Other Origin(s):Dutch, Scandinavian
Henny may be a shortened form of multiple names beginning with “Hen,” such as Henry, Henrietta, Henriette, Henrikke, Heinrich, and others. Most of these names derive from the Old German name Heimeric, meaning “home ruler.” As well as being a nickname, Henny is also sometimes used as a given name in Germany, Scandinavia, and the Netherlands. In the former two countries, it’s mostly used for girls, while in the Netherlands it’s more commonly used for boys. You may opt to use this versatile name as a nickname for one of its longer forms, or as a name on its own.
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