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Havelock

Havelock comes from an English surname, the medieval English form of Old Norse Hafleikr meaning “sea sport”, made up from Old Norse haf (sea, ocean) and leikr (play; game; sport). Havelock is also the name of a cloth covering a for a cap, a cloth that covers and protects the ears and back of the neck; it was named after Sir Henry Havelock (1795-1857), a British general who had been stationed in India. Havelock the Dane is the name of a Middle English poem romance.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Havelok (English, Middle English)
  • Haveloc (English)

 

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