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 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)