Heinrich

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German heim ‎(home) + rihhi ‎(ruler). Cognate with English Henry and French Henri.

Pronunciation[edit]

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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