What does Hendrik mean?
Hendrik \he-nd-rik, hen-drik\ as a name for boys is of English, Danish and Old German derivation, and Hendrik means "home leader". Hendrik is a form of Hendrick (English, Danish, Old German): variant of Henry.
Hendrik has 24 more different forms via Hendrick, Henry: Arrigo, Enrico, Enrikos, Enrique, Enzio, Hal▼, Hank, Harry▼, Heike, Heiko, Heiner, Heinrich, Heinrick, Heinrik, Heinz, Henerik, Henning, Henri, Henrik, Henrique, Henryk, Heriot, Herrior and Hinrich.
Hendrik is a rare first name for men but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#136783 out of 150436, Top 91%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Hendrik and related names. Enrico, Enrique (#414 last year), Hal, Hank (#602), Harry (#714), Henri, Henrik (#863) and Henry (#33) are the prominent variation forms of Hendrik (#unlisted). Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4288%) and is now much less (usage 0.2968%, down 30.8%), with the forms Hal and Harry becoming less trendy. Enrique (#414) and Hank (#602) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names here, with Hank undergoing a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)