Harry (name)

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Harry
Gender Male
Origin
Word/Name Medieval English form of Henry (name)
Other names
Related names Henry, Harold, Harris, Harrison, Harriete, Haris (Greek), Charis (Greek), Harilaos (Greek), Charilaos (Greek), Haruomi (Japanese), Hari (Hindi)

Harry is a male given name, the Middle English form of Henry.[1] It is also sometimes used as a diminutive form of Harold. In some cases, male speakers of Badaga who have the given name "Ari" and have been converted to Christianity are known to have changed their given name to "Harry".[2]

Etymology[edit]

The name 'Harry' may originate from Greek name: Haris (χάρις), which means 'virtue'.

People[edit]

Harry can refer to:

Fictional characters[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harry". Behind the Name. 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-15. 
  2. ^ Hockings, Paul; Pilot-Raichoor, Christiane (1992), Werner Winter and Richard A. Rhodes, ed., A Badaga-English Dictionary, Trends in Linguistics: Documentation 8, Berlin, Germany: Mouton de Gruyter, p. 47, ISBN 978-3-11-012677-8, OCLC 25963917, retrieved 13 Dec 2011 

See also[edit]

All pages beginning with "Harry"