in the U.S.
since 1880


  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Ruler of the Home
  • #86 All Time
  • #33 in 2014
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5k Henri (French)

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

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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18802,455112,444#9 boy name
18812,352132,339#8 boy name
18822,596172,579#9 boy name
18832,395122,383#8 boy name
18842,485112,474#9 boy name
18852,425192,406#8 boy name
18862,418142,404#9 boy name
18872,238102,228#8 boy name
18882,621252,596#10 boy name
18892,304182,286#11 boy name
18902,368192,349#9 boy name
18912,071222,049#10 boy name
18922,476242,452#10 boy name
18932,186242,162#11 boy name
18942,295172,278#9 boy name
18952,236152,221#9 boy name
18962,197142,183#10 boy name
18972,009151,994#10 boy name
18982,161162,145#11 boy name
18991,852211,831#10 boy name
19002,631252,606#10 boy name
19011,887171,870#10 boy name
19022,168142,154#10 boy name
19031,940181,922#11 boy name
19042,100142,086#10 boy name
19052,145192,126#11 boy name
19062,135232,112#11 boy name
19072,217142,203#10 boy name
19082,310272,283#11 boy name
19092,438272,411#11 boy name
19102,927282,899#10 boy name
19113,197303,167#11 boy name
19125,674305,644#12 boy name
19136,427366,391#12 boy name
19148,169598,110#12 boy name
191510,2117210,139#14 boy name
191610,7378210,655#14 boy name
191710,7778010,697#15 boy name
191811,4418711,354#16 boy name
191910,7109610,614#16 boy name
192011,3706611,304#17 boy name
192111,5099711,412#17 boy name
192211,2868011,206#17 boy name
192311,1488111,067#18 boy name
192411,2919611,195#18 boy name
192510,73011010,620#18 boy name
192610,1011069,995#19 boy name
19279,9641059,859#19 boy name
19289,405819,324#21 boy name
19298,6701008,570#21 boy name
19308,687968,591#22 boy name
19317,881827,799#22 boy name
19327,532687,464#23 boy name
19336,779526,727#24 boy name
19346,797606,737#27 boy name
19356,914626,852#26 boy name
19366,501536,448#28 boy name
19376,739696,670#30 boy name
19386,613536,560#30 boy name
19396,604486,556#31 boy name
19406,874556,819#31 boy name
19417,224667,158#29 boy name
19427,624637,561#31 boy name
19437,672487,624#31 boy name
19447,020496,971#35 boy name
19456,648476,601#37 boy name
19467,352397,313#41 boy name
19477,853467,807#46 boy name
19487,473537,420#45 boy name
19497,215347,181#46 boy name
19507,003356,968#47 boy name
19517,148367,112#47 boy name
19527,010346,976#50 boy name
19536,697416,656#53 boy name
19546,437426,395#59 boy name
19556,234356,199#61 boy name
19565,989385,951#71 boy name
19575,786365,750#75 boy name
19585,175295,146#84 boy name
19595,099365,063#82 boy name
19605,006394,967#84 boy name
19614,662444,618#91 boy name
19624,377274,350#92 boy name
19634,215274,188#94 boy name
19644,152234,129#92 boy name
19653,822243,798#94 boy name
19663,611293,582#92 boy name
19673,358253,333#93 boy name
19683,155263,129#95 boy name
19693,082223,060#100 boy name
20064,67174,664#95 boy name
20075,11555,110#91 boy name
20085,78385,775#78 boy name
20095,90085,892#71 boy name
20106,39886,390#67 boy name
20117,22977,222#57 boy name
20128,071108,061#43 boy name
20138,85698,847#37 boy name
20149,35999,350#33 boy name

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 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 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Henry" ranks #8 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, 187 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1920. Across the entire United States a total of 11,370 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?

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 east? Search for the name to check your answer!

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.


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.


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.


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.


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 his career being from 1956 to present. Warren was born in 1937 as Henry Warren Beaty in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.


Alternative Meanings

H is for hug, give one today!

E is for elate, you make others happy.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

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 "Heryn". 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 Oct 27, 1980

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 Western Russia approximately on 1025. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

Name poster for Henry

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