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What does Henk mean?

Henk Pronunciation of Henk [henk] as a boys' name is of Old German derivation, and the name Henk means "home leader". Henk is a Dutch form of Henry (Old German): from Haimric.

Associated with: home, leader.


Henk has 1 variant: Hank.

12 more relations via Henry: Hal, Heike, Heiko, Hein, Heiner, Heinrik, Heinz, Hendrik, Henerik, Henri, Henrik and Henryk.

Creative forms:
(male) Heni, Hink, ..

(female) Heana, Hesa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Henk Keelan (H.K.), ..

How popular is Henk?

Henk is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#23968 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Henk (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000 are Hal, Hank (#534 the previous year), Henri (#1578), Henrik (#843) and Henry (#29). These forms of Henk were popular with parents during the years 1880-1889 (average #1121) and are now significantly less popular (#996, 73.9% less usage), with forms such as Hal becoming less fashionable. Hank and Henrik are two of the more contemporarily stylish boy names in this list. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bank, Han, Hani, Hanok, Hans, Hany, Hawk, Hec, Heck, Heine, Heini, Heli, Hem, Herb, Hern, Herne, Herv (see Harvey), Hew, Hewe, Honi, Hunt, Link and Pink. These names tend to be more frequently used than Henk.

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