HANK
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: HANGK   [key]
Meaning & History
Originally a short form of Hankin which was a medieval diminutive of JOHN. Since the 17th century in the United States this name has also been used as a diminutive of HENRY, probably under the influence of the Dutch diminutive HENK. A famous bearer is the former American baseball player Hank Aaron (1934-).
Related Names
VARIANT: Harry
DIMINUTIVE: Hal
OTHER LANGUAGES: Henning (Danish), Heike, Heiko, Hein, Henk, Hennie, Henny, Rik (Dutch), Harri, Heikki, Jussi (Finnish), Heiner, Heinz, Henning (German), Enzo, Giannino, Rico (Italian), Herkus (Lithuanian), Heike, Heiko (Low German), Henning (Norwegian), Quique (Spanish), Hampus, Hasse, Henning (Swedish), Harri (Welsh)
Popularity
United States  ranked #685