Henry - boys name

Henry name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 100%

Henry name meaning:

The name Henry is of Germanic origin and is derived from the Germanic name "Heinrich," which is composed of the elements "heim," meaning "home," and "rīc," meaning "ruler" or "king." Therefore, the name Henry is often interpreted to mean "ruler of the household" or "estate ruler."

Henry has a long history of use and has been borne by numerous kings and historical figures. It became a popular name in England after being introduced by the Normans, and it has remained a classic and timeless choice.

The name Henry is appreciated for its strong and regal sound. It has variations in different languages, such as Enrique in Spanish and Henri in French.

Origin: German

Ruler of the home.


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Related names

Henry , Enrica, Enrico , Enrique , Enzo , Heikki, Heinrich, Hemming, Hendrick, Hendrik , Hennie, Henny , Henri , Henrietta , Henrik , Henryk , Hetty

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Overall UK ranking: 10 out of 4789

2912 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Henry

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