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UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.HANGK
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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 American former baseball player Hank Aaron (1934-).
VariantHarry
DiminutiveHal
Other Languages & CulturesDeshaun, Deshawn, Keshaun, Keshawn, Rashawn African American Gjon Albanian Yohannes Amharic Heimirich, Heinrich, Henricus Ancient Germanic Yahya, Yuhanna Arabic Henrik, Hovhannes, Ohannes Armenian Xuan Asturian Endika, Ganix, Ion, Jon, Iban Basque Ivan, Yan Belarusian Jehohanan, Johanan, John Biblical Ioannes Biblical Greek Yehochanan, Yochanan Biblical Hebrew Iohannes Biblical Latin Yann, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick Breton Ioan, Ivan, Yoan Bulgarian Enric, Joan, Jan Catalan Jowan Cornish Ghjuvan, Ghjuvanni Corsican Henrik, Ivan, Janko Croatian Ivan, Jan, Jindřich, Honza, Hynek, Janek Czech Henrik, Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hans, Henning, Jannick, Jannik, John Danish Hendrik, Henricus, Jan, Johan, Johannes, Hanke, Hanne, Hannes, Hans, Heike, Heiko, Hein, Henk, Hennie, Henny, Jo, Joop, Rik Dutch Johano, Joĉjo Esperanto Hendrik, Indrek, Jaan, Johannes, Juhan Estonian Jóannes, Jóhannes, Jón Faroese Harri, Henri, Henrikki, Jani, Janne, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani, Hannes, Hannu, Heikki, Juha, Juho, Jukka, Jussi Finnish Henri, Jean, Yann, Yoan, Yoann, 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 Giannis, Ioannis, Yannis, Yiannis, Gianni, Yanni, Yianni Greek Keoni Hawaiian Yochanan Hebrew Henrik, Iván, János, Jancsi, Jani Hungarian Hinrik, Jóhann, Jóhannes, Jón Icelandic Yohanes Indonesian Anraí, Einrí, Eoin, Seán, Sean, Shane Irish Enrico, Giovanni, Ivan, Ivano, Arrigo, Enzo, Gian, Gianni, Giannino, Rico, Vanni Italian Johannes, Joannes Late Roman Jānis Latvian Sjang, Sjeng Limburgish Henrikas, Jonas, Herkus Lithuanian Hinnerk, Hinrich, 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, Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hans, Henning, John, Jone Norwegian Joan Occitan Yahya Persian Henryk, Iwan, Jan, Janusz, Janek Polish Henrique, João, Joãozinho Portuguese Ioan, Ion Romanian Ioann, Ivan Russian Juhán Sami Giuanne, Juanne Sardinian Eanraig, Eoin, Hendry, Iain, Ian Scottish Ivan, Jovan, Janko Serbian Henrich, Ivan, Ján, Janko Slovak Henrik, Ivan, Jan, Janez, Žan, Anže, Janko Slovene Jan Sorbian Enrique, Iván, Juan, Ibán, Juanito, Kike, Quique Spanish Henrik, Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hampus, Hannes, Hans, Hasse, Henning, Janne, John Swedish Yahya Turkish Ivan Ukrainian Evan, Harri, Iefan, Ieuan, Ifan, Ioan, Iwan, Siôn, Ianto Welsh

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