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For the village in Iran, see Hakan, Iran.
Gender Masculine
Meaning Emperor
Region of origin Turkey
Other names
Derived Turkic, meaning ruler

Hakan is a common Turkish forename. The name is produced by using two Turkish titles for rulers: Han (Khan) and Kağan (Khagan). Therefore, by joining Han and Kağan, a new title which is higher than Kağan is achieved: Han Kağan. It has transformed into Hakan over time. It also means means han of the hans i.e. king of kings, the highest ruler. The name is also spelled Khakan or Khaqan in other parts of the world, with the same etymology.

Given name[edit]


Hakan şorooi

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Hakan, a Turkish oil wrestler in the Street Fighter video game series
  • Hakan II, the child emperor of Caldeum in the Diablo III video game, who is actually Belial, the Lord of Lies, in disguise.

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