Diminutive of Henry, German
"estate ruler"

Hank Origin and Meaning

The name Hank is a boy's name meaning "estate ruler".

Hank is a midcentury guy nickname (which actually dates back to the seventeenth century) of the Al/Hal/Dick school, which has been on recess from the playground for decades. Now it's just beginning to be given on its own again, appreciated for its earthy, sportsguy cool. Hanks Aaron and Greenberg (born Henry) and Hank Williams (born Hiram) Sr and Jr. are worthy namesakes.

Kendra Wilkinson named her little boy Hank IV.

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Hank Rank in US Top 1000

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Hank Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Hank Popularity

Famous People Named Hank

  • Hiram King "Hank" WilliamsAmerican country music singer
  • (Randall) Hank Williams Jr.American country music singer; son of Hank Williams
  • (Shelton) Hank Williams IIIAmerican country music singer; grandson of Hank Williams
  • Henry Louis "Hank" AaronAmerican baseball player
  • Henry Albert "Hank" AzariaAmerican actor
  • Henry Randall "Hank" BaskettAmerican football player
  • Henry Albert "Hank" BauerAmerican baseball player
  • William Henry "Hank" GreenAmerican YouTuber and educator
  • Henry Benjamin "Hank" GreenbergAmerican baseball player
  • Henry "Hank" Randall Baskett IV (b. 2009)son of model Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett
  • Hank Roddick (b. 2015)son of tennis player Andy Roddick and actress Brooklyn Decker
  • Levi Hank GilbertAdler (b. 2004), son of actress Sara Gilbert

Hank in Pop Culture

  • Hank Hillmain character in cartoon "King of the Hill"
  • Henry "Hank" PalmerRobert Downey Jr.'s character in The Judge (2014 film)
  • Hank Griffincharacter on TV series "Grimm"
  • Hank Lawsonsaloonkeeper on TV series "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"
  • Hank Schradercharacter on TV series "Breaking Bad"
  • Hank Moodymain character from TV series "Californication"
  • Henry Allen 'Hank' Venturemain character of "The Venture Bros."
  • Hank Voightcharacter on TV's "Chicago PD"
  • Hank Goddardcharacter in "The Sims 3" computer game
  • Hank Ashercharacter on TV's "The Family"
  • Dr. Hank Lawson on T.Vs "Royal Pains"
  • Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym aka AntMan, character in the movie "Ant,Man"
  • Hank Henshaw aka J'onn J'onnz aka Martian Manhuntercharacter on TV's "Supergirl"
  • Hank Boothgrandfather of TV character Seeley Booth on Bones
  • Hank Boothson of Seeley Booth and Temperence Brennan from the TV series "Bones"
  • Hank (Henry) Zipzerprotagonist of the children's TV and book series of the same name
  • Hankoctopus in Pixar's "Finding Dory"
  • Hank Andersoncharacter in the game "Detroit: Become Human"