Henry

Henry - A unique male name



  Jan 16,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Henry, meaning estate ruler, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #10. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Henry and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Henry? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Henry. The baby boy name Henry was given to 8,006 baby boys in 2012, ranking #43 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 205 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Henry peaked in popularity 107 years ago in 1910 on position 10.



Famous with this name

Henry Cavill
Henry Fonda
Henry Thomas


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Henry is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Henry is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #3 - and is the least popular in West Virginia at position #126.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Henry is where you live.


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Henry origin and meaning

Henry is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means estate ruler. To see famous people named Henry, pop culture references for the name Henry and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Henry

We've found the following names that sound similar to Henry, sorted by popularity.

Homer / Homero / Henri / Homar / Henery / Henrry / Honor / Honorio / Hunner / Huner /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201243
201157
201067
200971
200878
200791
200695
2005102
2004109
2003116
2002115
2001121
2000126
1999130
1998136
1997139
1996139
1995136
1994145
1993135
1992141
1991142
1990138
1989141
1988140
1987136
1986140
1985137
1984135
1983136
1982134
1981126
1980135
1979138
1978128
1977127
1976122
1975124
1974115
1973111
1972118
1971111
1970104
1969100
196895
196793
196692
196593
196492
196393
196292
196191
196084
195983
195884
195775
195671
195561
195459
195354
195250
195147
195047
194946
194845
194746
194640
194537
194435
194331
194231
194129
194031
193931
193830
193730
193628
193526
193427
193324
193223
193122
193022
192921
192821
192719
192619
192518
192418
192318
192217
192117
192017
191916
191816
191715
191614
191514
191412
191312
191212
191111
191010

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia3
Oregon5
Minnesota5
Iowa8
Kansas9
Wisconsin10
Vermont11
Washington17
Idaho18
Nebraska18
Utah19
South Dakota20
Missouri21
North Dakota27
Massachusetts28
Montana28
Maryland33
Illinois34
Alaska35
Maine35
Virginia37
Connecticut38
Indiana39
Colorado39
Michigan42
Wyoming44
New York45
Ohio45
South Carolina48
Tennessee55
North Carolina57
Georgia57
Pennsylvania59
New Hampshire60
Kentucky60
Hawaii62
New Jersey63
Delaware63
Alabama65
California65
Rhode Island65
Oklahoma69
Nevada72
Louisiana74
Arizona80
Texas89
Mississippi89
Arkansas90
New Mexico91
Florida92
West Virginia126

Even more about Henry


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Henry a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Henry?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1910
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Henry
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 205
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +8,006

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