This name is kinda chiseled and swavy.
Three characters by this name come to mind.First is Sir Henry Baskerville, a major character in the infamous novel, The Hound of The Baskervilles.Second is Henry Ledore from the video game Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. And finally, Henry is also a smug green and yellow frog villager from the Animal Crossing video game series.
Quiet and sober. I love it!
This name is okay. It’s not a name that is used too often now but it’s a classic name!
I think this name is very gentle sounding. But, also very strong. I like it! I wouldn’t mind if this were my name.
Henry is the first name of Henry Clerval, Victor Frankenstein's best friend in the novel Frankenstein. I think it's a very pleasant, comforting name.
Henry is super popular and I can definitely see why.
Boring, old fashioned grandpa name.
It's a great name. It's really growing over the years and it's still a great name!
Henry Zebrowski is an American actor and one of the three hosts/founders of the popular podcast, The Last Podcast on the Left. He has also had film roles, including Heroes Reborn, The Wolf of Wall Street, and the Adult Swim show Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell.
SIX is a musical based on the six wives of King Henry. There is also an antagonist named Henry in the Trilogy "Rule of Three".
Sir Henry Merrivale (known to those close to him as H.M.) is a fictional amateur detective / barrister / government operative, created by mystery author John Dickson Carr under the pseudonym of Carter Dickson. H.M. works for a dilapidated espionage department in Westminster, but spends much of his time aiding his friend Chief Inspector Masters in puzzling cases which seem to be impossible. From a fraudulent medium killed in a shed with its door locked on both sides, barred windows, and no footprints in the mud around it all next to a haunted house; to a stabbing done by an apparently invisible killer and weapon in front of witnesses at a French chateau where a master thief is hiding; to defending a young man found in an ostensibly locked and sealed room with a man stabbed by an arrow which apparently only he could have done; and even figuring out if and how a mentalist could kill two people just by thinking them to death without a scratch; H.M.'s cases are baffling but all have a sensible explanation behind them. H.M. often speaks in slang and strange oaths like "Lord love a duck!", enjoys reading pulp fiction, actively avoids being made a member of the House of Lords, and always wears a ridiculous top hat.
This name is really growing on me. I can't say it's one of my favorites, but I must admit, it definitely has a sweet timeless charm about it. It ages beautifully, as well.
One of my favorite male names that are handsome and timeless!When I think of the name Henry, I picture a little boy with straight hair in bowl or curtain cut.
I would probably like it more if it weren't so overused. It just seems boring to me. No offense to those named Henry or to those who like the name, though.
It's handsome.
Antiquated and boring name.
Addressed to the comment that was typed on 03/03/21. There is nothing antiquated nor boring about the regal name that is known as Henry. Your comment on the other hand can be described exactly as you have said about this handsome name.Good day.
I find this name a bit funny. For some reason I always want to pronounce it Hhhhhhhhhhenry.
Looks too childish. For younger people alright, but for older not too serious. Not good, not bad, just alright.
DeeDeeRee childish?! My dear before lambasting a name like Henry as being within the confines of infantilism, might I recommend you look at your username which is DeeDeeRee and explain to me how that is not childish?
King Henry VIII of England. King Henry had eight wives and was the father of Mary, Queen of Scots and Queen ELizabeth I.
Corin Amour Bernard, I am sorry to say that you are incorrect when detailing Henry VIII as being the father of Mary Queen of Scots. No, he was not her father. Her great uncle, yes, through her grandmother, princess Margaret Tudor who was the elder sister of King Henry VIII and was subsequently married to the Scottish King James IV. The Mary you are confusing the Scottish queen with was none other than Mary I of England, also known as "Bloody Mary". Mary I was the only surviving child of King Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Queen Elizabeth I was the only surviving child of King Henry's second marriage to Anne Boleyn of whom he had beheaded for alleged adultery when she could not bear him a son.
PS- King Henry VIII had only six wives and not eight.
Henry Spencer from the show Psych is a famous name bearer. :)
I also like this as a middle name as well.
Henry is a big green engine in the children’s animated show Thomas and Friends.
Good middle name. I like
Owen Henry
Thomas Henry
Peter Henry.
Decent classic name.
A nice name for a boy. Strong and timeless with a lot of history behind it.
Henry Stickmin is the main character of the Henry Stickmin Collection.
Henry Anthony Wilcox is a sculptor in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu" by H. P. Lovecraft. While dreaming of Cthulhu and R'lyeh, Wilcox creates a bas-relief based on his dreams before falling into a delirium. His delirium suddenly ends along with his dreaming.
One of the authors of the song "cold water" is named Henry.
I agree that this a really great name for a boy, but I think it's pretty cool for a girl, too.
It is an okay name. I don't think it is as good as people make it out to be, although I prefer it to Harry.
Does this name have anything to do with 'cold water'?
Henry Rollins is a punk singer, spoken word performer and author.
Nice name for a boy.
Despite all the evil associations I still love this name.
I really want to love the name Henry. It looks great when written down, it has a very rich history, so many literary connections and famous bearers, and it's arguably the best classic boys name ever. With that being said I unfortunately don't quite love this name, I simply like it. I think the only thing that keeps me from loving it is how it sounds when said out loud. However, if you love the name Henry I would highly recommend using it. You can't go wrong with such a classic name!
Strong and medieval.
I love the name Henry. I disagree with anyone saying it's too common. I've never met or heard of anyone named Henry. It's a great name with great history and has great associations.
I don't know if this is good for 'famous bearer', but I have noticed this is a common video game protag/antag/helpful person in game name, and thinking maybe in the namesakes that should be a category. For example, Henry Stein from the horror game BATIM, (Bendy and the Ink Machine) who is the protagonist. Also, in FNaF (Five Nights at Freddy's), the man who gives you instructions in many of the games is Henry Emily. He also plays a part in the FNaF books, and is Co-owner of the Pizzeria. I'm sure there are more.
Handsome and strong.
Usage: English, Swedish (Modern)
Pronounced: HEHN-ree (English), HEHN-ruy (Swedish)
This name has an amazing meaning and great history. It was also borne by so many historical figures including kings, noblemen, military leaders and generals. I can only think of a very dignified and strong man or maybe even a hero when I hear this name. Definitely a name to be proud about.
I absolutely love the name Henry. It’s is the name of my 3rd child, 2nd son. He is named after my grandfather who was a strong and honorable man. I love that Henry is a name that works so well for a child but also for an adult. Happy we chose it!
The Right Honourable Henry Grattan (1746–1820) was an Irish politician and member of the Irish House of Commons, who campaigned for legislative freedom for the Irish Parliament in the late 18th century.
Henry is a great name, one of the best names. It has an amazing meaning and great history. This name makes me think of a king or a really mighty person. This is also the name of many important historical figures and kings. A truly amazing and strong name, that's for sure!
Henry Spencer (played by Jack Nance) is the protagonist of David Lynch's "Eraserhead" (1977).
Don't like. Very dated sounding.
Henry's Hamburgers... Henry the Eighth and many more Kings, and Henry from the cartoons who never talked.
Weak wimpy name and so is Hank.
I find that name interesting.
Henry Charles is the name I want to give my first born son. My great grandfather's name was this and I think it's handsome but strong.
In 2018, 63 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Henry who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 144th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
The name sounds wimpy and old fashioned to me. I also despise the nicknames Hank and Harry. Neither one even makes sense as a nickname for Henry. (Harry is more appropriate as a shortened form of "Harold." And Hank is just a dumb redneck-sounding name.)
I really like the name Henry. It is strong and dignified. I didn't use it for my sons because of the horrible nickname Hank and the absolute worst name Harry.
The nr part throws me off. I prefer Harry.
This name reminds me of Henry Mills from Once Upon a Time and that's partly why I love it. Henry is a character who fights to be true to himself and to stay a hero. He is an amazing role model for young boys.
Henry Kissinger was United States Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977.Also, Henry Winkler starred as Arthur Herbert "Fonzie" Fonzarelli on Happy Days.
Only Henry Cavill can pull off this name.
Henry is the name given to the titular character of "Henry Huggins" and its sequels written by Beverly Cleary.
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.
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.
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.
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."
This is one of the most handsome, stylish and classic male names out there. I love Henry so much.
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.
Henry Turner, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann's son from the Pirates of the Caribbean series, shares this name.
Henry Bordeaux (1870-1963) was a French writer member of the “Académie française” (French Academy).
Henry is the name of Emma Swan's son and Regina Mills adopted son from Once Upon a Time. He is amazing!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I love the name Henry. This name is perfect.
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.
A nice, masculine name that fits all ages.
Henry Mills is the enthusiastic and imaginative son of Emma Swan on ABC's Once Upon A Time.
I like this name, I don't see how it's an"old man name" since it sounds youthful to me.
Henery Hawk, a Looney Tunes character.
Henry Cavill, a British actor and model.
Prince Henry Charles Albert David Of Wales. Born September 15, 1984.
Horrid Henry is a children's book series created by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross.
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.
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! :)
Really does suit all ages. I love this name!
Such a sweet name. I love it. I'll probably use it as a middle name :)
Dr. Henry Deacon is a mechanic and brilliant scientist in the Syfy series Eureka. He is portrayed by actor Joe Morton.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
Henry (1386-1422) was the son of King Henry IV of England and his wife Mary. He later became King Henry V of England.
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.
Henry was the second son of King Edward I of England and his wife Eleanor of Castile.
Henry was the son of King John "Lackland" and his wife Isabelle. He later became King Henry III of England.
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.
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.
Henry I, King of England from 1100-1135, fourth son of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders.
American actors Emily Deschanel and David Hornsby have a son named Henry.
Strong, masculine name that ages well.
Henry Daniel (b. June 2007) is the son of American actress Julia Roberts. Henry has twin siblings named Hazel Patricia and Phinnaeus Walter.
Sir Henry Cheere (1703-1781) was an English sculptor.
Henry Alexander Bowler ( b London, 30 Nov 1824; d London, 6 Aug 1903). English painter and teacher.
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.
To me, it sounds like the name of a dog or teddy bear.
I think this is a brilliantly strong English name; should definitely be used more often. :-)
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.
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.
Henry Lemoine (1776–1854), French piano teacher and composer.
Henry Blake was the name of the commanding officer on M*A*S*H.
I think this is an adorable name for a boy that also ages well. Also, I'm German so I naturally love it.
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.
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.
Henry Marker, a vampire in the anime/manga "Chibi Vampire".
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.
Henry Purcell -greatest English composer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Minnie Driver has a son Henry, born 5th September 2008.
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.
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.
I love this name but it seems to be becoming very popular recently. It always reminds me of Henry V from Shakespeare.
The actress Minnie Driver named her son Henry.
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.
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.
Actor Viggo Mortensen and singer Exene Červenková have a son Henry Mortensen, born 1988.
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.
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!
Henry is the eldest of the Box Car Children.
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.
No offence to anyone who has this name or likes it, but this name reminds me of a hillbilly.
Henry Townshend is the main protagonist in the video game "Silent Hill 4: The Room".
LOVE LOVE LOVE the name Henry. Great for any boy. Too bad it's becoming popular.
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.
Danish actor Viggo Mortensen and Czech-American singer Christine "Exene" Cervenkova have a son Henry, born 1988.
Henry Dorn is the tortured writer in Ayn Rand's short story, "The Simplest Thing in the World."
The name of Brock and Barbara Jean Hart's son on the sitcom, Reba, is Henry.
This name reminds me of an old man and if there's a boy named Henry, he probably looks like an old man. LOL.
Nicknames: Herry, Henny.
Julia Roberts and her husband Daniel Moder have a son Henry (June 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.
Great, classic name. Suitable from infancy to senility.
Price Harry Windsor is actually a Henry, Harry being (more formerly than now, when it's usually used independently) a nickname thereof.
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.
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."
Comic strip character Henry, a bald boy who never spoke (except in the comic book version of the strip, in which he did).
I think that is is a great name. It's strong and intellgent.
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 -
Henry Jekyll is the protangonist of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel _The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde_.
Love the name. The book the Time Traveler's Wife got me lovin' it.
A famous bearer is Henry Wong from Digimon Tamers.
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.
Sounds stuffy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who could forget Henry Higgins?
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.
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.
Famed Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig was born Henry Louis Gehrig in 1903.
A great film composer Henry Mancini ("Moon River") is a famous bearer.
Henry Charles Albert David is the full name of Prince Harry.
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.
Henry James is one of the greatest British novelists.
Henry Jones Junior was the real name of Indiana Jones (played by Harrison Ford) in the eponymous series of films directed by Steven Spielberg.
Actress Rachel Weisz has a son named Henry Chance, born in mid 2006.
Henry reminds me of an old man who is the head of the house, lol.
A character who bore this name was 'Uncle Henry' in the Wizard of Oz.
Several Tudor kings of England bore this name, including Henry VII, the father of the well known Henry VIII.
Henry Tilney is a character in Jane Austen's novel Northanger Abbey.
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!
Makes me think of an old grandfather.
Henry is an engine in the "Thomas the Tank Engine" book and video series.
Professor Henry Jones is the studious father of Indiana Jones.
And of course, Lord Henry Wotton, from The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde.
Writer Henry Miller, author of Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Black Spring, etc.
One of the main characters of Atlas Shrugged went by the name "Henry Rearden."
Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn, "The Lord of the Rings") has a son named Henry Blake (born in 1988).

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