Baby Name Henry

Henry is currently listed in the top 600 names for boys in the US. It’s a fabulous old-fashioned name that means Ruler Of The Home and is ideally suited for parents looking for a strong, reliable name with lots of character.

The name Henry is for you, because it means Ruler Of The Home.

The name Henry is known to be of German origin and is classified as being a male name. The meaning of the name Henry is: Ruler of the house.

Have you been searching through your baby name books and still can’t find the right name for your baby? Here at Nameberry, we can help. The name Henry is a fabulous choice!

Henry is a Boy name. The name Henry originated as an English name. The name Henry is most often used as a boy name or male name. The gender of the name Henry is Boy.

Henry is a short, classic boys name. Here is some information about this old-world name.

What does Henry mean?

Ruler of the household. Eight kings of England have been named Henry. Well-known Henrys: Prince Henry (“Harry”) of Wales; Henry Huggins (character in children’s books by Beverly Cleary); actor Henry Winkler (“The Fonz”).

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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


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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.




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