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What does Henrietta mean?

Henrietta \he(n)-rietta, henri(et)-ta\ as a girls' name is pronounced hen-ree-ET-ah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Henrietta is "home leader". Feminine of Henry. More formal version of Harriet.


Henrietta has 26 variants: Enrichetta, Enrichette, Enriqueta, Etta, Ettie, Etty, Hatsie, Hatsy, Hattie, Hatty, Heike, Hendrika, Henia, Henie, Henka, Hennie, Henrie, Henrieta, Henriette, Henrika, Henryetta, Hetta, Hette, Hettie, Yetta and Yettie.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Kiki and Nettie.

Henrietta has 11 more different forms via Harriet: Halle, Hallie, Hariette, Harrie, Harriett, Harrietta, Harriot, Harriott, Harriotte, Hatsee and Hatsey.


Henrietta is a very prominent first name for females (#447 out of 4276, Top 10%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Henrietta for girls. Henrietta reached its top position of #112 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Henrietta name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Henrietta outside U.S.

Hallie (#586 the previous year), Hattie (#590), Halle (#773), Yetta, Henry, Hettie, Nettie, Henriette, Harriett, Etta, Ettie, Harriet and Enriqueta are the popular alternative forms of Henrietta. Usage of these girl names reached its apex during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5859%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.0751%, down 87.2%), with versions like Halle, Hallie, Etta, Ettie and Harriet falling out of fashion. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Henrietta and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Enriqueta, Etta, Ettie, Halle, Hallie, Harriet, Harriett, Hattie, Henrietta, Henriette in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Henry, Hettie, Nettie, Yetta in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Harriet outside U.S.