USAGE: German, Ancient Germanic
PRONOUNCED: E-me-rikh (German)
Meaning & History
Germanic name, in which the second element is ric meaning "power". The first element may be ermen "whole, universal" (making it a relative of Ermenrich), amal "work, labour" (making it a relative of Amalric) or heim "home" (making it a relative of Henry). It is likely that several forms merged into a single name.
VARIANTS: Amalric, Emelrich, Ermenrich, Heimirich, Heinrich, Henricus (Ancient Germanic)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Henrik (Armenian), Endika (Basque), Enric (Catalan), Henrik (Croatian), Jindřich (Czech), Henrik, Henning (Danish), Hendrik, Heike, Heiko, Hein, Henk, Hennie, Henny, Rik (Dutch), Emery, Henry, Amery, Emory, Hal, Hank, Harry (English), Hendrik (Estonian), Harri, Henri, Henrikki, Heikki (Finnish), Amaury, Émeric, Henri, Enzo (French), Henrik, Imre, Imrus (Hungarian), Hinrik (Icelandic), Anraí, Einrí (Irish), Amerigo, Enrico, Arrigo, Enzo, Rico (Italian), Henrikas, Herkus (Lithuanian), Herry (Medieval English), Henrik, Henning (Norwegian), Henryk (Polish), Américo, Henrique (Portuguese), Eanraig, Hendry (Scottish), Henrich, Imrich (Slovak), Henrik (Slovene), Américo, Enrique, Quique (Spanish), Henrik, Henning (Swedish), Harri (Welsh)