Gender Feminine
Scripts הָגָר(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. HAY-gahr(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Possibly means "flight" in Hebrew, though it could also be of unknown Egyptian origin. In the Old Testament she is the second wife of Abraham and the mother of Ishmael, the founder of the Arab people. After Abraham's first 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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesHagir, Hajar(Arabic) Həcər(Azerbaijani) Agar(Biblical French) Agar(Biblical Greek) Agar(Biblical Italian) Agar(Biblical Latin) Hajar(Persian) Hacer(Turkish)
User SubmissionsHágár, Hägar

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Name Days

Austria: December 21


Entry updated November 20, 2020