The English letter h is usually pronounced, but in a number of words it is silent. This is an example of sound change. The spelling reflects an older pronunciation of the language.
Here is a list of words which begin with a silent h:
In British English the h is pronounced in herb. However, in American English it isn't. In the name Herb (short for Herbert) the h is pronounced.
The letter h is also silent in other positions in the word. Here is a list:
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