is an English
male given name
and a surname
, derived from Heinrich
of Germanic origin. Equivalents in other languages are Henrik
(Polish), Henning (Swedish) and Henrique
may refer to:
Places in the United States
- Henry, Illinois
- Henry, South Dakota
- Henry, Tennessee
- Henry, Virginia
- A number of counties named after Patrick Henry:
- Henry County, Alabama
- Henry County, Georgia
- Henry County, Illinois
- Henry County, Indiana
- Henry County, Iowa
- Henry County, Kentucky
- Henry County, Missouri
- Henry County, Ohio
- Henry County, Tennessee
- Henry County, Virginia
People and fictional characters
- Alan Henry, British motorsport journalist
- Alexander Henry (1739-1824), American/Canadian fur trader
- Benjamin Tyler Henry (1821–1898), American inventor of the Henry rifle
- Beulah Louise Henry (1887–1973), American inventor; nicknamed "Lady Edison"
- Caleb Sprague Henry (1804-84), American clergyman
- Charles Henry (1859- ? ), French librarian and editor
- Edward Henry (1850–1931), London police commissioner
- Edward Lamson Henry (1841-1919), American genre painter
- Etienne Ossian Henry (1798-1873), French chemist
- George Henry (painter) (1858-1943), Scottish painter (1880s to 1910s)
- George Stewart Henry, (1871-1958) Canadian politician
- Graham Henry, (b. 1946), New Zealander rugby union coach
- Horrid Henry, fictional character and children' comedy TV show
- Jim Henry (b. 1950), American author, attorney, and economist
- John Henry, several people
- Joseph Henry (1797–1878), American physicist
- Lenny Henry (1958 –), British comedian
- Mark Henry (1971 –), American professional wrestler
- Matthew Henry (1662-1714), English divine
- Mike Henry, (1936- ), American football player and actor
- Mike Henry, (1964- ), American writer, producer, voice actor, and comedian
- O. Henry [pen name] (1862–1910), American writer
- Patrick Henry (1736–1799), American politician
- Paul Henry and Prosper Henry (1848-1905), French astronomers
- Philip Henry, 4th and 5th Earl Stanhope
- Philip Henry (clergyman) (1631-1696), English clergyman
- Pierre Henry (1927–), French composer
- Robert Henry (1718-90), Scottish historian and minister
- Robert L. Henry (1864-1931), American politician
- Robert L. Henry, Jr. (1882- ? ), American professor of law
- Stuart Henry (b. 1946), Australian politician
- Thierry Henry (b. 1977), French footballer
- Travis Henry (b. 1978), American Football player
- Victor Henry (1850-1907), French philologist
- William Henry, several people
- Henry, Bishop of Uppsala, (d.1150) Bishop of Uppsala. He became a martyr in Finland
- Henry of Cocket, (d. 1127) a hermit Dane. He lived on the island of Cocket, off Northumberland, England.
- Henry of Livonia, (b. 1180) Catholic priest. Author of Chronicle of Henry of Livonia one of the earliest histories of the Eastern Baltic.
- Henry Aaron, (b. 1934) American baseball player. Played from 1954-1976 and held the record for most career home runs (755) until it was broken in 2007.
- Henri Becquerel, (1852–1908) French physicist who discovered radioactivity.
- Henry G. Brinton, (b. 1960) American author and pastor. Contributor to The Washington Post, USA Today, and author of a few books.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson, (1908-2004) French photographer. Considered to be the father of modern photojournalism.
- Henry Cavill, (b. 1983) British actor
- Henry Clay, (1777-1852) American/Kentucky statesman. A presidential candidate, compromiser, pacifier, War Hawk, and founder of the Whig Party.
- Henry Collins (boxer), (b. 1977) Australian boxer.
- Henry Cooper (boxer), (b. 1934) British boxer. Was the British, European and Commonwealth heavyweight champion in 1970.
- Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, (1864-1901) French painter, printmaker, draftsman, and illustrator.
- Henry Every, (born c. 1653) British pirate. Made one of the richest plunders in sea history and then retired and vanished.
- Henry Flagler (1830-1913) American tycoon, real estate promoter, railroad developer, known as the father of Miama, Florida.
- Henry Fonda, (1905-1982) American actor. Acted in 115 films, with another 73 as himself, and 16 broadway shows.
- Henry Ford, (1863-1947) Industrialist. Father of the modern, assembly line, Ford Motor Company, and 161 patents.
- Henry Georges, (1919....) musician
- Hank Greenberg, (1911-1986) American baseball player. A premier power hitter and one of the first Jewish superstars in American pro sports.
- Henry Hathaway, film director
- Henry Hudson, sea explorer
- Henry James, author
- Henry Jekyll, title character in the Robert Louis Stevenson novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
- Henry Kissinger, politician
- Henry Lau, Chinese singer, dancer and violinist in the Chinese boy band Super Junior-M
- Henri Legay, French operatic tenor
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet
- Henry Mancini, composer
- Henry Marsh, American long-distance runner
- Henry Matisse, artist
- Henry Miller, author
- Henry Pym (aka Ant Man, Giant Man, Goliath, and Yellowjacket), fictional character in the Marvel Universe
- Henry Purcell, composer
- Henry Ramsay, from the Australian soap Neighbours
- Henry "Hank" Rearden, steelmaker from the Ayn Rand book Atlas Shrugged
- Henry Rollins, singer
- Henry David Thoreau, author
- Henry Townshend, the main protagonist in the game Silent Hill 4
- Henry Turner, the title character from the Harrison Ford film Regarding Henry.
- Henry Winkler, actor, producer
- Henry the Green Engine, a steam locomotive from The Railway Series of books by Reverend W. Awdry
- Henry, a character from the 2008 video game No More Heroes
- Henry, a character from the television show, KaBlam!
- Henry, a comic character that began in 1932.
- See also List of rulers named Henry.