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I want to confirm this name to be a lovely girl’s name that sounds feminine, but it’s challenging. Hagar sounds way too masculine to my ears. It wouldn’t age well on a boy either, let alone any female, even the masculine females. I failed to see the elegance in this name. I feel like this is an unattractive name and it does sound a bit ugly. If it’s pronounced “ha-gerr” then yes, it does sound a bit juvenile. It’s not really a good name, but it’s best for a boy. It’s too harsh sounding for anyone, sorry:(.
― Anonymous User  12/31/2018
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No offense, but the pronunciation of this name and the spelling totally sets me off. “Hagger” does not really sound that pleasant and it looks more masculine than feminine. But it’s growing on me just right now, so I’ll learn to like it, but right now I’m still thinking.
― Anonymous User  12/16/2018
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Hello, my name is Hagar and actually the right way to pronounce it is- HA-GAR. And NOT HAY-GA, a common mistake!
hagar  11/7/2018
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Ugly and masculine.
Curious me  9/15/2018
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Very harsh and unfeminine, and not a good association.
kayisforkeen  9/14/2018
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Hajar was NOT a concubine of Abraham (Peace be upon him). She was his wife. While left in the Makkan desert, she cried out to Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala who produced zamzam water for her and her infant son, Ismael. She is the mother of the Adnan people.
Yasirah  4/21/2018
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This name actually means, "You are the God who sees me."
LMS  3/19/2018
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Hagar is interesting. It does sound heavy and rough, but there is still a charm to it. It does bring to mind musician Sammy Hagar, formerly of the band Van Halen, though.
Francesca  6/2/2015
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In my ears Hagar sounds regal, mature and classy. I think it's a wonderful name and a breath of fresh air with all the Kadi's, Kaci's, Nikki's and Jessica's around these days. A good name to grow old with!
Alexanna  4/22/2015
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The Turkish form of this name is Hacer. [noted -ed]
Shibbeh  10/6/2014
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This name is so amazing I named my daughter this after my first daughter.
― Anonymous User  8/28/2013
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It should be noted, in reference to the two previous comments on the history this name, that while this name does have different meanings in different languages that Jesus did not speak Arabic nor did the people he was speaking to so it would not hold the same meaning to any of them. In short it is nonsensical and inappropriate to apply a historical meaning to a name that has no relevance to the historical or linguistic context in which it was used. This name as with any other should be used in the context that is appropriate for the user; but the history should be truthful and objective, neither based on popular or personal belief.
― Anonymous User  5/8/2011
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I can NOT picture a girl with this name! It sounds so masculine and foreign.
― Anonymous User  5/13/2009
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The origin is Arabic and it literally means "stone."

In the Bible, contrary to popular belief, when Jesus says "The STONE you have cast away has become the chief cornerSTONE" he was talking about hajar (English: Hagar) and how her and her son were cast away, but that a great nation would be called out of her seed (Ishmael) and that through him would dawn a nation chosen by God since the Hebrews were so rebellious according to the Bible.

Likewise, at the ka'bah, a holy place for the Muslims, there is a stone there called "HAJAR AL-ASWAD" this literally means "stone the black" or properly translated into English "the black stone" - it is properly pronounced with a "J" as in "Justin" not the English form that is spelled with a "G" sounding like the "G" in Good. There are should b a short rolled "R" as if speaking Spanish, both "A's" in the name have a short vowel sound - so it's not "HAY-GAR" like pronounced in English, it is "hajar".
― Anonymous User  4/18/2009
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Hagar Shipley is the main character in Margaret Laurence's novel "The Stone Angel."
maniac  4/6/2009
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This sounds like a good name for a big dog.
number1212  11/8/2008
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Hagar is the name of Milkman's lover/cousin in the Toni Morrison novel "Song of Solomon."
Eilicea  5/5/2007
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"Hagar the Horrible" is a comic strip about a viking. In this case the name is used for a male.
breakofday  12/22/2005
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Ha'Gar, in Hebrew, literally means "the stranger." In the story, Hagar is the Egyptian wife of Abraham, and thus literally a stranger to his people.
She-Ra  12/10/2004

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