Henry: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Henry

From the old German name Heinrich, which means “the ruler of the house.” And anybody who’s ever had kids will vouch that this is sooooo freaking true, whether their name is Henry or not.

Nicknames:

Hank (huh?).

Famous people named Henry:

Founder of Ford Motor Company Henry Ford; poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; author Henry David Thoreau; actors Henry Winkler and Henry Fonda; baseball player Hank Aaron; Dear Henry from that “There’s a Hole in the Bucket” song.

Fun facts:

If you hope to have a little adventurer on your hands, Henry is a great choice — just ask Henry “Indiana” Jones from the film series directed by Steven Spielberg.

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