Henk

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Henk is a Dutch male first name which originated as a short form of Hendrik but developed into a name in its own right. It influenced "Hank" which is used in English-speaking countries (mainly in the US) as a form of "Henry". It may refer to:

Given name:

  • Henk Angenent (born 1967), Dutch speed skater, specialising in marathon skating and the longer distances
  • Henk Baars (born 1960), former professional Dutch cyclo-cross cyclist
  • Henk Badings (1907–1987), Dutch composer
  • Henk Barendregt (born 1947), Dutch logician, known for his work in lambda calculus and type theory
  • Henk Beernink (1910–1979), Dutch politician
  • Henk Bleker (born 1953), Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA)
  • Henk Blezer (born 1961), Dutch Tibetologist, Indologist, and scholar of Buddhist studies
  • Henk Bos (disambiguation)
  • Henk Bosveld (1941–1998), football (soccer) midfielder from the Netherlands
  • Henk Bouwman (1926–1995), Dutch field hockey player, member of the team that won the 1948 Olympic bronze medal
  • Henk Braakhuis (born 1939), Dutch historian of philosophy
  • Henk Bremmer (1871–1956), Dutch painter, art critic, art teacher, collector and art dealer
  • Henk Bruna (born 1916), Dutch publisher and director of the stationery and bookstore chain Bruna
  • Henk Buck (born 1930), organic chemist
  • Henk de Best (1905–1978), Dutch boxer who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Henk de Looper (1912–2006), Dutch field hockey player who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Henk de Velde (born 1949), Dutch seafarer
  • Henk Dorgelo (1894–1961), Dutch physicist and academic
  • Henk Duut (born 1964), retired Dutch footballer who was active as a defender
  • Henk Elzerman (born 1958), former freestyle swimmer from the Netherlands
  • Henk Faanhof (born 1922), Dutch professional road bicycle racer
  • Henk Feldmeijer (1910–1945), Dutch National Socialist politician and a member of the NSB
  • Henk Fraser (born 1966), former football defender from The Netherlands
  • Henk G. Sol (born 1951),) is a Dutch organizational theorist and Professor of Business Engineering and ICT at Groningen University
  • Henk Grol (born 1985), Dutch judoka
  • Henk Groot (born 1938), retired Dutch footballer who was active as a striker
  • Henk Hermsen (born 1937), former water polo player from The Netherlands
  • Henk Hille (born 1959), Dutch former professional ice hockey player
  • Henk Hoekstra (1924–2009), Dutch politician
  • Henk Hofland (1927–2016), Dutch journalist, commentator, essayist and columnist
  • Henk Hofs (1951–2011), Dutch professional footballer
  • Henk Hofstra (1904–1999), Dutch politician of the Social Democratic Workers' Party (SDAP) until the party became the Labour Party (PvdA)
  • Henk Houwaart (born 1945), Dutch football manager and a former football player
  • Henk Jaap Beentje (born 1951), Dutch botanist
  • Henk Jan Ormel (born 1955), Dutch politician
  • Henk Janssen (1890–1969), Dutch tug of war competitor, who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Henk Kamp (born 1952), Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)
  • Henk Koning (born 1933), Dutch former tax official and politician
  • Henk Korthals (1911–1976), Dutch politician
  • Henk Krol (born 1950), Dutch journalist, editor-in-chief of the gay magazine Gay Krant ("Gay News")
  • Henk Kuijpers (born 1946), comics artist from Haarlem, the Netherlands who is most famous for his Franka series
  • Henk Lauwers (born 1956), classical baritone singer (lyric baritone) from Ypres, Belgium
  • Henk Lubberding (born 1953), former Dutch professional road bicycle racer
  • Henk Meijer (born 1959), Dutch taekwondo coach and former Olympic taekwondo competitor
  • Henk Mudge (born 1952), Namibian former politician
  • Henk Nijdam (1935–2009), Dutch professional road bicycle racer
  • Henk Nijhof (born 1952), Dutch politician and former educator
  • Henk Norel (born 1987), Dutch forward-center who plays for DKV Joventut in the Spanish ACB League
  • Henk Numan (born 1955), former judoka from the Netherlands, bronze Olympic medallist in 1980
  • Henk Peeters (born 1925), Dutch artist
  • Henk Pellikaan (1910–1999), Dutch football midfielder who played for Netherlands in the 1934 FIFA World Cup
  • Henk Poort (born 1956), Dutch actor and singer, who mainly plays in operas and musicals
  • Henk Poppe (born 1952), Dutch professional road bicycle racer
  • Henk Rogers (born 1953), video game designer and entrepreneur
  • Henk Schiffmacher (born 1952), Dutch tattoo artist, expert within the field of body decoration
  • Henk Schouten (born 1932), retired Dutch footballer who was active as a midfielder
  • Henk Sneevliet (1883–1942), Dutch Communist, who was active in both the Netherlands and the Dutch East-Indies
  • Henk Starreveld (1914–2008), Dutch canoeist who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Henk Steeman (1894–1979), football (soccer) player from the Netherlands, who represented his home country at the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Henk Temmink (born 1952), Dutch chess player
  • Henk ten Cate (born 1954), Dutch football manager and a former professional player
  • Henk ten Hoeve (born 1946), Dutch politician
  • Henk Terlingen (born 1941), Dutch radio and television presenter
  • Henk Tijms (born 1944), Dutch professor of Operations Research at the VU University Amsterdam
  • Henk Timmer (footballer) (born 1971), retired Dutch footballer who played as a goalkeeper
  • Henk van Brussel (1936–2007), footballer and football manager from the Netherlands
  • Henk van den Breemen (born 1941), retired Dutch military officer
  • Henk van der Grift (born 1935), former speed skater
  • Henk van der Kroon (born 1942), the founder and president of the Federation of European Carnival Cities (FECC)
  • Henk van der Vorst (born 1944), Dutch mathematician and Emeritus Professor of Numerical Analysis at Utrecht University
  • Henk van der Wal (1886–1982), Dutch athlete
  • Henk van Dongen (1936–2011), Dutch organizational theorist and policy advisor
  • Henk van Gerven (born 1955), Dutch politician and general practitioner
  • Henk van Hoof (born 1947), retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)
  • Henk van Kessel (born 1946), former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer
  • Henk van Spaandonck (1913–1982), Dutch football forward who played for the Netherlands in the 1938 FIFA World Cup
  • Henk van Stee (born 1961), former football midfielder from the Netherlands
  • Henk van Ulsen (1927–2009), Dutch actor
  • Henk van Woerden (1947–2005), Dutch painter and writer with close ties to South Africa
  • Henk Visser (politician) (born 1946), Dutch politician
  • Henk Visser (long jumper) (born 1932), Dutch long jumper
  • Henk Vogels (born 1973), Australian former professional road bicycle racer
  • Henk Vonhoff (1931–2010), Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)
  • Henk Vos (born 1968), former football striker from the Netherlands
  • Henk Vredeling (1924–2007), Dutch politician
  • Henk Wery (born 1943), former Dutch footballer
  • Henk Wesseling (born 1937)
  • Henk Westbroek (born 1952), Dutch radiohost, singer, songwriter, owner of a cafe named Stairway to Heaven in Utrecht
  • Henk Wijngaard (born 1946), Dutch country singer
  • Henk Wisman (born 1957), Dutch football manager, coach of the Armenia national football team for around a year
  • Henk Zeevalking (1922–2005), Dutch politician
  • Henk-Jan Held (born 1967), volleyball player from the Netherlands
  • Henk-Jan Zwolle (born 1964), former rower from the Netherlands and twice Olympic medalist

Other uses:

  • Cowboy Henk, Belgian surreal humour comic strip series
  • Dan Henk (born 1972), American artist and writer, noted for his work in tattooing and painting
  • Hendrikus V. "Henk" Zomers, Indonesian football forward
  • Henk and Ingrid, fictitious Dutch couple often mentioned in speeches by Geert Wilders as the people he claims to represent
  • Henk Sneevlietweg metro station, railway station in the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam
  • Ludwig von Henk (1820–1894), German naval officer
  • Ome Henk ("Uncle Henk"), the main character of a Dutch CD, DVD and comic series of the same name

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