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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hagar

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From Hebrew הָגָר (Hagar, “stranger”). Compare Arabic هَاجَر (hājar), Tiberian Hebrew הָגָר (Hāḡār).

  1. The Egyptian concubine of Abraham, mother of Ishmael. (biblical character)
  2. A female given name.

Hagar was also found in the following language(s): Ewe and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Hagar


Hagar Wilde is a screenwriter.


Hagar was born in 1984 in Israel.


Hagar was born in 1893. She breathed her last breath in 1978.


Hagar was born on May 20th, 1989 in Egypt.


Hagar Yanai is a novelist. Hagar was born in 1972 in Kibbutz.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Hagar

Sammy Hagar is a hard rock and heavy metal music musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, List of Yamaha products, Dean ML, and Jackson King V. His ongoing career started in 1967. Sammy was given the name Samuel Roy Hagar on October 13th, 1947 in Salinas, California, United States. Sammy is also known as The Red Rocker.




Albert Hagar was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Prescott and Member of theLegislative Assembly of OntarioforPrescott. Albert was born in North Plantagenet Township, Upper Canada. He left this life on September 14th, 1924.


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Popularity of Hagar as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hagar U.S.
  White 89.40% 64.26%
  African American 2.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.95% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.72% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.89% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hagar

People with the last name Hagar are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Hagar

  • How Popular is the name Hagar? Hagar is the 31,150th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hagar was the 10,458th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hagar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 146 babies born with the first name Hagar in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hagar to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hagar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1905 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hagar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hagar is Saturday, March 30th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Hagar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hagar was in 1998 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Hagar: Your name in reverse order is Ragah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arhga. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hagar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,075 people with the last name Hagar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hagar? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Hagar as their last name.

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