The name Henry is a boy's name of German origin meaning "estate ruler". Henry is ranked #18 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Antique Baby Names Back in Style and discussed in our forums with posts like "Your Six Kids - Take Three, Leave Three".
From the experts:
Henry, after hovering around the latter half of the Top 100 for 35 years, is now rising once again. 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 boy 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 fifth in line to the throne, Prince Henry (who goes by Harry). Other illustrious Henrys that might provide baby name inspiration include Henry David Thoreau, Henry (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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