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From Old High German Heimrih, Haimirich (8th century), composed of heim (“home”) + rihhi (“ruler”); corresponds to Proto-Germanic *Haimarīks. Cognate to English Henry (via French Henri), Dutch Hendrik, Danish Henrik.
Heinrich m (genitive Heinrichs)
- Borne by early German saints and royalty. One of the most common given names in Germany since the Middle Ages.