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Origin: Denmark
Region Origin: Northern Europe

Henry is a masculine given name derived from the Old German name Heimeric, which is composed of the elements "heim" meaning "home" and "ric" meaning "ruler". The name has been traced back to Ancient Germany and has been influenced by the Old Frankish name Heimeric and the Common Germanic *Haimarīks. In Old High German, the name was later conflated with the name Haginrich, which was formed from "hagin" meaning "enclosure" and "rich" meaning "ruler". Throughout history, the name Henry has been given to many influential people, including kings, industrialists, and celebrities. Some well-known individuals named Henry include King Henry VIII, actor Henry Cavill, philosopher Henry David Thoreau, composer Henry Mancini, singer Henry Rollins, and actor Henry Winkler. The name has also been popular among continental royalty, with seven German kings named Heinrich.

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