Gender: Male Meaning of Hawk: "hawk, a bird" Origin of Hawk: Nature name

Hawk Origin and Meaning

The name Hawk is a boy's name meaning "hawk, a bird".

Animal names are on the rise, especially more of the aggressive Hawk-Fox-Wolf variety than cute little Bunnys or Robins, and Hawk is a prime example.

Hawk is more commonly heard as a surname, represented by uber-skateboarder Tony Hawk, a pioneer of modern vertical skateboarding. Variations include Hawke, as in actor Ethan, Hawks, as in Golden Age movie director Howard, Hawking, as in scientist Stephen, and Hawkins, as in musicians Coleman, Screamin' Jay and Sophie B, and was recently given to his baby boy by quarterback Tony Romo. There have been characters named or nicknamed Hawk in The Revenant, The Path and Robert B. Parker's Spenser novels. Hawk ranks at Number 699 on Nameberry.

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paulapuddephatt Says:


Nice as a nickname, but not as a given name.

lesliemarion Says:


Hawk, Fox, and Wolf only seem aggressive if that is what we see in the animal. They are all noble creatures who yes, are predators, but is that so different than mankind?

Guest Says:


This is a spitting noise so it's off the table for me.