Henry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French (and Anglo-Norman) Henri, from Germanic heim (home) + rîhhi (ruler).

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Henry

  1. A male given name, popular in England since Middle Ages; the name of eight kings.
    • 1593, William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part 1: 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 patronymic surname​.

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Henry

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Henry m

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

German[edit]

Noun[edit]

Henry n (genitive Henry, no plural)

  1. Henry

Declension[edit]

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Henry ? (genitive Henrys)

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

Middle French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Henry

  1. A male given name

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Henry

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Henry

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.