PRONOUNCED: HER-ee-ət, HAR-ee-ət [key]
Meaning & History
English form of HENRIETTE
, and thus a feminine form of HARRY
. It was first used in the 17th century, becoming very common in the English-speaking world by the 18th century. A famous bearer was Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), the American author who wrote 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Henriette (Danish), Drika, Heike, Heintje, Henrietta, Henriette, Henriëtte, Ina, Rika, Jet, Jetta, Jette (Dutch), Henna, Riikka (Finnish), Henriette (French), Henriette, Rike (German), Heike (Low German), Henriette (Norwegian), Rika (Swedish)
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