HAUK

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

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Hawk
Image by Tiesse,[1]

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*haƀuka- = 'hawk', 'falcon'; 'raven' (poet.); 'young and brave man' [2]
*habukōn = 'to be like a hawk' [3] [4]

Old Norse

haukr = 'hawk' [5]
haukr = 'hawk', 'falcon'; 'raven' (poet.); 'young and brave man' [2] [6]

Old High German

habuh = 'hawk', 'falcon'; 'raven' (poet.); 'young and brave man' [2]

Old Saxon

haƀuc = 'hawk', 'falcon'; 'raven' (poet.); 'young and brave man' [2]

Old Frisian

havek = 'hawk', 'falcon'; 'raven' (poet.); 'young and brave man' [2]

Old English

heafoc = 'hawk', 'falcon'; 'raven' (poet.); 'young and brave man' [2]
hafoc = 'hawk', 'falcon'; 'raven' (poet.); 'young and brave man' [2]

Related Names

See HaukR, *Habukōþuz

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
NEF see Hauknefr
STEIN see Hauksteinn
VALD see Haukvaldur

First Element Forms

Hauk-

References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Tiesse, source & license
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  3. Lena Peterson: Lexikon över urnordiska personnamn (2004)
  4. Per Vikstrand: Förkristna sakrala personnamn i Skandinavien (Studia anthroponymica Scandinavica 27 (2009), 5–31)
  5. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  6. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)