Henry

Male

Meaning

Home ruler

Origin

British

Pronunciation

/ˈhɛn.ri/

Traits associated with the name Henry:

Henry has an elegant sound to it that really closes the gap between dog and human.

Dogs named Henry tend to be loving, affectionate, good-natured, and brave. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Henry?

Naming your dog Henry suggests that you are a traditionalist who values classic names. It may also suggest that you are a loyal and dependable person who values stability and consistency.

Is Henry a good dog name?

Henry has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Henry isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Henry is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Henry was, in the past month, the 291st most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of June 2024, Henry is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with PupNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Henry was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Henry's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Henry is most adored in Arkansas, New Jersey and Rhode Island.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in New Mexico, Louisiana and Iowa.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Henry.

Most popular breeds named Henry:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Chihuahua
  4. Beagle
  5. Dachshund

Famous dogs named Henry:

  • television icon A basset hound named Henry featured in the television show Emergency!.

Henry is found in these categories:

preppy dog names
preppy

Associated with royalty and elite boarding schools, it screams upper crust sophistication.

posh dog names
posh

Royalty often favors this moniker, elevating its aristocratic status.

scottish dog names
scottish

Derived from Scottish Gaelic, meaning "home ruler".

cute dog names
cute

Evokes a charming, old-fashioned vibe, reminiscent of a lovable grandpa.

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Popular among Victorian pooches, it's steeped in regal, historical charm.

british dog names
british

Associated with eight English kings and popular Shakespearean character.

independent dog names
independent

The name's historical usage for royalty and leaders suggests strength and self-reliance.

Dog names like Henry:

Home ruler
Genuine, bold or brave
Battle warrior
The son of Hugh
God Is Good
Sherlock holmes smart sidekick.
Henry dog name meaning

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Karen Strelau (Arizona, United States)
Hi! My rescue chihuahua was named Joey by his foster home. There are too many bad names and advertisements; for instance "I am no ordinary Joe." So I was searching for a name (could not find any mexican names I liked). I came us with Hendrik but wanted something a little simpler (did not like the k at the end of this name. You "pupnames" said that Henry is taken from Hendrix........and I liked the meaning which fits him perfectly. Thanks
September 12, 2022

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