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Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn, "The Lord of the Rings") has a son named Henry Blake (born in 1988).
Destry  4/13/2005
One of the main characters of Atlas Shrugged went by the name "Henry Rearden."
TheJessica  7/20/2005
Writer Henry Miller, author of Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Black Spring, etc.
ars musica  12/3/2005
And of course, Lord Henry Wotton, from The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde.
nouvellehelene  12/19/2005
Professor Henry Jones is the studious father of Indiana Jones.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
Henry is an engine in the "Thomas the Tank Engine" book and video series.
breakofday  12/22/2005
Makes me think of an old grandfather.
― Anonymous User  2/9/2006
There's a hole in the bucket, dear Henry dear Henry, there's a hole in the bucket, dear Henry a hole!

That's what I think of everytime I hear this name. Overall, OK name, I like the nickname Hank though!
― Anonymous User  5/6/2006
Henry Tilney is a character in Jane Austen's novel Northanger Abbey.
Soul  5/8/2006
Several Tudor kings of England bore this name, including Henry VII, the father of the well known Henry VIII.
Missy  5/22/2006
A character who bore this name was 'Uncle Henry' in the Wizard of Oz.
Milene  6/3/2006
Henry reminds me of an old man who is the head of the house, lol.
― Anonymous User  6/4/2006
Actress Rachel Weisz has a son named Henry Chance, born in mid 2006.
Pheadirean  6/9/2006
Henry Jones Junior was the real name of Indiana Jones (played by Harrison Ford) in the eponymous series of films directed by Steven Spielberg.
reservoirdoll1987  7/1/2006
Henry James is one of the greatest British novelists.
audreyhubley  8/5/2006
I honestly don't know why people think it's an old man name, I think it transitions nicely all throughout life, from child to adult.
wefrox  8/18/2006
Henry Charles Albert David is the full name of Prince Harry.
sarah lee  9/3/2006
A great film composer Henry Mancini ("Moon River") is a famous bearer.
audreyhubley  10/11/2006
Famed Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig was born Henry Louis Gehrig in 1903.
nofinahthandinah  10/20/2006
In Audrey Niffenegger's novel 'The Time Traveler's Wife', Henry DeTamble, one of the main protagonists, suffers from a rare condition where his genetic clock periodically resets and he finds himself pulled suddenly into his past or future.
reservoirdoll1987  10/30/2006
Seal and Heidi Klum have son Henry. Henry Gunther Samuel was born in Los Angeles, California, on 12th September 2005. The baby measured 21 centimetres and weighed 4 kg.
Maggie_Simpson  11/6/2006
Who could forget Henry Higgins?
jeziana  12/8/2006
I like this name because I know very few Henry's my age. It's one of those names that's so old-fashioned that it's sort of becoming cool again.
wishenough  12/9/2006
Read Audrey Niffenegger's awesome novel. I used to hate the name, until I read the novel - it made Henry sound very nice, and even timeless and classic, and perfect. It's a lovely name when you see it in a different perspective.
FyreHydenGirth  12/13/2006
Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994), was an Academy Award winning American composer, conductor and arranger. He is remembered particularly for being a composer of film and television scores. Mancini also won a record number of Grammy awards, including a "Lifetime Achievement" award in 1995.
sweetbabe  12/17/2006
Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was a highly acclaimed Academy Award-winning American film actor, best known for his roles as plain-speaking idealists. Fonda's subtle, naturalistic acting style preceded by many years the popularization of method acting.

Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor, and made his Hollywood debut in 1935. Fonda's career gained momentum after his Academy Award-nominated performance in 1940's The Grapes of Wrath, an adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel about an Oklahoma family who moved west during the Dust Bowl. Throughout six decades in Hollywood, Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in such classics as The Ox-Bow Incident, Mister Roberts, and 12 Angry Men. Later, Fonda moved toward both more challenging and lighter roles in such epics as Once Upon a Time in the West and family comedies like Yours, Mine and Ours (with Lucille Ball).

He was the patriarch of a family of famous actors, including daughter Jane Fonda, son Peter Fonda, granddaughter Bridget Fonda, and grandson Troy Garity.

In 1999, he was named the sixth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute.
sweetbabe  12/17/2006
Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American writer and, to a lesser extent, painter. He is known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new sort of "novel" that is a mixture of novel, autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection, surrealist free association, and mysticism, one that is distinctly always about and expressive of the real-life Henry Miller and yet is also an imaginative construct. His most characteristic works of this kind are Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, and Black Spring. He also wrote travel memoirs and essays of literary criticism and analysis.

He was played by Fred Ward in the 1990 movie Henry & June, and Rip Torn in the 1970 film adaptation of Tropic of Cancer.
sweetbabe  12/18/2006
Sounds stuffy.
gracielou16  1/22/2007
Don't forget Henry the Navigator of Portugal. Some scholars write that his knowledge of the New World's location and navigational route predates that of Columbus et al.
henrysdad  2/6/2007
A famous bearer is Henry Wong from Digimon Tamers.
blackthorn93  2/13/2007
Love the name. The book the Time Traveler's Wife got me lovin' it.
nothingshortoftragic  3/24/2007
Henry Jekyll is the protangonist of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel _The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde_.
black_lace  3/26/2007
Nice name but I just can't get Henry the Vacuum Cleaner out of my head. (See this link if you don't know what I'm talking about -
― Anonymous User  5/7/2007
I think that is is a great name. It's strong and intellgent.
a_rose4  5/27/2007
Radio, film and television character Henry Aldrich, played by various actors. The show or film would begin with Henry's mother (played by various actresses) yelling "Hen-RY! Henry Aldrich!," to which he would reply, "Coming, Mother."
Kosta  6/1/2007
Comic strip character Henry, a bald boy who never spoke (except in the comic book version of the strip, in which he did).
Kosta  6/1/2007
This is my most favorite boy's name. Personally, I find the name Henry to be a name of nobility and eloquence. I see a young man who is very wise and kind hearted.
Cyneburga  6/2/2007
Great, classic name. Suitable from infancy to senility.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2007
Price Harry Windsor is actually a Henry, Harry being (more formerly than now, when it's usually used independently) a nickname thereof.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2007
Well, there was that guy who created the Heimlich maneuver. His name was Henry Heimlich. Although, it has been proven that his maneuver is highly dangerous.
Cyneburga  6/11/2007
Julia Roberts and her husband Daniel Moder have a son Henry (June 2007).
Karcoolka  6/19/2007
Nicknames: Herry, Henny.
Janika  7/16/2007
The name of Brock and Barbara Jean Hart's son on the sitcom, Reba, is Henry.
KrisMichelle  8/8/2007
This name reminds me of an old man and if there's a boy named Henry, he probably looks like an old man. LOL.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2007
Henry Dorn is the tortured writer in Ayn Rand's short story, "The Simplest Thing in the World."
henryrearden  8/29/2007
Danish actor Viggo Mortensen and Czech-American singer Christine "Exene" Cervenkova have a son Henry, born 1988.
Karcoolka  10/28/2007
Henry is a strong name. It stands out in a crowd especially now. Seriously, if I were a man I would love to be named Henry.
Fionafabulous  12/20/2007
LOVE LOVE LOVE the name Henry. Great for any boy. Too bad it's becoming popular.
spaz123  12/24/2007
Henry Townshend is the main protagonist in the video game "Silent Hill 4: The Room".
FMRadio  2/22/2008
No offence to anyone who has this name or likes it, but this name reminds me of a hillbilly.
jasmineenimsaj  2/23/2008
A famous bearer is former Italian-American mobster Henry Hill (born June 11, 1943). He was also a Lucchese crime family and FBI associate. His life was the basis of the Nicholas Pileggi book "Wiseguy" and the acclaimed Martin Scorsese film "Goodfellas", where he was played by Ray Liotta.
AndrewJKD  3/15/2008
Henry is the eldest of the Box Car Children.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2008
Henry is a lovely name. It's strong but very sweet. It's not very common where I live, and I only know a little 5 year old with it and a 7 year old. It suits both. If you want a strong, sweet, not common, great name, pick Henry!
little emi  6/18/2008
Actress Christa Miller and writer/producer Bill Lawrence have a son Henry Lawrence who was born on 8th October, 2006 at 12:05 A.M. in Los Angeles.
Emilie007  9/5/2008
Actor Viggo Mortensen and singer Exene Červenková have a son Henry Mortensen, born 1988.
Emilie007  11/18/2008
Henry is my father's name. He's never liked it. He says he got teased for it when he was a kid (apparently it was a weird name in NYC in the fifties), and it's for animals.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  12/26/2008
I love the name Henry! I'm going to name my first son Henry. To me Henry is a great name to go through life with, i'ts cute as a child and masculine as an adult. Henry reeks of nobility, strength and intelligence. The name itself has been around for centuries and it's a shame everyone thinks it's too "old-fashioned" because of that. When all the kids today are named Shawn, Brad and Micheal, you'll regret you didn't pick Henry.
D.Scott  1/30/2009
I love this name but it seems to be becoming very popular recently. It always reminds me of Henry V from Shakespeare.
Little Owl  2/14/2009
The actress Minnie Driver named her son Henry.
Little Owl  2/14/2009
I agree with those who say that this transits nicely with these days. One of those names that doesn't go out of style like Charles, James, Adam, etc.
_0TophasNails_1  5/1/2009
I like the name, but a boy would possibly be mocked at school with this name, so I named my dog Henry. That's not to say I think it's only fit for a dog, I just don't like the idea of a child being made fun of because his name has the word "hen" in it.
flamestar  7/18/2009
Minnie Driver has a son Henry, born 5th September 2008.
MaggieSimpson  7/30/2009
Some of you say that the name Henry reminds you of an old man? That got me thinking. Because the name Henry reminds me of someone I'm friends with who is truly amazing, I guess that a persons impression of a name could all be in who they know or don't know. Hmm.
baybeekenzie  11/17/2009
Henry Darger (1892-1973) was a reclusive self-taught American writer and artist who worked as custodian in Chicago. After his death in 1973, his apartment was discovered to be full of writings and works of art, including the illustrated 15, 145-page "Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion"

Darger's work is one of the most celebrated examples of "Outsider art".

A documentary called "In the Realms of the Unreal" was made about Darger's life.
New_Chloe  12/7/2009
Henry the Hexapus is a six-limbed octopus found in 2008. He was given the name Henry in honour of King Henry VIII, who had six wives. He is currently residing at an aquarium in Blackpool, UK.
SandSea  2/6/2010
My last name is Henry. One of the most masculine names out there. I might consider this a middle name for a future son and no his last name wouldn't be Henry of course.
AfterDark  2/7/2010
Henry Purcell -greatest English composer.
― Anonymous User  3/7/2010
I LOVE this name but I think it is too trendy to use right now. I can see how people perceive the name in different ways. On one hand it can be modern & preppy like a Pottery Barn catalog. On the other hand it can be old-fashioned and rural sounding, like Uncle Henry from the Wizard of Oz.
emily  4/7/2010
I like this name, and part of that liking is due to this being my grandfather's name. My impression of this name is a laid back, funny, intelligent kind of guy, and that description fits my grandpa perfectly. I would use it as a middle name.
Black_X  5/6/2010
Henry Marker, a vampire in the anime/manga "Chibi Vampire".
Black_X  5/6/2010
I adore this name! It is definitely going to my son if I ever have one. I think it would be simply adorable on a little boy, but would also grow up with him nicely.
Hannah_E  5/20/2010
I think this is an adorable name for a boy that also ages well. Also, I'm German so I naturally love it.
Chrila96  10/24/2010
Henry Blake was the name of the commanding officer on M*A*S*H.
― Anonymous User  11/23/2010
Henry Lemoine (1776–1854), French piano teacher and composer.
― Anonymous User  2/27/2011
I'm not sure why I don't like this name, maybe because it's a bit stiff or maybe because I hate the nickname Hank. Its saving grace used to be that it was an underexposed classic but it got so popular that I cant find anything to like about it anymore.
Vesey  4/6/2011
Henry the Eighth, the famous Tudor king with the six wives.

Also there's a song by Herman's Hermits Called 'Henry the Eighth, I am' which is not about the king, though.
Katrine  4/26/2011
I think this is a brilliantly strong English name; should definitely be used more often. :-)
walesgal92  5/4/2011
To me, it sounds like the name of a dog or teddy bear.
Hushpuppy  8/29/2011
I'm beginning to really like the name Henry. It makes me think of Henry Throckmorton in the Theodosia series by R.L. LaFevers. (Henry is Theodosia's little brother.) It's a nice, classic name that would age well.
― Anonymous User  9/27/2011
Henry Alexander Bowler ( b London, 30 Nov 1824; d London, 6 Aug 1903). English painter and teacher.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2011
Sir Henry Cheere (1703-1781) was an English sculptor.
― Anonymous User  12/5/2011
Henry Daniel (b. June 2007) is the son of American actress Julia Roberts. Henry has twin siblings named Hazel Patricia and Phinnaeus Walter.
― Anonymous User  1/8/2012
Strong, masculine name that ages well.
Amanda_M87  2/25/2012
American actors Emily Deschanel and David Hornsby have a son named Henry.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2012
Henry I, King of England from 1100-1135, fourth son of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders.
CarolinW  6/6/2012
Henry "the Young King" (1155-1183) was the second son of King Henry II of England and his wife Eleonore of Aquitaine. He was Junior King of England, but died at age 28.
CarolinW  6/7/2012
Henry of England, Duke of Gloucester (1640-1660) was the youngest son of King Charles I of England and his wife Henriette Marie of France.
CarolinW  6/8/2012
Henry was the son of King John "Lackland" and his wife Isabelle. He later became King Henry III of England.
CarolinW  6/8/2012
Henry was the second son of King Edward I of England and his wife Eleanor of Castile.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
Henry (1421-1471) was the only son of King Henry V of England and his wife Catherine of Valois. He later became King Henry VI of England.
CarolinW  6/17/2012
Henry (1386-1422) was the son of King Henry IV of England and his wife Mary. He later became King Henry V of England.
CarolinW  6/17/2012
Henry (1900-1974) was the son of King George V of Great Britain and his wife Mary of Teck. He was the younger brother of King George VI and uncle of current Queen Elizabeth II.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
Henry was also the name of three different sons of King Henry VIII of England. The first and second Henry (1511-1511 + 1514-1514) was the son with his first wife Catherine of Aragon. Another Henry (1534-1534) was the son with his second wife Anne Boleyn.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
Henry Jon Benjamin, more commonly known as H. Jon Benjamin, is an actor known for his voice-over roles. He currently provides the voices for Bob Belcher on 'Bob's Burgers' and Sterling Archer on 'Archer'.
jbr1234  10/8/2012
I'm pleased to see Henry slowly making a comeback. It's sweet and adorable on a little boy, yet strong and handsome on a man.
mrose19  11/19/2012
Dr. Henry Deacon is a mechanic and brilliant scientist in the Syfy series Eureka. He is portrayed by actor Joe Morton.
Fray  11/20/2012
Such a sweet name. I love it. I'll probably use it as a middle name :)
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
Really does suit all ages. I love this name!
Oohvintage  1/12/2013
My 18 month old is named Henry and I love it! It's classic and strong, but sweet and friendly at the same time. Looks like its popularity is on the rise, though I have yet to meet another little boy named Henry. People compliment me on my son's name all the time, I think it's quite refreshing to hear when every other little boy these days is named something rhyming with Aden. I highly recommend this name to anyone considering it! :)
caroline alice  8/12/2013
For everyone saying Henry sounds like an "old man's name," I urge you all to realize that every old man was once a child, a baby even! So I'd say that Henry is a perfectly suitable name for a young boy. Case closed.
TomCat2  1/10/2014
Horrid Henry is a children's book series created by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2014
Prince Henry Charles Albert David Of Wales. Born September 15, 1984.
PrettyWings1111  7/2/2014
Henery Hawk, a Looney Tunes character.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2014
Henry Cavill, a British actor and model.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2014
I like this name, I don't see how it's an"old man name" since it sounds youthful to me.
Ali Hassan  7/23/2014
Henry Mills is the enthusiastic and imaginative son of Emma Swan on ABC's Once Upon A Time.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2015
A nice, masculine name that fits all ages.
Alexanna  2/10/2015
Henry is a character from Fire Emblem: Awakening. He has white hair and a perpetual smile, and he's got a rather dark sense of humor.
Buneary  3/21/2015
I love the name Henry. This name is perfect.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2015
When I named my son Henry it was 136 in popularity. I am dismayed to see it is now number 33. I wonder where all the Henry's are? I do not know any other young Henrys. Henry is a name that conveys strength, thoughtfulness, kindness, and intelligence.
KEK  9/11/2015
Henry is a very British name!
Even if I prefer its variant Harry I think that this name is respectable and simple at the same time.
Felie  3/17/2016
I have a very big soft spot for this name, as it's the name of someone I love who passed on recently. While I agree that it's too common, I love the slight nerdy edge it has to it and how it sounds soft yet still masculine. I adore it.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
Henry is a nice name. It's one of the few boy names that are popular nowadays that I actually love (I also like Edward, Jack, George and Tom). It makes me think of smartness and engineering and feels very victorian. I also named one of my characters Henry.
Mr.Cheese  6/16/2016
Henry Cheng is a character in Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Cycle series - he isn't introduced until the third book, but he quickly bonds with the other main characters and ends up a firm part of the group.
Silverstarswept  10/1/2016
Henry is the name of Emma Swan's son and Regina Mills adopted son from Once Upon a Time. He is amazing!
― Anonymous User  11/14/2016
Henry Bordeaux (1870-1963) was a French writer member of the “Académie française” (French Academy).
Maxine J. Rolland  1/19/2017
Henry Turner, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann's son from the Pirates of the Caribbean series, shares this name.
― Anonymous User  4/7/2017
Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, who uses the stage name Taj Mahal, is an American blues musician. He often incorporates elements of world music into his works. A self-taught singer-songwriter and film composer who plays the guitar, piano, banjo and harmonica, Mahal has done much to reshape the definition and scope of blues music over the course of his almost 50-year career by fusing it with nontraditional forms, including sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and the South Pacific.
cutenose  4/11/2017
This is one of the most handsome, stylish and classic male names out there. I love Henry so much.
Paula Puddephatt  5/23/2017
Henry Fukuhara was an American watercolorist teacher. Fukuhara was interned with his parents, who were Japanese immigrants, at the Manzanar internment camp in California's Owens Valley during World War II. He would later reveal that he looked at spots for potential graves at Manzanar in a 1992 interview with the Los Angeles Times, "Seemed like a joke, but that's what we did."
cutenose  7/10/2017
Henry is a nice enough name, it is just very popular. You could use Hendrick instead. I like Henry as a middle name, like Daniel Henry.
XironDarkstar  9/29/2017
William Henry Harrison (1777-1841) was the 9th President of the United States. He died of pneumonia about month after taking office, and was succeeded by his Vice President, John Tyler.
Morgan1599  11/28/2017
Henry is the name of the titular character "Horrid Henry", a book series written by Francesca Simon later adapted into a popular television cartoon aired on British channel CITV from 2006-2015.
― Anonymous User  12/31/2017
Henry is the name given to the titular character of "Henry Huggins" and its sequels written by Beverly Cleary.
― Anonymous User  12/31/2017
Only Henry Cavill can pull off this name.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2018

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