Given Name HARRY

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: HER-ee, HAR-ee  [details]

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.
VARIANTS: Hank, Henry
DIMINUTIVES: Hal, Hank
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Chariovalda, Hariwald, Heimirich, Heinrich, Henricus (Ancient Germanic), Haraldr (Ancient Scandinavian), Hereweald (Anglo-Saxon), Henrik (Armenian), Endika (Basque), Enric (Catalan), Henrik (Croatian), Jindřich, Hynek (Czech), Harald, Henrik, Henning (Danish), Hendrik, Henricus, Heike, Heiko, Hein, Henk, Hennie, Henny, Rik (Dutch), Hendrik, Indrek (Estonian), Harri, Henri, Henrikki, Heikki (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, Rico (Italian), Henrikas, Herkus (Lithuanian), Hinnerk, Hinrich, Heike, Heiko (Low German), Herry (Medieval English), Harald, Henrik, Henning (Norwegian), Henryk (Polish), Haroldo, Henrique (Portuguese), Eanraig, Hendry (Scottish), Henrich (Slovak), Henrik (Slovene), Enrique, Haroldo, Kike, Quique (Spanish), Harald, Henrik, Henning (Swedish), Harri (Welsh)
USER SUBMISSION: Harrý

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Entry updated July 2, 2008