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Gender: Female Meaning of Hagar: "flight or forsaken" Origin of Hagar: Hebrew

The name Hagar is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "flight or forsaken". Hagar and is often added to lists like Early African-American Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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Hagar is an Old Testament name as horrible as the eponymous comic strip character.

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Famous People Named Hagar

Hagar Chemali, former US treasury dept. spokeswoman
Hagar, Ishmael's Egyptian mother (i.e. "the Mother of the Ishmaelites"), handmaid of Sarah and concubine to Abraham
Sammy Hagar, American rock singer, musician, and songwriter

Pop Culture References for the name Hagar

Hagar, fictional character in Octavia Estelle Butler's novel "Kindred"
Hagar the Horrible, comic strip about a (male) Viking
Hagar, nickname 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
Hagar, character in the book "Song of Solomon" by Toni Morrison

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