Gender: Male Meaning of Hank: "estate ruler" Origin of Hank: Diminutive of Henry, German Hank's Popularity in 2019: #458

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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Rank in US: #458

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HalloweenGirl04 Says:


Hank is my favourite name in the whole world. I love how classic, old and strong it is. I have a song named Hank John Bradley. He gets a lot of compliments on his name.

SouthernGirl Says:


Hank Williams Jr!!! I love this name:)

joatonks Says:


Any insights if this name is now becoming more popular? I love it but have the feeling a new wave of "Hanks" may be being born, or paranoid?

paulapuddephatt Says:


Yes, must admit, he's awesome. 😃

paulapuddephatt Says:


I much prefer either Henry or Harry.

priviledgedpistachios Says:


I love this name so much but I don't think it would appeal to my family tbh

CaribbeanQueen Says:


If someone is foolish enough to insert their unborn child into a disagreement, predicting it to be smarter in the future than their opponent, they should expect a response.

CaribbeanQueen Says:


Well, your actions must be kindergarten, because you brought your own child into your taking of offense, and used him to fail at insulting me. I replied on your topic. He will not be smarter than I. That is my qualified opinion.

cucumbersam Says:


Yes, we are all so impressed! Keep boring us with your accomplishments. Its sad that someone who thinks they are brilliant is wasting their time with jokes about feces that has a name, and also making comments about unborn children being mediocre. Smart? Your actions reflect those of a third grader.

CaribbeanQueen Says:


Well, I got it from other 'berries, in a forum, so take it up with them! If your child ends up remotely as brilliant as I, consider yourself extremely blessed. I am in the 99th percentile, from childhood (top 1% of the population), and am a Mensa candidate. Please, just love your child, who will most likely be quite mediocre.

cucumbersam Says:


Grow up! My unborn child is more clever than you, and he's only in the second trimester!

Glow Says:


Heidi Ho! Yes, someone else mentioned it in a thread here already, so I couldn't resist.

Nooshi Says:


I love Hank, but I couldn't help laughing and spluttering into my tea. Heidi Ho.

Glow Says:


Hankey, the Christmas Poo... :)

caroblaise Says:


I need a puppy sized elephant!!

Guest Says:


Me too! Haha

JamesBluPatterson Says:


French the llama! I've found a nerdfighter!

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JamesBluPatterson Says:


Love it because it reminds me of Hank Green

csd267 Says:


My first choice for my son. No one else liked it, though :( I love it!