The village was originally known as Aghkikhlu. In 1978, it was renamed honor of Azeri poet and dramatist Samed Vurghun (1906-1956), a winner of the Lenin Prize. After the independence of Armenia, the village was renamed Hovk, literally meaning winds in Armenian.
- Hovk at GEOnet Names Server
- Report of the results of the 2001 Armenian Census, National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia
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