Meaning & History
Originally a short form of Hankin
which was a medieval diminutive
. 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-).
OTHER LANGUAGES: Gjon (Albanian), Heimirich, Heinrich, Henricus (Ancient Germanic), Yahya (Arabic), Henrik, Hovhannes, Ohannes (Armenian), Endika, Ganix, Ion, Jon (Basque), Yan (Belarusian), John (Biblical), Ioannes (Biblical Greek), Yehochanan, Yochanan (Biblical Hebrew), Iohannes (Biblical Latin), Yann, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick (Breton), Ioan, Ivan, Yan, Yoan (Bulgarian), Enric, Joan, Jan (Catalan), Jowan (Cornish), Ghjuvan (Corsican), Henrik, Ivan, Janko (Croatian), Ivan, Jan, Jindřich, Johan, Honza, Hynek, Janek (Czech), Henrik, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hans, Henning, Jannick, Jannik (Danish), Hendrik, Henricus, Jan, Johan, Johannes, Hanne, Hannes, Hans, Heike, Heiko, Hein, Henk, Hennie, Henny, Jo, Joop, Rik (Dutch), Johano, Joĉjo (Esperanto), Hendrik, Jaan, Johannes, Juhan (Estonian), Harri, Henri, Henrikki, Jani, Janne, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani, Hannes, Hannu, Heikki, Juha, Juho, Jukka, Jussi (Finnish), Henri, Jean, Yann, Jeannot, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick (French), Heike, Heiko (Frisian), Xoán (Galician), Anri, Ioane, Ivane, Vano (Georgian), Heinrich, Hendrik, Henrik, Jan, Johann, Johannes, Hannes, Hans, Heiner, Heinz, Henning, Jo (German), Gianni, Giannis, Ioannis, Yanni, Yannis, Yianni, Yiannis (Greek), Keoni (Hawaiian), Yochanan (Hebrew), Henrik, János, Jancsi, Jani, Janika (Hungarian), Hinrik, Jóhann, Jóhannes, Jón (Icelandic), Anraí, Einrí, Eoin, Sean, Seán, Shane (Irish), Enrico, Giovanni, Ivano, Arrigo, Enzo, Gian, Gianni, Giannino, Rico, Vanni (Italian), Johannes, Joannes (Late Roman), Jānis (Latvian), Sjang, Sjeng (Limburgish), Henrikas, Jonas, Herkus (Lithuanian), Hinrich, Johan, Hanke, Heike, Heiko (Low German), Ivan, Jovan (Macedonian), Ean, Juan (Manx), Hankin, Hann, Herry, Jan, Jon, Jankin (Medieval English), Jehan (Medieval French), Zuan (Medieval Italian), Henrik, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hans, Henning (Norwegian), Joan (Occitan), Yahya (Persian), Henryk, Iwan, Jan, Janusz, Janek (Polish), Henrique, João, Joãozinho (Portuguese), Ioan, Ion (Romanian), Ioann, Ivan (Russian), Juhán (Sami), Eanraig, Eoin, Hendry, Iain, Ian (Scottish), Ivan, Jovan, Janko (Serbian), Henrich, Ján, Janko (Slovak), Henrik, Ivan, Jan, Janez, Žan, Anže, Janko (Slovene), Enrique, Iván, Juan, Xuan, Juanito, Quique (Spanish), Henrik, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hampus, Hans, Hasse, Henning, Janne (Swedish), Yahya (Turkish), Ivan (Ukrainian), Evan, Harri, Iefan, Ieuan, Ifan, Ioan, Iwan, Siôn, Ianto (Welsh)
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