Harry - boys name

Harry name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 100%

Harry name meaning:

The name Harry is of Germanic origin and is a diminutive or short form of the name Henry. The name Henry itself comes from the Germanic elements "heim," meaning "home," and "rīc," meaning "ruler" or "king." Therefore, the name Harry is often interpreted to mean "ruler of the household" or "estate ruler."

Harry has a long history of use and has been borne by various historical figures, including kings and princes. It has been a popular name in English-speaking countries and is appreciated for its friendly and approachable sound. Harry can be used as a given name on its own or as a nickname for Henry.

Origin: German

Form of Harold. Army-power.


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Related names

Harold , Harry , Herald

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Overall UK ranking: 7 out of 4789

3089 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Harry

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