Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from any of various places named
with Middle English heghen, a weak plural of hegh, from
Old English (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’. See also Haynes.
- English: from the Middle English personal name Hain,
Heyne. This is derived from the Germanic personal name
Hagano, originally a byname meaning ‘hawthorn’. It is found in
England before the Conquest, but was popularized by the Normans. In
the Danelaw, it may be derived from Old Norse Hagni,
Hǫgni (see Hagan), a Scandinavianized version of the
- English: nickname for a wretched individual, from
Middle English hain(e), heyne ‘wretch’,
- German: topographic name for someone who lived by a
patch of enclosed pastureland, Middle High German hage(n) (see
Hagen 1), hain, or a habitational name from a place
named Hain, from this word.
- German: from the Germanic
personal name Hagin, originally a byname from the same element
as in 2 above.
- Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the
Yiddish personal name Khaye ‘life’ + the Slavic possessive
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