What does the baby name Henning mean? Learn about what Henning means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Henning - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Henning
H-E-N-N-I-N-G, is a 7-letter female given name.
Meaning of Henning
Ruler of an estate.
Origin of Henning
The name 'Henning' is of German origin. It is derived from the Germanic name 'Henni', which was a diminutive form of 'Heinrich'. 'Heinrich' is composed of the elements 'heim', meaning 'home', and 'ric', meaning 'ruler'. Therefore, 'Henning' can be interpreted as 'little ruler of the home'.
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Popularity of Henning
The name 'Henning' is not as widely popular as some other names. It has remained relatively uncommon in recent years. However, it has seen occasional usage in German-speaking countries and among individuals of German heritage.
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Etymology of Henning

The etymology of 'Henning' can be traced back to the Germanic name 'Heinrich', as mentioned earlier. The name 'Heinrich' was introduced to England by the Normans and eventually gave rise to the English name 'Henry'. Over time, 'Henning' emerged as a diminutive form of 'Heinrich', reflecting its Germanic roots and meaning.

Cultural Significance of Henning

The name 'Henning' does not hold significant cultural or historical significance. It is primarily used as a given name and does not have any specific cultural associations or symbolism.