Hakan is a common Turkish forename. The name is produced by using two Turkish 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.

The name is also spelled Khakan or Khaqan in other parts of the world, with the same etymology.

Given name


Fictional characters

  • 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.