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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. 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 boy names Amerigo, Emery, Enzo, Heimrich and Kendrick.

There are 5 feminine forms of Henry: Enrica, Hallie, Harriet, Henrietta and Kendra.


Henry is a very popular first name for males (#46 out of 1220, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#133 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Henry for boys. Henry reached its highest rank of #8 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Henry and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Henry (#33), Kendrick (#334), Enzo (#369), Enrique (#414), Hank (#602), Emery (#687), Harry (#714), Henrik (#863), Enrico, Henri and Hal. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emery, Enrico, Enrique, Enzo, Hal, Hank, Harry, Henri, Henrik, Henry, Kendrick in U.S.

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