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All about the name Henry

German Origin
"Ruler Of The Home"
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What does the name Henry mean? The meaning of the name Henry is Ruler Of The Home. The origin of the name Henry is German. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
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Name Notes:

Henry is a name with German and English origins. The meaning of the name Henry is Ruler of the Home. The French spelling of Henry is Henri whereas the German spelling is Henrik. The most common nickname of the name Henry is Hank. Other nicknames include Harry, Henny and Hen.

Henry VIII was a notorious British ruler as were the other Tudors named Henry. A current Royal is Harry (Prince Henry of Wales). Other famous men named Henry include composer Henry Mancini, carmaker Henry Ford, and actor sHenry Winkler, Henry Fonda, and Henry Cavill.  Henry Kissinger was US Secretary of State and National Security Advisor. Hank Greenberg was a famous baseball player. Henry David Thoreau was an American author and naturalist.

Fictional characters with the name Henry include Uncle Henry from the Wizard of Oz series by L. Frank Baum. Other characters include Henry Higgins (My Fair Lady), Henry “Indian” Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Henry Jekyll (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), and Henry Rearden (Atlas Shrugged).

People who like the name Henry like traditional names with British origins.

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Songs about Henry
A Touch Of Henry Moore - The Nits
Dear Henry - Garland of Hours
Henry Lee - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Henry Needs a New Pair of Shoes - The Lowest of the Low
Henry's Down Fall - James Keelaghan
John Henry - Harry Belafonte
John Henry - Woody Guthrie
Just Like Henry David - The Kennedys
My Little John Henry - Alan Lomax
Papa Won't Leave You, Henry - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
The Story of John Henry's Hammer - Johnny Cash