Henderson - boys name

Henderson name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 37%

Henderson name meaning:

The name Henderson is of Scottish origin and is derived from the surname MacEanruig, which means "son of Henry" in Gaelic. The name Henry itself has Germanic roots and is composed of the elements "heim," meaning "home," and "ric," meaning "ruler" or "king." As a result, the name Henderson can be interpreted as "son of the ruler of the home" or "son of the king of the household."

The name Henderson carries connotations of strength, leadership, and authority. It suggests someone who is confident and capable of taking charge. Those with this name may exhibit qualities such as ambition, determination, and a strong sense of responsibility. Additionally, the name implies a connection to Scottish heritage, as it is a popular surname in Scotland. Overall, Henderson is a name that signifies a person with noble qualities, someone who is influential and possesses a natural ability to lead and protect their loved ones.

Origin: Scottish

Son of Henry.

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Overall UK ranking: 3017 out of 4789

6 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Henderson

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