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Gender: F Meaning of Henrietta: "estate ruler" Origin of Henrietta: Feminine variation of Henry

Despite a return to such feminizations of male names as Josephine, Clementine, and Theodora, starchy Henrietta has not made it into that group. Still, if you look hard enough, you'll see that Henrietta has the same vintage charm.

The name arrived in England in 1625 via King Charles I's wife, the French princess Henriette Marie, who became known as Henrietta Maria. Her daughter shared her name but was known as Minette.

It has been prominent recently through the bestselling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the story of the poor black woman whose cells became one of the most important tools in medical research. Henrietta Szold was a U.S. Zionist leader and founder of the Hadassah Women's Organization.

Henrietta has a number of charming vintage nicknames, including Etta, Hetty and Hattie.

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Famous People Named Henrietta

Henrietta Lacks, American woman whose cells (HeLa cells) led to many scientific breakthroughs - subject of a book by Rebecca Skloot
Henrietta Maria of France, consort of King Charles I of England
Henrietta Swan Leavitt, American astronomer
Henrietta Leaver, Miss America in 1935
Henrietta "Etty" Emma Darwin, daughter of naturalist Charles Darwin
Henrietta Onodi, Olympic gold-medal winning gymnast from Hungary who has a skill named for her on balance beam
Henrietta Dugdale, pioneering Australian feminist and suffragist

Pop Culture References for the Name Henrietta

Henrietta "Hetty" King, character from "Road to Avonlea"
Henrietta "Hetty" Lange, character from "NCIS: Los Angeles"
Henrietta "Etta" Bishop, character from "Fringe"
Henrietta, song by The Fratellis
Henrietta "Henny" , character from "All-of-a-Kind Family"
Henrietta Pussycat, character from Mister Rogers Neighborhood
Henrietta "Hettie" Hubble, character from "The New Worst Witch"
Henrietta Lowell, shy heiress and botanist in "A New Leaf"
Henrietta Vanderpreen, from children's TV series Bear in the Big Blue House

Etta, Ettie, Etty, Hanrietta, Hanriette, Harriet, Harrietta, Hatsie, Hatsy, Hattie, Hatty, Hen, Henia, Henie, Hennie, Henny, Hettie

Henrietta's International Variations

Rika, Jetje, Hendrika (Dutch) Rikka (Finnish) Henriette, Harriette (French) Heinricka, Enrika, Rike (German) Henka, Henrieta (Polish) Enrica (Spanish) Henrika (Swedish)