The 49 Best Middle Names for Henry

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If you’re about to have a baby, then you probably have plenty of questions — not to mention items on your To-Do List.

One of your biggest tasks is finding a name for your bundle of joy.

According to, your baby’s name plays a big role in how others see him, not to mention how he sees himself. So needless to say, it’s a big decision!

People spend hours and hours searching Google and baby name books for the perfect first name for their son. However, when you put all your time and energy toward finding a great first name, you might end up settling for whatever middle name comes along, and you don’t want to do that!

That’s why I’ve been putting together my How To Pick A Middle Name series. So with a quick glance, you can find the perfect middle name for your son!

Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a boy named Henry.

I’ve compiled these from baby name databases, parent discussion forums, and other sources then whittled them down to the ones I personally think sound the best.

Hope it helps!

Middle name ideas for a boy named Henry

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Let’s not waste any more time — here’s the list!

These comes from real parents of real Henrys, plus a few names I personally think sound great with Henry.

  1. Henry Alexander

  2. Henry Allen

  3. Henry Anthony

  4. Henry August

  5. Henry Brent

  6. Henry Bryan

  7. Henry Bryson

  8. Henry Caleb

  9. Henry Carson

  10. Henry Carter

  11. Henry Chase

  12. Henry Christopher

  13. Henry Corbin

  14. Henry David

  15. Henry Dominick

  16. Henry Duke

  17. Henry Elias

  18. Henry Francis

  19. Henry Franklin

  20. Henry George

  21. Henry Isaac

  22. Henry Ivan

  23. Henry James

  24. Henry John

  25. Henry Joseph

  26. Henry Justin

  27. Henry Keith

  28. Henry Kyle

  29. Henry Lucas

  30. Henry Matthew

  31. Henry Michael

  32. Henry Miles

  33. Henry Nathan

  34. Henry Nicholas

  35. Henry Oliver

  36. Henry Owen

  37. Henry Patrick

  38. Henry Philip

  39. Henry Pierce

  40. Henry Quentin

  41. Henry Richard

  42. Henry Robert

  43. Henry Sawyer

  44. Henry Steven

  45. Henry Theodore

  46. Henry Tyler

  47. Henry Vincent

  48. Henry William

  49. Henry Wyatt

My favorite middle names for Henry are Henry James and Henry Miles. I just like how these single-syllable names flow so easily with the name Henry.

There are so many choices, though, so you should pick the ones that sound the best to you!

(Read: Sibling names for Henry here.)

Meaning of the name Henry

According to BabyCenter, Henry is of German origin, meaning “ruler of the household.”

This meaning might not be that surprising, considering the many kings that have had the name Henry.

The name Henry came in at number 37 on the popularity list for boy names of 2021. In French, the name Henri means “home leader.”

Some famous Henrys are actor Henry Franklin Winkler, famously known as “The Fonz” from the show Happy Days, and American poet Henry David Thoreau.

Wrapping Up

Those are just a few of my favorite names that go well with Henry, but by no means is it an exhaustive list.

Hopefully, you found a few you like as well. Tell me in the comments which ones you like, or just your favorite middle names for boys in general.

If you’re not completely sold on Henry, you might want to check out some other popular and classic boy names like Daniel, Jack, or Benjamin.

And if you’re getting ready for your first baby, a few of these guides might help:

Hope this helps!