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What does Henrik mean?

Henrik Pronunciation of Henrik [hen-rik] as a boys' name is an Old German name, and the name Henrik means "home leader". Henrik is a German, Scandinavian form of Henry (Old German): from Haimric.

Associated with: scandinavian, home, leader.


Henrik has 4 variants: Heinrick, Heinrik, Henrique and Henryk.

18 more different relations via Henry: Einri, Hank, Harri, Heike, Heiko, Hein, Heindrick, Heindrik, Heinrich, Hendrick, Hendrik, Henerik, Henk, Henning, Henri, Heriot, Herrior and Hinrich.

Creative forms:
(male) Hanrik, Herik, ..

(female) Henhil, Henriki, ..

Middle name pairings:
Henrik Cedric (H.C.), ..

How popular is Henrik?

Henrik is an uncommon given name for men. Henrik is also a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Henrik entered the list in 2008 and reached its peak position of #843 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Henrik name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Henry (#29 via latest list), Hank (#534) and Henri (#1578) are the popular varying forms of Henrik (#843 via latest list). Other forms, like Henerik, are uncommon. These forms of Henrik were at the apex of their popularity a century ago (adoption of 2.21%) and are now much less common (adoption 0.58%, 74% less), with the version Henry going out of style. Hank and Henrik are two of the more fashionable names for newborns among these.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Andrik, Arik, Brik, Cedrik, Derik, Derrik, Edrik, Eirik, Erik, Fenris, Fredrik, Gerik, Hani, Hanif, Hanok, Hari, Harrie, Harris, Hearn, Hearne, Hearst, Hecie, Heck, Heckie, Hedwin, Heini, Heinie, Helario, Helgi, Heli, Helji, Hendrie, Hendries, Hendron, Henlea, Henlee, Henley, Henlie, Herb, Herbie, Herin, Hermie, Hern, Herne, Hernlie (see Hernley), Herrick, Herrik (see Herrick), Herryck, Hersh, Herut (see Cherut), Herv (see Harvey), Herve, Herzl, Heshi, Hewie, Honi, Jerrik, Jurik, Kendrik, Kenrick, Kenrik, Marik, Merrik, Patrik, Rodrik, Rorik, Rurik, Saarik, Sedrik, Tarik, Ulrik, Yorik, Yurik and Zelik. These names tend to be more frequently used than Henrik.

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