H is for HENRY and HENRIETTA

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Henry means HOME LEADER and my father’s name is Henry albeit in Spanish (Enrique) this is one of those personal meanings that hit home and made perfect sense in my reality.  To be honest I much prefer the name in English.

The meaning of Henry is “home leader“. From haim meaning “home” and rîc meaning “power, ruler”. Norman name that is a favored royal name (for eight kings) of England and France. Explorer Henry Hudson; actor Henry Fonda; author Henry James; poet Henry James; poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; artists Henri Matisse, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Rousseau; playwright Henrik Ibsen; singer Enrique Iglesias.

Henry has 28 variant forms: Arrigo, Enrico, Enrikos, Enrique, Enzio, Hal, Hank, Harry, Heike, Heiko, Heindrick, Heindrik, Heiner, Heinrich, Heinrick, Heinrik, Heinz, Hendrick, Hendrik, Henerik, Henning, Henri, Henrik, Henrique, Henryk, Heriot, Herrior and Hinrich.

Of course a HENRY we all know is VIII

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Of his six wives do you have a favorite ? I do the first CATALINA de ARAGON.