Henry

Pronunciation: he-hnre-e
Origin: Germany
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western 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.

Henry Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Henry is currently #19 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Henry is currently #19 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Nature: Henry is currently #9 on Kiindred Nature Names
gender-male Boy Nature: Henry is currently #9 on Kiindred Boy Nature Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Henry is currently #18 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Henry is currently #18 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Henry

  • Henry Cavill: Henry Cavill is a British actor known for his roles as Superman in the DC Extended Universe and Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix series "The Witcher."
  • Henry VIII: Henry VIII was King of England from 1509 until his death in 1547, known for his six marriages and his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Henry Fonda: Henry Fonda was an American film and stage actor known for his roles in "The Grapes of Wrath," "12 Angry Men," and "On Golden Pond." He passed away in 1982.