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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. HAR-ee-it
, HEHR-ee-it
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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 & CulturesJindřiška(Czech) Henriette, 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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