Hendrik is a first name for boys.
… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Hendrik is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 3 out of 100,000 boys have been named Hendrik. In the SmartGenius ranking, Hendrik is # 2,027 on the list of most common boys names. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Hendrik.
In not even one in five states you will find more than 4 men and boys with the name Hendrik. This first name might not be completely unknown, but in the entire United States, there are about 228 Americans who bear this name. And these 228 men and boys named Hendrik live in no more than 10 different states, including for example Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts and Michigan. In the other 40 states, there are either none or less than a handful boys and men with this name (to explain: The official statistics provide the data per state only if at least five men with a specific name live in the same state. So, it’s quite possible that there are one or two states where someone with the name Hendrik lives although the name is not listed in the official statistics. Should you be one of those rare people whose name is Hendrik and you live outside the states highlighted on the map, please let us know so we can improve our statistics). The state with the most boys and men named Hendrik relative to its male population is Michigan. And even there, only one male in 97,701 would raise his hand if you asked, who is called Hendrik.
Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter H is not particularly common as a first letter for boys' names: only 2.9% of all common boys' names in the US begin with an H. The most common first letters for boys' names are J and A, while X and U are the least common first letters of boys' names.
With seven letters, the name Hendrik has a typical length for first names in the US. In fact, 26% of all common first names consist of exactly seven letters. 52% of all first names are shorter, while 22% have eight letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.
This means that if 2.9% of all boys' names begin with an H, this initial letter is less common than the other letters on average. Nevertheless, there are of course some names that begin with H and are extremely popular, for example Henry, currently the most common boys’ name with H.
If your name is Hendrik and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...
So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Hendrik, you can simply say:
Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.
Just use American Sign Language!
These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.
In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.
In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Hendrik sounds like this: