Harry Name Meaning & Origin

Harry

Pronunciation: HA-ree (key)

Origin of the name Harry:

Originally an English cognate of the French Henri (home ruler, ruler of an enclosure), Harry is now usually regarded as a pet form of Henry instead of the legitimate original form, and is also used as a pet form of Harold and Harrison.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Harry: | Edit

I really like the name Harry. It's a very beautiful name. It's also short for Harold but now people use it as not just a nickname but a name too. Or example Harry Edward Styles. Not Harold but Harry

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0.000000000000000000000000000000001% probability of being an orphan who was forced to sleep in the cupboard under the stairs by his Aunt and her husband and having a fat and mean cousin then trying to catch falling letters in the air when he could pick one up from the floor then believing he's a wizard from a half giant

Nicknames for Harry: | Edit

Hal, Hank
Harry itself is a nickname - for Harold or Henry (or Harriet)- but more recently has become a name in its own right.
Hazza, Haz, Harold, Hazza-Bear, H, Hazzy,

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Famous real-life people named Harry: | Edit

Harry S. Truman - 33rd President of the United States
Prince Harry - younger son of Prince Charles
Harry Connick, Jr. - American singer and actor
Harry Hamlin - American actor
Harry Reasoner - American journalist
Harry Wayne Casey - lead singer KC & The Sunshine Band
Harry Lloyd - English actor
Harry Danning - American baseball player
Harry Turtledove - American novelist
Harry Styles - 1/4 member of britsh pop/rock band One Direction
Harry Judd, member of McFly

Harry in song, story & screen: | Edit

Harry Potter, the main character of the "Harry Potter" series by JK Rowling.
Hazzy - A star of 3DgeLOrd's minecraft let's play
Dirty Harry (Callahan), character in movies played by Clint Eastwood
Harry Goldenblatt, warm and down-to-earth second husband of Charlotte York in the series "Sex and the City".
"I'm Just Wild About Harry", song by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle
In Norwegian, "harry" is a derogative slang term meaning "cheesy, lower-class, or vulgar". It derives from the fact that in the early 20th century, English first names like Harry were popular among the lower class.
Harry Mason, novelist, main character of survival-horror video game "Silent Hill"
"Big Hairy Deal" - an expression kids used back in the 60's
My co-worker was telling us that his daughter was talking about somebody getting real upset and said "He had a HAIRY" - meaning, a hairy fit.

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