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Henry

  • 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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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 10,777 80 10,697 #15 boy name
1918 11,441 87 11,354 #16 boy name
1919 10,710 96 10,614 #16 boy name
1920 11,370 66 11,304 #17 boy name
1921 11,509 97 11,412 #17 boy name
1922 11,286 80 11,206 #17 boy name
1923 11,148 81 11,067 #18 boy name
1924 11,291 96 11,195 #18 boy name
1925 10,730 110 10,620 #18 boy name
1926 10,101 106 9,995 #19 boy name
1927 9,964 105 9,859 #19 boy name
1928 9,405 81 9,324 #21 boy name
1929 8,670 100 8,570 #21 boy name
1930 8,687 96 8,591 #22 boy name
1931 7,881 82 7,799 #22 boy name
1932 7,532 68 7,464 #23 boy name
1933 6,779 52 6,727 #24 boy name
1934 6,797 60 6,737 #27 boy name
1935 6,914 62 6,852 #26 boy name
1936 6,501 53 6,448 #28 boy name
1937 6,739 69 6,670 #30 boy name
1938 6,613 53 6,560 #30 boy name
1939 6,604 48 6,556 #31 boy name
1940 6,874 55 6,819 #31 boy name
1941 7,224 66 7,158 #29 boy name
1942 7,624 63 7,561 #31 boy name
1943 7,672 48 7,624 #31 boy name
1944 7,020 49 6,971 #35 boy name
1945 6,648 47 6,601 #37 boy name
1946 7,352 39 7,313 #41 boy name
1947 7,853 46 7,807 #46 boy name
1948 7,473 53 7,420 #45 boy name
1949 7,215 34 7,181 #46 boy name
1950 7,003 35 6,968 #47 boy name
1951 7,148 36 7,112 #47 boy name
1952 7,010 34 6,976 #50 boy name
1953 6,697 41 6,656 #53 boy name
1954 6,437 42 6,395 #59 boy name
1955 6,234 35 6,199 #61 boy name
1956 5,989 38 5,951 #71 boy name
1957 5,786 36 5,750 #75 boy name
1958 5,175 29 5,146 #84 boy name
1959 5,099 36 5,063 #82 boy name
1960 5,006 39 4,967 #84 boy name
1961 4,662 44 4,618 #91 boy name
1962 4,377 27 4,350 #92 boy name
1963 4,215 27 4,188 #94 boy name
1964 4,152 23 4,129 #92 boy name
1965 3,822 24 3,798 #94 boy name
1966 3,611 29 3,582 #92 boy name
1967 3,358 25 3,333 #93 boy name
1968 3,155 26 3,129 #95 boy name
1969 3,082 22 3,060 #100 boy name
1970 3,156 25 3,131
1971 2,966 20 2,946
1972 2,449 27 2,422
1973 2,383 21 2,362
1974 2,354 31 2,323
1975 2,112 25 2,087
1976 2,153 23 2,130
1977 2,148 15 2,133
1978 2,058 16 2,042
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 1,976 27 1,949
1984 2,049 17 2,032
1985 2,077 15 2,062
1986 2,017 23 1,994
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 2,272 12 2,260
1992 2,348 9 2,339
1993 2,497 15 2,482
1994 2,420 6 2,414
1995 2,537 6 2,531
1996 2,560 10 2,550
1997 2,648 7 2,641
1998 2,791 5 2,786
1999 2,920 7 2,913
2000 3,123 6 3,117
2001 3,198 8 3,190
2002 3,326 0 3,326
2003 3,468 7 3,461
2004 3,923 17 3,906
2005 4,186 14 4,172
2006 4,671 7 4,664 #95 boy name
2007 5,115 5 5,110 #91 boy name
2008 5,783 8 5,775 #78 boy name
2009 5,900 8 5,892 #71 boy name
2010 6,398 8 6,390 #67 boy name
2011 7,229 7 7,222 #57 boy name
2012 8,071 10 8,061 #43 boy name
2013 8,856 9 8,847 #37 boy name
2014 9,359 9 9,350 #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 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Henry" ranks #12 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 13 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1911. Across the entire United States a total of 3,197 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.

German

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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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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Henry Kissinger

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

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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.

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Alternative Meanings

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

R is for rational, the way you think.

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 "Renhy". 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 12, 1950

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 Yukon approximately on 1300. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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