Other Origin(s):Czech, German, Slavic
Meaning:From Gaul; Rooster; Barbarian, foreigner; Port, harbor
A Czech and Slovak surname now shining as a personal title for boys, Havel’s deep winding roots reach Ancient Rome as a descendent of the Latin nickname gallus. Gallus may come from the West Germanic walkhoz, meaning “barbarian” or “foreigner.” Inheriting the meaning “from Gaul” and later picking up “rooster” in its repertoire, Havel’s origins show how much a name can change over time. Havel is the name of a river in Germany, from the German haff, meaning “port” or “harbor.” With such intricate origins and intense evolution, Havel has, by nature of its meanings, journeyed far and wide to exist today. This worthy title will suit baby Havel as they embark on their own enriching adventure.

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