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Meaning and Name Origin

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. Unusual as a given name for boys.


Hendrik has 2 variants: Heindrick and Heindrik.

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 (#72044 out of 88799, Top 81%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Hendrik and related names. Prominent variation forms of Hendrik (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Enrico, Enrique (#414 last year), Hal, Hank (#602), Harry (#714), Henri, Henrik (#863) and Henry (#33). Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread during the years 1950-1959 and is now much less, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Enrico, Enrique, Hal, Hank, Harry, Henri, Henrik, Henry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Hendrie, Hendries, Hendron and Kendrik. Like Hendrik, these names are not commonly used.