Sunday, August 21, 2011

Gentlemanly Names: Harry


Gender: Male

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.

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