a masculine name: dim. Hal, Hank, Henny; var. Harry; equiv. L. Henricus, Du. Hendrik, Fr. Henri, Ger. Heinrich, It. Enrico, Sp. Enrique; fem. Henrietta
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Word origin of 'henry'
< Ger Heinrich
< OHG Haganrih
, lit., ruler of an enclosure (< hag-
, a hedging in + rihhi
, ruler) & also altered < OHG Heimerich
, lit., home ruler (< heim