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Hakan is a common Turkish forename. The name is produced by using two Turkic titles for rulers: Han (Khan) and Kağan (Khagan). Therefore, by joining Han and Kağan, a new title which is higher than Kağan is achieved: Han Kağan. It has transformed into Hakan over time. It also means han of the hans i.e. king of kings, the highest ruler. The name is also spelled Khakan or Khaqan in other parts of the world, with the same etymology.

Region of originTurkey
Other names
DerivedTurkic, meaning ruler

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Fictional charactersEdit

  • Hakan, a Turkish oil wrestler in the Street Fighter video game series
  • Hakan II, the child emperor of Caldeum in the Diablo III video game, who is actually Belial, the Lord of Lies, in disguise.

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