"flight, forsaken"

Hagar Origin and Meaning

The name Hagar is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "flight, forsaken".

Hagar is an Old Testament name with an unfortunate association with comic strip character "Hagar the Horrible."

Famous People Named Hagar

  • Hagar Chemaliformer US treasury dept. spokeswoman
  • HagarIshmael's Egyptian mother (i.e. "the Mother of the Ishmaelites"), handmaid of Sarah and concubine to Abraham
  • Sammy HagarAmerican rock singer, musician, and songwriter

Hagar in Pop Culture

  • Hagarfictional character in Octavia Estelle Butler's novel "Kindred"
  • Hagar the Horriblecomic strip about a (male) Viking
  • Hagarnickname for Hagrid used by his half giant brother in the "Harry Potter" series
  • Hagar Shipley (née Currie)main character in "The Stone Angel" (1964) by Margaret Laurence
  • Hagarcharacter in the book "Song of Solomon" by Toni Morrison