Hank originally derived as a short form of Hankin, a medieval diminutive of John meaning “Yahweh is gracious” from Hebrew; but it’s now become more common as a nickname for Henry meaning “home ruler” from Germanic Heimirich meaning “home ruler” from Germanic elements heim (home) and ric (power, rule). Hank is also a surname derived from the given name.
Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European
- Harry (English)
- Hal (English)