Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. HAR-ee
, HEHR-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.

Related Names

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, Jindra(Czech) Harald, Henrik, Henning(Danish) Hendrick, Hendricus, Hendrik, Hendrikus, Henricus, Heike, Heiko, Hein, Henk, Hennie, Henny, Rik(Dutch) Heiki, Hendrik, Indrek, Enn(Estonian) Harri, Heikki, Henri, Henrikki(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, Eraldo, Rico(Italian) Indriķis, Ints(Latvian) Henrikas, Herkus(Lithuanian) Hinnerk, Hinrich, Heike, Heiko(Low German) Herry(Medieval English) Harald, Henrik, Henning(Norwegian) Henryk(Polish) Haroldo, Henrique(Portuguese) Genrikh(Russian) Eanraig, Hendry(Scottish) Henrich(Slovak) Henrik(Slovene) Enrique, Haroldo, Kike, Kiko, Quique(Spanish) Harald, Henrik, Henning(Swedish) Harri(Welsh)
Surname DescendantsHarris, Harrison(English)
User SubmissionHarrý

Popularity

People think this name is

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Name Days

Norway: August 22
Sweden: October 10

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Entry updated November 16, 2019