• Gender: Male
  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Ruler Of The Home

What is the meaning of the name Henry?

The name Henry is primarily a male name of German origin that means 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.

King 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, automobile maker Henry Ford, and actors Henry Golding, Henry Winkler, Henry Fonda, and Henry Cavill.  Henry Kissinger was US Secretary of State and National Security Advisor. Hank Aaron and Hank Greenberg were famous baseball players. 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 from My Fair Lady, Henry “Indiana” Jones from the Raiders of the Lost Ark series, Henry Jekyll from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Henry Rearden from Atlas Shrugged.

People who like the name Henry also like:

Oliver, Benjamin, Owen, Noah, Theodore, William, Liam, Charlotte, Violet, Amelia, Eleanor, Lucy, Hazel, Audrey

Names like Henry:

Hammer, Hemera, Henri, Himari, Himawari, Homare, Homer, Honor, Honora, Honoré, Honoria, Humaira, Hummer

Stats for the Name Henry

checkmark Henry is currently #5 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Henry is currently #9 in U.S. births

Songs about Henry

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A Touch Of Henry Moore - The Nits
Dear Henry - Garland of Hours
Henry Lee - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Henry Needs a New Pair of Shoes - The Lowest of the Low
Henry's Down Fall - James Keelaghan
John Henry - Harry Belafonte
John Henry - Woody Guthrie
Just Like Henry David - The Kennedys
My Little John Henry - Alan Lomax
Papa Won't Leave You, Henry - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
The Story of John Henry's Hammer - Johnny Cash