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Henry (M)>

Henry (male)

Variants:Anrai (M) Arrigo (M) Eainraig (M) Eanraig (M) Einri (M) Enric (M) Enrico (M) Enrique (M) Haimirich (M) Heikki (M) Heinrich (M) Hendray (M) Hendrik (M) Hendry (M) Henri (M) Henric (M) Henricus (M) Henrik (M) Henrique (M) Henryk (M) Hericus (M) Herry (M) Hinrich (M) Jindřich (M)
Pet Name(s):Hal (M) Hank (M) Harie (M) Harrie (M) Harry (M)
Derivative(s):Emeric (M) Emmerich (M) Harrison (M) Hendrey (M) Hendrie (M) Imre (M)
Feminine form:Hendrietta (F) Heneretta (F) Henriet (F) Henrietta (F) Henriette (F)
Source(s): English Parish Register
FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

English, from Old German "head of household".

In old Latin documents the form Henricus may be used, with appropriate case endings. Hericus, Latin for Harry, may also have served for Henry.