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What does Heinrich mean?

Heinrich Pronunciation of Heinrich [hein-rich] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Heinrich is "home leader". German form of Henry.

Associated with: home, leader.


Heinrich has 3 variants: Heine, Heini and Heinie.

Affiliated boy names: Heimrich and Heinz.

8 more different relations via Henry: Heindrick, Heindrik, Heinrick, Heinrik, Hendrick, Henri, Henrik and Hinrich.

Creative forms:
(male) Herich, Hirich, ..

(female) Heinia, Heinsi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Heinrich Kaleb (H.K.), ..

How popular is Heinrich?

Heinrich is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#3954 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Heinrich (outside Top 2000) are Henry (#29 via latest list), Henrik (#843) and Henri (#1578). Adoption of these forms of Heinrich was common during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 2.2%) and has become much less since (usage 0.6%, 75%), with the version Henry falling out of fashion. Henry is more familiar than the rest, though Henrik has become popular as well over time. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Henri, Henrik, Henry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Henrik, Henry outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adalrich, Adelrich, Alberich, Aldrich, Alldrich, Bardrich, Bearach, Birch, Dietrich, Edrich, Eldrich, Elldrich, Emerich, Emmerich, Erich, Frederich, Fridrich, Friedrich, Gerlaich (see Gerlach), Hannoch, Hanoch, Harish, Hein, Heiner, Helario, Hendrie, Hendries, Hendrik, Henerik, Henleigh, Henlie, Henning, Henrique, Henryk, Herin, Heriot, Hernlie (see Hernley), Herrick, Herrik (see Herrick), Herrior, Herryck, Hersch, Hersh, Hezekiah, Hirsch, Hirschl, Hirsh, Kenrick, Roderich, Terach, Ullrich, Ulrich and Zerach. These names tend to be more commonly used than Heinrich.

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