Henry
Origin/Usage
Germanic
Pronunciation
HEN-ree
Meaning
Ruler of the house
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Henry originates in Germanic languages and means "ruler of the house". It has been one of the most popular masculine given names over centuries, and in different spellings all over the world. It was a favorite name in royal circles, given to numerous kings of England, France and Castile, as well as to six Holy Roman Emperors. More recently, the famous bearers include Henry James, a British writer, and Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company. Henry functions as a surname as well, mainly in French language.

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Famous Henries

Henry Cotton - golfer
Henry Winkler - actor
Henry Fonda - actor
Henry A. Kissinger - Nobel Prize Winner for Peace
Henry Rollins - musician
Henry Ford - inventor
Henry Bacon - basketball player
Henry Cavill - actor

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