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Gender: Male Meaning of Hank: "estate ruler" Origin of Hank: Diminutive of Henry, German Hank's Popularity in 2017: #450

The name Hank is a boy's name meaning "estate ruler". Hank is ranked #450 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Nicknames for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Hank

Hiram King "Hank" Williams, American country music singer
(Randall) Hank Williams Jr., American country music singer; son of Hank Williams
(Shelton) Hank Williams III, American country music singer; grandson of Hank Williams
Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron, American baseball player
Henry Albert "Hank" Azaria, American actor
Henry Randall "Hank" Baskett, American football player
Henry Albert "Hank" Bauer, American baseball player
William Henry "Hank" Green, American YouTuber and educator
Henry Benjamin "Hank" Greenberg, American 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 Gilbert-Adler (b. 2004), son of actress Sara Gilbert

Pop Culture References for the name Hank

Hank Hill, main character in cartoon "King of the Hill"
Henry "Hank" Palmer, Robert Downey Jr.'s character in The Judge (2014 film)
Hank Griffin, character on TV series "Grimm"
Hank Lawson, saloonkeeper on TV series "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"
Hank Schrader, character on TV series "Breaking Bad"
Hank Moody, main character from TV series "Californication"
Henry Allen 'Hank' Venture, main character of "The Venture Bros."
Hank Voight, character on TV's "Chicago PD"
Hank Goddard, character in "The Sims 3" computer game
Hank Asher, character on TV's "The Family"
Dr. Hank Lawson on T.Vs "Royal Pains"
Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym aka Ant-Man, character in the movie "Ant-Man"
Hank Henshaw aka J'onn J'onnz aka Martian Manhunter, character on TV's "Supergirl"
Hank Booth, grandfather of TV character Seeley Booth on Bones
Hank Booth, son of Seeley Booth and Temperence Brennan from the TV series "Bones"
Hank (Henry) Zipzer, protagonist of the children's TV and book series of the same name
Hank, octopus in Pixar's "Finding Dory"