Meaning & History
English form of HENRIETTE, and thus a feminine form of HARRY. It was first used in the 17th century, becoming very common in the English-speaking world by the 18th century. Famous bearers include the Americans Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, and the abolitionist Harriet Tubman (1820-1913).
Other Languages & CulturesJindřiška(Czech) Henriette, Henny(Danish) Hendrika, Hendrikje, Hendrina, Hennie, Henriëtte, Henriette, Jet, Jetta, Jette(Dutch) Henrietta, Henriikka(Finnish) Henriette(French) Henriette, Henrike, Heinrike(German) Henriett, Henrietta(Hungarian) Enrica(Italian) Inta(Latvian) Henriette, Henny(Norwegian) Henryka(Polish) Henrietta, Henny, Henrika(Swedish)
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Entry updated November 20, 2020