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Subject: Re: Etymology of Hank --> from Henry or John?
Author: Satu   (guest, 62.158.175.84)
Date: September 22, 2002 at 1:48:34 PM
Reply to: Etymology of Hank --> from Henry or John? by Lucille
Hi Lucille,

the name Hank is short for the Frisian and Low German name Hanke which is a pet form of the name Jo_HAN_nes (the most common form of the name John in Europe). The suffix -ke is a Frisian diminutive suffix.

Regards, Satu

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