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Henry meaning and name origin

Henry \he(n)-ry\ as a boy's name is pronounced HEN-ree. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Henry is "home leader". From haim meaning "home" and rÓc meaning "power, ruler". Norman name that is a favored royal name (for eight kings) of England and France. Henri is a French form; Heinrich is German; Henryk is Polish. Explorer Henry Hudson; actor Henry Fonda; author Henry James; poet Henry James; poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; artists Henri Matisse, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Rousseau; playwright Henrik Ibsen; singer Enrique Iglesias.

Henry has 28 variant forms: Arrigo, Enrico, Enrikos, Enrique, Enzio, Hal, Hank, Harry, Heike, Heiko, Heindrick, Heindrik, Heiner, Heinrich, Heinrick, Heinrik, Heinz, Hendrick, Hendrik, Henerik, Henning, Henri, Henrik, Henrique, Henryk, Heriot, Herrior and Hinrich.

For more information, see also related names Amerigo, Emery, Enzo, Heimrich and Kendrick.

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Popularity of Henry

Henry is a very popular first name for males (#46 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#133 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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