Origin:German
Popularity:875
Meaning:home ruler
Hank is a masculine name of German origin. This familiar name translates to “home ruler”, which makes sense due to its longstanding prevalence in culture. Hank is probably best known as a diminutive of Henry or Harry, but it is thought to trace back to the medieval name Hankin. This name was in turn a pet name of Johan and translates to “little John”. With Hank being perhaps most familiar as a given name, its down-to-earth coolness definitely deserves a resurgence. Country music fans can pass this name to baby in order to pay tribute to genre legend Hank Williams, while cartoon aficionados might hope baby can help commemorate the enduring greatness of Hank Hill from King of the Hill.

Famous People Named Hank

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  • Hank Aaron
    Baseball Player
  • Hank Greenberg
    Baseball Player
  • Hank Williams
    Musician, Singer
  • Hank Williams Jr
    Musician

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Source: Social Security Administration

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