Henri Name Meaning & Origin

Henri

Pronunciation: awn-REE (key)

Origin of the name Henry:

From the French Henri, from the German Heinrich, which is from the Old High German Haganrih (ruler of an enclosure), a compound name composed from the elements hag (an enclosure, a hedging-in) and rihhi (ruler), and from the Old High German Heimerich (home ruler), a compound name composed from the elements heim (home) and rik (ruler, king). The name, introduced by the Normans and borne by eight English kings, took the English vernacular form of Harry until the 17th century, when Henry became popular and Harry was used as the pet form.

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Henri and Rhine are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

My Mother ask her OB for a female version of the name Henry. Her father who never had a son but six girls. She chose to name me after him but could not find a name she liked. The OB was French and told my mom he would ask his mother. My name us Henria. It is pronounced with a French accent as Henri is pronounced. I love my name and many people have told me it is beautiful.

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This is my fathers name. I like the spelling of it.

I know a little girl named Henri...short for Henrietta.

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(Antoine) Henri Becquerel, French physicist and one of the discoverers of radioactivity
Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer considered the father of modern photojournalism
Henri Matisse, French artist
Henri Rousseau, French artist
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French artist

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