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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Hank

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Hank in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Hank:

  • Records indicate that 5,848 boys in the United States have been named Hank since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 342 people in the U.S. were given the name Hank. Those people are now 8 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Hank

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      14 Positive Comments

  • "We are expecting our first child next year. I really like the name Hank but my Fiancee is not so sure. I Still have time to show her how cool the name would be here in the Uk. We don't no what we are having but if its a boy i pick hank." Dec. 19, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Hank in 2002! He's a wonderful boy who loves to grill and works part time at our propane store." Nov. 29, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "We had our little Hank in June 2015. We live in London and it's a really uncommon name here. We've had nothing but positive responses about the name from all our friends and family. It's a cute, cool name but really unpretentious... Fits our little boy perfectly!" Sep. 17, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are expecting our first and we love HANK! It's not awkward and not too common." Dec. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm dutch and my name is Hank, It's Pronounced Hunk in Dutch :-) It's also not short for Henry just Hank and I've only met 1 other dutch Hank in my life. Now I live in Los Angeles so my name is not so special anymore but I still like it! Thanks Mom and Dad for naming me Hank!" Nov. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We live in Australia and the name Hank is extremely uncommon here. We had a baby on May 15 and called him HANK. We love it too! As one other user commented it's cute for a little kid but a nice strong name for a young man." Sep. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our baby Hank just this past May. Not Henry, just Hank. WE LOVE IT! It's a little old school, but very cool. Cute for a little guy and a nice strong name for a young man. My prediction - Hank will be in the top 10 names for boys within 10 years!" Jul. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We're expecting a baby this summer and will name him Henry and call him Hank. Both are family names and we were thrilled when we came up with it! It's strong and simple and yet also unusual. We can't wait to meet our little Hank." Mar. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Altough my name is Hendrik everybody knows me as Henk, wich is the same as the U.S. name Hank. Henk is a common name in Holland." Jan. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our boy Henry, after Henry David Thoreau. We call him Hank. We've gotten nothing but positive feedback from everyone except one of his Aunts who prefers and likes Henry better." May. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Not very common. Met one other Hank in my life and I lived in Nashville TN for 6 years. Only time you saw it on TV or movies was as a bad guy or a dog. Then came King of the Hill. Was worse for me since my last name is Hill..." Aug. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister just named her baby Hank. So now her kids names are Dashial and Henry (aka Dash and Hank)" May. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Whao..My YOB is 1990, I can't believe it's a 50/60's name.. But I really like this name, new people I meet always get to learn my name very, very quick since the name Hank is so short and easy to remember!" May. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Hank (DOB 5/20/04) and we love it! We wanted something short and our of the ordinary & I belive we've suceeded!" Jul. 8, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "Nope. I don't like it. Hank should be a course Mechanic. Greasy and loud." Sep. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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