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Henry is a very common French name for boys. It's believed to be derived from the French name Henri, which in turn is thought to be derived from the name Heimeric, an old German name that means “house ruler.” The name is made up of two parts: “Heim,” which means home and “Ric,” which means ruler.
Henry is also a common surname in Ireland and France.

Even though it’s usually traced to French and German roots, the exact origin of the name is often debated. The most famous person with the name might be Henry VIII, a controversial King of England. He had six wives and beheaded two because they couldn’t have sons for him.

Henry is typically a masculine name. Female variants like Harriet and Henrietta are often considered by parents who want to give a variation of the name to their baby girl. Henry is a dignified name. Henry and its variants have been given to several kings and noblemen across Europe. It was introduced to England by the Normans where it was

Origin: The origin of the name is often debated. The earliest origin it can be traced to is Ancient Germany where it was derived from the name Heimeric.
Gender: Henry is typically given to boys, but it can be given to babies of any gender.
Pronunciation: Hen-ree

Henry and other variations of the name are very popular. Its variant Harry was so common at a point in England that the phrase "every Tom, Dick, and Harry" was born and used to refer to men in general.

Henry is particularly popular in the United States and English-speaking countries across the world. In 2007, it was on the top 100 most popular names for boys list in Australia, England, Wales, and the United States. According to 2020 data from the Social Security Administration, Henry is the ninth most popular name for boys in the United States.

Henry has several name variations from cultures all across the world.


Some of the most popular include:

Anri (Georgian) 

Einri (Irish) 

Enric (Catalan) 

Enrico (Italian) 

Genrikh (Russian) 

Harri (Welsh)

 Harry (English)

Heimirich (German)

Heiner (German) 

Heinrich (German)

Hendry (Scottish) 

Henrik (Danish, Armenian, Swedish)

 Henrikas (Lithuanian)

Henrique (Portuguese)

Henryk (Polish) 

Hinrik (Icelandic) 

Indrikis (Latvian) 


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