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Henry

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Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Ruler of the House

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Henry

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Henry in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Henry:

  • Records indicate that 628,596 boys in the United States have been named Henry since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1921, when 11,406 people in the U.S. were given the name Henry. Those people are now 97 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


     

    Comments about the name Henry

    92% Approval Rating
    Based on the comments submitted below
      12 Positive Comments

  • "Henry is is a nice name for creative fun people that works from childhood to adulthood" Nov. 28, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "As a kid I didn't like my middle name because it sounded like hen. Having the same first name as my father meant everyone called me by my middle name which was something I was not too thrilled about. That was a long time ago though, now I have grown into an adult and have come to love my name and what it stands for. I will be naming my son Henry." Nov. 10, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my favorite boys name. As others have said, it is a very strong name, somewhat literary, and strongly regal. Excellent choice for a "little man."" Nov. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This was my Grandad's middle name. He was born at the height of it's popularity apparently. I love the name and hopefully one day will have a son to name Henry." Dec. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Oh I love Henry for a name. When I thought I was having a boy (he turned out to be a she) I wanted to name him Henry, but my husband didn't agree." Nov. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the thought of having a lil Henry as well! an hybrid Henry III. :P I luv U Henry." May. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my husband's name is henry, my father-in-laws name is henry, and someday i'll have a son named henry! it's great that it's a family name, but it's not very common... i love the thought of having a little henry! :) so cute!" Apr. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is a great name. I named my son Henry in January of 2007. It's easy to spell and pronounce, but isn't too common, although its popularity is increasing." Feb. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name but I'm glad it hasn't made it a comeback. It makes it that much cuter when you see a little Henry." Mar. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Henry and love the name. In England it seems quite acceptable today, more so than it did in the early 70's when I was a child. I think the name has regal overtones and is certainly not too common, quite smart infact, which I like. I tend to be called Hen by my wife, family and close friends - go for it, it's a good name to have!" Jan. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name is so cute! I think it should make a comeback." Dec. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my favorite - I will name my son Henry! (if I have one)" Jun. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "lemme tell yuhh about this boy ! doesnt know what he wants when he wants it ! and should make up his mind. i have nothing against the name but the person needs some work. "bestie" not !" Apr. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      8 Neutral Comments

  • "??????? ????????, ???????, ????????????!space... heard that story too, very inspiring tuhgoh! helping others / making others happy does let us feel great!" Jun. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "i dont like it to old and too square henry its like too even." Dec. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE the name Henry!! it describes a lot about a person and is not very common where i live..." Nov. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "As someone mentioned already, this name is getting very common in wealthier urban circles, and my guess is it will get a whole lot more common in the next few years. Still, it's a nice, solid name." Dec. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "A good strong name (good enough for 8 kings of England) that seems quite rare these days amongst children. I'm praying it won't make a comeback as I don't want my children to have the same name as everyone else." Jun. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just named my baby boy Henry. I heard that Julia Roberts named her baby Henry as well (copy cat.) Watch- This strong name is making a comeback!" Aug. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Henry is very common in white upper-middle class circles right now. Expect your child to experience the same thing that the Jennifers on the 70's expereinced-lots of friends with the same name." Mar. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just love this name. It was one of my top choices for naming my son, born 4 mos. ago. In the end, we went with another name, but I still sometimes wonder if I should've stuck with Henry." Jan. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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