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What does Hank mean?

Hank Pronunciation of Hank [hank] as a boys' name is pronounced hank. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Hank is "home leader". Nickname for Henry. Baseball celebrity Hank Aaron.

Associated with: home, leader.


11 relations via Henry: Hal, Harri, Harry, Heike, Heiko, Hein, Heinz, Henk, Henri, Henrik and Henryk.

Creative forms:
(male) Haw, ..

(female) Haana, Hankha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hank Finn (H.F.), ..

How popular is Hank?

Hank is a somewhat popular first name for males (#983 out of 1220, Top 81%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#14422 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Hank entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #534 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hank name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hank outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Hank (#534 in 2015) rated in the Top 2000 are Henry (#29 in 2015), Harry (#781), Henrik (#843), Henri (#1578) and Hal. Other forms, like Heiko, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Hank was at its highest 135 years ago (usage of 4.29%) and is now much less (usage 0.6%, 86.1%), with forms such as Hal falling out of fashion. Hank and Henrik are two of the more trendy birth names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hank, Hal, Harry, Henri, Henrik, Henry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Harry, Henrik, Henry outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bank, Frank, Hadi, Hai, Haig, Haim, Hako, Hale, Hali, Hall, Ham, Han, Hanan, Hani, Hanif, Hanly, Hanno, Hanns, Hanok, Hans, Hansl, Hanss, Hany, Hari, Harm, Hart, Harv, Hawk, Hawke, Haws, Hays, Heck, Honi, Hunt, Link and Pink. These names tend to be less frequently used than Hank.

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