What does Henry mean?
From Haimric, derived from haim meaning "home" and rÓc meaning "power, ruler". The original English form was Harry, and in the 17th century, Henry become the standard form due to the influence of the Latin form Henricus and French Henri. 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 36 variants: Anrai, Arrigo, Eanraig, Einri, Enrico, Enrikos, Enrique▲, Enzio, Enzo▲, Hal▼, Hank▲, Harri, Harry▼, Heike, Heiko, Hein, Heindrick, Heindrik, Heiner, Heinrich, Heinrick, Heinrik, Heinz, Hendrick, Hendrik, Henerik, Henk, Henning, Henri, Henrik, Henrique, Henryk, Heriot, Herrior, Hinrich and Rico▼.more]
How popular is Henry?
Henry is a very popular first name for men (#46 out of 1220, Top 4%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#142 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name history of Henry for boys. Henry entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #8 in the U.S. then, and is at #33 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular variation forms of Henry (#33 the previous year) rated in the Top 1000 are Kendrick (#334 the previous year), Enzo (#369), Enrique (#414), Hank (#602), Emery (#687), Harry (#714), Henrik (#863), Rico, Enrico, Hal and Henri. These forms of Henry were popular as baby names presently (average #668), except for versions such as Hal which have become somewhat dated. Hank, Enzo, Kendrick and Enrique are four of the more fashionable baby names in this list, and there is a resurgence in baby name popularity for Hank.
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Suggested similar baby names are Berry▼, Derry, Geary, Gentry, Gerry▼, Gery, Hanly, Hany, Hearn, Hedly, Henley, Herb, Hern, Hernly, Herv, Hewney, Horry, Jefry, Jerry▼, Keary, Kerry▼, Leary, Perry▼ and Terry▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Henry.