Old Norse Haki (m.)

Haki was originally an Old Norse byname probably identical with Old Swedish and Modern Icelandic haki ‘chin’ possibly with some other meaning developed from this.

Some instances of Haki as a personal name and a byname are recorded in Norway. It also appears in Denmark in South Jutland from the end of the 15th century, but it is found early in place-names throughout the country. It is only recorded as a personal name in Swedish runic inscriptions. The name also appears frequently in legendary history.

Haki is believed to be the first element in the place-name Haxey, Lincolnshire. The name is also recorded in several medieval sources from Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.

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Viking Names


male_name, personal-name

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Lena PetersonNordiskt runnamnslexikon: Femte, reviderade utgåvan. Uppsala: Institutet för språk och folkminnen (2007), p. 103.

Gillian Fellows Jensen, Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag (1968), pp. 123-124.

E.H. Lind, Norsk-isländska dopnamn ock fingerade namn från medeltiden. Uppsala: A.B. Lundequistska Bokhandel (1915), col. 446-448.