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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

Henry I-VIII, Kings of England
Henry II-VI, Holy Roman Emperors
Henry I-V, Kings of France
Henry I-IV, Kings of Castile
Henry the Fowler, King of Germany
Henry, King of Portugal
Henry Charles Albert David "Harry" of Wales, Prince of the United Kingdom
Saint Henry, Bishop of Finland
Henry David Thoreau, American author
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet
Henry Ford, American founder of the Ford Motor Company
Henry (born Heinz) Alfred Kissinger, German-born U.S. Secretary of State
Henry Franklin Winkler, American actor known for portraying "The Fonz"
Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron, American baseball player
Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill, British actor
Henry Jaynes "Hank" Fonda, American actor
Henry James, American novelist
Henry Clay, U.S. Secretary of State and Senator from Kentucky
Henry Bertram Price, 30th Governor of Guam
Henry Morrison Flagler, American oilman and founder of Miami, Florida
Henry Hathaway (born Marquis Henri Léopold de Fiennes), American film director
Henry Oswald Simmons, Jr., American actor
Henry Valentine Miller, American novelist
Henry Morgan aka Captain Morgan, Welsh pirate
Henry Philip Hynoski, American NFL football player
Henry James Melton, American NFL football player
Henry Augustus Rowland, American physicist
Henry Lau, Canadian singer of Chinese boy band Super Junior-M
Henry Joseph Wood, English conductor of The Proms
Henry Spencer Moore, English sculptor
Henry Neilson Wrigley, Australian Air Force commander
Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, King consort of Mary, queen of Scots
Henry Benedict Stuart aka Henry IX, Jacobite pretender to the English throne
Henry Pays Bernsen, son of actor Corbin Bernsen
Henry Atticus Green, son of novelist John Green
Henry Chance, son of actress Rachel Weisz

Pop Culture References for the Name Henry

Henry Higgins, character in G. B. Shaw's "Pygmalion" and musical "My Fair Lady"
Henry Rowengartner, character in movie "Rookie of the Year"
Henri Rochard, character in movie "I Was a Male War Bride"
Henry Jones Jr., aka Indiana Jones, movie character
Henry Deacon, character on TV's "Eureka"
Henry Tilney, character in Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey"
Henry Townshend, character in video game "Silent Hill 4: The Room"
Henry Gondorff, main character in movie "The Sting"
Henry Mills, character on TV's "Once Upon a Time"
Henry Bass, Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf's son on TV's "Gossip Girl"
Henry DeTamble, the time traveler in book/movie "The Time Traveler's Wife"
Henry, train on animated series "Thomas & Friends"
Henry Graham, main character in movie "A New Leaf"
Henry Dashwood, character in movie "What a Girl Wants"
Henry Gibson, character on TV's "What I Like About You"
Henry Alden, character in The Boxcar Children series
Henry Philip "Hank" McCoy aka Beast, character in the X-Men series
Henry Roth, character in movie "50 First Dates"
Henry Spencer, character on TV's "Psych"
Henry Branwell, character in the Mortal Instruments series
Henry D'Ysquith, character in musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder"
"Henry Hugglemonster," British animated series and main character
Henry Evans, character in movie "The Good Son"
Henry Huggins, character in books by Beverly Cleary
Henry Jareau-LaMontagne, Jennifer Jareau's son on TV's "Criminal Minds"
"The History of Henry Esmond," novel by William Makepeace Thackeray
"Henry," newspaper comic strip by Carl Anderson and its main character
"The Wallflower (Roll With Me, Henry)," song by Etta James
"Oh, Henry" song by the Civil Wars

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)