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What does Haakon mean?

Haakon Pronunciation of Haakon [haakon] as a boys' name is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of the name Haakon is "noble, of the highest race; exalted son". Haakon is a variant form of Hakon (Scandinavian).

Associated with: scandinavian, noble, highest (great).


Haakon has 4 variants: Haaken, Haakin, Hacon and Hakan.

4 more relations via Hakon: Hagan, Hagen, Hagun and Hako.

Creative forms:
(male) Harkon, Haskon, ..

(female) Haamin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Haakon Enrique (H.E.), ..

How popular is Haakon?

Haakon is an unusual first name for males. Haakon is an unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Haakon (outside Top 2000) are Hagan and Hagen (#1446 from recent data). These forms of Haakon were popular with parents in the year 2009 (average #1649) and are somewhat less common today. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hagan, Hagen in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Haakon and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Haakon is pronounced similarly to Hawkin. Other suggested similar names are Aharon, Beacon, Caidon, Cannon, Dameon, Damyon, Davion, Daxton, Daylon, Dayton, Drakon, Garson, Gaston, Haakim, Haddon, Hadon, Haggan, Haimon, Hakim, Halden, Halton, Hamlyn, Hanson, Harben, Harden, Hardon, Harkan, Harken, Harkin, Harmon, Haron, Haroon, Haroun, Hasan, Hassan, Haven, Hawk, Hawkins, Hawkyns (see Hawkins), Haydan, Haydn, Haydon, Hazen, Hazin, Hewson, Hobson, Horton, Hylton, Jackson, Jacson, Jadon, Janson, Jarron, Jayson, Kadon, Kaidon, Kamdon, Kannon, Keaton, Lakon, Maimon, Mardon, Masson, Paton, Randon, Salton, Sanson, Shavon, Talon, Tanson, Taron, Tavion, Waldon and Yaakov. These names tend to be more commonly used than Haakon.

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