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What does Havelock mean?

Havelock Pronunciation of Havelock [have-lock] as a boys' name is of Scandinavian and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Havelock is "sea competition". From Hafleikr, derived from haf leikr. The name appears in the Middle Ages as the hero of the romance "Havelok the Dane". The name may also be a Welsh form of Oliver. It was used as a first name in the 19th century in honor of the soldier and general Sir Henry Havelock. Author Havelock Ellis.

Associated with: scandinavian, norse, sea, hero, 19th century, soldier (warrior).


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Middle name pairings:
Havelock Karim (H.K.), ..

How popular is Havelock?

Havelock is an uncommon given name for men but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#139757 out of 150436, Top 93%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. The only popular varying form of Havelock (outside Top 2000) is Oliver (#19 in 2015). This form of Havelock was at the apex of its popularity in 2015 (#19). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Oliver in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Oliver outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bannock, Caddock, Darrock, Garnock, Hamel, Hamelin, Hamell, Hamelton, Hancock, Handcock, Hannoch, Hanoch, Hanok, Hardwick, Harel, Harewood, Harlo, Harloe, Harlow, Harwyck (see Hardwick), Havel, Haven, Haverell, Haverill, Haviero (see Javier), Hazel, Heck, Hevel, Maddock, Madock, Maverick, Mavrick, Pollock, Sherlock, Shurlock and Whitlock. Like Havelock, these names are not frequently used.

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