Henry

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛn.ɹi/
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English Henry, from Old French (and Anglo-Norman) Henri, from Frankish *Haimrik, from Proto-Germanic *Haimarīks. Cognate with German Heinrich and Dutch Hendrik, Hendrik Old Norse Heimríkr (Danish Henrik).

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Henry

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages, popular in England since Middle Ages; the name of eight kings.
    • 1591 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Sixt”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
      : 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 French and English surname originating as a patronymic.
  3. A locale in the United States.
    1. A city in Illinois; named for Illinois militia officer James D. Henry.
    2. A town in South Dakota; named for early settler J. D. Henry.
    3. A village in Nebraska; named for Henry Nichols, late son of the original owner of the town site.
    4. An unincorporated community in Indiana.
    5. A number of townships, listed under Henry Township.
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Henry (plural Henries)

  1. (UK) Ellipsis of Henry hoover; a common brand of vacuum cleaner.
    Grab the Henry and give it a once over, would you?

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Henry

  1. A surname from Irish, an anglicization of Ó hInneirghe (descendant of Inneirghe).
  2. A surname from Irish [in turn originating as a patronymic], an alternate anglicization of Mac Éinrí, Mac Hannraoi, Mac Annraoi (son of Henry) (McHenry)
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Danish[edit]

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Henry

  1. a male given name borrowed from English

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Henry m

  1. a surname originating as a patronymic
  2. a male given name, a less common spelling of Henri

German[edit]

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Henry n (strong, genitive Henry, plural Henry)

  1. (physics) henry (unit of electrical inductance)

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Henry m (proper noun, strong, genitive Henrys, plural Henrys)

  1. a male given name from English

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Henry

  1. a male given name

Norwegian[edit]

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Henry

  1. a male given name borrowed from English

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English Henry. Doublet of Enrique.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈxenri/ [ˈxẽn.ri]
  • Rhymes: -enri
  • Syllabification: Hen‧ry

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Henry m

  1. a male given name from English

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Henry c (genitive Henrys)

  1. a male given name borrowed from English

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Henry.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Hen‧ry
  • IPA(key): /ˈhenɾi/, [ˈhɛn.ɾɪ]

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Henry (Baybayin spelling ᜑᜒᜈ᜔ᜇᜒ)

  1. a male given name from English