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What does Henrietta mean?

Henrietta Pronunciation of Henrietta [hen-ri-et-ta] as a girls' name is pronounced hen-ree-ET-ah. It is of Latin, French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Henrietta is "home leader". Latinate form of Henriette, a feminine diminutive of Henri, the French form of Henry. More formal version of Harriet. The name was introduced to England when Prince Charles I married French princess Henrietta Maria, also known as Henriette Marie.

Associated with: england.


Henrietta has 27 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, Hetty, Yetta and Yettie.

Related girl names: Kiki and Nettie.

3 more different relations via Harriet: Hariette, Harriett and Harrietta.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Henrietta Allison (H.A.), ..

How popular is Henrietta?

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. Demographics)

Henrietta entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #112 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Henrietta name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Hattie (#488 the previous year), Etta (#1075), Harriet (#1314), Hettie, Hetty, Yetta, Nettie, Henry, Hennie, Ettie, Harriett, Enriqueta and Henriette are the popular alternative forms of Henrietta. Usage of these forms of Henrietta was common 135 years ago (median #566) and is now significantly reduced, with versions like Harriet falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Henrietta, Enriqueta, Etta, Ettie, Harriet in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Harriett, Hattie, Hennie, Henriette, Henry in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hettie, Hetty, Nettie, Yetta in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Andrietta, Anetta, Anicetta, Annetta, Annicetta (see Aniceta), Annitta (see Anita), Arnetta, Benedetta, Benetta, Benita, Bernadetta, Bernaetta (see Bernadette), Bernetta, Brietta, Britta, Carletta, Claretta, Conetta, Darnetta, Donetta, Doretta, Enricketta, Floretta, Geneesta, Genista, Georgetta, Georjetta (see Georgette), Ginetta, Gwenetta, Gwennetta, Harriette, Harriott, Herta, Hertha, Huetta, Janetta, Jeanetta, Jenetta, Jenista, Jennetta, Jennita, Jonetta, Jorjetta, Julietta, Kinetta, Lanetta, Larretta (see Loretta), Lenita, Leretta (see Loretta), Linetta, Lorretta, Lunetta, Maretta, Marietta, Marketta, Minetta, Nenita, Ninetta, Oretta, Perfecta, Ranitta, Reinetta, Renetta, Renita, Rexetta, Sandretta, Vanetta, Vedetta (see Vedette), Venetta, Venita, Verita, Verneta (see Verna), Vernetta, Vincetta and Zanetta. These names tend to be less commonly used than Henrietta.

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