Haakon (given name)
Hákon the Good, by Peter Nicolai Arbo. The name Haakon is mostly known for being the name of several Norwegian kings.
|Meaning||"High Son" from há (high, chosen) and konr (son, descendant, kin)|
|Related names||Hakon, Håkon|
Haakon, also spelled Håkon (in Norway), Hakon (in Denmark), Håkan (in Sweden), or Hákon, is an older spelling of the modern Norwegian form of the Old Norwegian masculine first name Hákon meaning "High Son" from há (high, chosen) and konr (son, descendant, kin). An old English form is Hacon as in Haconby, Hacon's Village.
Haakon was the name of seven kings of Norway (see Norwegian royalty).
- King Haakon I of Norway, Haakon the Good
- King Haakon Magnusson of Norway
- King Haakon II of Norway, Haakon Herdebrei
- King Haakon III of Norway, Haakon Sverreson
- King Haakon IV of Norway, Haakon the Old
- King Haakon V of Norway, Haakon V Magnusson
- King Haakon VI of Norway, Haakon VI Magnusson
- King Haakon VII of Norway, Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel
- Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, (If he succeeds as expected, he will be known as Haakon VIII)
Other uses of Haakon or Håkon:
- Håkon Wium Lie, one of the inventors of Cascading Style Sheets
- Haakon Lie, Norwegian politician and centenarian
- Haakon County, South Dakota
- Haakon, a Varangian mentioned in the inscription on the Piraeus Lion
- Óspakr-Hákon, thirteenth-century King of the Isles
- Teresa Norman, World of Baby Names, A (Revised), Penguin, 2003
- Henry Harrison, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary, Genealogical Publishing Com, 1996, p.182
- Oxford Dictionary of First Names Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle, Flavia Hodges - 2006 "Håkon Norwegian: from the Old Norse personal name Hákon, from hā 'horse' or 'high' + konr 'son, descendant'; borne by Haakon VII of Norway (1872–1957), and by Crown Prince Haakon Magnus (b. 1973). SWEDISH: Håkan. DANISH: Hakon, Hagen. Halfdan From an Old Norse personal name, originally a byname for ..."
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