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

Meaning & History

Medieval English form of Henry. In modern times it is used as a diminutive of both Henry and names beginning with Har. Famous bearers include the American president Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), who was named after his uncle Harrison, and the British royal Prince Harry (1984-), who is actually named Henry. 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) 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) Harri, 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) Haraldr(Old Norse) Henryk(Polish) Haroldo, Henrique(Portuguese) Genrikh(Russian) Hendry(Scots) Eanraig(Scottish Gaelic) Henrich(Slovak) Henrik(Slovene) Enrique, Haroldo, Kike, Kiko, Quique(Spanish) Harald, Henrik, Henning(Swedish) Harri(Welsh)
Surname DescendantsHarris, Harrison(English)
User SubmissionHarrý


People think this name is

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Name Days

Norway: August 22
Sweden: October 10


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Entry updated January 21, 2022