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.
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.
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)
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)