Henry name - Meaning of Henry

Henry name - Meaning of Henry

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Henry Meaning
From the Germanic name Heimirich which meant "home ruler", composed of the elements heim "home" and ric "power, ruler". It was later commonly spelled Heinrich, with the spelling altered due to the influence of other Germanic names like Haganrich, in which the first element is hagan "enclosure". Heinrich was popular among continental royalty, being the name of seven German kings, starting with the 10th-century Henry I the Fowler, and four French kings. In France it was rendered Henri from the Latin form Henricus. The Normans introduced this name to England, and it was subsequently used by eight kings, ending with the infamous Henry Viii in the 16th century. During the Middle Ages it was generally rendered as Harry or Herry in English pronunciation. Notable bearers include arctic naval explorer Henry Hudson (1570-1611), British novelist Henry James (1843-1916), and American automobile manufacturer Henry Ford (1863-1947). Henry originates in Germanic languages and means "ruler of the house". It has been one of the most popular masculine given names over centuries, and in different spellings all over the world. It was a favorite name in royal circles, given to numerous kings of England, France and Castile, as well as to six Holy Roman Emperors. More recently, the famous bearers include Henry James, a British writer, and Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company. Henry functions as a surname as well, mainly in French language.

Henry Related Names
Diminutives: Hal, Hank, Harry
Other Languages: Emmerich, Heimirich, Heinrich, Henricus (Ancient Germanic), Henrik (Armenian), Endika (Basque), Enric (Catalan), Henrik (Croatian), Jindřich, Hynek (Czech), Henrik, Henning (Danish), Hendrik, Henricus, Heike, Heiko, Hein, Henk, Hennie, Henny, Rik (Dutch), Hendrik (Estonian), Harri, Henri, Henrikki, Heikki (Finnish), Émeric, Henri, Enzo (French), Heike, Heiko (Frisian), Anri (Georgian), Emmerich, Heinrich, Hendrik, Henrik, Heiner, Heinz, Henning (German), Henrik, Imre, Imrus (Hungarian), Hinrik (Icelandic), Anraí, Einrí (Irish), Amerigo, Enrico, Arrigo, Enzo, Rico (Italian), Henrikas, Herkus (Lithuanian), Hinrich, Heike, Heiko (Low German), Herry (Medieval English), Henrik, Henning (Norwegian), Henryk (Polish), Américo, Henrique (Portuguese), Eanraig, Hendry (Scottish), Henrich, Imrich (Slovak), Henrik (Slovene), Américo, Enrique, Quique (Spanish), Henrik, Henning (Swedish), Harri (Welsh)

Henry Celebrities
Henry Cotton - golfer, Henry Fonda - actor, Henry Ford - inventor, Henry A. Kissinger - Nobel Prize Winner for Peace, Henry Rollins - musician, Henry Winkler - actor, Henry Bacon - basketball player, Henry Cavill - actor,

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