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What does Henry mean?

Henry \he(n)-ry\ as a boys' 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.


Variations

Henry has 28 variants: 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 on this name, see also related boy names Amerigo, Emery, Enzo, Heimrich and Kendrick.

Henry has 2 more related forms via Enrique: Erico and Errico.

Henry has 5 feminine forms: Enrica, Hallie, Harriet, Henrietta and Kendra.


Popularity

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 popularity of Henry for boys. Henry reached its highest position of #8 in the U.S. then, and is at #33 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

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), Enrico, Henri and Hal. These boy names are at the height of their popularity presently (usage of 0.3622%), except for the versions Harry, Hal and Emery which have become less trendy. Hank (#602), Enzo (#369), Kendrick (#334) and Enrique (#414) are four of the more fashionable baby names in this list, and there is a resurgence in baby name popularity for Hank. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Henry and associated names. (2014 Birth 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.

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