US Popularity:909
Other Origin(s):Hebrew
Meaning:Home ruler; God is gracious
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 “God is gracious”. 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

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Hank Aaron
    Baseball Player
  • Hank Greenberg
    Baseball Player
  • Hank Williams
    Musician, Singer
  • Hank Williams Jr

Hank Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Hank is currently #1099 on The Bump
Boy:Hank is currently #300 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Hank is currently #909 in U.S. births
Boy:Hank is currently #303 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 34
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 416, 419

  • Behind the Name, Hank, April 2022

  • Behind the Name, Henry, December 2022

  • Name Doctor, Hank

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