Henrik Name Meaning & Origin
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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- Nicknames for Henrik
Henk, Hank, Henke, Rick, Henry, Hal
- Meanings and history of the name Henrik
Henrik is Germanic in origin and means "ruler of the home"
The use of this name is most popular in Scandinavia, Estonia, Hungary and Slovenia. Equivalents in other languages are Henry (English), Heikki (Finnish), Hendrik (Dutch), Heinrich (German), Henri (French), Henrique (Portuguese) and Henryk (Polish).
- Famous real-life people named Henrik
Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian poet and playwright.
Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark.
Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist and physiologist and winner of Nobel Prize in Medicine.
Henrik Larsson, Swedish football player and manager
Henrik Sedin, Swedish hockey player (Vancouver Canucks)
Henrik Lundqvist, Swedish hockey goaltender (New York Rangers)
- Henrik in song, story & screen
Henrik Mikaelson from The Vampire Diaries