See also: henry

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛn.ɹi/
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English Henry, from Old French (and Anglo-Norman) Henri, from Frankish *Haimrik, from Proto-Germanic *Haimarīks. Cognate with German Heinrich and Dutch Henrik, Hendrik Old Norse Heimríkr (Danish Henrik).

Proper nounEdit

Henry

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages, popular in England since Middle Ages; the name of eight kings.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Sixt”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
      : Act III, Scene I:
      And now I fear the fatal prophecy, / Which in the time of Henry, nam'd the Fifth, / Was in the mouth of every mocking babe; / That Henry born at Monmouth should win all; / And Henry born at Windsor should lose all.
    • 1830 Mary Russell Mitford, Our Village: Fourth Series: Cottage Names:
      Henry now, what a soft swain your Henry is! the proper theme of gentle poesy; a name to fall in love withal; devoted at the font to song and sonnet, and the tender passion; a baptized inamorato; a christened hero. Call him Harry, and see how you ameliorate his condition.
  2. A French and English patronymic surname, from given names​.
  3. A locale in the United States.
    1. A city in Illinois; named for Illinois militia officer James D. Henry.
    2. A town in South Dakota; named for early settler J. D. Henry.
    3. A village in Nebraska; named for Henry Nichols, late son of the original owner of the town site.
    4. An unincorporated community in Indiana.
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Etymology 2Edit

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Henry

  1. An Irish surname, from Irish, an anglicization of Ó hInneirghe (descendant of Inneirghe).
  2. An Irish patronymic surname, from Irish, an alternate anglicization of Mac Éinrí, Mac Hannraoi, Mac Annraoi (son of Henry) (McHenry)
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Henry

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

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Henry m

  1. A patronymic surname, from given names​.
  2. A male given name, a less common spelling of Henri.

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Henry m (genitive Henrys)

  1. A male given name from English

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Henry

  1. A male given name

NorwegianEdit

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Henry

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

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Henry c (genitive Henrys)

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

TagalogEdit

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Borrowed from English Henry.

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Henry

  1. A male given name from English