Hagen is a unique baby name for boys that originates from Norse and German traditions. It is a powerful name with a rich history in these two countries. As of 2021, Hagen is a top 3,700 option for boys at rank 3,634.

Meaning of the name Hagen:

Norse: chosen son
German: enclosure

Origin of the name Hagen:

The baby name Hagen has two origin stories. In Germany, it comes from the word “hagan.” It originated as a first name from a Germanic saga called the “Nibelungenlied.” According to the story, he killed Siegfried. Hagen is also a variation of Haakon in Norse cultures. It is an ancient option popular in Norwegian royal families that means “chosen son.”

Symbolism of the name Hagen:

The baby name Hagen has two definitions. In Norse, it has the same translation as Haakon, which is “chosen son.” Hagen is also a play on the German word “hagan,” which translates to “enclosure.”

Style of the name Hagen:


Gender of the name Hagen:

Hagen is a traditional name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Hagen:


Number of syllables in the name Hagen:


Emotion evoked from the name Hagen:

Hagen is a formal and cultural baby name. It is mature and strong.

Alternative spellings for the name Hagen:

  • Hagenn
  • Haggen
  • Haggenn
  • Hegen
  • Hegenn
  • Heggen
  • Heggenn

Nicknames for the name Hagen:

  • Hag
  • Haggie
  • Haggi
  • Haggy
  • Hagey
  • Gen
  • Gennie

Popularity of the name Hagen:

Hagen has no history on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Popularity Index. As of 2021, it is a top 3,700 option. Hagen is more specifically number 3,634 for boys.

Related names for the name Hagen:

Great middle names for Hagen and their meanings:

  • Kelly (bright-headed, descendant of Ceallach)
  • Brian (high, noble)
  • Driscoll (descendant of the messenger)
  • Kerrigan (dark, black)
  • Neil (champion, passionate)
  • Dante (lasting, enduring)
  • Malachi (messenger of God)
  • Tiernan (lord, master)

Famous people with the name Hagen:

  • Hagen Kleinert (physicist)
  • Hagen Troy (singer, songwriter)
  • Hagen Stehr (multimillionaire in Germany)

Hagens in popular culture:

  • Hagen (character from the “Nibelungenlied”)