Origin:German
Popularity:15
Meaning:house ruler
We know that your little one will be the king of your castle, so why not give them a name to honor their rightful place in your home. The German boy’s name Henry means “house ruler.” This name receives its meaning from the old German name Heimeric in which Heim means “home” and Ric means “ruler.” From kings, industrialists, and celebrities, this name has been given to many influential people throughout the years, so maybe your baby Henry could be another one added to the list.

Famous People Named Henry

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Henry
    Queen Mary and King George V
  • Henry Cavill
    Actor
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Philosopher
  • Henry Mancini
    Composer
  • Henry Rollins
    Singer
  • Henry Winkler
    Actor

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Source: Social Security Administration

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