Perry
Origin/Usage
Germanic, Latin
Pronunciation
PER-ee
Meaning
Herry's son
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Perry is derived from Herry, itself a medieval variant of Henry. 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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Perry Carter - football player
Perry Tuttle - football player
Perry Moss - basketball player
Perry Williams - football player

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