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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.HER-ee-ət
, HAR-ee-ət
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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'.
Masculine FormsHarry, Henry
Other Languages & CulturesHenriette, Henrike Danish Hendrika, Hendrikje, Hendrina, Hennie, Henny, Henrietta, Henriëtte, Henriette, Jet, Jetta, Jette Dutch Henrietta, Henriikka Finnish Henriette French Henriette, Henrike, Heinrike German Henrietta Hungarian Enrica Italian Henriette, Henrike Norwegian Henryka Polish Henrietta, Henrika, Henrike Swedish

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actresses, Animal Crossing characters, authors, black history, Charles Dickens characters, civil rights, currently out of the US top 1000, D H Lawrence characters, feminine forms, first ladies of the USA, Jane Austen characters, Nintendo characters, Stephen King characters, Thomas Hardy characters
Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute