Hayk

Place Name HAYK

TYPE: Country
OTHER SCRIPTS: Հայք (Armenian)

Meaning & History

From the Armenian word հայ (hay) meaning "Armenian", of uncertain ultimate origin. Some theories claim it is from the name of the Armenian hero HAYK, though it is more likely that they simply derive from the same source. This is an archaic Armenian name for Armenia; the modern name is Հայաստան (Hayastan).
Entry added May 31, 2018