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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.


  • IPA(key): [ˈhaɪnʁɪç]
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Proper noun[edit]

Heinrich m (genitive Heinrichs)

  1. A male given name.
  2. A surname derived from the given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Borne by early German saints and royalty. One of the most common given names in Germany since the Middle Ages.

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