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What does Henrietta mean?

Henrietta Pronunciation of Henrietta as a girls' name is pronounced hen-ree-ET-ah. It is of Latin, French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Henrietta is "home leader". Latinate form of Henriette, a feminine diminutive of Henri, the French form of Henry. More formal version of Harriet. The name was introduced to England when Prince Charles I married French princess Henrietta Maria, also known as Henriette Marie.




VARIANTS Enrichetta, Enrichette, Enriqueta, Etta, Ettie, Etty, Hatsie, Hatsy, Hattie, Hatty, Heike, Hendrika, Henia, Henie, Henka, Hennie, Henrie, Henrieta, Henriette, Henrika, Henryetta, Hetta, Hette, Hettie, Hetty, Yetta, Yettie

SEE ALSO Kiki, Nettie

OTHER FORMS VIA HARRIET Hariette, Harriett, Harrietta



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How popular is Henrietta?

Henrietta is a very prominent first name for females (#447 out of 4276, Top 10%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Henrietta entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #112 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Henrietta name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Hattie (#495 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Etta (#951), Harriet (#1053), Enriqueta, Ettie, Harriett, Hennie, Henriette, Henry, Hettie, Hetty, Nettie and Yetta are the popular alternative forms of Henrietta. Usage of these forms of Henrietta was common 138 years ago (MEDIAN #566) and is now significantly reduced (#1749, 96.8%), with versions like Harriet falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Henrietta, Enriqueta, Etta, Ettie, Harriet in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Harriett, Hattie, Hennie, Henriette, Henry in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hettie, Hetty, Nettie, Yetta in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Andrietta, Anetta, Anicetta, Annetta, Annicetta (see Aniceta), Annitta (see Anita), Arnetta, Benedetta, Benetta, Benita, Bernadetta, Bernaetta (see Bernadette), Bernetta, Brietta, Britta, Carletta, Claretta, Conetta, Darnetta, Donetta, Doretta, Enricketta, Floretta, Geneesta, Genista, Georgetta, Georjetta (see Georgette), Ginetta, Gwenetta, Gwennetta, Harriette, Harriott, Herta, Hertha, Huetta, Janetta, Jeanetta, Jenetta, Jenista, Jennetta, Jennita, Jonetta, Jorjetta, Julietta, Kinetta, Lanetta, Larretta (see Loretta), Lenita, Leretta (see Loretta), Linetta, Lorretta, Lunetta, Maretta, Marietta, Marketta, Minetta, Nenita, Ninetta, Oretta, Perfecta, Ranitta, Reinetta, Renetta, Renita, Rexetta, Sandretta, Vanetta, Vedetta (see Vedette), Venetta, Venita, Verita, Verneta (see Verna), Vernetta, Vincetta and Zanetta. These names tend to be less commonly used than Henrietta.

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