Hank

Hank - A very unique male name



  Jan 17,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Hank, meaning estate ruler, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1931 on position #1657. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Hank and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Hank? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Hank. The baby boy name Hank was given to 286 baby boys in 2012, ranking #705 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,738 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Hank peaked in popularity 63 years ago in 1954 on position 553.



Famous with this name

Hank Azaria
Hank Caylor
Hank Stuever


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Hank is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Hank is currently topping the baby name charts in Montana at position #270 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,881.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Hank is where you live.


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Hank origin and meaning

Hank is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means estate ruler. To see famous people named Hank, pop culture references for the name Hank and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Hank

We've found the following names that sound similar to Hank, sorted by popularity.

Hans / Hamza / Hung / Humza / Hamzah / Hoang / Heinz / Hong / Hamsa / Haynes /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012705
2011692
2010816
20091105
20081093
20071113
20061264
20051312
20041270
20031758
20022099
20012020
20001624
19981573
19971520
19962044
19951400
19941819
19931409
19921158
19911616
19901218
19891452
19881415
19871026
19861034
19851186
19841048
1983973
19821374
19811091
19801098
19791170
19781264
1977975
19761392
1975995
1974798
1973855
1972823
1971802
1970712
1969802
1968678
1967647
1966589
1965558
1964592
1963595
1962663
1961622
1960625
1959597
1958645
1957632
1956581
1955672
1954553
1953567
1952750
1951713
1950750
1949986
1948897
1947805
19461149
19451486
19441354
19421589
19391505
19361553
19311657

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Montana270
Minnesota282
Iowa304
Oregon362
Utah374
Kansas377
Nebraska402
Tennessee405
Arkansas408
Idaho418
Missouri496
Indiana507
Washington519
Oklahoma578
Ohio596
Wisconsin608
Texas664
California698
Michigan794
Georgia899
Pennsylvania959
Illinois1118
Florida1210
New York1881

Even more about Hank


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Hank a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Hank?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1954
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Hank
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 5,738
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1931
2012 births +286

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