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What does Henri mean?

Henri Pronunciation of Henri [hen-ri] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the name Henri means "home leader". Henri is a French form of Henry (Old German): from Haimric. See also Harry.

Associated with: home, leader.


25 related forms via Henry: Anrai, Einri, Hank, Harri, Harry, Heike, Heiko, Hein, Heindrik, Heiner, Heinrich, Heinrick, Heinrik, Heinz, Hendrick, Hendrik, Henerik, Henk, Henning, Henrik, Henrique, Henryk, Heriot, Herrior and Hinrich.

1 feminine form: Henrietta.

Creative forms:
(male) Henria, Herri, ..

(female) Henhe, Henria, ..

Middle name pairings:
Henri Devonte (H.D.), ..

How popular is Henri?

Henri is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#36189 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Henri reached its apex position of #1178 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #1578 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Henri (#1578 via latest list) rated in the Top 2000 are Hank (#534 via latest list), Harry (#781), Henrik (#843) and Henry (#29). Other variants, like Einri, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Henri was well-received among parents in the 1880s (adoption of 4.27%) and is now significantly less (adoption 0.6%, 86.1%). Henry has historically been preferred by parents, although Henrik appears to be getting popular too, while forms such as Henry are now somewhat dated.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ceri, Deri, Feri, Gerri, Hani, Hari, Hearn, Heini, Helgi, Heli, Helji, Hendrie, Henlie, Herb, Herin, Hern, Herrik (see Herrick), Herv (see Harvey), Heshi, Honi, Jerri, Meiri and Terri. These names tend to be more frequently used than Henri.

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