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Henry

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Ruler of the Home
  • #85 All Time
  • #29 in 2015
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5k Henri (French)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 2,455 11 2,444 #9 boy name
1881 2,352 13 2,339 #8 boy name
1882 2,596 17 2,579 #9 boy name
1883 2,395 12 2,383 #8 boy name
1884 2,485 11 2,474 #9 boy name
1885 2,425 19 2,406 #8 boy name
1886 2,418 14 2,404 #9 boy name
1887 2,238 10 2,228 #8 boy name
1888 2,621 25 2,596 #10 boy name
1889 2,304 18 2,286 #11 boy name
1890 2,368 19 2,349 #9 boy name
1891 2,071 22 2,049 #10 boy name
1892 2,476 24 2,452 #10 boy name
1893 2,186 24 2,162 #11 boy name
1894 2,295 17 2,278 #9 boy name
1895 2,236 15 2,221 #9 boy name
1896 2,197 14 2,183 #10 boy name
1897 2,009 15 1,994 #10 boy name
1898 2,161 16 2,145 #11 boy name
1899 1,852 21 1,831 #10 boy name
1900 2,631 25 2,606 #10 boy name
1901 1,887 17 1,870 #10 boy name
1902 2,168 14 2,154 #10 boy name
1903 1,940 18 1,922 #11 boy name
1904 2,100 14 2,086 #10 boy name
1905 2,145 19 2,126 #11 boy name
1906 2,135 23 2,112 #11 boy name
1907 2,217 14 2,203 #10 boy name
1908 2,310 27 2,283 #11 boy name
1909 2,438 27 2,411 #11 boy name
1910 2,927 28 2,899 #10 boy name
1911 3,197 30 3,167 #11 boy name
1912 5,674 30 5,644 #12 boy name
1913 6,427 36 6,391 #12 boy name
1914 8,169 59 8,110 #12 boy name
1915 10,211 72 10,139 #14 boy name
1916 10,737 82 10,655 #14 boy name
1917 10,776 80 10,696 #15 boy name
1918 11,441 87 11,354 #16 boy name
1919 10,711 96 10,615 #16 boy name
1920 11,369 66 11,303 #17 boy name
1921 11,509 97 11,412 #17 boy name
1922 11,287 80 11,207 #17 boy name
1923 11,151 81 11,070 #18 boy name
1924 11,293 96 11,197 #18 boy name
1925 10,728 110 10,618 #18 boy name
1926 10,102 106 9,996 #19 boy name
1927 9,966 105 9,861 #19 boy name
1928 9,403 81 9,322 #21 boy name
1929 8,668 100 8,568 #21 boy name
1930 8,689 96 8,593 #22 boy name
1931 7,880 82 7,798 #22 boy name
1932 7,533 68 7,465 #23 boy name
1933 6,780 52 6,728 #24 boy name
1934 6,798 60 6,738 #27 boy name
1935 6,915 62 6,853 #26 boy name
1936 6,500 53 6,447 #28 boy name
1937 6,740 69 6,671 #30 boy name
1938 6,611 53 6,558 #30 boy name
1939 6,605 48 6,557 #31 boy name
1940 6,873 55 6,818 #31 boy name
1941 7,225 66 7,159 #29 boy name
1942 7,626 65 7,561 #31 boy name
1943 7,671 47 7,624 #31 boy name
1944 7,020 49 6,971 #35 boy name
1945 6,649 47 6,602 #37 boy name
1946 7,354 39 7,315 #41 boy name
1947 7,852 46 7,806 #46 boy name
1948 7,471 53 7,418 #45 boy name
1949 7,214 34 7,180 #46 boy name
1950 7,004 34 6,970 #47 boy name
1951 7,152 36 7,116 #47 boy name
1952 7,001 34 6,967 #50 boy name
1953 6,710 41 6,669 #53 boy name
1954 6,439 42 6,397 #59 boy name
1955 6,231 35 6,196 #61 boy name
1956 5,994 38 5,956 #71 boy name
1957 5,783 36 5,747 #75 boy name
1958 5,176 29 5,147 #83 boy name
1959 5,095 36 5,059 #83 boy name
1960 5,005 39 4,966 #84 boy name
1961 4,664 44 4,620 #91 boy name
1962 4,378 27 4,351 #92 boy name
1963 4,215 27 4,188 #94 boy name
1964 4,150 23 4,127 #92 boy name
1965 3,822 24 3,798 #94 boy name
1966 3,612 29 3,583 #92 boy name
1967 3,358 25 3,333 #93 boy name
1968 3,156 26 3,130 #95 boy name
1969 3,084 22 3,062 #99 boy name
1970 3,157 25 3,132
1971 2,967 20 2,947
1972 2,448 27 2,421
1973 2,382 21 2,361
1974 2,354 31 2,323
1975 2,112 25 2,087
1976 2,153 23 2,130
1977 2,149 15 2,134
1978 2,059 16 2,043
1979 1,960 17 1,943
1980 2,092 20 2,072
1981 2,209 22 2,187
1982 2,095 16 2,079
1983 1,977 27 1,950
1984 2,048 17 2,031
1985 2,078 15 2,063
1986 2,018 23 1,995
1987 2,104 18 2,086
1988 2,094 15 2,079
1989 2,190 16 2,174
1990 2,272 19 2,253
1991 2,273 12 2,261
1992 2,348 9 2,339
1993 2,498 15 2,483
1994 2,423 6 2,417
1995 2,545 6 2,539
1996 2,563 10 2,553
1997 2,654 7 2,647
1998 2,795 5 2,790
1999 2,921 7 2,914
2000 3,123 6 3,117
2001 3,199 8 3,191
2002 3,327 0 3,327
2003 3,471 7 3,464
2004 3,923 17 3,906
2005 4,186 14 4,172
2006 4,672 7 4,665 #95 boy name
2007 5,115 5 5,110 #91 boy name
2008 5,784 8 5,776 #78 boy name
2009 5,901 8 5,893 #71 boy name
2010 6,400 8 6,392 #67 boy name
2011 7,233 7 7,226 #57 boy name
2012 8,071 10 8,061 #43 boy name
2013 8,867 9 8,858 #37 boy name
2014 9,415 9 9,406 #33 boy name
2015 10,121 9 10,112 #29 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Henry baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 662,638 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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Henry" ranks #88 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 70 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 2008. Across the entire United States a total of 5,784 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Henry popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Henry" mean? The list below shows the origins of Henry as well as things modernly associated with the name Henry such as celebrities named Henry.

Origin and Meaning of Henry

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

Henry Cavill

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

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Henry Rollins

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

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Henry Kissinger

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

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Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler is an actor, director, comedian, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1972 to present. Henry was born in 1945 as Henry Franklin Winkler in Manhattan, New York City, New York, US.

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John Denver

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

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Hank Azaria

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

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Other Inspirations for the Name Henry

Henry Clay
Henry Ford
Henry Hill
Henry Danger
Henry Schein
Henry Viii

Alternative Meanings

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yrneh". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ernhy". 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.

Past life for Henry born Sep 21, 1946

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 1625. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

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.

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