Hank
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
HANGK
Meaning
God is merciful
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Hank is a medieval short form of John. John originates in Hebrew language and means "God is merciful". It has been one of the most popular masculine given names over centuries, and in different spellings all over the world. Throughout history it was borne by numerous kings, princes, emperors, popes and saints, the most famous being John the Baptist and John the Apostle. More recently, the famous bearers include John F. Kennedy and John Lennon.

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Hank Aaron - baseball player
Hank Azaria - actor
Hank Greenberg - baseball player
Hank Williams - musician
Hank Arft - baseball player
Hank Boney - baseball player
Hank Jones - jazz musician

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