Of Germanic origin.
French form of Henry.
From the name Haimiric, Heimirich in German. Haimiric derives from the word elements Haim, meaning “home, world” and Ric, meaning “power, ruler, mighty, rich”.
It was a popular name among the European continental kings.
In France, the name Henri came from the Latin form Henricus.
It was imported in England by the Normans and it became popular, due to the fact that there were eight kings named Henry.
During the Middle Ages, in England, it was commonly used as Harry.