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What does Hendrik mean?

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.


Hendrik has 2 variants: Heindrick and Heindrik.

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

Kreatif forms:
(male) Handrik, Hendriki, ..

(female) Hendriki, Henfri, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is a comparison of the history of the boy name Hendrik and related names. Henri (#1596 from recent data), Henrik (#863) and Henry (#33) 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 0.51%, 76.9% less), with the form Henry becoming less trendy. Henrik is the most contemporarily stylish birth name here. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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.