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Gender: M Meaning of Henry: "estate ruler" Origin of Henry: German Henry's Popularity in 2013: #37

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Henry, after hovering around the latter half of the Top 100 for thirty-five years, is now at its highest point since 1956; 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 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 fourth in line to the throne, Prince Henry, called Harry. Other illustrious Henrys that might provide baby name inspiration include Henry David Thoreau, Henry (called 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.

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Famous People Named Henry

Prince Henry of Wales - British royalty (nicknamed Prince Harry)
Henry David Thoreau - American writer
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - American poet
Henry Ford - American founder of the Ford Motor Company
Henry Winkler - American actor best know for portraying "The Fonz"
Henry Aaron - American baseball player
Henry Cavill - English actor
Henry Fonda - American actor
Henry James - American writer
Henry Bertram Price - Governor of Guam
Henry Flagler - American tycoon; founder of Miami, Florida
Henry Hathaway - American film director
Henry Oswald Simmons, Jr. - American actor
Henry Miller - American writer
Henry Morgan - the 17th-century pirate "Captain Morgan"
Henry Hynoski - American NFL football player
Henry Melton - American NFL football player
Henry Kissinger - former Secretary of State & National Security adviser
Henry Augustus Rowland, U.S. physicist
Henry Lau - Canadian musician, member of Chinese pop boy group Super Junior-M
Henry Pays Bernsen, son of actor Corbin Bernsen
Henry Green- Son of writer John Green BUBBLES THE NERDFIGHTING BABY
Henry Chance, son of actress Rachel Weisz

Pop Culture References for the Name Henry

Henry Higgins, character in My Fair Lady
Henry Rowengartner, from movie "Rookie of the Year"
Henri Rochard, character in I Was a Male War Bride
Henry Jones Jr., better known as Indiana Jones
Henry Deacon, brilliant scientist on the TV show Eureka
Henry Tilney, of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey
Henry Townshend, in the video game Silent Hill 4: The Room
Henry Gondorff, main character in the movie The Sting
Henry Mills, character from the TV series Once Upon a Time
Henry Bass, Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf's son in Gossip Girl
Henry DeTamble, the time traveler in The Time Traveler's Wife
"Oh, Henry" by the Civil Wars (a song)
Henry, a train from Thomas & Friends
Henry, broke protagonist in "A New Leaf"
Henry Dashwood, character in "What a Girl Wants"
Henry Gibson, character on "What I Like About You"
Henry Alden, The Boxcar Children
Henry Philip "Hank" McCoy, the X-Men mutant called Beast
Henry Roth, from the movie "50 First Dates"
Henry Spencer, Shawn's dad from TV series "Psych"
Henry Branwell, a character from the Mortal Instruments, by Cassandra Clare
Henry D'Ysquith, from the Broadway musical, "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder"
1955 Song "The Wallflower (Roll With Me, Henry)" by Etta James
Henry Hugglemonster, character on Disney Junior
Henry Jareau-LaMontagne, Jennifer Jareau's son from the TV show Criminal Minds

Hal, Hank, Harry, Heriot

Henry's International Variations

Enric (Catalan) Jindrich (Czech) Henning, Henerik (Danish) Hinrich, Heinrik, Heiko, Heinrich, Heino (Dutch) Heikki (Finnish) Henri (French) Heinz (German) Henrik (Hungarian) Éinri, Ánrai (Irish Gaelic) Enzio, Arrigo, Enrico (Italian) Henryk (Polish) Henrique (Portuguese) Henric (Romanian) Eanraig (Scottish Gaelic) Quinto, Inriques, Quique, Enrique, Quico (Spanish) Hersz (Yiddish)