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Harry (M)>

Harry (male)

Variants:Hericus (M) Herry (M)
Diminutive(s):Hay (M)
Pet Name(s):Hal (M)
Pet Name for:Harold (M) Henry (M)
Derivative(s):Harrison (M)
Derivative of:Herry (M)
Can be spelt:Harie (M) Harrie (M) Hary (M)
Source(s): English Parish Register
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

English. An alternative or pet name for Henry [q.v.], particularly in early records.  Now more commonly a pet name for Harold. Harry has also long been used as a given name in its own right.

In old documents in Latin the form Hericus may have been used, with appropriate case endings for Harry as well as for Henry.