What does the baby name Hagan mean? Learn about what Hagan means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Hagan - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Hagan
H-A-G-A-N, is a 5-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Hagan
HAH gahn
HAY gan
Meaning of Hagan
Youthful, protector, fire, strong defense.
Origin of Hagan
The name 'Hagan' has Germanic origins. It is derived from the Old Norse name 'Hǫgni', which means 'ruler of the sword' or 'ruler with a sword'. In Germanic mythology, Hǫgni was a legendary hero known for his skill in combat and leadership qualities.
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Popularity of Hagan
The popularity of the name 'Hagan' has varied over time. In recent years, it has remained relatively uncommon. It has not ranked among the top 1,000 baby names in the United States or other English-speaking countries.
Hagan currently has 1 like, and is in the top 14% of liked boy's names. The name Adom is slightly more popular than Hagan.

Etymology of Hagan

The name 'Hagan' is derived from the Old Norse elements 'hǫg' meaning 'sword' and 'vinr' meaning 'friend'. When combined, the name can be interpreted as 'friend of the sword' or 'sword friend'.

Cultural Significance of Hagan

In Germanic culture, names often held symbolic meanings and reflected important qualities or aspirations. The name 'Hagan' was associated with bravery, strength, and leadership. It was often given to boys as a way to express the hope that they would grow up to be courageous and influential individuals.