Meaning and Origin of Heinrich - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Heinrich

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • German : Ruler of the household
  • German : House ruler

Family name origins & meanings:

  • German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from personal name Heinrich, composed of the Germanic elements haim, heim ‘home’ + rīc ‘power’. In the Middle Ages this was the most popular of personal names in Germany. See also Henry.