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Haakon (traditional, Danish-based spelling) or Håkon (modern common Scandinavian spelling), Old West Norse and Icelandic Hákon , is a Norwegian male given name , which has become known in particular as the name of a number of kings of the Scandinavian country.

The original meaning of the name is "big / high son", composed of "big, tall" and konr "son".

Eight Norwegian kings bore the name Haakon ( List of Norwegian Kings ):

The Ladejarle were once factual kings of Norway :


  • Håkonbandet , mountain pass in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica

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