Hook Name Meaning

English (southern): from Middle English hoke, Old English hoc ‘hook’, in any of a variety of senses: as a metonymic occupational name for someone who made and sold hooks as agricultural implements or employed them in his work; as a topographic name for someone who lived by a ‘hook’ of land, i.e. the bend of a river or the spur of a hill; or as a nickname (in part a survival of an Old English byname) for someone with a hunched back or a hooked nose. A similar ambiguity of interpretation presents itself in the case of Crook. In some cases the surname may be habitational from any of various places named Hook(e), from this word, as for example in Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, and Worcestershire. Swedish (Hö(ö)k): nickname or a metonymic occupational name from hök ‘hawk’, a soldier’s name.

List of People with Surname Hook

According to our database, there are a total of 5,085 people with the surname Hook. Among these people surnamed Hook, there are about 766 unique names, with an average of 6 people who have the same name. Richard Hook, Barbara Hook and Brian Hook are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Hook, with 45, 30 and 30 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that California has the largest number of people surnamed Hook, with a total of 488 people, and there are a total of 304 unique names among these people. Ohio is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Hook, with a total of 367 people and an average of 242 unique names.