H names, Hebrew, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


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)


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