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

The name Hawk is a boy's name meaning "hawk, a bird". Hawk and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Hawk

Howard Winchel "Hawk" Koch Jr., American film producer
Robert Dale "Hawk" Taylor, American baseball player
David J. "Hawk" Wolinski, American musician
Road Warrior Hawk, ring name of Michael Hegstrand, American pro wrestler
Big Hawk, stage name of John Edward Hawkins, American rapper
Tennessee Hawkins "Hawk" Church (b. 2015), son of country music singer Eric Church
Isaiah Hawk Wilson (b. 2015), son of reality TV personality Holly Montag & Rich Wilson
Anthony Frank "Tony" Hawk, American skateboarder

Pop Culture References for the name Hawk

Hawk, character in the G.I. Joe series
Hawk aka Hank Hall, character in DC's Hawk and Dove comics
Hawk Glass, character in book/film "The Revenant"
Hawk Lane, character on TV's "The Path"
"Hawk the Slayer," 1980 British film and its main character
Hawk, character on TV's "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century"
Deputy Tommy "Hawk" Hill, a character on TV's "Twin Peaks"
Hawk, character in the Spenser novels by Robert B. Parker and TV's "A Man Called Hawk"
Hawkeye aka Clint Barton, character in Marvel's Avengers comics
Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce, character on TV's "M*A*S*H"
Hawke, main character in "Dragon Age II"
Hawk Nelson, Christian rock band
Hawk Moth (La Papillon), villain in the French Children's TV show, "Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir"


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.