborate and almost insoluble mysteries have become his specialty...

     (b. 1970), a Norwegian author
  • David Horst
    David Horst
    David Horst is an American soccer player currently playing for Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer-College and Amateur:...

    , a footballer


  • Adlerhorst
    Adlerhorst was a World War II bunker complex in Germany, located within Kransberg Castle , Wetterau in the Taunus mountains in the province of Hesse...

    , one of Hitler's command centers
  • Horst, Gelsenkirchen, a part of the city of Gelsenkirchen
    Gelsenkirchen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located in the northern part of the Ruhr area. Its population in 2006 was c. 267,000....

    , Germany
  • Horst aan de Maas
    Horst aan de Maas
    Horst aan de Maas is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands, in the province of Limburg. In 2010 the municipalities Sevenum and part of Meerlo-Wanssum joined the municipality.- Population centres :...

    , a town in the southeast of Netherlands
  • Horst, Gelderland, a village in the centre of the Netherlands
  • Horst, Limburg, a village in the southeast of the Netherlands
  • Horst, North Brabant, a village in the south of the Netherlands
  • Horst, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
    Horst, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
    Horst is a village and a former municipality in the Vorpommern-Rügen district, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Since 7 June 2009, it is part of the Sundhagen municipality....

    , a village in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
  • Horst, Steinburg, a municipality in the Steinburg district, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • Horst, Lauenburg
    Horst, Lauenburg
    Horst is a municipality in the district of Lauenburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.-History:During excavations near Horst some Slavic relicts were found, dating back to the 7th Century....

    , a municipality in the Lauenburg district, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • Horst, Seevetal, a municipality in Niedersachsen, Germany
  • Kasteel van Horst (Castle of Horst), a medieval castle in the municipality of Holsbeek
    Holsbeek is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Holsbeek proper, Kortrijk-Dutsel, Nieuwrode and Sint-Pieters-Rode. On January 1, 2006 Holsbeek had a total population of 9,205...

    , Belgium

Fictional characters

  • Horst (Inheritance), a character in the popular book Eragon
    Eragon is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini, who began writing at the age of 15. After writing the first draft for a year, he spent a second year rewriting it and fleshing out the story and characters. Paolini's parents saw the final manuscript and decided to...

  • Horst Staley, a MacArthur midshipman
    A midshipman is an officer cadet, or a commissioned officer of the lowest rank, in the Royal Navy, United States Navy, and many Commonwealth navies. Commonwealth countries which use the rank include Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Kenya...

     in the Larry Niven
    Larry Niven
    Laurence van Cott Niven / ˈlæri ˈnɪvən/ is an American science fiction author. His best-known work is Ringworld , which received Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards. His work is primarily hard science fiction, using big science concepts and theoretical physics...

     and Jerry Pournelle
    Jerry Pournelle
    Jerry Eugene Pournelle is an American science fiction writer, essayist and journalist who contributed for many years to the computer magazine Byte and has since 1998 been maintaining his own website/blog....

     science fiction
    Science fiction
    Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginary but more or less plausible content such as future settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, aliens, and paranormal abilities...

     novel The Mote in God's Eye
    The Mote in God's Eye
    The Mote in God's Eye is a science fiction novel by American writers Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, first published in 1974. The story is set in the distant future of Pournelle's CoDominium universe, and charts the first contact between humanity and an alien species. The title of the novel is a...

  • Dr. Horst, a character in the 2002 film Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself
    Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself
    Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself is a Danish-Scottish film from 2002. Harbour and his suicidal brother inherit their father's second hand bookstore in their native Glasgow. Their lives become entangled with Alice and her daughter Mary after the two visit the shop...

    played by Mads Mikkelsen
    Mads Mikkelsen
    ' is a Danish actor.-Life and career:Mikkelsen was born in the Østerbro area of Copenhagen, the son of Bente Christiansen and Henning Mikkelsen, a cab driver. He is the brother of actor Lars Mikkelsen. After attending Århus Theatre School, he made his film debut in the movie Pusher...

  • Horst, a character in the 2007 film, Ratatouille (film)
    Ratatouille (film)
    Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighth film produced by Pixar, and was directed by Brad Bird, who took over from Jan Pinkava in 2005...

     played by Will Arnett
    Will Arnett
    William Emerson "Will" Arnett is a Canadian actor and comedian best known for his role as George Oscar "G.O.B." Bluth II on the Fox comedy Arrested Development. He is also known for his role as Devon Banks on the NBC comedy 30 Rock. Since his success on Arrested Development, Arnett has landed major...

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