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Proper noun[edit]

Hook (countable and uncountable, plural Hooks)

  1. A surname​.
  2. A suburb in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, England.
  3. A town near Basingstoke in Hampshire, England.
  4. A village in Fareham borough, Hampshire, England.
  5. A village near Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
  6. A village near Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, England.
  7. A village in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
  8. A rural locality in South Canterbury, New Zealand, on the Hook River.


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Hook is the 2680th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 13437 individuals. Hook is most common among White (90.12%) individuals.




From Middle Low German hôk (corner, angle), from Old Saxon hōk, from Proto-Germanic *hōkaz. Compare the sense “small cluster of houses” in cognate Dutch hoek.



Hook m (genitive Hookes, plural Höke or Hööke)

  1. (regional, Westphalia, chiefly in toponyms) a small cluster of farms, often no more than three to five

Usage notes[edit]

  • The land shared by a Hook is typically called Esch.

German Low German[edit]


From Middle Low German hôk, from Old Saxon hōk, from Proto-Germanic *hōkaz. More at hook.


Hook m (plural Hoken)

  1. corner
  2. angle
  3. tip of land; headland; point; foreland