Gender Masculine
Usage Norwegian
Pronounced Pron. HO-kuwn  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Modern Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Hákon, derived from the element hár "high" or hǫð "battle, combat" combined with and konr "son, descendant". This was the name of seven kings of Norway.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesHákun(Faroese) Hákon(Icelandic) Hákon(Old Norse) Håkan(Swedish)
Same SpellingHákon


Name Days

Norway: June 22
Sweden: June 14 (as Hakon)


Entry updated December 7, 2022