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Gender: Male Meaning of Havelock: "sea competition" Origin of Havelock: Scandinavian

The name Havelock is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "sea competition". Havelock and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Ocean and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

Twentieth-century psychologist/sexologist Havelock (born Henry) Ellis made this name known, but no less forbidding.

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Famous People Named Havelock

Havelock Ellis, British sexologist and author
Sir Henry Havelock (1795-1857), British general

Pop Culture References for the name Havelock

Havelok the Dane, a character in medieval romance
Lord Havelock Vetinari, Patrician in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series
Dmitri Havelock, Character in The Expanse Books by James S. A. Corey
Admiral Farley Havelock, character in the stealth game Dishonored


deusvult Says:


It reminds me too much of hemlock.

Wittyusername103 Says:


I was literally about to mention this.

lks1000 Says:


I do like the name, however I don't care for Havelock Ellis but he wasn't the only person in the world with this name, but yes it is extremely rare. I see it no more usable than Henry or Ellis. This name is also a place name in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, U.S. and Swaziland. There is also an island in India named Havelock.

Honoria Says:


I'm not going to lie; I think this name is very interesting, and it's much more usable in comparison to Sherlock - which is also an awesome name.