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This name was first introduced to the British Isles by Henriette Marie (1606-69), the French princess who married Charles I. She was known to the English as Queen Henrietta Maria.
Elly747  10/29/2005
I think Henrietta IS THE WORST NAME EVER MADE! It's absoloutly horrible and it just gives you the nickname "Hen". It's definitely #1 on my worst names list.
― Anonymous User  1/8/2006
Henrietta "Henni" Onodi is a famous Hungarian gymnast and medalist in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games.
marinajavor  3/28/2006
Henrietta is an absolutely beautiful name! I don't see how anyone could hate it. If it didn't sound so old-fashioned, I would seriously consider it for a child.
― Anonymous User  6/21/2006
In the 2005 fim "Red Eye", the title character of Lisa (played by actress Rachel McAdams) bore the middle name of Henrietta.
Pheadirean  7/9/2006
I love the name Henrietta, only because I was great friends with a girl named Henrietta "Henri" Daniels, and she was the most vivacious, eccentric, devious, energetic girl I ever knew. We'll all miss you Henri.
Brenda-Licious  10/28/2006
I believe that Henrietta is the name of the second von Trapp daughter in the movie "Sound of Music".
― Anonymous User  10/30/2006
The second sister was MARTA. Or, if you mean from the oldest to youngest, LOUISA.
MissMarmelstein  1/1/2007
Henrietta was in the Sound of Music though but I doubt she was a sister.
― Anonymous User  4/9/2007
Henrietta is a gorgeous name. :) I like it!
― Anonymous User  4/9/2007
Very snooty and pretentious sounding to my ears. Knowing the present cult trend for such names, there will be an increase in little girls saddled with Henrietta, all of whom have my pity.
― Anonymous User  5/28/2007
Henrietta is also the Slovak form.
Karcoolka  6/19/2007
Actually the Slovak form is Henrieta with name day on 28th November. Common nickname is Heňa.
Ninuska  2/3/2009
Princess Mary and prince Frederick named their little girl Isabella Henrietta Magaratte because Mary Donaldson's mum's name is Henrietta.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2007
This is a very lucky name.
henrietta.stephen  6/8/2008
Henrietta is just wonderful and I would love to see it revived.
vomiting  3/12/2009
I quite dislike this name. It sounds ugly, pretentious, and outdated. Henrietta makes me think of angry chickens.
bananarama  4/17/2009
Henrietta is a Goth girl on "South Park".
― Anonymous User  4/19/2009
Personally, I think this is a little bit long, and I prefer the diminutive Harriet, but I really love the nickname for this, which is Hetty. :)
walesgal92  6/28/2009
I like it, but I don't think I would name my child this. Overall it's very pretty but I wouldn't want people making chicken noises at it.
flamestar  7/18/2009
Henrietta is the given name of a famous chicken with the birth defect Polymelia - she was born with four legs.
vomiting  9/11/2009
This is the name of one of the characters in Yu Aida's manga (Japanese graphic novel/comic) Gunslinger Girl.
missmarlenesinclair  5/7/2010
My name is Henrietta and it means 'Leader of the household'. Henrietta is abbreviated to Hetty. I love my name and am proud to be named after Henrietta Maria.
Henrietta May  5/11/2010
Though far from being one of my favorites, I have grown to like this name since I made may comment about it. I like the Dutch nickname Henny for it.
bananarama  10/14/2010
It sounds so pretentious, and yet also redneck ish. -etta names only work in Italian and Spanish. Otherwise it just sounds ditzy.
Chrila96  12/2/2010
I would use Herta as a nickname (or Hetty).
megi99  1/10/2011
Henrietta "Hetty" Lange is the Operations Manager at NCIS in Los Angeles (TV series).
― Anonymous User  3/19/2011
I actually prefer Henrietta to Harriet, but that really isn't saying much, as I dislike both. While I think Harriet is too masculine/macho, Henrietta is too... much.
erb816  4/13/2011
"Henrietta" is an irresistibly gorgeous name... furthermore, "Hetty" is a darling, classy nickname. They both possess a golden old-world, cosmopolitan charm that the atrocities of contemporary "kre8tiv" names will never hold. Earlier this evening I was finishing up my purchases at the market and the cashier's nametag said "Hetty." That of course intrigued me, which lead to finding out that her full first is "Henrietta." Simply stunning.
Francesca  5/9/2011
Czech pronunciation is "HEN-ree-ET-a".
Meg_Simpson  11/17/2011
Henrietta Leaver was Miss America 1935.
― Anonymous User  1/6/2012
Henrietta is an all right name. It makes me think of Henrietta aka Hen aka Duck-Face from Four Weddings and a Funeral, but it's quite nice sounding. But I prefer Harriet.
clouds  4/3/2012
Also the youngest daughter of Henriette Marie of France and Charles I was named Henrietta Anne of England. She married Philippe I, Duke of Orleans.
CarolinW  6/8/2012
Henrietta (1669-1669) was the daughter of King James II of Great Britain and his first wife Anne Hyde.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
Takes some getting used to, but I think this is a pretty name. Definitely better than Harriet! I think Henri is a cute nickname :)
Oohvintage  1/28/2013
Henrietta Lacks is the originator of the "HeLa" cell line used in medical research. She was born Loretta Pleasant in 1920, and died of cervical cancer in 1951. A biopsy of cells from her cervical tumor were taken from her without her consent and continued growing in cell cultures.
bibi66  1/31/2013
Henrietta is a song by the Fratellis!
― Anonymous User  2/4/2013
Henrietta is a strong female name, I love it!
EqualityandLoveRall  5/19/2014
I used to think this name was silly, but it's been growing on me lately. This name reminds me of someone who's sophisticated yet casual.
Tiger Lilly  8/12/2014
My mother's name was Henrietta. Unless she was signing a document, she never went by that name. Not that she didn't like it; it was just too formal-sounding. She was born on the US East coast and the common nickname at that time for Henrietta was Henet. Personally, I never liked that nickname. One of her brothers was in the habit of giving everyone nicknames, usually behind their backs. He named my mother "Penny", because of the sky-is-falling-chicken named Henny Penny. Nobody back East ever called her that, but when she moved to the West coast, everybody called her by that name. In my opinion, she was much more a Penny, than a Henrietta or Henet. Sorry for the length of this post.
Arrowyn  10/5/2014
Henrietta is also used in Finland. :) [noted -ed]
starrynight  12/11/2014
Henrietta was given to 73 girls in 2014 in the U.S.A.
lilolaf  2/23/2016
The name Henrietta was given to 59 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
Hungarian pronunciation: HEN-ri-et-taw. [noted -ed]
HerculePoirot  7/22/2016
I don't like it. Sounds kind of Ghetto.
Luvbug86  1/2/2017
Henrietta Ónodi is a Hungarian artistic gymnast. She competed at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics and won a gold and a silver medal in 1992. After retiring from gymnastics in 1997 she moved to the United States, married American Olympic pentathlete Jimbo Haley, and became a naturalized U.S. citizen. In 2010 she was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Ónodi, also known as "Henni" in the gymnastics community, began gymnastics in 1978 and made her international debut in 1986. Too young to qualify for the 1988 Olympics, she made her senior debut in 1989 and represented Hungary at the World Championships that year, where she placed 19th in the all-around and 5th in the balance beam event finals. Over the next few years, Ónodi established herself as a medal contender at major events. In 1989 she became the first female Hungarian gymnast to medal at the European Championships with a gold on the uneven bars; at the 1990 Europeans she placed third in the all-around and the floor exercise. In 1990, she also finished third in the all-around at the Goodwill Games and the World Cup where she won the vault event. At the 1991 World Championships Ónodi suffered a sudden back injury but was able to win a silver medal on vault and helped the Hungarian squad qualify for the 1992 Olympics with an eighth-place finish in the team final.
cutenose  2/16/2017
I absolutely adore this name. Partly because it's so hated by Americans, but mainly it's because I love female names ending with ette (or etta in this case).
angolmois  4/30/2017
Henrietta and Henriette are so beautiful. Henri and Etta are cute nicknames.
Paula Puddephatt  5/27/2017
I think Henrietta is a perfectly fine feminine name. I also think Henri and Hetty are adorable nicknames :)
CinderellaTiger  7/1/2017
My name is actually Henrietta and all these people who do not like my name are wrong. I think it's a truly wonderful name and I really like it!
― Anonymous User  2/12/2018
Beautiful name, I hope it gets used more often in the future. I despise the dumbed down names that are so popular nowadays :/ bring back names like Henrietta, I say.
Goldcrown  2/23/2018

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