Given Name HAYK

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Armenian
OTHER SCRIPTS: Հայկ (Armenian)
PRONOUNCED: HAHYK (Eastern Armenian)  [details]

Meaning & History

Probably from the Armenian word հայ (hay) meaning "Armenian", although some hold that the ethnic name is in fact derived from the given name. This was the name of the legendary forefather of the Armenian people, supposedly a great-great-grandson of Noah.
VARIANTS: Haig, Haik

Categories

heroes, legend, uncertain etymology
Entry updated May 31, 2018