Origin: English nickname from German name Henry
Meaning: "ruler of the household"
Common Nicknames: This is a nickname so most Harrys mentioned most likely have the full name of Henry.
Regency Popularity: Very common as a nickname for Henry, especially for little boys named after family members.
Jane Austen Usage:
- Sense and Sensibility - Harry Dashwood is the four-year-old son of John and Fanny Dashwood, named after his grandfather Henry Dashwood, nephew of Elinor, Marianne and Margaret Dashwood.
- Persuasion - Harry Musgrove is the youngest son of Mr. Charles (Elder) and Mrs Musgrove and brother to Charles and Mary (Elliot) Musgrove.
- Emma - Harry, a servant at Mr. Knightley's estate Donwell Abbey.
- Sanditon - Sir Harry Denham is mentioned at the deceased second husband of Lady Denham and uncle to Sir Edward Denham, Baronet.