"kingfisher bird"

Halcyon Origin and Meaning

The name Halcyon is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "kingfisher bird".
This highly unusual name -- the Halycyone was a mythic bird who could calm the seas -- conjures up images of utter peace and tranquility because of the phrase "Halycon days"...and the sleeping pill.

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Famous People Named Halcyon

  • Halcyon Juna "Hallie" Littleford (adopted 2012)daughter of actress Beth Littleford

Halcyon in Pop Culture

  • "Halcyon" and "Halcyon Days" albums by Ellie Goulding