Harry

Harry is the medieval English form of Henry, which comes from Germanic Heimrich meaning “home ruler” , made up of Germanic elements heim (home) and ric (power, ruler), both deriving from a PIE origin. Harry could also be used as a nickname for Harold meaning “army ruler” or “army power”.

Harry is also an English surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: “home ruler”; could also be used as a nickname for Harold “army ruler” or “army power”

Usage: English

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Variants:

  • Henry (English)
  • Harold (English)
  • Hank
  • Hal