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.
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).
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).