Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: English
Henry is a very popular english name which derives from the original German name Heinrich, meaning ‘Home Ruler’.
There were eight King Henrys of England, which catapulted this names popularity. It is often shortened to Harry or Hank, and, has two familiar feminine variants in Harriet and Henrietta.
Henry has many cultural variations, some of my favorites include Harro, Hendry and Henrion.