Henny

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Henny

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Henrietta.
    • 1782 Frances Burney, Cecilia/Book 5/Chapter ii:
      Cecilia, who only through compassion to the blushing Henrietta forbore repressing this forwardness more seriously, merely answered Mrs Belfield by wishing her good morning: but, while she was taking a kinder leave of her timid daughter, the mother added "As to the present, ma'am, you was so kind to make us, Henny can witness for me every penny of it shall go to my son."

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a diminutive of Henriette in imitation of the English Henny.

Proper noun[edit]

Henny

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 9 397 females with the given name Henny have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1930s. Accessed on 31 August 2011.

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Henny

  1. A female given name derived from Henriette and Johanna.
  2. A male given name derived from Heinrich and Johannes.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The female name was fairly common in Germany around 1900. The male name has always been rare.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Henriette and Henrikke, later also interpreted as a feminine form of Henning.

Proper noun[edit]

Henny

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 1572 females with the given name Henny living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1910s. Accessed on 31 August, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a diminutive of Henrietta and Henrika in imitation of the English Henny. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1826.

Proper noun[edit]

Henny

  1. A female given name, diminutive of Henrika and Henrietta.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 2365 females with the given name Henny living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1910s. Accessed on 31 August 2011.