Henrietta

August 10, 2014 § 4 Comments

ORIGIN:
Like “Harriet“, an English version of “Henriette”, the French feminine version of “Henry“.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Enrica, Etta, Ettie, Etty, Halle, Hallie, Harriet, Harriett, Harrietta, Harriette, Hattie, Hatty, Hen, Hennie, Henny, Henriette, Henrika, Henrike, Het, Hettie, Hetty, Yetta, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Henrietta Carey (called “Henny“), a plump old lady rather inclined to hold grudges, in “Little Button-Rose”, from A Garland for Girls, by Louisa May Alcott, 1887.

WRITERS:
Henrietta Tayler (1869-1951), pen name of British author and historian Helen Tayler, who also published as “Hetty Tayler”, and often published jointly with her brother, Alexander.

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