Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : Falcon
- German : House ruler
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- English : patronymic from the Middle English personal nameHawkin, a diminutive of Hawk 1 with the Anglo-Norman French hypocoristic suffix -in.
- English : in the case of one family (see note below), this is a variant of Hawkinge, a habitational name from a place in Kent, so called from Old EnglishHafocing ‘hawk place’.
- Irish : sometimes used as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó hEacháin (see Haughn).