Halifax is believed to be a descendant of Old English hāliġfeax (literally “holy hair”). The town is said to have received the name from the fact that the hair of a murdered virgin was hung up on a tree in the neighborhood, which became a resort of pilgrims. Compare also Fairfax.
- IPA: /ˈhælɨˌfæks/
Proper noun 
- An industrial town in Yorkshire England, 20km south-east of Leeds
- Capital city of Nova Scotia, Canada.