Meaning Of The Name Henry | Baby Names | Kidadl


Discover the origin, meaning and pronunciation of the name Henry.

Henry is a name from the Black Forest range in Germany. This name comes from 'heimrich', an Old German word which comes from the elements ‘heim’ and ‘ric’. ‘Heim’ translates to ‘home’, ‘land’, and ‘ric’ translates to ‘power’, ‘rule’, ‘rich’. The meaning of Henry translates to ‘estate ruler’, ‘home ruler’, ‘ruler of the homeland’. Henry is a name that has been prominent in European history. French, English, German, and Roman Kings have borne this name. King Henry I of England, also remembered as Henry Beauclerc, was the fourth son of William the Conqueror. Following him, seven more kings have been named Henry. King Henry VIII developed the navy and is remembered as 'the father of the Royal Navy'. Prince Henry Charles Albert David, also called Prince Harry, is The Duke of Sussex. Other notable Henrys include Malaysian-British actor, Henry Golding and Henry Cavill who plays Superman in the 'DC Universe.'


Henry is most often associated with the gender: male.

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H-E-N-R-Y , is a 5-letter male given name.

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