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Henry is a name with German and English origins. The meaning of the name Henry is Ruler of the Home. The French spelling of Henry is Henri whereas the German spelling is Henrik. The most common nickname of the name Henry is Hank. Other nicknames include Harry, Henny and Hen.
Henry VIII was a notorious British ruler as were the other Tudors named Henry. A current Royal is Harry (Prince Henry of Wales). Other famous men named Henry include composer Henry Mancini, carmaker Henry Ford, and actor sHenry Winkler, Henry Fonda, and Henry Cavill. Henry Kissinger was US Secretary of State and National Security Advisor. Hank Greenberg was a famous baseball player. Henry David Thoreau was an American author and naturalist.
Fictional characters with the name Henry include Uncle Henry from the Wizard of Oz series by L. Frank Baum. Other characters include Henry Higgins (My Fair Lady), Henry “Indian” Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Henry Jekyll (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), and Henry Rearden (Atlas Shrugged).
People who like the name Henry like traditional names with British origins.
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A Touch Of Henry Moore - The Nits iTunes
Dear Henry - Garland of Hours iTunes
Henry Lee - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds iTunes
Henry Needs a New Pair of Shoes - The Lowest of the Low
Henry's Down Fall - James Keelaghan iTunes
John Henry - Harry Belafonte iTunes
John Henry - Woody Guthrie iTunes
Just Like Henry David - The Kennedys iTunes
My Little John Henry - Alan Lomax iTunes
Papa Won't Leave You, Henry - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds iTunes
The Story of John Henry's Hammer - Johnny Cash