Henry has been one of the top names for baby boys in the United States for well over a century, and recently, it's entered the top 10. So, it only makes sense that this international version, Henrik, is on the rise and has been since 2014. Popular in Scandanavian and some Eastern European countries, Henrik has a strong meaning and pairs well with many classic middle names.
Meaning of the name Henrik:
German: Leader of the house
Origin of the name Henrik:
Henrik is a Germanic version of Henry which means “leader of the house” or “leader of the estate.” It's a common spelling in Scandanavian countries, as well as Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, and Estonia.
Symbolism of the name Henrik:
Henrik makes a great choice to honor a father, grandfather, or other loved one named Henry. It can also be a symbol of leadership or sort of a symbolic joke that the new baby boy in the family is the “ruler of the house.”
Style of the name Henrik:
Gender of the name Henrik:
Henrik is a boy's baby name.
Pronunciation of the name Henrik:
HEN-reek or HEN-rick
Number of syllables in the name Henrik:
Emotion evoked from the name Henrik:
The baby name Henrik evokes images of someone who is diplomatic and cooperative.
Alternative spellings for the name Henrik:
Nicknames for the name Henrik:
Popularity of the name Henrik:
According to the Social Security Administration, Henrik has been a top 1,000 baby name for boys in the United States since 2014. It last ranked at number 894 in 2020.
Related names for the name Henrik:
Great middle names for Henrik and their meanings:
- Jasper (treasure bringer)
- Theodore (gift from God)
- August (great, magnificent)
- Oliver (olive tree)
- Thomas (twin)
- Alexander (defender of men)
- Tyler (tile maker)
- Gabriel (God is my strength)
- Matthew (gift from God)
Famous people with the name Henrik:
- Prince Henrik of Denmark (Prince of Denmark)
- Henrik Dettmann (basketball coach)
- Henrik Otto Donner (musician and composer)
- Henrik Fisker (entrepreneur and car designer)
- Henrik Ibsen (playwright)
- Henrik Zetterberg (hockey player)
Henriks in popular culture:
- Henrik Mikaelson (character on the TV show “The Vampire Diaries”)
- Henrik Hanssen (character on the TV show “Holby City”)