Gender: Masculine
Origin: German
Germ/Swe (HEN-ning)

The name is from a Northern German diminutive form of Henrik or Johannes and has been used as an indepedent given name in both Germany and Scandinavia since at least the 19th-century. It seems to have been the popular nickname of choice for Johannes in Medieval Pomerania, Silesia and Holstein, appearing several times in documents from the 13th-century onward.

It is currently 239th most popular male name in Germany, (2011).

Other older forms are the Silesian and Sorbian Hannig and Hennig.

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