Origin : German

estate ruler

The name Henry is a boy's name of German origin meaning "estate ruler". Henry, after hovering around the latter half of the Top 100 for 35 years, is now rising once again. Its stylishness has increased substantially to the point where in upmarket neighborhoods and suburbs, it seems every other boy is named either Jack or Henry. Still, Henry is a solid boy name with lots of history and personality, and a favorite on Nameberry. Henry has a long pedigree as a royal name, with many worthy (as well as notorious) namesakes. There's Henry the Eighth, of course, along with all those other British kings named Henry, down to the current fifth in line to the throne, Prince Henry (who goes by Harry). Other illustrious Henrys that might provide baby name inspiration include Henry David Thoreau, Henry (Hank) Aaron, Henry James, Henry Ford and Henry Miller. Numerous celebs have chosen Henry for their sons, from Julia Roberts to Minnie Driver to Heidi Klum to Colin Farrell. Appealing international versions include Arrigo, Enrico, Enzio and Enrique.

Popularity of name Henry over time

There are 694339 people in the U.S. with the first name Henry, this name was mostly popular in 1921 with popularity 11412 .

Henry is used for both genders.

99.35 percent of people with the first name Henry are man

0.65 percent of people with the first name Henry are woman

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Most Famous People Named Henry

character in movie "Rookie of the Year"
character from "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde"
King of Germany
character in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"
Lord Darnley
character in Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
character in Donna Tartt's "The Secret History"
Jacobite pretender to the English throne
Kings of Castile
U.S. Secretary of State and Senator from Kentucky
character on TV's "Eureka"
character in G. B. Shaw's "Pygmalion" and musical "My Fair Lady"
Prince of the United Kingdom
character in Shaun David Hutchinson's "We Are The Ants"
American author
Holy Roman Emperors
Kings of England
aka Indiana Jones
character in Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey"
Portuguese prince
character in L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz
Kings of France
King of Portugal

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Names Created Using the Letters in Henry