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Gender Masculine
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Pronounced Pron. 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-).

Related Names

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, Ion, Jon, Ganix, Iban(Basque) Ivan, Yan(Belarusian) Jehohanan, Johanan, John(Biblical) Ioannes(Biblical Greek) Yehochanan, Yochanan(Biblical Hebrew) Iohannes(Biblical Latin) Yann, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick, Yannig(Breton) Ioan, Ivan, Yoan(Bulgarian) Enric, Joan, Jan(Catalan) Jowan(Cornish) Ghjuvan, Ghjuvanni(Corsican) Henrik, Ivan, Janko(Croatian) Ivan, Jan, Jindřich, Honza, Hynek, Janek, Jindra(Czech) Henrik, Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hans, Henning, Jannick, Jannik, John(Danish) Hendrick, Hendrik, Henricus, Jan, Johan, Johannes, Hanke, Hanne, Hannes, Hans, Heike, Heiko, Hein, Henk, Hennie, Henny, Jo, John, Joop, Rik(Dutch) Johano, Joĉjo(Esperanto) Hendrik, Indrek, Jaan, Johannes, Juhan(Estonian) Jóannes, Jógvan, 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, Yohan, Yohann, Yvan, Jeannot, Yanick, Yanis, 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, Gianis, Yanis, 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, Giò, Rico, Vanni(Italian) Johannes, Joannes(Late Roman) Indriķis, Ints, Ivans, 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, Jo, John, Jone(Norwegian) Joan(Occitan) Yahya(Persian) Henryk, Iwan, Jan, Janek, Janusz(Polish) Henrique, João, Joãozinho(Portuguese) Ioan, Ion, Ivan(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, Anžej, Janko(Slovene) Jan(Sorbian) Enrique, Iván, Juan, Ibán, Juanito, Kike, Quique(Spanish) Henrik, Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hannes, Hans, Henning, Janne, John, Jöns(Swedish) Yahya(Turkish) Ivan(Ukrainian) Evan, Harri, Iefan, Ieuan, Ifan, Ioan, Iwan, Siôn, Ianto(Welsh)

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