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 II King of Germany was also a saint and Holy Roman Emperor. He was the patron saint of the disabled and barren.