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What does Hendrik mean?

Hendrik Pronunciation of Hendrik [hen-drik] as a name for boys is of Old German derivation, and Hendrik means "home leader". Hendrik is an alternate form of Hendrick (English, Danish, Old German): transcription of Henry.

Associated with: scandinavian, home, leader.


Hendrik has 2 variants: Heindrick and Heindrik.

7 more different relations via Hendrick, Henry: Heinrick, Heinrik, Henerik, Henk, Henri, Henrik and Henryk.

Creative forms:
(male) Hadrik, Handrik, ..

(female) Henfri, Henria, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hendrik Courtney (H.C.), ..

How popular is Hendrik?

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. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Henri (#1578 from recent data), Henrik (#843) and Henry (#29) are the prominent variation forms of Hendrik (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these forms of Hendrik was at its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 (adoption of 2.21%) and is now much less (adoption 0.55%, 75% less), with the form Henry becoming less trendy. Henrik is the most contemporarily stylish birth name here. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Andrik, Cedrik, Derik, Derrik, Edrik, Fredrik, Gerik, Hedwin, Helario, Hendrie, Hendries, Hendron, Henlie, Herin, Herrick, Herrik (see Herrick), Jerrik, Kendric, Kendrick, Kendrik, Kendrix, Kenrik, Merrik, Rodrik and Sedrik. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hendrik.

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