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Hakon is the Danish spelling of the Norwegian name Håkon. The name is also related to the Danish form Hagen (given name) and Hagen (surname).[1]

Those with the name include:

  • Hakon Sunnivasson (1131), Danish nobleman and the father of Eric III of Denmark
  • Hakon Andersen (1875-1959), Danish organist and composer for organ
  • Hakon Børresen (1876-1954), Danish composer
  • Hakon Lentz (1820-1878), Son of Sweedish imagrants. Fought for the Union as an engineer during the American Civil War


  1. ^ Oxford Dictionary of First Names ed. Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle, Flavia Hodges - 2006 "Hagen Danish form of Håkon. 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)."