Hank is a male given name. It may have been inspired by the Dutch name Henk,[1] itself a short form of Hendrik and thus related to Henry & Harvey.

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  • Henry Hank Aaron (1934-2021), Hall of Fame baseball player
  • Henry Hank Aguirre (1931–1994), Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Harold Hank Allen (born 1940), Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Thor Henry "Hank" Anderson (1920–2005), American college basketball coach
  • Henry Hank Azaria (born 1964), American actor, director, voice actor and comedian best known for his voice work on The Simpsons
  • Henry Hank Ballard (1927–2003), American R&B singer and songwriter, born John Henry Kendricks
  • Henry Hank Bauer (1922–2007), American Major League Baseball right fielder and manager
  • Henry Hank Bauer (American football) (born 1954), National Football League running back and television and radio broadcaster
  • Hank Blalock (born 1980), Major League Baseball player
  • Henry Hank Borowy (1916–2004), Major League Baseball pitcher
  • George Hanks Hank Brown (born 1940), American retired politician and former senator from Colorado
  • Harold Henry Hank Burnine (1932–2020), American National Football League player
  • Hank Earl Carr (1968–1998), American convicted criminal who committed suicide
  • Garland Hank Cochran (1935–2010), American country music singer and songwriter
  • Harry "Hank" Feldman (1919–1962), Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Walter Hank Garland (1930–2004), American studio musician
  • Eric Hank Gathers (1967–1990), basketball player
  • William Henry Hank Green (born 1980), video blogger
  • Henry Hank Goldup (1918–2008), Canadian National Hockey League player
  • Hyman/Henry Hank Greenberg (1911–1986), Hall-of-Fame Major League Baseball player
  • Henry Hank Johnson (born 1954), U.S. Representative from Georgia
  • Henry Hank Johnson (baseball) (1906–1982), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Henry Hank Jones (1918–2010), American jazz pianist, bandleader, arranger, and composer
  • Henry Iba (1904–1993), American Hall-of-Fame college basketball head coach
  • Henry Hank Ketcham (1920–2001), American cartoonist who created Dennis the Menace
  • Henry Hank Ketcham (American football) (1891–1986), American college football player
  • Henry Hank Kuehne (born 1975), American former professional golfer
  • Lawrence Hankins Hank Locklin (1918–2009), American country music singer and songwriter
  • Hank Marvin, English musician, singer and songwriter born Brian Robson Rankin in 1941
  • Henry Hank Mobley (1930–1986), American hard bop and soul jazz saxophonist and composer
  • Henry Hank Norberg (1920–1974), American football player
  • Henry Hank Nowak (born 1950), Canadian National Hockey League player
  • Henry Paulson (born 1946), former Secretary of the Treasury
  • Hank Pfister (born 1953), American retired tennis player
  • Henry Hank Sauer (1917–2001), Major League Baseball player
  • Henrik Sedin (born 1980), Swedish National Hockey League player
  • Clarence Hank Snow (1914–1999), Canadian-American country music artist and songwriter
  • Henry H. C. Stackpole III (1935–2020), retired United States Marine Corps lieutenant general
  • Henry Hank Steinbrenner (born 1957), part-owner of the New York Yankees
  • Henry Hank Stram (1923–2005), American National Football League head coach
  • Henry Hank Thompson (baseball) (1925–1969), baseball player in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball
  • Henry Hank Thompson (musician) (1925–2007), American country music singer and songwriter
  • Hank Wangford (born 1940), English country musician and psychiatrist
  • Hiram Hank Williams (1923–1953), American country music singer, songwriter and musician
  • Hank Williams Jr. (born 1949), American country music singer, songwriter and musician, son of Hank Williams
  • Hank Williams III (born 1972), American musician and singer, son of Hank Williams Jr.
  • Hank Worden (1901–1992), American actor born Norton Earl Worden
  • Henrik Zetterberg (born 1980), National Hockey League player from Sweden
  • Henrik Lundqvist (born 1982) National Hockey League player from Sweden
  • Hank (dog), a dog rescued by the Milwaukee Brewers named after Hank Aaron
  • Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, a nickname of entertainer Henry Joseph Nasiff Jr.


  • Carlos Hank González (1927–2001), Mexican politician and businessman, father of Jorge Hank Rhon
  • Jorge Hank Rhon (born 1956), Mexican businessman and former municipal president of Tijuana
  • William Hank (1902–1942), World War II US Navy officer

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