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Borrowed from German Heinrich.

Proper noun[edit]

Heinrich (plural Heinrichs)

  1. A surname from German.


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Heinrich is the 4141st most common surname in the United States, belonging to 8552 individuals. Heinrich is most common among White (94.94%) individuals.

Further reading[edit]



From Old High German Heimrih, Haimirich (8th century), composed of heim (home) + -rih (suffix for male names, originally a noun meaning king); corresponds to Proto-West Germanic *Haimarīk, from 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 (proper noun, strong, genitive Heinrichs)

  1. a male given name, feminine equivalent Heike or Henny, equivalent to English Henry; diminutive forms Heiko, Heine, Heiner, Heinz, Hein

Proper noun[edit]

Heinrich m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Heinrichs or (with an article) Heinrich, feminine genitive Heinrich, plural Heinrichs)

  1. a surname transferred 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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