The name Henrietta is a girl's name of French, English origin meaning "estate ruler". Henrietta and is often added to lists like Badass Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
From the experts:
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.
Lists containing Henrietta
Henrietta in Blog Posts
Henrietta in the Forums
16 names similar to Henrietta
These 16 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Henrietta. If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than Henrietta, try our name generator. It allows you to go beyond the similarities of a name, which can provide a lot of inspiration!