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.
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 from My Fair Lady, Henry “Indiana” Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Henry Jekyll (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), and Henry Rearden (Atlas Shrugged).
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