GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: hen-ree-ET-ə (English), HEN-ree-et-taw (Hungarian), HEN-ree-et-tah (Finnish)  [details]

Meaning & History

Latinate form of HENRIETTE. It was introduced to England by Henriette Marie, the wife of the 17th-century English king Charles I. The name Henriette was also Anglicized as Harriet, a form which was initially more popular.
VARIANTS: Harriet, Harriett, Harriette, Harrietta (English), Henriëtte, Henriette (Dutch)
DIMINUTIVES: Etta, Ettie, Hallie, Hattie, Hatty, Hettie (English), Jet, Jetta, Jette (Dutch)
MASCULINE FORMS: Harry, Henry (English), Henrik (Hungarian), Harri, Henri, Henrikki (Finnish), Henrik (Swedish), Hendrik, Henricus (Dutch)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Henriette, Henrike (Danish), Henriette (French), Henriette, Henrike, Heinrike (German), Enrica (Italian), Henriette, Henrike (Norwegian), Henryka (Polish)
USER SUBMISSIONS: Henríetta, Henriëtta


Charles Dickens characters, currently out of the US top 1000, ends in -etta, feminine forms, Jane Austen characters, queens, South Park characters
Entry updated July 2, 2017