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GenderMasculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.HER-ee
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Meaning & History

Medieval English form of HENRY. In modern times it is used as a diminutive of both Henry and HAROLD. A famous bearer was American president Harry S. Truman (1884-1972). It is also the name of the boy wizard in J. K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' series of books, first released in 1997.
VariantsHank, Henry
DiminutivesHal, Hank
Other Languages & CulturesChariovalda, Hariwald, Heimirich, Heinrich, Henricus Ancient Germanic Haraldr Ancient Scandinavian Hereweald Anglo-Saxon Henrik Armenian Endika Basque Enric Catalan Henrik Croatian Jindřich, Hynek Czech Harald, Henrik, Henning Danish Hendrik, Henricus, Heike, Heiko, Hein, Henk, Hennie, Henny, Rik Dutch Hendrik, Indrek Estonian Harri, Henri, Henrikki, Heikki Finnish Henri French Heike, Heiko Frisian Anri Georgian Harald, Heinrich, Hendrik, Henrik, Heiner, Heinz, Henning German Henrik Hungarian Haraldur, Hinrik Icelandic Anraí, Einrí Irish Aroldo, Enrico, Arrigo, Enzo, Rico Italian Henrikas, Herkus Lithuanian Hinnerk, Hinrich, Heike, Heiko Low German Herry Medieval English Harald, Henrik, Henning Norwegian Henryk Polish Haroldo, Henrique Portuguese Eanraig, Hendry Scottish Henrich Slovak Henrik Slovene Enrique, Haroldo, Kike, Quique Spanish Harald, Henrik, Henning Swedish Harri Welsh
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Entry updated July 2, 2008   Contribute