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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #86 most popular

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What does the name "Henry" mean?

Henry (German): Ruler of the Home

The name "Henry" is of German origin and it means "Ruler of the Home". It's a name commonly given to boys.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Yrneh". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eyhnr". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Henry" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Henry? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 652,388 babies born with the name Henry in the United States. That's more than enough Henries to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 2,455 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Henry" was in 1921 with a total of 11,412 babies. (That's a lot of baby Henries)

According to the 1966 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Henry" ranks #75 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 82 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1966. Across the entire United States a total of 3,611 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Henry popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Henry in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Henry

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Henry was born in 1983 as Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill in Saint Saviour, Jersey, Channel Islands.


Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins is a performer, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, radio host, activist, and musician with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1980 to present. Henry was born in 1961 as Henry Lawrence Garfield in Washington, D.C., United States.


John Denver

John Denver is a musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, and actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1962 to 1997. John was born in 1943 as Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. in Roswell, New Mexico.


Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria is an actor, comedian, and producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1986 to present. Hank was born in 1964 as Henry Albert Azaria in Queens, New York, United States.


Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger is an officeholder. Henry was born in 1923 as Heinz Alfred Kissinger in Furth, Bavaria, Germany.


Warren Beatty

Warren Beatty is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1956 to present. Warren was born in 1937 as Henry Warren Beaty in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.


Past life for Henry born Jul 12, 1984

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Germany approximately on 1600. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.