Given Name HAGAR

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: הָגָר (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: HAY-gahr (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Possibly means "flight" in Hebrew, though it could also be of unknown Egyptian origin. In the Old Testament she is the concubine of Abraham and the mother of Ishmael, the founder of the Arab people. After Abraham's wife Sarah finally gave birth to a child, she had Hagar and Ishmael expelled into the desert. However, God heard their crying and saved them.

Categories

biblical, biblical women
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hagir, Hajar (Arabic), Agar (Biblical Greek), Agar (Biblical Latin), Hacer (Turkish)