Gender Masculine
Usage Armenian
Scripts Հայկ(Armenian)
Pronounced Pron. HIEK(Eastern Armenian)
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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, according to the 5th-century Armenian historian Movses Khorenatsi.

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VariantsHaig, Haik

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Entry updated April 5, 2022