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 há "big, tall" and konr "son".
Eight Norwegian kings bore the name Haakon ( List of Norwegian Kings ):
- King Håkon I (Norway) († 961), Haakon the Good
- King Håkon Magnusson (Norway)
- King Håkon II (Norway) , Haakon Herdebrei
- King Håkon III. (Norway) († 1204), Haakon Sverreson
- King Håkon IV. (Norway) (1204–1263), Haakon IV. Håkonsson
- King Håkon V (Norway) (1270-1319), Haakon V. Magnusson
- King Håkon VI. (Norway) (around 1341-1380), Haakon VI. Magnusson
- King Haakon VII (Norway) (1872–1957)
- Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (* 1973)
The Ladejarle were once factual kings of Norway :
- Håkonbandet , mountain pass in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica
- Håkan (with namesake)