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A perennially popular given name, of Continental Germanic origin, from haim ‘home’ + rīc ‘power, ruler’. It was an Old French name, adopted by the Normans and introduced by them to Britain. It has been borne by eight kings of England. Not until the 17th century did the form Henry (as opposed to Harry) become the standard vernacular form, mainly under the influence of the Latin form Henricus and French Henri.
137th in the U.S.

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Hundreds of thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
462,579
to be exact
544,265
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
South Carolina
has the most people named Henry per capita
1912
marked the height of its popularity
0.16%
99.84%
51%
55+
23%
30-54
8%
13-29
19%
0-12

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